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Anti-extraction movement in the US gains momentum

March 25th, 2013

by Eric Moll

Protests against fracked-gas pipelines in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are part of a growing movement of direct-action resistance to extraction. Insider Eric Moll reports from the Frontline of the resistance more...
Deforestation

Activists return to defend Tasmania's forests as logging resumes

Ollie Milman

27th April, 2012

An agreement that would end 30 years of verbal, and often physical, confrontation over the future of the forests in the Australian state of Tasmania is teetering on the edge of collapse. Ollie Milman reports more...
EDO campaign

Smash EDO: the inside story of activists' battle against arms giant

Richard Purssell and Jan Goodey

20th March, 2012

A decade of protest has seen a war of words between police and campaigners, with allegations of undercover spies and a ground-breaking legal victory for activists after a Brighton arms factory was damaged more...
mining

Spanish mountains under threat from open cast coal mining

Almudena Serpis

26th October, 2011

Almudena Serpis reports on the activists taking action against the expansion of coal mining in the beautiful and ecologically important Lacaiana valley more...
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Amazon rainforest activist killed after ambush

Tom Philips, guardian Brazil correspondent

25th May, 2011

José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva fought against illegal loggers and had received death threats but was refused police protection - he is the latest in a long-line of environmental activists being threatened or killed more...
Action Aid

Subvertising: billboard ads for the public interest

Christine Ottery

10th May, 2011

As public spaces become blighted by the £18 billion global outdoors advertising industry, community groups are fighting back to reclaim both ad-free areas or use billboards in a socially beneficial way more...
Conservation International film

Conservation International 'agreed to greenwash arms company'

Tom Levitt

11th May, 2011

US environmental charity under fire for close links with controversial companies, including Cargill, Chevron, Monsanto and Shell more...
UK tar sands network

The Ecologist guide to turning 'clicktivists' into activists

Christine Ottery

25th March, 2011

Continuing our series on how to successfully campaign, Christine Ottery reports on the best ways to motivate armchair activists to take offline action - and gets tips from some of those who've pioneered new forms of protest more...

Heathrow Transition activists celebrate one year stay at community garden

The Ecologist

March 3rd, 2011

Campaigners against the third Heathrow runway and residents of the local villages Sipson, Harmondsworth and Harlington this week celebrated the anniversary of the market garden project in Sipson, 'Grow Heathrow' more...
Spying

Dow Chemical in the dock as activists confront corporate spies

Tom Levitt

25th February, 2011

Chemical giant dismisses allegations that it inflitrated Greenpeace in an effort to undermine its direct action campaigns more...
Ratcliffe trial

Revealed: how energy firms spy on environmental activists

Rob Evans and Paul Lewis

15th February, 2011

Leaked documents show how three large British companies have been paying private security firm to monitor activists more...
Police tactics have been heavily criticised in two reports

Do aggressive and subversive police tactics put-off environmental protesters?

Tom Antebi

9th February, 2011

With the recent spate of police aggression, intimidation and infiltration of the environmental movement, the Ecologist asks if these tactics are turning people away from protests? more...

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Greenland, at the National Theatre

Matilda Lee

10th February, 2011

‘When you see smoke coming from under the door, but nobody does anything about it, you start to believe the majority. Even if the house is on fire, we do nothing.' more...

Emily Apple: 'I can't forgive Mark Kennedy's betrayal of activists'

Emily Apple

12th January,2011

The undercover policeman's apology does not repair the lives he has wrecked or help the people he has grassed up more...
Ratcliffe trial

Climate activist trial collapses over use of undercover police officer

Tom Antebi

10th January, 2011

The second trial of activists accused of planning to occupy Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station has collapsed after the use of undercover police officer Mark Kennedy was revealed more...
Ratcliffe trial

Climate activists face jail over Ratcliffe coal plot

Tom Levitt

14th December, 2010

Protesters claim attempts to shutdown E.ON's Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal-fired power station were 'necessary in the fight against climate change' but could still face a maximum of three months in jail more...
Amit Jethwa

Indian activists risk death to expose illegal logging, pollution and mining

Ambika Hiranandani and Tom Levitt

14th December, 2010

The recent death of Indian environmentalist Amit Jethva was the latest in a growing number of disturbing incidents of brutality and violence against activists, report Ambika Hiranandani and Tom Levitt more...

The Ecologist guide to video activism

Eifion Rees

23rd November, 2010

The video camera is the weapon of choice for activists and campaigners around the world, with campaign films an effective way to get a message across and fight back against mainstream media bias. Here's our guide to taking your stand... more...
Climate activists

Scottish climate activists in the dock hope to set legal precedent

Ecologist

14th June, 2010

Climate activists who broke into Aberdeen Airport hope to convince jury their actions were justified in preventing larger crime of runaway climate change more...
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Tackling illegal logging

Andrew Wasley

1st April, 2009

Reporting from the front-line of environmental activism, Andrew Wasley takes a closer look at those combating illegal logging more...
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Fighting for nuclear disarmament

The Ecologist

1st July, 2003

Ploughshares actions started in 1980 in the US. They have taken place in many different countries, with weapons as diverse as rifles, warships, missiles, submarines and aircraft being dismantled or damaged. more...
Hunters clubbing seals to death in Namibia

'Do you want to die?': environmental activists at risk

Tom Levitt

26th October, 2009

Recent abductions and threats against activists trying to prevent logging in South-East Asia are part of a worrying trend of violence against those exposing environmental issues more...
Rush!

Rush! The Making of a Climate Activist

Henry Unwin

6th October, 2009

Tamsin Omond's personal account of her journey from carefree student to 'climate suffragette' explores the world of climate activism in a manner that can only inspire more...
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Q & A: Sam Roddick, activist & founder of Coco de Mer

Laura Sevier

14th March, 2009

Sam Roddick on spontaneous pleasures, ethical sex toys and civil disobedience more...
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Guerrillas in our midst

Olly Zanetti

21st January, 2009

Under cover of darkness, a dedicated team of activists is slowly rescuing unloved pockets of land from botanical meltdown. Olly Zanetti meets the guerrilla gardeners lighting up London. more...

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