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Should she go to jail? The Last Stand crew serve notice on Harvey Norman in Preston, Australia. Photo: The Last Stand via Flickr.com.

Boycotts are an essential democratic right

Bill Laurance

7th April 2014

In a radical departure from it's 'pro free speech' rhetoric, Australia's 'Liberal' government wants to ban environmental boycotts. But as Bill Laurance writes, eco-boycotts are not only an effective tool for reining in corporate excesses - they are also a key democratic right. more...
Dominic Dyer addressing a public meeting against the badger cull in Exeter. Photo: Lesley Docksey.

Dominic Dyer, badger champion

Lesley Docksey

9th April 2014

Anyone working to protect badgers from culling will know of Dominic Dyer - wildlife advocate and new director of the Badger Trust. Lesley Docksey met him 'on the hoof' at a recent march - and found out just why the badger campaign is so important to him. more...

Bob Brown: Australia's first leader of the Greens

Elizabeth Claire Alberts

30th December 2013

It’s a critical time for the Tarkine, the last great wilderness in NW Tasmania, and former Senator Bob Brown is still fighting hard to protect it more...

Campaigners target universities' fossil-fuel investments

Ben Whitford

2nd November 2013

A movement is rising up on campuses across the US as campaigners, backed by a growing student body, say NO! to university investment in dirty energy. But will the campaign hit home? Ben Whitford reports ... more...

Winning Over the Public

Craig Bennett

Craig Bennett, Director of Policy and Campaigns at Friends of the Earth, asks what it means to campaign in the twenty-teens? more...

The Power of Peaceful Protest

by Ian and Jennifer Hartley

As a new generation discovers the potency of non violent activism, Ian and Jennifer Hartley - the authors of Paths Are Made By Walking - explain why Non Violent Direct Action is as relevant today as it was during the Cold War more...

Update from Satish

Satish Kumar

Our Focus on Food, plus why we need to defend the rights of Nature more...
TAKE ACTION to end animal testing on cosmetics

TAKE ACTION to end cosmetic testing on animals

Mark Briggs

24th April, 2012

Lush Cosmetics have teamed up with the Humane Society International to launch a campaign to ensure long-awaited proposals banning products tested on animals outside the EU are fully enforced more...
Carles Puyol, FC Barcelona

Take Action: Save orangutans with football star Puyol

Ben Hudson

22nd December, 2011

Act Now for Orangutans is a new campaign fronted by World Cup winner and Barcelona skipper Puyol aimed at the conservation of orangutans
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lungs,forest

Urge Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to save the Amazon rainforest

Ben Hudson

14th December 2011

The new Brazilian Forest Code proposes to relax land regulation in the Amazon rainforest which will increase logging, cattle ranching and other destructive activities. Tell President Dilma to veto the decision before it is too late more...
Marine Protected Areas

TAKE ACTION: Don't let the government back-track on UK marine protected areas

Ben Hudson

16th November, 2011

Show the government you support the creation of a marine conservation network to protect the UK's threatened sea life more...
The DoNation

TAKE ACTION: Pledge action, not money, with DoNation

Ben Hudson

8th November, 2011

If money's tight, but you still want to 'do something' why not join DoNation's growing army of action volunteers to help create a low-carbon society more...

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Rebellious Media Conference

John Pilger and Noam Chomsky debate future of radical media

Sarah Bentley

25th October, 2011

Sarah Bentley reports on the UK radical media conference asking what's next for the non-corporate press more...
Vandana Shiva

CAMPAIGN HERO: Vandana Shiva, anti-GM activist and head of Navdanya

Rosie Spinks

19th October, 2011

Vandana Shiva explains to the Ecologist how the global anti-GM food movement resonates with the Occupy Wall Street protests more...
SchNews down the years

SchNEWS: how road protesters, ravers and GM activists fought back with direct action tabloid

Richard Purssell & Jan Goodey

29th July, 2011

Established in 1994 in response to Michael Howards' draconian Criminal Justice Act targeting activists, the Brighton-based SchNEWS has become integral to the UK - and global - protest movement, say Richard Purssell & Jan Goodey more...
If a Tree Falls

If a tree falls: the story behind the making of an American 'eco terrorist' group

Matilda Lee

22nd June, 2011

The Earth Liberation Front targeted dozens of businesses they accused of destroying the environment. As a new film charting its rise and fall premieres in the US, Matilda Lee speaks to director Marshall Curry about the fine line between activism and terrorism more...
Shlomo Dowen, UK Without Incineration Network

CAMPAIGN HERO: Shlomo Dowen, UK Without Incineration Network

Matilda Lee

5th April, 2011

The head of the UK's grassroots anti-incineration network on working towards a zero waste economy, encouraging community engagement and avoiding 'defeatist' language 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...
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...

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...

Mark Lynas: I'm not the pariah of the green movement

Tom Levitt

15th November, 2010

Author at the centre of recent documentary claims more than half of the environmental movement agrees with him that we should embrace genetically modified (GM) crops and nuclear power more...

How to Win Campaigns Part 2: Working with the media

Chris Rose

8th November, 2010

Top tips on getting and sustaining media attention for your campaign, from one of the leading campaigners around... more...

CAMPAIGN HERO: Countess of Mar

Tom Levitt

1st November, 2010

In the first of our new fortnightly series getting the low-down from leading campaigners, we interview Margaret Mar, a victim of organophosphate (OP) poisoning, who has dedicated most of her life as a peer to campaigning on behalf of other victims more...

How to Win Campaigns Part I: Communication essentials

Chris Rose

29th October, 2010

Proven top tips on communicating your issues effectively from one of the UK's most successful campaigners... more...
Pay the price

An international campaign to raise the price of food

Matilda Welin

5th August, 2010

Are demands for higher prices the future of food campaigning? Pay the Price is a Swedish thinktank demanding more expensive food to cover the hidden costs of production more...

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