Margaret Prescod talks with Michelle Mascarenhas-Swan, the Strategy and Initiatives Director at Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project about the UC Berkeley teach-in concerning what environmentalist could and should be doing to address the BP oil spill. (This interview is first in the segment after the opening headlines.)
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Tune in tomorrow morning to KPFK’s “Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod” featuring Monique Harden, co-director and attorney of Advocates for Environmental Human Rights (AEHR)
On behalf of African Americans living in the historic community of Mossville, Louisiana, Ms. Harden and AEHR legal staff filed the first ever human rights petition that seeks fundamental change of the United States environmental regulatory system. The Mossville human rights/ environmental justice case is currently pending with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States. In the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, AEHR is spearheading training workshops and advocacy efforts aimed at establishing recovery as a legal right, not an empty promise, in accordance with the United Nations’ Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement. Ms. Harden has coordinated international coalitions advocating for human rights.
Listen to Anne Petermann, Executive Director of Global Justice Ecology Project and Coordinator of the Stop GE Trees Campaign, discuss the BP oil spill, the climate change bill and the USDA approval of GMO tree plantations in the U.S. south.
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