“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Friday, February 25, 2011

Rutgers Eco conference: Jorge Marcone's opening talk + mp3

Lawsuit 1993 to sue Chevron for $8.6 billion in Ecuador. Amazonian residents sued Texaco for dumping billions of gallons of oil. Second largest total assessed for environmental damages. Big money. So Chevron is hinting that they may not pay, they will appeal. They don't live in Ecuador after all...

Texaco opened 300 wells, 900 open waste pits.

Impact of biodiversity, without a clear inventory of what species are affected. Narratives of documentaries such as Crude address human testimony. They take place on TV, Vanity Fair. Sting, Trudy Styler.

What is environmentalism. What is an environmental conflict?

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