Is world trade a poison apple
You may read the trade-related stories in the September 2007 Southern Sierran using your browser (below) or download the entire issue as a PDF here:
IS GLOBAL TRADE A POISON APPLE
Global trade potion: An overview of the problems posed by global trade and the goods movement industry. Is global trade like a poison apple—looks good but is deadly? By Tom Politeo.
Cartoons by Cleaves: Cleaves pens three cartoons on global trade and goods movement.
Boxer applauds ER doctor's testimony at ship hearing. On August 9, ER Dr. John G. Miller was the last witness to testify at Senator Barbara Boxer's hearing on the "Marine Vessel Emissions Reduction Act of 2007." He was the only witness she applauded. By Dr. John Miller.
Fresh air: Federal representatives introduce legislation requiring EPA to cut ship emissions. By Tonia Reyes Uranga.
When dirty air gets personal: Long Beach mother tells her story about caring for a family afflicted with asthma. By Laura Rodriquez.
Marquez seeks to restore wetlands: Wilmington area activist Jesse Marquez wants to bring wetlands and real coastal access back to his community which has been cutoff from the Pacific by a sprawling, industrial port complex. By Tom Politeo
Port EIR undercuts clean air plan: Massive cuts in ship pollution stretch out till 2015 in the Port of Los Angeles' TraPac EIR. By Paul Rosenberg.
Trading places: Trade pacts like NAFTA encourage corporations to set up shop in Mexican border towns. Instead of elevating communities with good jobs and healthy practices, they create a spiral of toxics and illness that degrade the lives of low-paid workers and pollute their environment. By Elana Kimbrell.
Ask where it came from: "Do you have a locally made substitute?" How to improve environmental and labor standards used to manufacture our goods, while you shop. By Tom Politeo.
Students distressed, inspired by tour: A group of college students from around the country take a toxic site tour with Wilmington area activist Jesse Marquez. Part of a Sierra Club program, they journal their experiences and their directors describe the program the participated in. By various contributors.
Industrial-strength landscape: Globalization and international trade are changing the landscape of Southern California. A wish list of new port projects may add to environmental woes. By Andrea Hricko, USC Associate Professor.
Long Beach fails Public Trust Lands: Long Beach coastal development offers a cautionary tale on the abuse of Public Trust lands. By Don May.
Toxic toys from China: Toxic toys, food and other safety issues plague products imported from China. Safety standards need improving. By Elizabeth Saas.
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