Labor leader César Chavez helped ban DDT. Truckers are helping address appalling asthma rates at the filthy port of Los Angeles. And inner-city clergy, not suburbanites, led the latest victory against the big-box WalMart stores sprawling over community open space. Unlikely allies? Environmental justice and labor leaders Manuel Pastor, Maria Elena Durazo and Rev. Alexia Salvatierra show us that in a truly sustainable economy, everybody is an environmentalist—and a healthy environment depends on economic justice.
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Van Jones urges us to carry our spiritual, cultural and
economic movements into the electoral arena to transform politics and
forge a green “New Deal” coalition so that kids who are now prison
fodder will help create a zero-pollution economy, harvest the sun and
heal the land instead.
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the renowned indigenous rights leader and two-time Green Party U.S.
Vice Presidential candidate highlights the struggles of indigenous
peoples to protect their food sovereignty, restore their food systems
and protect their cultures and foods from genetic modification.