Ideas about sovereignty over natural resources remain trapped in a Cold War binary of market capitalism vs. state socialism, but both these systems are inadequate to the challenge of climate change. Recent political protests in Chile, drawing on indigenous imagery, point to a stringent need to rethink sovereignty.
On November 25, 2019, against a backdrop of anti-Piñera graffiti in Santiago’s Plaza de Armas, some 50 members of the collective Chilean feminist collective, Las Tesis began to chant a rhythm now heard around the world.
In the Andes, a fine fleece is highly prized. Yet, scientists’ understandings of genetic variation and classification diverge sharply with local herders’ relations with their herds.