Tag: environmental justice

Indiana needs water plan to avoid Flint-like disaster

Indiana needs water plan to avoid Flint-like disaster

| February 10, 2016

By Denise Abdul-Rahman The Rev. Dr. Cornell William Brooks, of the NAACP spoke at a Mass meeting held in Flint, Mich. He said: “We are here seeking justice for children that have been poisoned in their own communities. “We are here to disentangle one of the most profound environmental social justice challenges of our time.” […]

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Why we must fight for environmental justice for people of color in 2016

Why we must fight for environmental justice for people of color in 2016

| October 27, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist The Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. identified a long list of issues that were broadly considered the historical and contemporary evidence of systematic racial discrimination and injustice. With the 2016 presidential election rapidly approaching, the critical importance of environmental justice for black Americans, Latino Americans, Native Americans […]

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What is Climate Change?

What is Climate Change?

| October 27, 2015

By Denise Abdul-Rahman Our climate (temperature and weather) are changing. It is changing because of carbon pollution (CO2) that is emitted into the air. These emissions come largely from industrial plants and from automobile emissions. Some studies even include meat consumption as a major factor. Whatever the cause, we have huge gigaton of carbon emitted […]

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Pan-African group takes a stand at climate summit

Pan-African group takes a stand at climate summit

| November 26, 2013

(GIN)–A movement for climate justice, building across Africa, was in the house at the global Climate Summit recently held in Warsaw, Poland. Writing in African Green Media, Fidelis Zvomuya of Zimbabwe observed: “As the world gathers for the 19th annual UN Climate Change talks (COP 19), Africa stands at the precipice. In the subcontinent, climate change […]

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The power of our shared vision and partnership

The power of our shared vision and partnership

| November 19, 2013

By Benjamin Jealous—Two decades ago, as a young organizer in Mississippi, I learned that there are only two types of temporal power: organized people and organized money.

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South Africans win ruling against steel polluter

| September 24, 2013

A major steel producer has been ordered to turn over documents about the environmental impact of its two South African facilities which activists say poisoned the air and water as well as left a trail of hazardous waste.

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