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Democracy: 1/14 of 14

Donnachadh McCarthy stands his ground against a repressive police presence at OccupyDemocracy. Photo: Fields of light photography.

OccupyDemocracy suppressed - is Cameron any better than Putin?

Julian Sayarer

23rd October 2014

Donnachadh McCarthy, The Ecologist's correspondent at Occupy Democracy was arrested yesterday when police cleared Parliament Square of protesters. The brutal repression of peaceful protest puts Britain in the same moral camp as China, Russia and others whose human rights record we publicly despise, writes Julian Sayarer. more...
Occupy Democracy - the Day 2 kettle of the Head of Boris Johnson's Wardens, selecting who to get the police to arrest. Photo: Donnachadh McCarthy.

London's 'Tarpaulin Revolution' lives another day

Donnachadh McCarthy

20th October 2014

Last night the police were in full force in London's Parliament Square, writes Donnachadh McCarthy - forcibly removing Occupy Democracy protestors and snatching sleeping bags, cardboard and tarpaulins as illegal 'sleeping equipment', apparently on direct orders from the Mayor, Boris Johnson. Yet the rally keeps on growing .... more...

The Real Power in Politics

Donnachadh McCarthy

7th March 2014

Environmental campaigner and former politician Donnachadh McCarthy on the power of political lobbyists and the damage they do to democracy. more...

Economic Democracy

Jack Santa Barbara

10th January 2014

The Trouble with Billionaires: How the Super-Rich Hijacked the World (and How We Can Take It Back) exposes the damage done by extreme wealth to our democracy, our economy and our social stability. more...
Activist's Handbook

The Activist’s Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Participatory Democracy

Lorna Howarth

24 September 2012

The latest book by activist Aidan Ricketts presents a powerful guide to successful campaigning. more...
editor's blog

Forget Westminster: real green change is local

Mark Anslow

19th August, 2009

It's one of the most encouraging reports of the year, and the mainstream media totally ignored it. Think what you like about town hall politics: there's power in them there councils more...
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Grass-Roots Democracy

Aidan Rankin

19th February, 2009

A new Ecology Party would work for a change in values, a paradigm shift in which human beings learn to work with the grain of the natural world, instead of against it. more...
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Sustaining communities

Phil Moore

1st October, 2008

With the global credit crunch grabbing all the headlines, issues concerning economies on a lesser scale are easily sidelined. more...
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The Sustainable Communities Bill: is this the most significant piece of legislation this decade?

Mark Anslow

29th March, 2007

Has your local pub closed down? Is your high street turning into a drab strip of chain stores? Has Tesco boarded up your post-office and turned in into an 'express' store? If so, then you need to know about the Sustainable Communities Bill. Mark Anslow asks if this is the most important piece of legislation since Labour came to power more...
Investigations

The Barker Review of Land Use Planning

Simon Fairlie

8th March, 2007

Last December's Barker Review replaces democracy with economic growth. Ex Ecologist editor Simon Fairlie claims our land is being sold to the highest bidder more...
Bolgs and Comments

Cassandra

John Papworth

1st February, 2007

Don’t wait for Dave or Tony to give you a hug. If you are dissatisfied with your leaders, take control of your own more...
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Direct democracy

Douglas Smith

8th July, 2004

Britain has fallen out of love with conventional politics. Could Swiss-style direct democracy end the current crisis of political legitimacy? more...

Democracy: 1/14 of 14

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The myth of modern democracy

Ivo Mosley

8th July, 2004

Far from being proof of our political emancipation, our right to vote in parliamentary elections is a symbol of power that keeps us powerless. more...

I'm the Reverend Billy.

Bill Talen

1st November, 2003

from the pulpit: We interrupt our regular programming for a moral advisory… more...

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