September 17, 1998
Resource Pointer #183
For copies of the following resources, please contact the
appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*The Relationship Between International Trade Rules, National
Policy and Natural Resource Use in Sub-Saharan Africa: The
Case of Ghana and Kenya, 1998.* Foundation for International
Environmental Law and Development. Looks at interaction
between international trade rules and sustainable management
of resources focusing specifically on provisions of
Agriculture Agreement of GATT. Case studies examine
relationship between national policies on agricultural trade
and management of soil, water and forests. 47 pp. For cost
and ordering information, contact Foundation for
International Environmental Law and Development, King's
College London, Manresa Road, London SW3 6LX, UK; phone (44
71) 352-8123; fax (44 71) 351-6435.
*Unreasonable Risk: The Politics of Pesticides, 1998.* The
Center for Public Integrity. Examines the ways in which U.S.
policy and discourse are skewed in favor of the pesticide
industry. Focuses on diazinon, 2,4-D and other lawn
chemicals; chlorpyrifos; and methyl bromide. Includes
listings of pesticide industry donations to political
campaigns. 74 pp. Available on-line. For cost and ordering
information, contact the Center for Public Integrity, 1634 I
St., NW, Suite 902, Washington DC 20006; phone (202) 783-
3900; fax (202) 783-3906; email email@example.com;
*Biased Spending, Blighted Sector: Philippines Agriculture
and the National Budget, 1997* Maria Mendoza. Explores the
processes, issues and problems of the General Appropriations
Act and its allocation of funds to the agricultural and rural
sectors of the Philippines. Includes recommendations for
budget reform. 27 pp. For cost and ordering information,
contact the Philippine Peasant Institute, Rm. 319, PSSC Bldg.
Commonwealth Ave., Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines; phone
(63-2) 922-9621 loc. 314/339; fax (63-2) 924-3767; email
firstname.lastname@example.org; website www.qinet.net/user/ppi/html.
*Earth First! Environmental Apocalypse, 1995* Martha F. Lee.
Looks at the Earth First movement's fundamental beliefs of
biocentrism (emphasizing the protection of all species) and
biocentric equality (the belief that all species are equal)
as well as the formation of the group and its history of
civil disobedience. Explores internal conflicts within the
group and its eventual split into two schools of thought: one
which focuses on strict biocentrism and the other which
incorporates environmental and social justice issues. 208 pp.
US$17.95. To order, contact Syracuse University Press, 1600
Jamesville Ave., Syracuse, NY 13244-5160.
*50 Years Is Enough: The Case Against the World Bank and the
International Monetary Fund, 1994.* Kevin Danaher (ed.).
Examines the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in a
global and historical context, using examples from 13
countries to show how their institutional policies are not
working for the vast majority. Examines weak policy areas
such as women, the environment and tribal peoples. Provides
alternative development strategies in response to World Bank
and IMF policies. 210 pp. US$15. To order, contact South End
Press, 116 Saint Botolph St., Boston, MA 02115; phone (617)
547-1333; email email@example.com.
Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA)
49 Powell St., Suite 500, San Francisco, California 94102
Phone (415) 981-1771
Fax (415) 981-1991
web site www.panna.org/panna/
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