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Definition of the "Environmental Justice"

The Environmental Justice movement is an international movement.  According to British environmentalist Karen Bell, "Environmental justice refers to the human right to a healthy and safe environment, a fair share of natural resources, access to environmental information and participation in environmental decision-making."  

As Cuba tour co-organizer Robert Murphy notes, "The environmental justice movement  has developed from the experience of oppressed peoples. Indigenous peoples, in many places in the world, continue to resist exploitation, genocide, and the theft and destruction of ancestral lands. Worker-peasant alliances have developed in some nations and public health organizations,  labor unions, religious organizations, and other associations, have also  become prominent in environmental justice work."    

Wikipedia on Environmental Justicecomprehensive entry on the mission, history and further development of the environmental justice movement in the US and worldwide, with links to articles, books and organizations

Figures of Note in the Environmental Justice movement

Robert Bullard, considered by many the "father" of the Environmental Justice movement in the US, is the author of numerous articles and eighteen books, dating back to the early 1980's,  that address issues of sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, industrial facility siting, community reinvestment, housing, transportation, climate justice, emergency response, smart growth and regional equity.  The Sierra Club's annual Environmental Justice award is named for Dr. Bullard.

Journals

Environmental Justice a quarterly, international online journal, founded in 2008, of articles and reports on issues of environmental justice worldwide

Articles

"Pollution, Poverty and People of Color: Can Multiculturalism Create Environmental Justice?" by Cheryl Katz and Jane Kay, Scientific American, June 2012

"The Birth of the Environmental Justice Movement was in Warren County,"
by Jennifer, The Institute for Southern Studies, May 9, 2011

Warren County PCB Landfill, Wikipedia

Books

Environmental Justice on amazon.com

Videos

Environmental Justice on youtube.com

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Environmental Justice in Cuba

Environmental Justice in Cuba
by Karen Bell, Critical Social Policy, February 2011