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Don't Trust, Don't Fear, Don't Beg


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Ben Stewart is a former Guardian Student Journalist of the Year, and is now head of media at Greenpeace. He was one of the six protesters cleared of criminal damage to Kingsnorth power station in a groundbreaking trial, whose verdict the New York Times described as one of the seminal moments of 2008. He lives in London.


"With its colorful dialogue, moral dilemmas, and scenes of physical danger, Stewart's book would make a great movie the prison life the book reveals is eye-opening, and Stewart describes it with great verve."
Foreign Affairs

"The story you are about to read is extraordinary. It is one of fear, hope, despair and humanity. But we still don't know how it ends. That is up to all of us. Including you. Please encourage your friends to help bring a hopeful conclusion to this moving story."
Paul McCartney

"The Arctic is in grave danger. This terrific book illuminates, with thriller-like pace and crackling humor, the story of thirty people who risked their freedom for its protection. Anyone who admires direct action, wants to know what to do about the peril we are all in, or who cares about the future of their children should read it now."
Emma Thompson

"A gripping story of tremendous courage that reads like a thriller. By putting their bodies on the line to stop the drilling, the Arctic 30 became global symbols for a resurgent climate movement, one willing to do whatever it takes to close down new fossil fuel frontiers. This is real heroism, and Stewart's excellent account will surely inspire many others to join the fight for a humane and livable planet."
Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine

"A fascinating tale of bravery in the face of totalitarian cruelty. A true page-turner and an important book for our times."
Gary Shteyngart, author of Little Failure and Super Sad True Love Story

"A riveting adventure story, with real-life heroes and planet-sized stakes."
Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet

"Reads with the heart-racing pace of a sensational action-adventure story. . . . Paints a vivid picture of the plight of each activist, thrusting readers directly into the action. This riveting account will excite and inspire and provides a thrilling read."
Library Journal (starred review)

"A stirring narrative of protest and government oppression."
Publisher's Weekly

"Enormously compelling and important, Stewart's account commands attention on each and every powerful page."
Booklist (starred review)

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