Superfund Sites, the Toxic Release Inventory and Corporate Social Responsibility: A Toxic News Interview with Wilma Subra

Wilma Subra is an award winning[1] chemist who has dedicated her career to environmental justice. She has worked to protect the environment and the health of citizens for over 40 years. With her home and office in Louisiana, where she grew up, she has many high profile cases along the Petrochemical Corridor (Cancer Alley), right … Continue reading Superfund Sites, the Toxic Release Inventory and Corporate Social Responsibility: A Toxic News Interview with Wilma Subra

Demolitions, Housing, and Environmental Justice: A Toxic News Interview with a Community Activist in Hillfields, Coventry

India Foster, Project Administrator, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick, UK Background In 2004, Andy McGeechan led a local residents’ campaign to save twelve blocks of flats from demolition in a West Midlands city in the UK. Andy was and still is a resident of the North Coventry area of Hillfields which is located next to … Continue reading Demolitions, Housing, and Environmental Justice: A Toxic News Interview with a Community Activist in Hillfields, Coventry

Toxic Life? The Slow Violence of refugee abandonment

Dr Thom Davies, Research Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick, UK @ThomDavies “The single most important challenge to the safety and protection of refugees arises from populist politics and toxic public debates” – Volker Türk, UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection (UN 2015) While conducting research this summer in the so-called ‘new Jungle’ in … Continue reading Toxic Life? The Slow Violence of refugee abandonment

My journey in environmental justice: How – or rather why – I came to work on the Toxic Expertise project…

India Foster, Project Administrator, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick, UK “It is universally considered just that each person should obtain that (whether good or evil) which he deserves; and unjust that he should obtain a good, or be made to undergo an evil, which he does not deserve. This is, perhaps, the clearest and most … Continue reading My journey in environmental justice: How – or rather why – I came to work on the Toxic Expertise project…