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  1. After Malheur, the end of the beginning: war for America's public lands rages on
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Those who value public lands - for economic, environmental, recreational and aesthetic values - owe a debt of gratitude to Harney County, Oregon, writes Peter Walker. A violent branch of the Sagebrush Rebellion came to town, and the community told it to go away: the decisive factor in the occupiers' defeat. But the greater war for America's public lands has only just begun.
  2. The Arctic Turns Ugly
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Runaway global warming is far and away humankind's biggest nightmare, and the Arctic is the likely perpetrator. If it happens, it'll blister agricultural foodstuff before it can reach the outstretched arms of the multitudes.
  3. Berta Cáceres: her fight for human rights in Honduras continues
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Last week the environmental and human rights activist Berta Cáceres was murdered by gunmen in an early morning attack on her home which may have been carried out by or in collusion with state agents. Now her friend and colleague Gustavo Castro, himself wounded in the attack and the only witness to Berta's murder, has been detained for questioning.
  4. Berta Cáceres, Honduran eco-defender, murdered
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Berta Cáceres, Honduran indigenous and environmental rights campaigner, has been murdered, days after she was threatened for opposing a hydroelectric project. Her death has prompted international outrage, and a flood of tributes to a courageous defender of the natural world.
  5. Chipko movement
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Movement dedicated to the conservation, restoration and ecologically-sound use of India's natural resources. Known for practising Gandhian methods of satyagraha and non-violent resistance, such as hugging trees to protect them from being felled.
  6. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 4 - September 1979 - Food/La Nourriture

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1979
  7. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 3 - September 1981 - Atlantic Development/Le Developpement Atlantique

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1981
  8. Connexions
    Volume 9, Number 1 - Spring 1984 - Energy - A Digest of Resources and Groups for Social Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1984
  9. Connexions
    Volume 11, Number 1 - Spring 1987 - A Digest of Resources and Groups for Social Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1987
  10. Connexions
    Volume 11, Number 2 - Winter 1988 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1988
  11. Connexions Digest
    Volume 12, Number 1 - Fall 1988 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1988
  12. Connexions Digest
    Issue 50 - December 1989 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1989
  13. Connexions Digest
    Issue 51 - May 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1990
  14. Connexions Digest
    Issue 52 - August 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1990
  15. Connexions Digest
    Issue 53 - January 1991- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1991
  16. Connexions Digest
    Issue 54 - February 1992- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1992
  17. Connexions Library: Environment Focus 
    Resource Type: Website
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on environment, ecology, climate change, pollution, and land use.
  18. Directory of Environmental Organizations
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  19. The Earthscan Action Handbook
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
  20. Ecodefense
    A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching. Second Edition

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985   Published: 1987
  21. The Environmental Movement at the Crossroads
    Gang Green or New Green?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    There is a growing culture of resistance in the environment movement
  22. Facing Down the Machine
    Mike Roselle Draws a Line

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Federal and state governments have long targeted the civil rights of environmentalists. In the mid-1980s swaths of new laws were passed that targeted the acts of direct action oriented environmental protests.
  23. Fishers and plunderers: The tragedy of the commodity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Overfishing, pollution and warming water have pushed the world’s oceans into crisis. If nothing is done the results will be catastrophic for marine systems and the billions of humans who rely on them. To stop this destruction our society has to be organized in a completely different way.
  24. Fresh Water Seas
    Saving the Great Lakes

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    Weller takes readers on a tour of the Great Lakes region, tracing its natural history from the time before human habitation. He describes how the region has been affected by uncontrolled development to the point where it now contains one of the planet's most intensive concentrations of industrial and agricultural activity.
  25. The Fuelwood Trap
    Policy and Planning in the SADCC

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    The vast majority of the 60 million people in SADCC countries rely on woodfuel for domestic use. As supplies diminish, the quality of life is deteriorating while the environment becomes more and more degraded. This book looks at the demands to be made on politicians and planners and describes not simply the costs and effects of the problem but also suggests major ways forward.
  26. Get Active
    Resource Type: Website
    A guide to organizing and carrying out campaigns on social and environmental issues, prepared by Greenpeace Australia.
  27. How Corporations and Law Enforcement Are Spying on Environmentalists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In August 2010, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Domestic Terrorism Analysis Unit distributed an intelligence bulletin to all field offices warning that environmental extremism would likely become an increasing threat to the energy industry. The eight-page document argued that, even though the industry had encountered only low-level vandalism and trespassing, recent "criminal incidents" suggested that environmental extremism was on the rise.
  28. How Tides Canada Controls the Secret North American Tar Sands Coalition
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Mainstream environmental groups are being positioned to make a bad deal on the Tar Sands.
  29. Katrina, Climate Justice and Fish Dinners: Social Justice Lawyer Colette Pichon Battle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Colette Pichon Battle gave up a great job working as a corporate immigration lawyer in Washington DC to live in a tent in front of her flooded family home 50 miles from downtown New Orleans. She is now a much honored director of a small but powerful non-profit climate justice human rights firm advocating all along the Gulf Coast. Why the big change in her life? Katrina, climate justice and fish dinners.
  30. The Last Frontier
    Fighting Over Land in the Amazon

