New Issue of Shelterforce

Posted by on January 17, 2003

[From Comm-Org]

The latest issue of Shelterforce is now online:

Fighting Environmental Racism in Camden
How foul is the air in Camden, NJ? It?s so bad that children consider it punishment if they?re told to play outside during school recess. The tally of polluters is enough to make anyone gasp: there?s an open-air sewage-sludge composting facility, a trash-to-steam incinerator, a cogeneration power plant and a cement-grinding facility that sends more than 77,000 diesel truck trips rumbling through Camden neighborhoods. Cities like Camden ? it?s predominantly African-American and Latino, and among the poorest cities in the country ? have long been a dumping ground for pollution-generating industries. Read more about it in this issue.

Also in this issue: Plenty for Guns, Nothing for Housing As the Bush administration gears up for war and its next tax cut for the rich, housing for low and middle income Americans, especially in the cities, just doesn?t seem to be on their radar. Read what Thomas Menino, mayor of Boston and president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, has to say about the housing policy we need.

And don’t miss the art from San Francisco’s Ricardo Cartagena, from his series “The Eviction Chronicles.”

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