Blogger Profile: Ellen Cantarow
Ellen Cantarow, a Boston-based journalist, first wrote from Israel and the West Bank in 1979. Her work has been published in the Village Voice, Grand Street, and Mother Jones, among other publications, and was anthologized by the South End Press. More recently, her writing has appeared at Counterpunch, ZNet, and Alternet.
May 2nd, 2013
The Downwinders: Fracking Ourselves to Death in Pennsylvania
Crossposted from TomDispatch More than 70 years ago, a chemical attack was launched against Washington State and Nevada. It poisoned people, animals, everything that grew, breathed air, and drank water. The Marshall Islands were also struck. This formerly pristine Pacific atoll was branded “the most contaminated place in the world.” ...
November 22nd, 2012
Frack Fight: A Secret War of Activists -- With the World in the Balance
Crossposted from TomdispatchThere’s a war going on that you know nothing about between a coalition of great powers and a small insurgent movement. It’s a secret war being waged in the shadows while you go about your everyday life. In the end, this conflict may matter more than those in ...
May 21st, 2012
How Rural America Got Fracked: The Environmental Nightmare You Know Nothing About
Crossposted from TomDispatchIf the world can be seen in a grain of sand, watch out. As Wisconsinites are learning, there’s money (and misery) in sand -- and if you’ve got the right kind, an oil company may soon be at your doorstep. March in Wisconsin used to mean snow on ...
January 23rd, 2012
Crossposted from TomDispatchThis is a story about water, the land surrounding it, and the lives it sustains. Clean water should be a right: there is no life without it. New York is what you might call a “water state.” Its rivers and their tributaries only start with the St. Lawrence, ...