Adult Learning in New Social Movements: Environmental Protest and the Struggle for the Clayoquot Sound Rainforest

  title={Adult Learning in New Social Movements: Environmental Protest and the Struggle for the Clayoquot Sound Rainforest},
  author={Pierre Walter},
  journal={Adult Education Quarterly},
  pages={248 - 263}
  • Pierre Walter
  • Published 1 May 2007
  • Political Science
  • Adult Education Quarterly
During the summer of 1993, some 10,000 people, young and old, joined logging road blockades to protest the clear-cutting of old-growth temperate rainforest in Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia, Canada. By the end of the summer, more than 900 protestors had been arrested for acts of civil disobedience in refusing to leave the road. In subsequent mass trials, many were then convicted of criminal contempt of court and sentenced to jail terms and steep fines for their activism. Led primarily by… 
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