Author: Rebecca McMillan

Rebecca McMillan is a graduate student in International Development and Globalization at the University of Ottawa.

  • Learning to Govern Ourselves: Venezuela’s National Network of Commoners

    News of the deterioration of Chávez’s health has Venezuelans increasingly worried. While top government officials and opposition members were meeting behind closed doors in early December to discuss their next steps, other important discussions were taking place amongst grassroots activists on the future of the Bolivarian Process. Far from the hustle and bustle of Caracas … Keep reading »

  • 21st Century Eco-Socialism? Struggles over Nature in Venezuela

    Santiago Arconada was the first Community Coordinator for the Caracas metropolitan region of HIDROCAPITAL, the city’s water utility, and subsequently held several prominent positions in HIDROVEN, the national water company. He was part of a team of reformers responsible for implementing the participatory model of the technical water committees (mesas técnicas de agua, MTAs) throughout … Keep reading »