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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...

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...
Coral reef

Top FTSE companies face investor backlash on biodiversity

Tom Levitt

20th December, 2010

Drug companies and the construction sector, both heavily reliant on natural resources, among the worst when it comes to acting to reduce their negative impact on biodiversity, says report 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...

Ecologist guide to ethical investments

Eifion Rees and Matilda Lee

5th November, 2010

All you need to know to start putting your money where your mouth is 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...

Ecologist guide to ethical investments

Eifion Rees and Matilda Lee

5th November, 2010

All you need to know to start putting your money where your mouth is more...
Legal challenge

Activists win historic ruling on 'people's law on the environment'

Tom Levitt

26th August, 2010

Crippling costs of legal action prevents people mounting challenges over environmental damage, finds UN Committee more...

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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...

Just do it movie: direct action in the UK


6th July, 2010

A documentary that follows UK climate activists as they take on the combined forces of global capitalism, run-away climate change and the metropolitan police. Set for release in early 2011 more...
Protestors carry cans of 'oil' marked with BP logo

Spilling oil over the Tate: the activists' story

Felix Gonzales

30th June, 2010

'Is it art?', a bystander asked of the demonstration against a ceremony at the Tate celebrating BP's support for British art. A good question - if it ain't, it's certainly effective more...
Deborah Doane

Deborah Doane: a Conservative government could inspire activism

Tom Levitt

20th April, 2010

The pioneering World Development Movement (WDM), celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Its director Deborah Doane, says it now is considering more direct forms of protest more...
An orangutan

Blackwashing: do NGO tactics risk long term public trust?

Tom Levitt

1st January, 2010

Instead of making exaggerated claims about species becoming extinct, NGOs could make progress on issues like deforestation by collaborating more closely with companies, reports Tom Levitt more...

CASE STUDY: changing our perspectives through art

Jon Hughes

1st January, 2008

Sometimes, choosing not to think like a scientist can be a good thing. Jon Hughes sits down with the Harrisons, environmental activists and conceptual artists more...

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...
I Am So Sorry. Goodbye

Radical Nature art exhibition

Will Bugler

19th June, 2009

A new exhibition at the Barbican explores the symbiotic relationship between art, architecture and environmentalism. more...

A Time Comes - A film by Nick Broomfield


4th June, 2009

In 2007 six Greenpeace activists attempted to shut Kingsnorth coal-fired power station in Kent but were served a High Court injunction by a police helicopter. more...

Youth driving the environmental movement

Joss Garman

25th March, 2009

'We're here because our parents' generation has failed us and it's up to young people to stop climate change by whatever peaceful means we have left.' more...

Time's Up! by Keith Farnish

Polly Cook

12th March, 2009

Conveniently crafted into four manageable sections, this book attempts to cover everything and anything that climate change has, and will, destroy - and presents some radical solutions more...

Global village idiots

Michael Bugeja

1st November, 2008

Information about information, ideas without place, facts without action… It’s time we got off the net, into the world and with the programme, says Michael Bugeja more...
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Activists get thrashed by locals

Phil Moore

1st August, 2008

When opponents of local youth football team Deansgate Ridge in Kent failed to turn up, Camp for Climate Action members stepped in – only to lose 7-1. more...


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