By Jevgeniy Bluwstein and Rebecca Rutt* The Flint Water Crisis led to different forms of grassroots activism demanding political accountability, transparency and redress. Yet residents’ experiences, and their needs and demands in response to the crisis, were and continue to be suppressed in multiple ways. Since 2014, the city of Flint, Michigan, has been at … Continue reading The Flint Water Crisis: quests for justice and mechanisms of suppression
Tracing narratives and perceptions in the political ecologies of health and disease
In a previous post on ‘Horses, bees and bodies: post-conference accounts from Lexington’, Panagiota Kotsila shared her reflections on the 2015 Dimensions of Political Ecology (DOPE) Conference, where together we organised a panel titled ‘Perceptions of Urban Environmental Health: Narrating Political Ecologies of Disease’. The post promised a forthcoming collection of papers on the topic, … Continue reading Tracing narratives and perceptions in the political ecologies of health and disease
The comptroller Sandra Morelli
by Joan Martinez Alier* The Colombian attorney Sandra Morelli, a woman with a strong personality, is a member of the Colombian establishment. Since September 2014, she doesn't know whether she's living a sabbatical or a political exile in Rome. Sandra Morelli is a habitual protagonist in the Colombian press after having been the state Comptroller for … Continue reading The comptroller Sandra Morelli
Bolivia’s nuclear dream: What is at stake?
by Isabella M. Radhuber* Evo Morales's plans to develop a nuclear energy programme in Bolivia have sparked debates in the country around issues of citizen participation and socio-ecological justice. Bolivia’s government has publicly announced plans to develop a nuclear energy programme for peaceful purposes, such as electricity networks, agriculture, medicine and research. From 2015 to 2025 infrastructure shall be … Continue reading Bolivia’s nuclear dream: What is at stake?