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

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