The Killing Of Karen Silkwood

Author: Richard Rashke
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497639298
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The Killing Of Karen Silkwood from the Author: Richard Rashke. On November 13, 1974, Karen Silkwood was driving on a deserted Oklahoma highway when her car crashed into a cement wall and she was killed. On the seat next to her were doctored quality-control negatives showing that her employer, Kerr-McGee, was manufacturing defective fuel rods filled with plutonium. She had recently discovered that more than forty pounds of plutonium were missing from the Kerr-McGee plant. Forty years later, her death is still steeped in mystery. Did she fall asleep before the accident, or did someone force her off the road? And what happened to the missing plutonium? The Killing of Karen Silkwood meticulously lays out the facts and encourages the readers to decide. Updated with the author’s chilling new introduction that discusses the similarities with Edward Snowden’s recent revelations, Silkwood’s story is as relevant today as it was forty years ago. For this updated edition, the author has added the latest information as to what happened to the various people involved in the Silkwood case and news of the lasting effects of this underreported piece of the history of the antinuclear movement.

The Man Who Hated Work And Loved Labor

Author: Les Leopold
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603580717
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The Man Who Hated Work And Loved Labor from the Author: Les Leopold. A CIA-connected labor union, an assassination attempt, a mysterious car crash, listening devices, and stolen documents--everything you'd expect from the latest thriller. Yet, this was the reality of Tony Mazzocchi, the Rachel Carson of the U.S. workplace; a dynamic labor leader whose legacy lives on in today's workplaces and ongoing alliances between labor activists and environmentalists, and those who believe in the promise of America. In The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor: The Life and Times of Tony Mazzocchi, author and labor expert Les Leopold recounts the life of the late Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers Union leader. Mazzocchi's struggle to address the unconscionable toxic exposure of tens of thousands of workers led to the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and included work alongside nuclear whistleblower Karen Silkwood. His noble, high-profile efforts forever changed working conditions in American industry--and made him enemy number one to a powerful few. As early as the 1950s, when the term "environment" was nowhere on the political radar, Mazzocchi learned about nuclear fallout and began integrating environmental concerns into his critique of capitalism and his union work. An early believer in global warming, he believed that the struggle of capital against nature was the irreconcilable contradiction that would force systemic change. Mazzocchi's story of non-stop activism parallels the rise and fall of industrial unionism. From his roots in a pro-FDR, immigrant family in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, through McCarthyism, the Sixties, and the surge of the environmental movement, Mazzocchi took on Corporate America, the labor establishment and a complacent Democratic Party. This profound biography should be required reading for those who believe in taking risks and making the world a better place. While Mazzocchi's story is so full of peril and deception that it seems almost a work of fiction, Leopold proves that the most provocative and lasting stories in life are those of real people.

Oxford Bookworms Library Cd Packs Death Of Karen Silkwood

Author: Joyce Hannam
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ISBN: 9780194232777
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Oxford Bookworms Library Cd Packs Death Of Karen Silkwood from the Author: Joyce Hannam. This is the story of Karen Silkwood. It begins with her death. Why does her story begin from, where it should end? Certain people wanted her death to be an ending. Why? What were they afraid of? Karen Silkwood had something to tell us, and she believed that it was important. Why didn't she live to tell us? Will we ever know what really happened? The questions go on and on, but there are no answers. This is a true story. It happened in Oklahoma, USA, where Karen Silkwood lived, worked and died.

Environmental Justice

Author: Kristin Shrader-Frechette
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199882312
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Environmental Justice from the Author: Kristin Shrader-Frechette. Shrader-Frechette offers a rigorous philosophical discussion of environmental justice. Explaining fundamental ethical concepts such as equality, property rights, procedural justice, free informed consent, intergenerational equity, and just compensation--and then bringing them to bear on real-world social issues--she shows how many of these core concepts have been compromised for a large segment of the global population, among them Appalachians, African-Americans, workers in hazardous jobs, and indigenous people in developing nations. She argues that burdens like pollution and resource depletion need to be apportioned more equally, and that there are compelling ethical grounds for remedying our environmental problems. She also argues that those affected by environmental problems must be included in the process of remedying those problems; that all citizens have a duty to engage in activism on behalf of Environmental Justice; and that in a democracy it is the people, not the government, that are ultimately responsible for fair use of the environment.

