Eco-activist Diane Wilson breaks the law with new book

Posted by Christine, July 6, 2011

Renegade activist and Texas shrimper Diane Wilson was arrested in London on April 14, 2011, while protesting outside BP’s annual meeting. Wilson, who successfully fought Formosa Plastics to keep them from dumping toxins in the bay near her home and chained herself to an oxide tower to protest Dow Chemical’s refusal to take responsibility for Bhopal, was attempting to enter the meeting and present BP directors with a Black Planet Award (begun in 2006 by a grassroots group in Germany to call attention to the world’s worst polluters) when she was taken into custody. Wilson is the author of “An Unreasonable Woman” and “Holy Roller.” Her latest book, “Diary of an Eco-Outlaw: An Unreasonable Woman Breaks the Law for Mother Earth,” is available now from Chelsea Green.

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