Political Science Toxic Struggles

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Toxic Struggles

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In local communities across the country, people of color, the poor, women, migrant farm workers, and industrial workers are joining forces with civil rights, peace and local community activists to challenge corporate polluters. These grassroots organizations are reshaping the environmental movement by forcing it to incorporate social justice issues such as racism, class, gender, antimilitarism, and poverty. Toxic Struggles forcefully documents this fast-growing environmental justice movement led by the people who suffer most from corporate ecological devastation.

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Environmental justice is about social transformation directed toward meeting human need and enhancing the quality of life-economic equality, health care, shelter, human rights, species preservation, and democracy-using resources sustainably. A central principle of environmental justice stresses equal access to natural resources and the right to clean air and water, adequate health care, affordable shelter, and a safe workplace...Environmental problems therefore remain inseparable from other social injustices such as poverty, racism, sexism, unemployment, urban deterioration, and the diminishing quality of life resulting from corporate activity.

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The environmental movement is taking shape; grassroots organizations and individuals continue to push toward social justice, world peace and environmental health, and simultaneously have documented their struggles and efforts in these essays. The hidden people of this country-people of color, the poor, women, migrant farmworkers, industrial workers-are some of the ones who have joined together to evoke a new way of living, of thinking, and of treating ourselves, our world and others. These multi-faceted, multi-colored, multi-perspective unions show us the strength gained in assembling such diverse groups. Toxic Struggles moves beyond theories and practices. It exposes the heart of this movement, the people, and the essence of fighting for harmony. -- From The WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for Women; review by SH

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