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Open Letter to Prince Charles about Cyanide mining in Romania

September 12th, 2013

From Rupert Wolfe Murray

Rupert Wolfe Murray writes to Prince Charles about his grave concerns for the Rosia Montana region of Transylvania, under threat from Cyanide mining....... more...

The Occupy movement is dead – long live participatory democracy!

Lorna Howarth

11th September 2013

As governments in economic difficulties increasingly turn to environmentally damaging extraction industries for quick cash, citizens of those countries are responding with increasingly louder cries of protest. Lorna Howarth reports........... more...

This is bigger than Balcombe

Sophie Stammers

Musician Sophie Stammers visited Balcombe, the site of Cuadrilla’s controversial exploratory shale well, with a song to sing at the gates of the oil and gas firm’s operations. She returned with the sense of having become part of something much bigger, something which is steadily gaining momentum..... more...

‘Release Combe Haven redactions or face peaceful office search’ – protesters tell DfT

March 11th, 2013

by Paul Creeney

Campaigners against the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road gathered outside the Department for Transport’s London offices on Monday to launch Operation Disclosure. Paul Creeney reports... more...
Beijing's polluted skies

Blue Skies or Little White Lies?

Olivia Boyd

11th July 2012

Fed up with fudged statistics, Beijing’s increasingly environmentally-aware population has forced its Government to come clean about air pollution in the city. more...
Beijing's polluted skies

Beijing's blue skies...or little white lies?

Olivia Boyd

6th July, 2012

Fed up with fudged statistics Beijing’s increasingly environmentally-aware population has forced its Government to come clean about air pollution in the city. more...
Naked bike protest

World Naked Bike Ride: the environmental protest with a difference

Amy Hall

27th April, 2012

How a seemingly jovial naked bike ride protest can bring key environmental issues like oil and car dependency to new audiences 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...

Occupy protests: a four step guide to bypassing high-street banks

Brett Scott

8th December, 2011

You've read about the Occupy Wall Street and London protests and you know about corporate greed (and the banking bail-out) but how can you do something about it? more...
Counterpower: Making Change Happen

Counterpower: Making Change Happen

Mark Newton

17th November, 2011

Can political movements past provide lessons for future protest? According to Tim Gee’s Counterpower they most definitely can - and the result, says Mark Newton, is truly inspiring more...

Occupy the Streets: voices from inside the London protest

Catuxa Argibay

26th October, 2011

It started in Wall Street but has now spread to cities all over the world. The Ecologist visited the London demonstration against financial greed and inequality to hear what activists had to say... more...

What looting has to do with trashing the planet

Harriet Williams

15th August, 2011

Recent riots and looting across the streets of England is a mini-tragedy of the commons, says Harriet Williams. If only some of the evironmental damage we cause everyday was as immediately visible and socially unacceptable more...

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anti-coal protesters at the Defend Huntington Lane camp

Activists square up to coal mine threatening 'Lord of the Rings' site

Sarah Bentley

3rd May, 2011

Sarah Bentley reports from the activist camp standing in the way of an open cast coal mine in Shropshire in an area said to have inspired Tolkien's Middle Earth more...
Police tactics have been heavily criticised in two reports

Climate activists need to protect their right to protest

Frances Wright

21st April, 2011

Following the High Court judge ruling that police 'kettling' tactics at the G20 protests were illegal, Climate Camp legal advisor Frances Wright argues that protestors need to be more aware than ever of their rights more...
Climate Week

Climate Week is too cosy with EDF, RBS and Tesco - join an activist group instead

Danny Chivers

17th March, 2011

Danny Chivers, author of the all-new No-Nonsense Guide to Climate Change, gives his verdict on the upcoming RBS-sponsored Climate Week more...

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...
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...
family activists

Activist families: the parents and children protesting against climate change

Sarah Bentley

21st December, 2010

Can families play a frontline role in the fight against climate change? The Ecologist meets the parent-child activists who believe they can 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...

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 protesters block the Coryton oil refinery in Essex

Felix Gonzales

19th October, 2010

A film runs through the highlights of last weekend's protest at the Coryton oil refinery in Essex, UK more...
Helen Iles

Undercurrents: the campaign film pioneers still setting the agenda

Eifion Rees

5th October, 2010

Eifion Rees reports on the video journalists producing environmental and social justice films that influence public opinion - and consistently get closer to the issues than the mainstream media more...
Climate activists outside court

Climate activism: is the trial more important than the protest?

Andrew Hickman

25th August, 2010

As nine climate change activists are fined by a Scottish judge for breaking into Aberdeen airport, we look at how courtroom manoeuvres form a crucial part of the package more...


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