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  • Fracking Brings Big Health Concerns for Workers

    Fracking Brings Big Health Concerns for Workers

    By Roger Drouin, Truthout | News Analysis

    Oil and gas exploration has always been dangerous. But recent research - along with documented incidents in the field - are making it clear just how hazardous fracking can be for industry workers.

    From frack hands to field engineers, workers are exposed to hazards that range from silica dust clouds lifted as delivery trucks dump sand that's blended with fracking fluids to dangerous levels of benzene in the air.

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  • Introducing David Theo Goldberg's "Sites of Race"

    Introducing David Theo Goldberg's "Sites of Race"

    By Susan Searls Giroux, Truthout | Book Excerpt and Video

    How is it that we have arrived at a present so marked by racial humiliation, terror and death, as troubling images and tropes insist? And how have we come to imagine it as our moment of triumph, the achievement of a thoroughly deracinated new world order conceived variously in rubrics of "racial democracy," "multiculturalism," "ethnic pluralism," and "color blindness?"

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