Hurricane Matthew is just the latest unnatural disaster to strike Haiti

By Jason von Meding and Giuseppe Forino* In the wake of hurricane Matthew, destruction and suffering in Haiti has returned to the headlines. If we don't acknowledge that the roots of risk and vulnerability lie in colonial history and structural injustice we will see this happening again and again. At least 1,000 people were killed … Continue reading Hurricane Matthew is just the latest unnatural disaster to strike Haiti

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