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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 more...
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...

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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...
Protest

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...
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

Ecologist

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...
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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...

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