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The struggle at Yellow Creek (PLA 43)

Valerie Miller

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When a community in Southern USA took action to stop a tanning company from polluting their local water sources, they had huge problems initially getting their voices heard, and were then subject to extreme intimidation by the company and local councillors. This paper shows that many problems faced by community groups across the world are similar, and how community empowerment can be a powerful tool.

This article was published in PLA 43: Advocacy and Citizen Participation. Participatory Learning and Action (PLA, formerly PLA Notes) is the world's leading series on participatory learning and action approaches and methods. PLA publishes articles on participation aimed at practitioners, researchers, academics, students and activists. All articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board. See: www.planotes.org

This article was published in PLA 43: Advocacy and Citizen Participation (February 2002).
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