Environmental Advocacy

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After Malheur, the end of the beginning: war for America's public lands rages on
Walker, Peter
Article
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...
Among the Pipeline Fighters in Central Iowa
Street, Paul
Article
2016
Iowans protest the Bakken pipeline, fighting against Big Carbon and 21st century petro-capitalism.
The Arctic Turns Ugly
Hunziker, Robert
Article
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...
Berta Cáceres: her fight for human rights in Honduras continues
Bengtsson, Verenice
Article
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. ...
Berta Cáceres, Honduran eco-defender, murdered
Watts, Jonathan
Article
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 outr...
Chipko movement: Connexipedia Article
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 hug...
Connexions Library: Environment Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on environment, ecology, climate change, pollution, and land use.
The Earthscan Action Handbook
Litvinoff, Miles
Book
1990
A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
Ecuador's Bitter Choice
Becker, Marc
Article
2014
Becker analyzes the politics behind the decision to extract petroleum from Ecuador's ecologically fragile Yasuní National Park.
The Environmental Movement at the Crossroads: Gang Green or New Green?
Zeese, Kevin; Flowers, Margaret
Article
2013
There is a growing culture of resistance in the environment movement
Facing Down the Machine: Mike Roselle Draws a Line
St. Clair, Jeffrey; Frank, Joshua
Article
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 p...
Fishers and plunderers: The tragedy of the commodity
Ensor. Sarah
Article
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....
Fresh Water Seas: Saving the Great Lakes
Weller, Phil
Book
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 t...
The Fuelwood Trap: Policy and Planning in the SADCC
Munslow, Barry; Katerere, Y.M.; Ferf, A.G.E; O'Keefe. P.
Book
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 ...
Get Active
Website
A guide to organizing and carrying out campaigns on social and environmental issues, prepared by Greenpeace Australia.
How Corporations and Law Enforcement Are Spying on Environmentalists
Federman, Adam
Article
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 becom...
How Tides Canada Controls the Secret North American Tar Sands Coalition
Stainsby, Macdonald
Article
2013
Mainstream environmental groups are being positioned to make a bad deal on the Tar Sands.
Katrina, Climate Justice and Fish Dinners: Social Justice Lawyer Colette Pichon Battle
Quigley, Bill
Article
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 no...
The Last Frontier: Fighting Over Land in the Amazon
Branford, Sue; Glock, Oriel
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 situatio...
The Late Great Lakes: An Environmental History
Ashworth, William
Book
1986
Ashworth presents five common misunderstandings about the Great Lakes and advocates for improvements, remedial action and ecosystem strategies.
Natural Disasters: Acts of God or Acts of Man?
Wijkman, Anders; Timberlake, Lloyd
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 eve...
A New Wave of Climate Insurgents Defines Itself as Law-Enforcers
Brecher, Jeremy
Article
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...
The RCMP versus the 'anti-petroleum movement'
Article
2015
Canada's political police serve the oil industry, citing lobbyists and rightist demagogues to slander environmental activists as potential terrorists.
Searching for Sustainability: Book Review
Cox, Jan
Article
2014
Review of "State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible?" by the WorldWatch Institute.
Tar sands campaigners are Canada's new 'terrorists'
Dolack, Pete
Article
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.
Targeting Earth First!: Dave Foreman and the First Greenscare Case
Frank, Joshua; St. Clair, Jeffrey
Article
2009
The war on environmentalism.
Thinking Like a Mountain: Toward a Council of All Beings
Seed, John; Macy, Joanna; Fleming, Pat; Naess, Arne. Illus. by Pugh, Dailan
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 na...
Tony Mazzocchi Lives: Blue-Green Organizer Takes Up 'Just Transition' Mantle
Hand, Mark
Article
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.
Tree sitting: Connexipedia Article
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.
The Vanishing Forest
The Independent Commission on International Humanitarian Issues (ICIHI)
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 change...
Waterlogged Wealth
Maltby, Edward
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 valu...
Wendell Berry's Radical Skepticism: The celebrated farmer and poet shares a message of love in a time of unrest
Massey, Brian
Article
2016
When the celebrated writer, farmer, and elder statesman of the local food movement sat down in front of a sold-out audience at Johns Hopkins University last week, the crowd seemed even more eager than...
What's Left? Environmentalists and Radical Politics
Williams, Rick
Book
1990
Environmentalist activism as radical practice.
Why Detroit Needs Justice and CPR: Against The Current vol. 88
Simmons, Charles
Article
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 ...
Why We Need A "No Compromise" Climate Movement: Between Empire And Its Subjects
Parkin, Scott
Article
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 disobedien...
Women and the Environment in the Third World: Alliance for the Future
Dankelman, Irene; Davidson, Joan
Book
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, fores...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
Earth First!
Are you tired of namby-pamby environmental groups? Are you tired of overpaid corporate environmentalists who suck up to bureaucrats and industry? Have you become disempowered by the reductionist appro...
EarthSave Canada
EARTHSAVE CANADA is a Vancouver-based registered charity. We advocate the move towards a more whole food, plant-based diet for environmental sustainability, better health, and compassion toward animal...
Environmental Defence
Working to protect Canadians' environment and human health. We challenge, and inspire change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all. Our vision i...
Friends of the Earth International
We are the world's largest grassroots environmental network, uniting 76 national member groups and some 5,000 local activist groups on every continent. With over 2 million members and supporters aroun...
Global Action Network
Global Action Network is a national animal rights organization based in Montreal. Program areas: Sustainable Agriculture, Animals in Biomedical Research, Companion Animals, Animals in Entertainment, W...
International Dark-Sky Association
Concerned with stopping the adverse environmental impact of light pollution and space debris.
Sources
Sources specializes in collecting, indexing, and disseminating information to help journalists, editors, and researchers quickly reach articulate experts and spokespersons who can provide background i...
Toronto Environmental Alliance
Since 1988, Toronto Environmental Alliance has campaigned locally to find solutions to Toronto's urban environmental problems. A not-for-profit organization, we advocate on behalf of all Torontonians ...