Written and edited by Mitchel Cohen
Foreword by Vandana Shiva
A Comprehensive Look at the Worldwide Battle to Defend Ourselves and Our Environment Against the Peddlers of Chemical Poisons
“This may be one of the most important books you read this year. We are being poisoned, and this book is sounding a well-informed alarm. Read it. Get educated and then join the thousands rising up against those who care more for profit than the health of our bodies and our earth.”
– Eve Ensler, New York Times best-selling author of I Am An Emotional Creature: The Secret Life Of Girls Around The World, The Vagina Monologues, and In the Body of the World
Chemical poisons have infiltrated all facets of our lives — housing, agriculture, work places, sidewalks, subways, schools, parks, even the air we breathe. More than half a century since Rachel Carson issued Silent Spring — her call-to-arms against the poisoning of our drinking water, food, animals, air, and the natural environment — The Fight Against Monsanto’s Roundup: The Politics of Pesticides takes a fresh look at the politics underlying the mass use of pesticides and the challenges people around the world are making against Monsanto’s dangerous creation, glyphosate.
The scientists and activists contributing to The Politics of Pesticides, edited by long-time Green activist Mitchel Cohen, explore not only the dangers of glyphosate — better known as “Roundup” — but the campaign which ended with glyphosate declared as a cancer-causing agent. In an age where banned pesticides are simply replaced with newer and more deadly ones, and where corporations such as Monsanto, Bayer, Dow and DuPont scuttle attempts to regulate the products they manufacture, what is the effective, practical, and philosophical framework for banning glyphosate and other pesticides?
The Fight Against Monsanto’s Roundup: The Politics of Pesticides explores the best strategies for winning the struggle for healthy foods and a clean environment. It takes lessons from activists who have come before, and offers a new, holistic and radical approach that is essential for defending life on this planet and creating for our kids, and for ourselves, a future worth living in.
Featuring contributions by
- Foreward by Vandana Shiva
- Mitchel Cohen
- Jonathan Latham
- Sheldon Krimsky
- Martha Herbert
- Jay Feldman
- John Jonik
- Cathryn Swan
- Stacy Malkan
- Robin Falk Esser
- Brian Tokar
- Patricia Wood
- Carolina Cositore
- Stephanie Seneff
- Steve Tvedten
- Beth Youhn
- art by Haideen Anderson
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Mitchel Cohen coordinates the No Spray Coalition in New York City, which successfully sued the City government over its indiscriminate spraying of toxic pesticides. In 1997, he organized the campaign to rid NYC public schools of milk from cows injected with genetically engineered Bovine Growth Hormone, and in 2001, he ran for Mayor of NYC as one of five Green Party candidates. He was editor of the national newspaper Green Politix, and of the NY State Green Party newspaper. Mitchel edited Red Balloon, the journal of the Red Balloon Collective that he co-founded at SUNY Stony Brook, and chaired WBAI radio’s Local Board. His writings include:
- The Social Construction of Neurosis, and numerous other pamphlets under the rubric of Zen-Marxism
- What is Direct Action?, a book that draws on personal experiences as well as lessons from Occupy Wall Street
- An American in Revolutionary Nicaragua
- Listen Bookchin!
and two books of poetry,
Visit Mitchel’s website and write to Mitchel here.
Connect with Mitchel on Instagram.
The Fight Against Monsanto’s Roundup: The Politics of Pesticides
Written and edited by Mitchel Cohen Foreword by Vandana Shiva
Skyhorse hardcover, $24.99 ISBN: 9781510735132 … also available as an ebook
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