activism

Anti-logging protestors from Greenpeace Poland

Campaigners hail 'huge victory' for forest defenders

Catherine Early
| 17th April 2018
The European Union's top court ruled today that increased logging in Białowieża broke EU nature laws. The Polish government must now reverse decisions that allowed logging, or face fines of up to tens of millions of euros. CATHERINE EARLY reports

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Ursula Le Guin

How to navigate the disorientation of a seismic world

The Symbiosis Research Collective
| 23rd March 2018
Our situation may seem hopeless, but we have a rich inheritance of ideas and practices from which we can draw. Monarchies have been overthrown, dictators pulled down. We can take inspiration from past revolutions to build a new framework for the future.

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Conference Seeks Security for Embattled Environmental Activists

Olesia Plokhii
| 19th June 2017
This week, the first-ever Forest Defenders Conference, organized by environmental activist support group Not1More, takes place (21st-22nd June) at St. Hugh's College in Oxford, UK. The aim of the conference is to highlight the growing risks and help develop safety strategies for frontline environmentalists who face increasing violence for their work.
OLESIA PLOKHII reports

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Ecologist Special Report: Environmental Activist Illegally Detained in Baja California Sur, Mexico

Viviane Mahieux
| 14th June 2017
Since the illegal arrest and imprisonment of lawyer and environmental activist John Moreno (and his client Joella Corado) on May 19th, numerous protests and vigils have been held, both in the town of Todos Santos and in the state capital of La Paz. Many consider Moreno a political prisoner of the Mexican Government, and see Corado as collateral damage in a political campaign to clamp down on community resistance to development. VIVIANE MAHIEUX tells their story to date...

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3rd March 2017
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22,000 shoes in Place de la Republique - Climate of Peace #climat2paix, 29th November 2015, at #COP21 - placed to represent the hundreds of thousands of people denied freedom of speech and freedom of assembly in the March for the Climate. Photo: Takver vi

Reaching hearts and minds: the power of nonviolent action unleashed

Robert J. Burrowes
| 15th February 2017
Nonviolent activism is an incredibly powerful means of transforming the world, writes Robert J. Burrowes. But to harness that power, we must understand that it works by inspiring others to join in a just and noble cause, while communicating the actions they can take in their own lives. Its essential modes are thus political and psychological - and victory can result from apparent failure.

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Nannalution Gathers Pace: Australia's Knitting Nannas Activists and the Anti-Fracking Movement

Maxine Newlands
| 9th September 2016
Knitting Nannas Against Gas (KNAG), an anti-fracking group held their national gathering in the heart of Australia's Coal Seam Gas (CSG) industry where the ‘Nannas' workshopped ways of evading arrest, media strategies, avoiding defaming energy companies, lawful protest, successful campaigns, protest songs and nanna naps. MAXINE NEWLANDS joined them for the gathering

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The Ecologist Arts Interview: Photographer Deon Reynolds

Gary Cook
| 2nd September 2016
Marmite. Barry Manilow, Nigel Farage and wind turbines. People either love them or hate them with rarely anyone on the fence. But Deon Reynolds' atmospheric turbine photographs might just buck that trend and persuade even rabid climate deniers to acknowledge their beauty, writes
GARY COOK

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Europe's Rotten Wood

Horatio Morpurgo
| 15th July 2016
Illegal logging accounts for between 30 and 50 percent of wood harvested in Romania. Horatio Morpurgo reports on the destruction of Romanian forests, post communism, and looks at what we can learn.

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