‘Sacrifice zones’: How people of color are targets of environmental racism

Economy, Policies

‘Sacrifice zones’: How people of color are targets of environmental racism

The Black Lives Matter movement and the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted how systemic racism disproportionately places danger and harm on low-income and minority populations.

One harsh reality of this systemic racism is the existence of “sacrifice zones,” which are communities located near pollution hot spots that have been permanently impaired by intensive and concentrated industrial activity, such as factories, chemical plants, power plants, oil and gas refineries, landfills and factory farms.

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Losing America: Confronting a Reckless and Arrogant Presidency

Policies, Security

Losing America: Confronting a Reckless and Arrogant Presidency

A ringing call to action by one of the country’s longest serving and most respected legislators.

In the months and years following September 11, Senator Robert C. Byrd has viewed with alarm what he considers to be a “slow unraveling of the people’s liberties,” when all dissenting voices were stilled and awesome power swung suddenly to the president to fight a “war on terror.” This path violates historic American principles―it shows no regard for the balance of powers or the role of the Congress; it invades our privacy; and it eliminates public participation in and understanding of government. Swept along, we have entered a war without proper consideration and rushed dangerous legislation through Congress.

Now is the time to regain the Constitution, to return to the values and processes that made America great. Byrd does not shrink from speaking the truth to an ever more aggressive and imperial White House. Byrd has written a new postscript for the paperback edition.

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