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Environmental Justice

Standing up for our health and homes.

Trading in Democracy: Why Rights Are Still For Real People Trading in Democracy: Why Rights Are Still For Real People
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
International trade deals allow businesses to sue elected governments when corporate interests are threatened abroad. Here’s why you should care.
10 Things You Should Know About the Rio+20 Earth Summit 10 Things You Should Know About the Rio+20 Earth Summit
by Janet Redman
Will we turn environmental protection into a game of profit? What you need to know about the global gathering.
Climate Denialists on the Ropes Climate Denialists on the Ropes
by Bill McKibben
Unfortunately, so is the planet.
A Worldwide Effort to Make Climate Change Visible A Worldwide Effort to Make Climate Change Visible
by Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben: It’s time for each of us to get involved in the full-on fight between misinformation and truth.
Taking Monsanto to the People’s Court Taking Monsanto to the People’s Court
by Blair Braverman
With the legal system failing to hold Monsanto accountable, Iowans convened a court of public opinion.
A Plea for Rio+20: Don’t Commodify Nature A Plea for Rio+20: Don’t Commodify Nature
by David Korten
David Korten: Indigenous wisdom reveals a path to the future that does not include a buy-out of the earth’s natural systems.
Does the U.S. Have a Legal Responsibility to Stop Climate Change? Does the U.S. Have a Legal Responsibility to Stop Climate Change?
by Lindsay Kucera
Seven teenagers think so—and they’re taking the federal government to court.
“Govern As If Our Future Matters” “Govern As If Our Future Matters”
by Lindsay Kucera
To jumpstart much-needed climate action, Alec Loorz and other teenagers are taking the federal government to court.
New York’s Little Revolution New York’s Little Revolution
by Ellen Cantarow
How the state’s fight for clean water is reshaping its political landscape.
Tim DeChristopher: Sacrifice for the Climate Tim DeChristopher: Sacrifice for the Climate
by Brooke Jarvis
The YES! Breakthrough 15: It’s a blessing to risk it all to stop climate change—even if it means jail time.
Crisis Time in Durban Crisis Time in Durban
by Jamie Henn
World leaders are stalling on climate action at the 2011 Climate Summit in Durban, South Africa. What needs to happen to get things moving and make a change before it’s too late?
First Nations Take On the Tar Sands First Nations Take On the Tar Sands
Video: Indigenous activist Clayton Thomas-Müller on the moral imperative to preserve Alberta’s beauty for future generations.
Women Farmers Feed the World Women Farmers Feed the World
by Christa Hillstrom
Grassroots food activist Fatou Batta on why the question of agricultural sustainability is also a question of equality.
The Tricks of the Trade Deals The Tricks of the Trade Deals
by Kristen Beifus, Christa Hillstrom
Three new agreements are predicted to kill jobs and solidify corporate power. It's our turn to have a say in how we trade.
Gold or Water: The Fight Goes on in El Salvador Gold or Water: The Fight Goes on in El Salvador
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
With the eyes of the world on mass protests against corporate control of governments, El Salvador debates a new ban on gold mining.
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