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Articles by Tim Gee

Ready to drill in Yasuní rainforest? A cautionary tale

Tim Gee investigates Ecuador’s failure to ‘keep the oil in the ground’, and the activism that could yet secure the future of the national park.

  • April 1, 2014
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When did fair trade become a consumerist concept?

Tim Gee argues for fair trade’s return to the heart of the global justice movement.

  • March 26, 2014
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The climate has already begun to change – and our response must, too

We need a radically different form of politics and economics to deal with our more frequent extreme weather, argues Tim Gee.

  • February 18, 2014
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Past tents, future perfect?

A year after the eviction of the tented Occupy protest at St Paul’s, Tim Gee asks what might be next.  

  • March 4, 2013
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Radical bookstore re-opens after arson attack

Tim Gee, one of the clean-up volunteers, is inspired by the team work and ‘anarchy in action’.

  • February 4, 2013
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The real route to a sustainable society

Green lifestyles are no replacement for struggle, says Tim Gee.

  • November 6, 2012
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Making peace a way of life

The essence of Quakerism is not an easily repeatable creed or dogma, but space. Tim Gee explains the importance of both action and shared silence. 

  • October 5, 2012
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Occupy South Africa – alive and kicking

If you thought the global Occupy movement skipped over sub-Saharan Africa, you’d be wrong, as Joe Hani explains.

  • September 26, 2012
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Fighting – and uniting – for a frack-free future

Eve McNamara from Ribble Estuary Against Fracking on creating a positive chain reaction in the struggle for environmental justice.

  • September 11, 2012
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New leader, new challenges: what next for the Green Party?

Electoral gains for radical parties grow out of participation in broader social movements, says Tim Gee. Natalie Bennett, take note.

  • September 5, 2012
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Can revolution be etched in stone?

Tim Gee ponders the pros and cons of raising monuments to radical heroes.

  • August 8, 2012
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Past occupations: What’s going on with Occupy in the US?

Tim Gee witnesses a move from symbolic action to grassroots solidarity work.

  • July 30, 2012
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Soldiers, security and sleeping in sheds – London's Olympic reality

Tim Gee, erstwhile resident of east London, on the unpalatable truth.

  • June 20, 2012
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Protest changes politics more than politicians do

Recent council elections in Britain confirmed not just the national swing against the Conservatives, but also the power of protest, says Tim Gee.

  • May 9, 2012
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Occupy: this is the end of the beginning

As the St Paul’s camp is dismantled by the bailiffs, Tim Gee is upbeat about the movement’s future.

  • February 28, 2012
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Occupy the north

The shock of budget cuts has inspired folk across Britain to take to the streets. Tim Gee meets some of them.

  • December 14, 2011
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Reading between the lines: books on tour

From the frontline of the struggle for social justice come some riveting reads, as Tim Gee discovers.

  • November 29, 2011
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Reclaiming power: the Climate Camp spirit lives on in the Occupy movement

The climate justice movement, like the current #Occupy protests, placed the need for real democracy at its heart, says Tim Gee.

  • October 31, 2011
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Occupy London: this is what democracy looks like

Tim Gee witnesses consensus in action as protesters draw up the Occupy London Statement.

  • October 18, 2011
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Among friends: the Counterpower tour begins

‘Writing a book is a lonely experience… Speaking about a book is much more enjoyable’

  • October 4, 2011
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Rebellious media: history gives us hope

Radical newspapers and magazines have long offered resistance and resilience, despite the establishment’s attempts to stifle their voices. Tim Gee looks back at one paper that sought to bring about social change nearly 200 years ago.

  • October 3, 2011
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The waiting game on Dale Farm

On the day courts are due to decide whether residents can be evicted from the UK’s largest unauthorized travellers’ site, Tim Gee describes the mood in the camp.

  • September 23, 2011
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Hold the front page: Dale Farm resistance continues

Media coverage of ‘anarchist thugs’ and ‘squatters’ is wide of the mark. Tim Gee visits the traveller site in Essex, England, as Basildon Council prepares to send the bailiffs in.

  • September 16, 2011
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About Tim Gee


Tim Gee is the author of Counterpower: Making Change Happen, shortlisted for the Bread and Roses Prize for radical nonfiction. He has campaigned with Occupy, Climate Camp, the Traveller Solidarity Network and the National Union of Students amongst others. He works as a grassroots trainer and has an MA in politics from Edinburgh University.

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