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Environmental Racism news and analysis from The Nation
May 23, 2019
For Afro-Colombians, the 2016 Peace Treaty Brought No Peace
Hundreds of human-rights defenders have been killed since the accords. And Afro-Colombians like Goldman Environmental Prize–winner Francia Márquez are a particular target.
May 16, 2019
In Their Fight to Stop a New US Military Base, Okinawans Confront Two Colonizers
For the Japanese government, which has never acknowledged Okinawan indigenous rights, the island is a convenient location for the American military.
April 25, 2019
Ralph Northam Says He’s Committed to Racial Equity. So Why is He Ignoring Union Hill?
Residents of a historic African-American community in Virginia are asking the governor to keep a major natural-gas project out of their town.
Jesse James DeConto
April 11, 2019
What ‘Living in Truth’ Looks Like in the Face of Climate Catastrophe
Bill McKibben has shown us what it means to live within the truth of our struggle for human survival. Will a new generation find the courage to do the same?
March 14, 2019
How Black Lives Matter to the Green New Deal
Ocasio-Cortez makes the case for racial justice and reparations.
Aaron Ross Coleman
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May 31, 2018
How Kids and Families Pay the Real Cost of Health Inequality
When families can’t take paid time off to care for a sick child, the social costs can be overwhelming.
January 25, 2018
The Appalling Clarity of Donald Trump
The US has long treated much of Africa, the Caribbean, and the rest of the world as shitholes.
November 17, 2017
These Women Nobelists Are Fighting for Grassroots Activists in Central America
They’re bringing limelight to women-led movements resisting land grabs and destruction from mining companies, hydroelectric plants, and monoculture plantations.
June 8, 2017
A Brutal Expulsion in Guatemala Shows How Neoliberalism Gets Greenwashed
Government and big media portray it as a conflict between squatters and conservationists, but it’s just as much about extraction, displacement, militarization, and narcotics.
May 18, 2017
After Promising a ‘Fair Hearing’ on Monuments, Secretary Zinke Shuts Out the Public
As the Interior Department considers unprecedented changes to protected lands, avenues for public input have been curtailed.