    Resource Type: Book
    This richly detailed study of the Amazon region spells out the mismanagement, corruption, and resulting chaos and brutality of successive Brazilian government development schemes. The present situation in the Amazon and how it came about are vividly portrayed, often in the words of the people interviewed. We learn of the problems and resistance of the indigenous peoples, the conflicts between landowners and peasants, and the ecological damage large scale ranching and mining are causing.
  31. The Late Great Lakes
    An Environmental History

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
    Ashworth presents five common misunderstandings about the Great Lakes and advocates for improvements, remedial action and ecosystem strategies.
  32. Natural Disasters
    Acts of God or Acts of Man?

    Resource Type: Book
    The authors argue that natural disasters are not so natural. Surveying the rising damage caused around the world by floods, draught, cyclones, earthquakes and tidal waves, they conclude that these events are "disaster triggers," magnified by the three major contributors to disasters in the Third World: poverty, environmental degradation, and rapid population growth. This book offers new directions and planning for a more sustainable world community.
  33. A New Wave of Climate Insurgents Defines Itself as Law-Enforcers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Grassroots movement organizations from every continent will hold a global week of action called Break Free From Fossil Fuels in May 2016. They envision tens of thousands of people mobilizing worldwide to demand a rapid transition to renewable energy. Events will include nonviolent direct actions targeting extraction sites or infrastructure; pressure on political targets to shift policies around fossil fuel development; and support for clean energy alternatives.
  34. The RCMP versus the 'anti-petroleum movement'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Canada's political police serve the oil industry, citing lobbyists and rightist demagogues to slander environmental activists as potential terrorists.
  35. Tar sands campaigners are Canada's new 'terrorists'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Canada's Harper government has targeted as a new crime being a member of an 'anti-Canadian petroleum movement', and equating such a stance with terrorism.
  36. Targeting Earth First!
    Dave Foreman and the First Greenscare Case

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The war on environmentalism.
  37. Thinking Like a Mountain
    Toward a Council of All Beings

    Resource Type: Book
    This book of readings, meditations, poems, and workshop notes helps us realize that environmental defence is nothing less than self-defence. It provides a context for ritual identification with the natural environment and so brings a process of community therapy in defence of Mother Earth.
  38. Tony Mazzocchi Lives: Blue-Green Organizer Takes Up 'Just Transition' Mantle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Union and environmental activist Alex Lotorto believes environmentalists should be working more closely with organized labour and following the advice of some of labour's more enlightened leaders.
  39. Toward Unity Among Environmentalists
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
  40. Tree sitting
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A form of environmentalist civil disobedience in which a protester sits in a tree, usually on a small platform built for the purpose, to protect it from being cut down.
  41. The Vanishing Forest
    Resource Type: Book
    While loggers, ranchers, road and dam builders destroy forests for short-term gains, the world is losing what could be its long-term economic base. Deforestation threatens irreversible climatic changes and the loss of gene pools. Not an ecological treatise, this report focuses on the suffering endured by the people immediately dependent on dwindling forest land and how this process is affecting their health and livelihood.
  42. Waterlogged Wealth
    Resource Type: Book
    The traditional response to swamps, marshes and bogs has been to drain them. But wetlands are not wastelands. Coastal marshes are among the world's most productive ecosystems. Maltby examines the value of swamps and marshes, as well as the threats against them, showing how short-sighted this approach is and indicating that positive alternatives are available.
  43. What's Left? Environmentalists and Radical Politics
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    Environmentalist activism as radical practice.
  44. Why Detroit Needs Justice and CPR
    Against The Current vol. 88

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    If anyone doubts that the modern American City has become the center of all forms of oppression, consider the list of injustices that Detroit residents confront everyday in a city governed by African Americans. Although Brush Park residents were granted funds for renovation some five years ago, the city has taken the money from the senior citizens and transferred it to the big developers and city attorneys to help evict the seniors.
  45. Why We Need A "No Compromise" Climate Movement
    Between Empire And Its Subjects

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Successful campaigns against strip mining in the Appalachians have included peaceful legal tactics like petitioning, letters to the editor, education, marches and protests, as well as civil disobedience, industrial sabotage, armed defense of Appalachians’ property and other tactics that are viewed as insurrectionary and violent by today’s mainstream environmentalists.
  46. Women and the Environment in the Third World
    Alliance for the Future

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    This book contains well documented case studies and interviews with leading women conservationists from the Third World, and gives a clear account of women's problems in relation to land, water, forests, energy and human settlements. It also looks at the lack of response from international organizations and at ways in which women can organize to meet environmental, social and economic challenges.

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