The Flint Water Crisis: quests for justice and mechanisms of suppression

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

The Discourses of Environmental Disaster

By Michael J. Shapiro* Bhopal [...] occasionally returns. Other cases of 'environmental disasters', other victims are still waiting for compensation. Precarity and political responsibility is yet not taken seriously outside commercial and geopolitical cartography. Decades ago I was struck by the discursive space allocated in a report in the December 17th, 1984 issue of Time Magazine on … Continue reading The Discourses of Environmental Disaster