Saturday, July 3, 2010

Power Politics: Environmental Activism in South Los Angeles

In the late 1990s, when California's deregulation of the production and sale of electric power created massive energy shortages a group of environmental justice activists, largely high school students, blocked construction of a power plant in their working-class Mexican and Central American neighborhoods. Power Politics is a study of this grassroots campaign and the racial and class dynamics that shape Americans' grasp of labor and environmental issues.

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