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Direct action - the winning argument?

Sarah Lewis

13th May, 2009

When a Victorian tea party took over Heathrow's Terminal 1 earlier this year, it was a clear sign that environmental campaigning had taken a large step away from time-worn methods of protesting. more...
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Climate Camp

Amelia Gregory

9th April, 2009

The plan was a simple one: Climate Camp would "swoop" onto the main road on Bishopsgate directly outside the European Climate Exchange (the biggest carbon trading hub in the world) on April 1st, just as the G20 circus rolled into town. But we were never sure precisely how it would work. more...
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The G20 marches - a pointless protest against everything, or the dawn of a new collective action?

Sylvia Rowley and Rachel Rickard Straus

2nd April, 2009

Protests. A political free-for-all or a new collective activism around social and environmental problems? Sylvia Rowley and Rachel Straus find out. more...

Dan Box blog: listening to the radicals

Dan Box

2nd April, 2009

Dan Box makes a detour to the G20 climate protests in London, but leaves disappointed. Later, a lecture by Nicholas Stern, author of the Stern review, lifts his spirits. more...
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Saving the world with the flick of a switch

Duncan Hodson

28th March, 2009

At 8:30pm on Saturday 28th March the world will be plunged into darkness. But fear not, this is not a cause for alarm but for celebration. more...
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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...
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Bill McKibben: why I'm planning to get arrested on Monday (and you should, too)

Bill McKibben

26th February, 2009

It may seem odd timing that many of us are heading to the nation's capital early next month for a major act of civil disobedience at a coal-fired power plant, the first big protest of its kind against global warming in America. more...
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Oxfordshire beauty spot saved from becoming a waste coal ash dump

Ecologist

21st January, 2009

It has been a long and bitter struggle. When locals who had for years enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of Thrupp lake at Radley, Oxfordshire, learned that it was to be filled with fly-ash from Didcot power station, they assumed that a small but vocal protest would help see off the plans. more...
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Regional Destruction Agency: Why SWRDA would rather demolish than make sustainable

Simon Fairlie

8th January, 2009

The South West Regional Development Agency is letting down planet and people despite promises to redevelop the former site of Morland leather works 'sustainably'. more...

I'm the Reverend Billy

Bill Talen

3rd January, 2009

We interrupt our regular programming for a moral advisory... more...
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Determination in the face of destruction

Michelle Duffield

16th October, 2008

What do you do when your faith, identity, independence and livelihood are all endangered by a mine that has the backing of a multi-billion pound company and even your own government? For the Dongria Kondh hill tribe of Orissa, India, there is only one answer: you stop them. more...
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Counquer ourselves first

Miguel Mendonça

1st October, 2008

During my global travels, spreading the word on the cheapest, most effective and equitable policy road for renewables, my observations and experiences have led me to several infuriating and distressing conclusions. more...

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Poison Fire Interview

Phil Moore

11th September, 2008

Filmmaker Lars Johansson talks to the Ecologist about the making of the film 'Poison Fire' and the curse of oil in the Niger Delta. more...
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Carry On Climate Camp

Ian Duff

14th August, 2008

Campaigns officer for WWF UK, Ian Duff, reflects on his participation in this year's Climate Camp and the relevance of civil disobedience in today's climate change campaign more...
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Climate camp visions

Luisa Miller

14th August, 2008

Climate camp isn't just about direct action - it's an alternative space giving many the opportunity to do things differently, as Luisa Miller tells us more...
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BAA seek injunction against… almost everyone

News

2nd August, 2008

BAA are seeking “arguably one of the most wide-ranging injunctions ever” against the Camp for Climate Action, environmental campaigners told the Ecologist today. 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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Between a rock and a hard place

Phil Moore

1st August, 2008

The battle between mining giant Vedanta and the threatened tribal Dongria Kondh of Orissa, eastern India continues. more...
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By the way Prime Minister, I've just super-glued myself to your arm...

Dan Glass

24th July, 2008

Yesterday Plane Stupid activist Dan Glass stuck himself to the Prime Minister to protest against aviation. Here he explains why more...
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How to be free: Stepping into the ring

Tom Hodgkinson

1st July, 2008

At the end of May, I went to give a talk at the Hay-on-Wye literary festival. John Bird, of The Big Issue, and I, sang songs to my ukulele accompaniment and enthused about the pleasures of thrift. more...
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The problem of greenwash - green-fiddling while Rome burns…

Pat Thomas

1st June, 2008

It’s fair to say that we have our share of robust discussions in this office. Opinions get aired, fingers get pointed, occasionally voices get raised. It’s all in a good cause. Setting the world to rights isn’t always a civilised tea party. more...
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The end of an affair

Robert Llewellyn

14th February, 2008

I’ve just been shopping. I went to London, walked into shops and bought things. New things. Not many – in fact my little pile of shopping bags is tragically small. I rapidly got bored and tired, and came back home. more...
Investigations

Talking about the Why Generation

Ed Hamer and Jon Hughes

1st February, 2008

February 1968. From South Vietnam the explosive Têt Offensive has dealt a final blow to shattered US troops and sparked a worldwide appetite for insurrection. Left destitute by standards of living and provoked by a three-year war on their ideological comrades, student leaders across Europe rise up with a single voice ‘We shall fight. We will win. Paris, London, Rome, Berlin.’ Within six weeks, 20,000 protesters will besiege the American embassy in London’s Grosvenor Square. It is the Spring of Discontent, and revolution is the air. more...
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Pants exposed - know what's in your knickers?

Eco-boudoir

8th January, 2008

More than pretty knickers has one aim: to change the textiles industry for the better! more...
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How to judge the success of a campaign

Tom Hodgkinson

24th October, 2007

The best way to judge the success of a campaign, says Tom Hodgkinson,is to stop yourself thinking in out-dated terms like ‘success’ and ‘failure’ more...

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