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The Belo Monte dam construction site. Photo: Programa de Aceleração do Crescimento via Flickr.

Brazilians have far more to protest about than the World Cup

Steffen Böhm & Rafael Kruter Flores

20th June 2014

It may all be over for England, but for Brazil, the battle is only just beginning. Anger over the vast cost of the World Cup - well over $10 billion - and its huge social impacts, is spilling over into a wider fury at massive mega-projects than enrich elites, trash the environment, and leave the poor poorer. more...
Police Liaison Officers at work - easily recognised by their 'blue bibs'. Just remember what they are there for. Photo: Netpol.

Smiling spies: Police Liaison Officers exposed

The Ecologist

18th June 2014

An internal police document has confirmed what many have long suspected: the Police Liaison Officers 'facilitating' protests and demonstrations are not just there to make friends - they play a 'pivotal role' in intelligence gathering. more...
Caroline Lucas MP. Photo: underclassrising.net via Flickr.com.

Caroline Lucas 'not guilty'

The Ecologist

17th April 2014

The Green MP for Brighton, Caroline Lucas, and four other protestors have been found 'not guilty' by Brighton magistrates on charges of obstructing the highway and other public order offences at a 2013 anti-fracking protest. 'The fight goes on!' more...
Caroline Lucas outside Brighton Court Centre. Photo: Zoe Broughton.

Caroline Lucas on trial

Zoe Broughton

28th March 2014

Green MP Caroline Lucas has been in court in Brighton this week following her arrest at Cuadrilla's exploratory fracking site near Balcombe, Sussex. Zoe Broughton reports ... more...
The 'Turn your back on Thatcher' protest at Ludgate circus, as Mrs Thatcher's coffin approached. Photo: from video by thegoldengirlk8: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDW3mXrz44M

Protestors have nothing to gain from liaising with police

Rececca Lush Blum

2nd February 2014.

The Metropolitan Police invited Rebecca Lush Blum - who organised the 'Turn your back on Thatcher' protest in 2013 - to attend a seminar to discuss police liaison with protesters. She refused in this powerful letter ... more...

Pungesti - villagers 'living in terror' of police violence

Oliver Tickell

28th December 2013

Romania - A leading human rights group has charged the Government with serious violations of the human rights of inhabitants of Pungesti following protests against pre-fracking gas exploration by Chevron. more...

Dongria Kondh tribe of India resist powerful mining company

Joanna Eede

20th November 2013

India’s Dongria Kondh tribe have rejected plans by mining giant Vedanta Resources for an open-pit bauxite mine in their sacred Niyamgiri Hills. Although the decision is not yet final, the case has been hailed as an unprecedented triumph for tribal rights ... more...
Hacktivism

The beginning is near

Jamie Mackay

12th November 2013

Last week's 'million mask march' is a telling example of the mainstream media's structural hostility to any realisation of a participatory, deliberative or active public, argues Jamie Mackay. more...
We are Legion

Guy Fawkes: the medium is the message!

Jonathan Kent

6th November 2013

Jonathan Kent examines the diverse media coverage of last night's Guy Fawkes protests in London. The reports tell us more about media prejudices, than about the event itself. more...

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...

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‘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...
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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...
Riots

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...
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...
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...

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