v. The Village
|What's a little village to do
when a psychopathic multi-national corporation moves in next
In 1992, Intel Corporation ramped up its toehold on the mesa
above the Village of Corrales, building its $2 billion flagship
plant, the largest of its kind in the world. Then another
followed that was even larger. Then another. The
battle was on between the unholy triad of big money / big
business / politics and a band of "quaint guerillas"
who saw their peaceful rural lifestyle threatened by the new
neighbor on the hill. Touted as a "clean
industry," Villagers would soon find out that making
computer chips is anything but clean as tons of toxic chemicals
got dumped into the air they breathed and the water was pumped
out from under them at a titanic rate.
"Boiling Frogs" is both memoir and journalistic
account. It's a tell-all, fully-documented report of Intel
Inside New Mexico, told by someone who was up close from the
beginning of this shocking story that spans a period of twenty
years from 1984 to 2004... and the story is far from over.
This is a cautionary tale for anyone who wakes up to find out
that a monster's moved in ...."
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