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Been Brown So Long It Looked Like Green to Me: the Politics of Nature

Award-winning
investigative journalist Jeffrey St. Clair presents a shocking
look at the war on the home front: the battle against the Earth.
From the ancient forests of Oregon to the toxic wasteland of
Cancer Alley, St. Clair exposes the convergence of forces that
drive the exploitation of the environemnt: corrupt politicians,
greed-obsessed corporadoes, apathetic bureaucrats and complicit
media, owned and funded by the very same businesses profiting
from the ruination of the natural world.

St. Clair shows
how the compromises of the Clinton era, from the hollowing of
the Endangered Species Act to loosening of rules on toxic chemicals,
opened the floodgates for the wholesale rape-and-pillage of the
Bush years.

Unsparing,
yes. But not hopeless. From Apaches in Arizona fighting the Vatican’s
telescope on their sacred mountain to tree-sitters in the California
redwoods, St. Clair chronicles the vibrant new movement confronting
the forces of despoilation at every turn, united in their demand
for environmental justice.

Table of Contents

Opening Statements

The Map is
Not the Territory

Part One: The
Politics of Expediency & Exploitation

1. Been Brown
So Long It Looked Like Green to Me

2. Bush: the
Early Years

Part Two: Wild
Matters

3. The Fall
of a Tiimber Giant

4. The Chainsaw
Hyocrite

5. Ransoming
Yellowstone

6. Oceans without
Fish

7. The Pulp
Parachute

8. Why David
Chain Died

9. And Then
There Were Three

10. The Ghost
Bears of Idaho

11. The New
Bison Killers

12. To the
Last Drop

13. Giving
It All Away

14. Chainsaw
George

15. Something
Rotten in Klamath

16. Going Critical

 

Part Three:
Toxic Nation

17. The Risky
Business of Life

18. Eve, Don’t
Touch That Apple!

19. Dioxins
for Dinner

20. The Monsanto
Machine

21. Inside
Big Meat

22. Killing
the Tisza

23. The Drug
War According to Dr. Mengele

 

Part Four:
Power Plays

24. Oily Wedlock

25. Crude Aspirations

26. Blowing
Smoke

27. For Enron
Size Does Matter

28. Old King
Coal Still Reigns

29. Enron Has
Fallen

30. Whistling
in the Dark

31. The Big
Prize

32. Atomic
Trains in a Post 9/11 World

33. From Sen.
Lunkhead to Energy Czar

34. Shafts
of Death

35. A Shock
to the System

 

Part Five:
On Native Ground

36. Showdown
at Big Mountain

37. Star Whores

38. The Battle
for Zuni Salt Lake

39. Black Deeds
in the Black Hills

40. Stolen
Trust

41. Totem Thieves

 

Part Six: The
Military Menace

43. Doomsday
at Deseret

44. Chemical
Weapons: the US History

45. Germ War

46. Hot Property,
Cold Cash

47. Cancer
as Weapon: Depleted Uranium

48. The World’s
Biggest Nuclear Test

49. One of
Our H-Bombs is Missing

50. Battlefield
Alaska

51. When We
Bombed the World

52. Fallon’s
Fallen

 

Part Seven:
Excursions

53. Disquiet
on the Western Front

54. High and
Dry in the Mojave

55. Something
About Butte

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Jeffrey St. Clair is editor of CounterPunch. His new book is Bernie and the Sandernistas: Field Notes From a Failed Revolution. He can be reached at: sitka@comcast.net or on Twitter  @JSCCounterPunch

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