The Largest Anti-War Protest


On 15 February 2003, a coordinated day of protests started across the world in which people in more than 600 cities expressed opposition to the imminent Iraq War. It was part of a series of protests and political events that had begun in 2002 and continued as the war took place. Social movement researchers have described the 15 February protest as “the largest protest event in human history”. Almost every country worldwide took part in the antiwar demonstration in Europe it included: the Alpine countries, Benelux, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, … Continue reading The Largest Anti-War Protest

Ban on Further UK Fracking


Friends of the Earth have won a ban on any further fracking in the UK. Today the UK Government announced that a moratorium on fracking in England, which means that no new fracking can take place anywhere in the country. Friends of the Earth have campaigned for over 8 years for a ban on fracking in the UK Lancashire and Yorkshire are two areas that campaigned against fracking rigs,  legal threats and earthquakes. Friends of the Earth started campaigning back in 2011  against the emerging fracking industry, because the last thing the UK needed was a new source of fossil … Continue reading Ban on Further UK Fracking

Ecuador protests: Anti-government demonstrations continue


From Global News: “Thousands of Indigenous peoples and workers converged on Ecuador’s capital on Wednesday as anti-government protests and clashes prompted the president to move his besieged administration out of Quito. The South American country of 17 million appeared to … Continue reading Ecuador protests: Anti-government demonstrations continue