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A Radical Alliance of Black and Green Could Save the World

Gus Speth and J. Phillip Thompson III

Next System Project co-chair Gus Speth and associate professor of Urban Planning and Politics at MIT J. Phillip Thompson III collaborate on this article in The Nation that links environmental and racial justice movements, tying them to their deep roots in challenging the political-economic system at large:

One can begin by asking: What is an environmental issue? We’d say that an environmental issue is any issue that affects environmental performance. When answered that way, environmental issues must include our failing political system and the erosion of democracy; the pervasive economic insecurity that paralyzes political action; and the materialistic, racially divisive, and completely anthropocentric values that dominate our culture... Read full article.