Just Do It, a film following the UK's eco activist movement
July 2011 monthly subscribers newsletter
July 10th 2011
This month we report on pesticide labelling, government food policy, conflict and climate change, alternative lifestyles and the future of direct action campaigning. To access this content, log in and scroll down to the bottom of the page, where you can download your newsletter
Ecologist readers will be familiar with, and in many cases involved in, eco-activism in the UK. Yet rarely does anyone get to see very much of the secretive world behind the environmental direct action community- that small group of people that put their bodies in the way and are not afraid to get arrested to do something about climate change.
A new film, Just Do It, launching on July 15th gives us this glimpse. Director Emily James spent over a year embedded with some of the major direct action groups - the ones mainstream media despair over, and like to portray as terrorists. Just Do It paints a fuller picture and gives us the inside story of who they are and why they do what they do.
And, as an advocate for radical environmental action since our first issue back in 1970, the Ecologist took this opportunity to look more closely at the issues shaping the future direction of Britain's eco-activism movement. In your PDF newsletter you can read Bibi van der Zee’s compelling piece addressing these issues, whilst elsewhere online...
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