Category Archives: social justice

Row over RBS sponsorship of “Climate Week”

The Guardian, March 3 2011 Climate Week is coming. If that means nothing to you, how do you fancy a “supercharged national occasion that offers an annual renewal of our ambition and confidence to combat climate change”? Still not clear? … Continue reading

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Interesting power struggles in Europe. No really…

The Guardian, January 24 2011 Protesters blockaded the main entrance of New Scotland Yard in London this morning in a demonstration against undercover police officers having sex with members of groups they infiltrate. The protest followed claims that undercover officers … Continue reading

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The Ecologist, December 2010 Now look. I’ve been thinking long and hard about how best to view the new government and its policies and this is the thing. Although my nicer self tells me, believe them!, love them!, give them … Continue reading

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Copenhagen protesters acquitted

part of this story appeared in the Guardian, August 31, 2010 The two protesters on trial in Copenhagen for terrorism-related offences during the environment summit last December have both been cleared. Of the nearly 2000 people arrested, a small number … Continue reading

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Where is everyone?

I’ve just been watching a film of the Climate Camp taking place up in Edinburgh at the moment, and the main question which it raises is… where the hell is everyone? (The film was on the Climate Camp website but … Continue reading

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The necessity defence

New Statesman, 5 July 2010 note: this was written as the court was still waiting for the verdict in the EDO case. They were acquitted. The problem is often posed this way: you’ve got a friend in your car who … Continue reading

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EDO/MBM arms protestors cleared!

The Guardian, 1 July 2010 Britain’s Green MP today declared her support for seven acquitted campaigners who caused £180,000 damage to an arms factory, backing their direct action. Caroline Lucas, the MP for Brighton Pavilion, said she was “absolutely delighted” … Continue reading

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Is the Parliament square camp a national treasure?

Index on Censorship, 30 June 2010 There is an oddity to the traffic arrangements around Parliament Square, but it will take the casual visitor several minutes to spot it. In fact even the keenest of observers may not spot it … Continue reading

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Art activism at the Tate

The Guardian, June 29, 2010 The warmth of a real June day is still in the air. It is so soothingly hot, so summery, that it’s hard to believe that activists are really about to take direct action outside the … Continue reading

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Just been down Lewes Road community garden…

They’re in the middle of packing up and leaving to make way for a new branch of Tescos. Everyone is pretty sad, and determined to keep the spirit of the gardens going; for a year now they’ve been a community … Continue reading

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