PANNA: Resource Pointer #245


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Resource Pointer #245
November 17, 2000

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*Uprooting Injustice: A Report on Working Conditions for North Carolina Farmworkers and the Farm Labor Organizing Committee’s Mt. Olive Initiative, 1999* Sandy Smith-Nonini. Documents working conditions for North Carolina farmworkers. Discusses Farm Labor Organizing Committee efforts to unite North Carolina cucumber workers. Includes story of Mt. Olive pickles (English and Spanish). 31 pp. US$5 plus postage. Contact Institute for Southern Studies, P.O. Box 531, Durham, NC 27702; phone (919) 419-8311; fax (919) 419-8315; email; Web site

*Environmentalists Under Fire: 10 Urgent Cases of Human Rights Abuses, 2000* Amnesty International USA and Sierra Club. Highlights case studies from Burma, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, China, Ecuador, India, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria and Russia where human rights abuses have been committed against environmental activists. Provides information on human rights abuses suffered following environmental destruction and details for action. Includes resource list. 31 pp. Download for free at Contact Sierra Club Human Rights Campaign, 408 C St., NE, Washington, DC 20002; phone (202) 547-1141; fax (202) 547-6009; email; Web site

*Earth Rights: Linking the Quests for Human Rights and Environmental Protection, 1999* Jed Greer and Tyler Giannini. Explains connection between campaigns for human rights and the environment. Introduces concept of earth rights–links between human well being and the environment. Discusses international legal foundation for such rights and presents overview of globalization, transnational corporations, multilateral banks and the role of militarization. Discusses examples of concurrent human rights violations and environmental destruction from around the world.142 pp. US$9.95 (student, non-profit and bulk order discounts available). Contact EarthRights International, Publications, 2021 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036; phone (202) 466-5188: fax (202) 466-5189; email; Web site

*Inheritors of the Earth: The Human Face of the U.S. Military Contamination at Clark Air Base, Pampanga, Philippines, 2000* Aimee Suzara, Amy Toledo, Christina Leaño and O’Lola Ann Zamora-Olib. Describes persistent organic pollutant contamination at U.S. Clark and Subic Air Bases. Presents photos of and personal statements from those affected by the contamination of soil, air and water. Includes glossary of toxic compounds and their potential health effects found in soil and water in and around Clark Air Base. 93 pp. Contact People’s Task Force for Bases Cleanup, #15-D Casal Building, 15 Anonas Rd., Project 3, Quezon City, Philippines; phone (632) 435-0387; fax (632) 435-0387; Web site

*People of Color Environmental Groups: 2000 Directory, 2000* Robert D. Bullard. Facilitates effective planning, networking, organizing and communication among individuals and groups fighting for environmental, economic and social justice. Lists more than 400 people of color, resource and legal groups from 40 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico. Organizations included provide wide range of technical, research, legal, education and training support to grassroots groups. 256 pp. Free. Contact Communications Department, Charles Steward Mott Foundation, 1200 Mott Foundation Building, Flint, MI 48502-1851; phone (800) 645-1766 (in U.S. and Canada), (414) 273-9643 (elsewhere); fax (810) 766-1744; email; Web site

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