Agricultural interests dominate California’s political scene and the state’s water supply. Meanwhile, many farmworker communities in the Central Valley go without water. Without reform soon, California is headed into a dire water catastrophe.
Read Isa Badia Bellinger‘s compelling article on The [F]law: “California Farmers are Hoarding the State’s Water Resources.”
Related Systemic Justice Project Resources
From The [F]law:
- Reem Hindi Hussein, The Modern American Slavery: Temporary Worker Exploitation and the Human Supply Chain.
- Amelia Keyes, Seeking Environmental Justice in the U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix’s Battle with an Oil Refinery that Refuses to Die.
- Liz Turner, Land is a bank account: A journey into the polluted heart(land) of American agriculture.
- Jeremiah Scanlan, Secrets of the Heartland: The Battle To See Inside Iowa’s Factory Farms.
From The Systemic Justice Journal:
- HLS Student, Of Humans, for Humans, and by Smithfield: How corporate law helps enable us to eat pigs comfortably.
- Elizabeth MeLampy, Fowl Play: Corporate Law and the Chicken Industry.
- . From the Public Charter to Private Power: Corporations, Slavery, and the Cotton Industry in the 19th Century