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Political Environments: A Publication of Committee on Women, Population, & The Environment
Request hard copies of both current and back issues of Political Environments at info@cwpe.org, or download issues below.

Political Environments No.9 (462 KB)
Spring 2002, This issue of Political Environments celebrates the 10th anniversary of CWPE. It does so by continuing the critical analysis that has come to be expected from participating authors. This issue extends the ongoing critique of reproductive/health rights and those whose agenda contravenes the individual rights of women, men and children. It furthers the discussion regarding the legal barriers that interfere with individual freedoms and human justice. This issue of Political Environments questions the impact of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 and how reaction to the attacks has been translated into discriminatory practices and prejudicial violence against immigrants through coercive immigration policies. This issue also celebrates the successes of CWPE members through their activism and commitment. It applauds their efforts and encourages everyone to believe that individuals can - and MUST - make a difference.

Political Environments No.8 (470 KB)
Winter/Spring 2001, This issue of Political Environments brings you up to date on a variety of threats to women's health and rights and efforts to resist them. These include the fights against Quinacrine sterilization, CRACK, unethical use of Depo Provera, the greening of hate, the new eugenics, and population control policies in India. We also include several articles exploring the internal politics of the women's movement around race and racism, growing corporatization, and the conflict over collaboration with law enforcement agencies.

Political Environments No.7 (3.8 MB)
Fall 1999/Winter 2000, This issue of Political Environments investigates C.R.A.C.K., the Sierra Club’s move right and away from democracy, CWPE’s opposition to the “Day of 6 Billion,” Feminism & Environmental Justice, Privatization & Bioagriculture, and a special prison section.

Political Environments No.6 (1.6 MB)
Fall 1998, This issue of Political Environments looks at an organizing win that defeats the Greening of Hate at the Sierra Club, quinacrine sterilizations banned in India, an analysis of a border shooting, refugee women and population control, and framing the ethics of abortion rights.

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Whose Safety? Women of Color and the Violence of Law Enforcement
Published by the American Friends Service Committee and the Committee on Women, Population, and the Environment, Philadelphia, May 2001. Copyright © 2001 Anannya Bhattacharjee.

This comprehensive research report documents how women of color, both immigrant and U.S-born, face violence and the abuse of authority from law-enforcement agencies - from local police to the prison system to INS raids. Drawing on interviews with nearly 100 anti-violence activists as well as published sources, "Whose Safety?" outlines community interactions with enforcement agencies, the impact of enforcement violence on key areas of women's lives, and current anti-violence movements.

Whose Safety? (Executive Summary, 41 Kb)
Whose Safety? (Full Version, 257 Kb)

Hard copy ordering information : Printed copies of "Whose Safety?" are available for $5 per copy with a discount of 10 percent on five or more copies. Add $3.50 postage & handling. Only prepaid orders may be accepted; foreign orders will be billed for actual postage. Send orders to Literature Resources Unit, AFSC, 1501 Cherry St., Philadelphia, PA 19102. Credit card orders may be phoned in to 1-888-588-2372.

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Policing the National Body: Race, Gender and Criminalization
Edited by Jael Silliman and Anannya Bhattacharjee, South End Press, 378 pages.

One of the key concerns among women of color and poor communities today is the difficulty of sustaining families in the face of increasing criminalization. Aggressive law enforcement, welfare reform, and draconian immigration and population policies have made one of the most fundamental reproductive rights-the right to have a child and raise a family-a battleground for women of color and poor women. Policing the National Body places issues of race, class, and gender at the center of the reproductive rights and social justice agenda. This timely collection reveals the unrelenting efforts by conservatives-including misguided environmentalists and religious fundamentalists-to define and regulate reproduction in ways that uphold white privilege. In the wake of September 11, as aggressive law enforcement has escalated, this important collection provides ammunition to combat the erosion of civil liberties.

For more information on the book, including a list of chapters, go here: http://cwpe.org/resources/publications/policing
Small orders (less than 15) can be ordered directly from CWPE. Just e-mail us at info@cwpe.org or call us at (404) 588-1006 for more info.
To order more than 15 copies, contact South End Press at 1-800-533-8478 or fax 617- 547-1333 or order through their website: http://southendpress.org/2004/items/PolicingBody.

Review and exam copy requests should be faxed or mailed on letterhead. Please include information about the course or journal. Write South End Press, 7 Brookline St. #1, Cambridge MA 02139-4146 or e-mail them at southend@igc.org.

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Dangerous Intersections: Feminist Perspectives on Population, Environment, and Development
Edited by Jael Silliman and Ynestra King, South End Press, 324 pages.

Dangerous Intersections provides crucial alternative voices and approaches to the short-sighted policies supported by many mainstream politicians and nongovernmental organizations policies that focus on the fertility of poor women of color, North and South, as the primary threat to the ecological viability of the planet. The authors make a reasoned yet impassioned argument for making women the central agents of their own fate and the fate of the planet.

For more information on the book, including a list of chapters, go here: http://cwpe.org/publications/dangerous.htm
Small orders (less than 15) can be ordered directly from CWPE. Just e-mail us at info@cwpe.org or call us at (404) 588-1006 for more info.
To order more than 15 copies, contact South End Press at 1-800-533-8478 or fax 617- 547-1333 or order through their website: http://southendpress.org/2004/items/Dangerous.

Review and exam copy requests should be faxed or mailed on letterhead. Please include information about the course or journal. Write South End Press, 7 Brookline St. #1, Cambridge MA 02139-4146 or e-mail them at southend@igc.org.

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