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Paul Kingsnorth

Q & A: Paul Kingsnorth, green activism is 'simply a faction of consumer society'

Mark Newton

21st September, 2011

Writer, journalist and environmental activist: Paul Kingsnorth has been them all. Now, however, he has rejected activism in favour of a dystopian strain of thought epitomised by his Dark Mountain project. Mark Newton caught up with him to discover why more...
building a green movement

The young activist’s guide to building a green movement

George Blacksell

24th August, 2011

Sharon J. Smith’s book acts as an inspirational guide for the youth of today to taking environmental matters into their own hands
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SchNews down the years

SchNEWS: how road protesters, ravers and GM activists fought back with direct action tabloid

Richard Purssell & Jan Goodey

29th July, 2011

Established in 1994 in response to Michael Howards' draconian Criminal Justice Act targeting activists, the Brighton-based SchNEWS has become integral to the UK - and global - protest movement, say Richard Purssell & Jan Goodey more...
Just Do It

July 2011 monthly subscribers newsletter

The Ecologist

July 10th 2011

This month we report on pesticide labelling, government food policy, conflict and climate change, alternative lifestyles and the future of direct action campaigning. To access this content, log in and scroll down to the bottom of the page, where you can download your newsletter more...
Joss Garman

Joss Garman: coal and runways looked unstoppable until we stopped them

Joss Garman

6th July, 2011

Co-founder of activist group Plane Stupid, Joss Garman reflects on the environmental movements' successes and why, when things look bleaker than ever, we need to remember this more...
Tom Youngman

How to inspire the next generation of eco-activists

Tom Youngman

6th July, 2011

Constructive engagement, optimism and campaigns that benefit local residents are the best tactics to move eco-activism forward more...
Eco Activism Special

Where next for eco-activism?

Matilda Lee

6th July, 2011

As a new film encourages people to Just Do It, Matilda Lee looks at the future of eco-activism in the UK more...
UK Uncut

Tools of resistance: the insiders guide to grassroots direct action

Molly James & Dan Glass

6th July, 2011

Molly James & Dan Glass outline the most powerful tools in the grassroots action toolbox - plus information on how you can get involved
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If a Tree Falls

If a tree falls: the story behind the making of an American 'eco terrorist' group

Matilda Lee

22nd June, 2011

The Earth Liberation Front targeted dozens of businesses they accused of destroying the environment. As a new film charting its rise and fall premieres in the US, Matilda Lee speaks to director Marshall Curry about the fine line between activism and terrorism more...
International No Tar Sands Network

TAKE ACTION to stop Canadian tar sands

Matilda Lee

15th June, 2011

A day of action is planned this Saturday to highlight the destructive impact of Canada's tar sands industry. In London, this includes a demo-fest at the Canadian High Commission more...
dr bronner's

Dr Bronner’s: the activist's beauty brand

The Ecologist

6th April, 2011

Not only are its own products Fairtrade and organic, beauty pioneer Dr Bronner’s is taking on big business to get to the truth about how organic their ranges really are more...
Shlomo Dowen, UK Without Incineration Network

CAMPAIGN HERO: Shlomo Dowen, UK Without Incineration Network

Matilda Lee

5th April, 2011

The head of the UK's grassroots anti-incineration network on working towards a zero waste economy, encouraging community engagement and avoiding 'defeatist' language more...

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Sumatran forest

Revealed: paper giant 'linked to Indonesian forest trashing' targeted activists

Mandy Haggith

30th March, 2011

A little-reported legal battle in Italy between paper company Pigna and eco-activists from Terra! is leading to fears that it may open the way for big companies to muzzle legitimate environmental protests. Mandy Haggith reports
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David Were, Hands of Love, Kenya

Human Rights Watch film festival: young film-makers tackle eco-issues

Matilda Lee

30th March, 2011

From the next Erin Brokovitch, to a group of teens cleaning up Kenya's Kibera slum, a clutch of innovative youth film-makers are documenting crucial issues and demanding social and environmental justice 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...
Neil Kingsnorth

CAMPAIGN HERO: Neil Kingsnorth, head of activism at Friends of the Earth

Matilda Lee

22nd March, 2011

The Ecologist talks to Neil Kingsnorth about Friends of the Earth's most (and least) successful campaigns and why community groups are vital to the future of UK activism 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...

The film that stood up to banana giant Dole over pesticide poisoning (and won)

Tom Levitt

14th March, 2011

The documentary Bananas! highlighted plight of Nicaraguan banana plantation workers who brought a legal case in the US against the use of a banned pesticide DBCP by the Dole Food Company. Tom Levitt reports more...
Mphatheleni Makaulule

Celebrating women activists: South Africa's Mphatheleni Makaulule

The Ecologist

8th March, 2011

On international women's day, a remarkable lady fighting to maintain the ancient traditions, local knowledge and sacred sites of one of South Africa's last indigenous clans talks to the Ecologist more...
Data activism

The Ecologist guide to data activism

Christine Ottery

4th March, 2011

You don't have to be a web geek to join the growing ranks of activists who have told powerful stories using data visualisation. Christine Ottery outlines how you can use data as a powerful tool to press for change more...
Yes Men

They took on Dow and Halliburton... but who are the Yes Men?

Sarah Bentley

1st March, 2011

Their parodies of Dow Chemicals, Halliburton and the US Chamber of Commerce have propelled activist duo Andy Michlbaum and Mike Bonanno into the spotlight. They've gotten under the skin of corporate America - but what's next, asks Sarah Bentley? 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...
Tom Crompton, WWF

CAMPAIGN HERO: Tom Crompton, Change Strategist at WWF-UK

Matilda Lee

8th February, 2011

What motivates people to act? Tom Crompton, WWF's point man on behaviour change, believes he has the answers. And they go against the grain of conventional campaigning... more...
Police tactics have been heavily criticised in two reports

Undercover police scandal: why we urgently need a judge-led inquiry

Dan Glass

21st January, 2011

With daily revelations about police spying on activists, we need an independent judicial investigation into the scale and nature of infiltration and use of agents provocateurs, says Ratcliffe defendant Dan Glass 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...

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