Tag: people and planet blog

  • Volunteers uncover £50 million from Oil, Arms and Big Pharma

    Volunteers uncover £50 million from Oil, Arms and Big Pharma

    People & Planet volunteers are starting to uncover the hidden connections between research and corporations at our Universities. Freedom of information requests sent to 17 universities shed light on £50.7 million of funding from the UK’s five biggest oil, weapons, and pharmaceutical companies. This includes research grants of £5.2 m from oil company BP and £2.7 m […]

  • Message to RBS: We’re Just Getting Started

    Message to RBS: We’re Just Getting Started

    People & Planet joined by scores of others at the RBS Week of Action In 2007 People & Planet and Platform launched a campaign for the Royal Bank of Scotland to stop funding fossil fuel extraction and “ditch dirty development”, with groups across the country putting on talks, asking difficult questions at careers fairs, protesting […]

  • Mass Action Disables UK’s 3rd Largest CO2 Emitter

    People & Planet members peacefully encircled Ratcliffe-on-Sour coal-fired power station in Nottinghamshire last weekend in a public attempt to shut down the site. Many members of the protest, known as “the Great Climate Swoop” [1], successfully removed sections of fence and entered the station, the 3rd largest source of CO2 in the UK. Sources are […]

  • They Huffed and they Puffed…

    My last Activist Winds post told of the Edinburgh uni Occupation for Gaza. Well since then the hurricane has continued to spread like that hilarious super-storm in the Day After Tomorrow, with further occupations and protests in St. Andrews, York and Aberdeen.  So we can see which way the wind is blowing: a lot of […]

  • You don’t need a weatherman…

    …to know which way the wind blows (so said Mr. Dylan).  That’s right, you don’t need a weatherman, you need me: this is my first post of Activist Winds, my point source emission-contribution to the activist babble.  And the title of this post (a reference to the militant off-shoot of the 60s US student peace […]

  • You’ll be eating lots of homemade chutney where we’re going Mr. Johnson

    So you’re reading the *new* People & Planet blog huh? Presumably that must mean you’re interested to listen to the ideas and opinions of people around you. Well, perhaps you should give yourself a pat on the back then – because that puts you one step ahead of our beloved Mayor of London. Two weeks […]