Activism

Cool people’s movements

The Symbiosis Research Collective
| 24th September 2018
As the toll of climate change rises, as the summers become hotter, we have the opportunity to link struggles for cooler cities with other progressive demands. From the SYMBIOSIS RESEARCH COLLECTIVE

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Whale being butchered

Whaling in Iceland accompanied by protests

Lowana Veal
| 24th July 2018
Vegans and vegetarians are leading protests in Iceland against whaling. They are calling on the government to end the practice, which sees highly intelligent and social animals captured and slaughtered. LOWANA VEAL reports

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Saul Alinsky

Rethinking community organising

The Symbiosis Research Collective
| 10th July 2018
Building a just, sustainable future will require transcending traditional community organising models. Working through existing institutions within the current system is not good enough. The latest from the SYMBIOSIS RESEARCH COLLECTIVE

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A bird

How can environmental activists use social media? Part 3

Alessio Perrone
| 20th June 2018
Has Twitter jumped the shark? Is Facebook now MySpace? Should environmental activists bother with social media - and does the Cambridge Analytica scandal mean we should boycott? ALESSIO PERRONE gives social media one last shot - in Part 3 of our guide for environmental activists

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A bird

How can environmental activists use social media? Part 1

Alessio Perrone
| 18th June 2018
Environmental activists and NGOs spend a considerable amount of time Facebook posting and Tweeting. But the best use of social networks is about what you want to achieve. ALESSIO PERRONE spoke to some experts in the field and gives some tips about how to use platforms successfully to promote social change

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Community action to remember those killed in the oil-rich region of Casanare, Colombia. Unique cards bear the names and dates of those killed. ​

To me, being a mum means fighting for oil justice

Helena Coates
| 13th June 2018
Frack Free Greater Manchester campaigners joined human rights defenders from as far as Argentina and Colombia in May to protest outside British Petroleum (BP)’s first ever shareholder meeting in Manchester, UK. HELENA COATES - a local resident - environmental campaigner and mum of two, explains why she took part

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Weeks of disruption planned for fracking site

Catherine Harte
| 7th June 2018
Anti-fracking movement 'Reclaim the Power' has announced its plans for a summer of disruption against a fracking site in Lancashire. This came days after Greg Clark said shale wells in England will be considered permitted development. CATHERINE HARTE reports

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Ada Colau

What's it like for a social movement to take control of a city?

The Symbiosis Research Collective
Aaron Vansintjan
| 11th May 2018
Ada Colau surprised many when she won the election to become mayor of Barcelona. The housing rights activist was part of a deep social movement aiming for participatory democracy. But this latest article from the SYMBIOSIS RESEARCH COLLECTIVE examines how winning the election was just the first step

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Protest at the district headquarters in Mandla on 12 December 2017

Nuking Narmada: uprooting lives and compounding climate crisis impacts

Kumar Sundaram
| 18th December 2017
The building of the proposed Chutka nuclear plant in the tribal-dominated Mandla district in central India will mean the local population will be displaced - for the second time. It will also contribute to global greenhouse gas emissions. Faced with injustice and threats to their safety and livelihoods, villagers have started a two-month long campaign. KUMAR SUNDARAM reports.

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The view across an opencast mine

From the valleys to the beaches - new coal mines bring fear not hope

Mat Hope
| 4th December 2017
The opencast coal mine at Ffos-y-Fran near Merthyr Tydfil in Wales is the UK’s largest - and has produced eight million tonnes of coal. Now Miller Argent, the owner and operator, wants to extend the mine. Banks Mining has applied for planning permission to begin a new mine at Highthorn, in Northumberland. The application will go before Sajid Javid, the Communities Secretary, today. MAT HOPE of DeSmog UK spoke to the people most affected.

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Exposing babarism in the name of ‘Fashion'

Laura Briggs
| 4th August 2017
In 2016 the UK imported £26 million worth of fur, showing that the industry has gone global. Only by exposing the level of cruelty and showing people what lies behind the fashion will change ever come about writes LAURA BRIGGS

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