Choosing the right enemies? Greenpeace, Ford and the TGWU

17 May 2005
Yesterday, Greenpeace halted production of the Range Rover SUV, dubbing parent company Ford "climate criminals". They made their point, but - according to reports - they also pissed off the Transport and General Worker's Union.

Questions about tactics: is it wise to piss off an organisation that claims 835,000 members and campaigns against corporate killing?

Wouldn't it be better to build an alliance? Is that possible?

(the issues here may recall the debate around "The Death of Environmentalism")

Caspar Henderson

Is COP26 humanity’s make-or-break moment on climate breakdown?

This year’s COP26 meeting in Glasgow has been hailed as the most significant climate event since the 2015 Paris Agreement. But what action must world leaders take to put the planet on a sustainable path? And what does this mean for the future of global capitalism?

Join us for a free live discussion on Thursday 29 July at 5pm UK time/12pm EDT

Had enough of ‘alternative facts’? openDemocracy is different Join the conversation: get our weekly email


We encourage anyone to comment, please consult the oD commenting guidelines if you have any questions.
Audio available Bookmark Check Language Close Comments Download Facebook Link Email Newsletter Newsletter Play Print Share Twitter Youtube Search Instagram WhatsApp yourData