Beyond Containment: Toxic Justice and Space-Time Violence in the Ruhr

Laurie Parsons, Royal Holloway, University of London Toxic fashion is having a moment. Or rather, with modish transience, it had one. 2018 saw a huge spike in interest in the social and environmental cost of seasonally disposable clothing. From the dyes used in manufacturing them, to the burning of garment offcuts by brick workers in … Continue reading Beyond Containment: Toxic Justice and Space-Time Violence in the Ruhr

The Peruvian oil company Petroperu uses fear and bribery to silence local people and prevent environmental justice

Adrian Gonzalez, University of York adrian.gonzalez.2013@live.rhul.ac.uk; Twitter: @AGonzalez05 Imagine you and your family suffering from the effects of oil pollution and feeling powerless to report it and seek justice. My research shows that this is the situation that rural Peruvian communities face today. Two villages in Peru’s Amazon region of Loreto have both been affected … Continue reading The Peruvian oil company Petroperu uses fear and bribery to silence local people and prevent environmental justice

Lago Agrio – Sour Lake: Environmental justice through art

Amelia Fiske a.fiske@tum.de  Institute for History and Ethics in Medicine, Technical University of Munich  It is mid-June 2012, and I have travelled from the Amazon to the southern highlands of Ecuador, to see Pablo Cardoso’s exposition of Lago Agrio-Sour Lake in the artist’s home city of Cuenca.[i] Lago Agrio-Sour Lake merges art and activism to … Continue reading Lago Agrio – Sour Lake: Environmental justice through art

Social impacts of oil developments in Uganda: The past, present and future scenarios

Tom Ogwang, Department of Cultural Geography, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Contact details: t.ogwang@rug.nl, or ogwangtom@gmail.com  Introduction Following the discovery of oil in 2006, production licences were issued to the Joint Venture Partners, CNOOC (2014), Total E&P Uganda (2017), and Tullow Uganda Operations (2017). The licences will run for 25 years, … Continue reading Social impacts of oil developments in Uganda: The past, present and future scenarios

Toxic Geographies: chemical plants, plantations, and plants that will not grow

Dr Thom Davies, University of Nottingham, @ThomDavies Prelude: Some of the ideas discussed in this Toxic News piece are explored further in two recent academic publications, available here and here (Open Access). In September 2017, I returned to Louisiana to continue ethnographic research about lived experiences in a region infamously nicknamed ‘Cancer Alley’ – home to the … Continue reading Toxic Geographies: chemical plants, plantations, and plants that will not grow

Editorial: Environmental justice and the embodied, lived experiences of toxic pollution

Dr David Brown, Research Assistant, University of Warwick The disproportionate impacts of toxic pollution have been well documented in environmental justice research, with marginalised, low-income and minority communities tending to bear the greatest burdens of industrial pollution. Environmental justice researchers have contributed significant insights into the myriad forms of injustice associated with the uneven benefits … Continue reading Editorial: Environmental justice and the embodied, lived experiences of toxic pollution