Death Conspiracy Theories

Author: Arthur A. Cruz
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1365826430
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Death Conspiracy Theories from the Author: Arthur A. Cruz. Death Conspiracy Theories compiles information about the deaths of individuals where a single official verdict on the cause of death has been determined, but where it has been questioned or disputed. This comprehensive reference source covers death conspiracy theories ranging from Jim Morrison to Osama Bin Laden.

Taking Action Saving Lives

Author: Kristin Shrader-Frechette
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199886741
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Taking Action Saving Lives from the Author: Kristin Shrader-Frechette. In the United States alone, industrial and agricultural toxins account for about 60,000 avoidable cancer deaths annually. Pollution-related health costs to Americans are similarly staggering: $13 billion a year from asthma, $351 billion from cardiovascular disease, and $240 billion from occupational disease and injury. Most troubling, children, the poor, and minorities bear the brunt of these health tragedies. Why, asks Kristin Shrader-Frechette, has the government failed to protect us, and what can we do about it? In this book, at once brilliant and accessible, Shrader-Frechette reveals how politicians, campaign contributors, and lobbyists--and their power over media, advertising, and public relations--have conspired to cover up environmental disease and death. She also shows how science and regulators themselves are frequently "captured" by well-funded polluters and special interests. But most important, the author puts both the blame--and the solution--on the shoulders of ordinary citizens. She argues that everyone, especially in a democracy, has a duty to help prevent avoidable environmental deaths, to remain informed about, and involved in, public-health and environmental decision-making. Toward this end, she outlines specific, concrete ways in which people can contribute to life-saving reforms, many of them building on recommendations of the American Public Health Association. As disturbing as it is, Shrader-Frechette's message is ultimately hopeful. Calling for a new "democratic revolution," she reminds us that while only a fraction of the early colonists supported the American Revolution, that tiny group managed to change the world. Her book embodies the conviction that we can do the same for environmental health, particularly if citizens become the change they seek. "Timely, accessible, and written with enviable clarity and passion. A distinguished philosopher sounds an ethical call to arms to prevent illness and death from pollution." --Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard University "Influential and impressive. A must-read." --Nicholas A. Ashford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "By one of America's foremost philosophers and public intellectuals; immensely readable, courageous, often startling, insightful." --Richard Hiskes, University of Connecticut "Like Rachel Carson's Silent Spring--brilliant, brave." --Sylvia Hood Washington, University of Illinois, Chicago "A blistering account of how advocacy must be brought to bear on issues of justice and public health." -- Jeffrey Kahn, University of Minnesota "No other author can so forcefully bring together ethical analysis, government policy, and environmental science. Outstanding." --Colleen Moore, University of Wisconsin

Rehumanizing Law

Author: Randy D. Gordon
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442642297
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Rehumanizing Law from the Author: Randy D. Gordon. Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)-- University of Edinburgh, 2009.

Environmental Activists

Author: John F. Mongillo
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313308840
Size: 68.42 MB
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Environmental Activists from the Author: John F. Mongillo. Profiles of over 80 activists who put a human face on the often complicated and emotional debates concerning the environment.

Decade Of Nightmares

Author: Philip Jenkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195341589
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Decade Of Nightmares from the Author: Philip Jenkins. Draws on tabloid journalism, popular fiction, movies, and television, in an exploration of the confluence of panics, scares, and a few genuine threats that created a climate of fear that lead to America's conservative reaction to a decade of radicalism and an ascent into the landscape of the political Right.