Activism

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Philippines’ youth call for systemic change at climate protest
Protesters parading an effigy of Rodrigo Duterte in Manila call for policies that prioritise people and planet

Carmela Fonbuena

24, Sep, 2021 @4:09 PM

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New evidence suggests spyware used to surveil Emirati activist Alaa Al-Siddiq
Citizen Lab confirms human rights campaigner probably hacked by a government client of NSO Group from 2015 to 2020

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

24, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Saintmaking: the canonisation of Derek Jarman by queer ‘nuns’ – video
This year marks the 30th anniversary of film-maker Derek Jarman’s canonisation by an activist group of gay male ‘nuns’ known as the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. At the time in 1991, Derek Jarman was the most prominent person in the UK living openly with HIV. He was outspoken, radical and unapologetically queer. The perfect antidote, in the Sisters’ eyes, to Ian McKellen’s acceptance of a knighthood in the 1991 new year honours

Marco Alessi, Ekaterina Ochagavia , Lindsay Poulton and Charlie Phillips

22, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Millie McCulloch obituary
Other lives: Activist and special educational needs teacher who was a fierce advocate of child-centred learning

John McCulloch

19, Sep, 2021 @4:27 PM

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Motorway blockades and green new deal crusaders: the UK’s new climate activists
With Cop26 on the horizon, activists are finding new ways to make politicians and public pay attention

Matthew Taylor

17, Sep, 2021 @1:55 PM

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‘Don’t muzzle them’: charities should be allowed to lobby for political change, tribunal finds
Application for public benevolent status rejected over ‘lobbying activities’ but appeals tribunal says group’s mission is ‘relief of poverty’

Christopher Knaus

17, Sep, 2021 @8:17 AM

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The Activist: reality TV show to be ‘reimagined’ as documentary after backlash
CBS says it will drop X-Factor-style competition from celebrity-fronted show after widespread criticism

Lizzy Davies

16, Sep, 2021 @10:24 AM

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Dennis Billups: he helped lead a long, fiery sit-in – and changed disabled lives
Blinded by medical intervention as a baby, Billups became one of the leaders of a groundbreaking, world-shaking 1977 protest. He talks about what drives him and why Barack Obama loves his energy

Steve Rose

16, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The Activist: ‘tone-deaf’ new TV show has activists compete to lobby G20 leaders
CBS programme has caused a social media storm for its crass choice of format and ill-qualified judges

Lizzy Davies

15, Sep, 2021 @3:44 PM

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Life can be different: 10 years ago, Occupy Wall Street changed the world
The movement launched a generation of leftist activists –and gave them a vision of real change

Rebecca Nathanson

15, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Colombia’s 12-year-old eco-activist refuses to let death threats dim passion
Eight months after Francisco Vera was targeted on social media, no arrests have been made. But he continues to campaign for the wildlife he loves

Patrick Greenfield

13, Sep, 2021 @7:13 AM

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CND calls for answers from inquiry over 1980s police infiltration
Demand follows confirmation by inquiry that undercover officer was planted in campaign HQ from 1981 to 1984

Rob Evans

12, Sep, 2021 @1:46 PM

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