"We are not the makers of history. We are made by it." ― Martin  Luther King

Welcome to the Green-History project

On this website you will find a collection of resources and articles concerning the history of the broad green movement in the UK. 

May-June 2018

aka the Counter Cruise Cosmic Carnival 

Each month we will be featuring a new article, or something similar, which we think is of particular interest, either because it gives more depth or because it sheds new light on some aspect of our green history which we think improves our understanding of what was happening.

This month we are featuring David's piece on the July 1982 Greenham Festival - also known as the Counter Cruise Cosmic Carnival (not spelt with "K"s, though it could have been).
Do take a look - there is a lot of good stuff in there which has been teased out as David managed to talk to more of the participants.

In particular a suggestion has come to light that the involvement of the "peace convoy" might have been partly triggered by an agent provacateur.

  • Read the full article with pictures here.
  • You can find related documents in the library here
Were you there? Did you help levitate the police van complete with driver? What do you remember - add your comments on the web page.
Is this type of direct action done better today? Is violence against property (in this case attacking the fence in response to the destruction of trees by the other side) a good idea? Ever? Never? Where did you stand then? Where do you stand today?

Use the comment form under the article.

This site is an open resource for the use and support of today's activists, participants, researchers and all those with an interest in green ideas, thoughts and action.

In the Library area you will find an ever-expanding range of resources. The Document Archive contains scans of material from the time. There are also collections of images, graphics, video and audio as well as a selection of recommended books and weblinks.

We are always looking for new material - if you have anything from the period; a copy of your election leaflet from the time you were persuaded to stand for the council, a placard from a demo you attended, photos of some action, a poster you saved, or a cache of some obscure news letter/magazine you received, then do get in touch - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.uk or fill in the form.

Under Articles, People and Elections in the top menu you will find contemporary accounts, more recent recollections, commentary and opinion.

History is subjective and we welcome debate, comment and opinion - if your memory or experience differs from that presented here then have your say - this is YOUR history. If you join as a contributor then you will find you can add comments to any article or document.