Environmental racism

  • The Battle Against Cop City in Atlanta

    The Battle Against Cop City in Atlanta

    For progressive activists, Atlanta’s PSTC represents something of a perfect storm: a single project that catalyzes fears of ecological degradation, state-sponsored violence, police militarization, environmental racism, opaque governance, and the long legacy of white supremacy. — David Peisner, “The Forest for the Trees,” The Bitter Southerner, Dec. 13, 2022.

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  • City Council Demolition Vote – Against EPNI 7-6

    City Council Demolition Vote – Against EPNI 7-6

    On Tuesday, seven members of the Minneapolis City Council showed how hollow their platitudes regarding equity in the city and concerns about environmental racism were as they voted to approve the demolition of the Roof Depot Building in the Phillips Neighborhood of Minneapolis.  Since 2014, the East Phillips Neighborhood Institute (EPNI) and community residents have…

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  • East Phillips Urban Farm Update

    East Phillips Urban Farm Update

    Rally and Make Art!  Join East Phillips organizers and community on October 9, 1PM, at the Roof Depot intersection. This will be a community rally and art-making event! The city recently tore down all the signs there, so folks will be making more to put up.  Update: On Thursday, September 22, 2022, amid ongoing protests…

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  • Minneapolis neighborhood says “Urban Farm Not Toxic Harm”

    Minneapolis neighborhood says “Urban Farm Not Toxic Harm”

    City: Wants to relocate the city’s water yard to East Phillips, which would add at least 220 additional vehicles every day to the neighborhood—an area already incredibly burdened by traffic pollution. Additionally, the city would have to demolish the existing Roof Depot building, which sits on an arsenic plume. The demolition risks exposing residents to…

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