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PANUPS: Resource Pointer #134

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Resource Pointer #134

July 16, 1997

For copies of the following resources, please contact 
the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.


*Earth for Sale: Reclaiming Ecology in the Age of 
Corporate Greenwash, 1997.* Brian Tokar. Examines 
challenges to environmental movement from corporate 
public relations and argues that big environmental 
groups have failed to truly defend the environment from 
government and industry assaults. Documents emergence of 
democratic challenges to corporate environmentalism, 
including environmental justice movement. 224 pp. US$18 
plus $3 shipping. Order Department, South End Press, 116 
Saint Botolph Street, Boston, MA 02115; phone toll free 
(800) 533-8478 or (617) 266-0629; fax (617) 266-1595; 
email south.end.press@lbbs.org.

*Environmental Activism and World Civic Politics, 1997.* 
Paul Wapner. Examines role of transnational 
environmental groups in affecting policy changes and 
contributing to a new "world civic politics." 
Investigates strategies and activities of World Wildlife 
Fund, Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, emphasizing 
that these groups operate at different levels -- 
community, state and international -- to influence 
politics. Discusses these groups' roles regarding 
Montreal Protocol, sustainable development, multilateral 
development banks and range of other environmental 
issues. 238 pp. US$18.95 plus $3.50 shipping. State 
University of New York Press, State University Plaza, 
Albany, NY 12246; phone (518) 472-5000; fax (518) 472-

*Whose Reality Counts? Putting the First Last, 1997.* 
Robert Chambers. Analyzes paradigms of development, 
emphasizing that development professionals need to learn 
new ways of interacting with and learning from 
individuals in communities being served. Explores 
methodologies of participatory rural appraisal (PRA), 
and examines development strategies related to 
agriculture and food security. 297 pp. Intermediate 
Technology Publications, 103-105 Southampton Row, London 
WC1B 4HH, UK; phone (44 171) 436-9761; fax (44 171) 436-
2013; email itpubs@gn.apc.org; 

*Farm Programs: Efforts to Achieve Equitable Treatment 
of Minority Farmers, 1997.* U.S. General Accounting 
Office (GAO). Testimony by U.S. Department of 
Agriculture (USDA) before House of Representatives on 
efforts by USDA to promote fair treatment of minority 
farmers. Discusses lending, hiring and county committee 
representation by people of color and women. Briefly 
describes reasons farmers are approved or denied moneys 
from USDA loan programs. 11 pp. No charge for one copy; 
US$2 each additional copy. U.S. General Accounting 
Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015; 
phone (202) 512-6000 (Washington, DC office); fax (301) 
258-4066; http://www.gao.gov. For information on 
accessing GAO reports online, send email with "info" in 
message body to info@www.gao.gov.

*The Pest Invasion, 1996.* Safer Pest Control Project. 
Comic book story of apartment building residents who 
mobilize to control pests without toxic pesticides. 
Produced, in part, to educate children and adults in 
public housing in Chicago, where residents of one public 
housing development helped develop a least toxic pest 
control program. Presents basic information about 
cockroach and rat control strategies. 14 pp. Free. Safer 
Pest Control Project, 17 East Monroe Street, Suite 212, 
Chicago, IL 60603; phone (312) 641-5575.

We encourage those interested in having resources listed 
in the Online Resource Pointer to send review copies of 
publications, videos or other sources to our office 
(address listed below) or to contact Information Program 
Associate Adam Kirshner for further information.  

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