Erik Hoffner is a freelance photojournalist whose writing appears in National Geographic NewsWatch, Earth Island Journal, Grist, World Ark, and Yale Environment 360. His photographic work can be seen at erikhoffner.com, and he is also Outreach Coordinator for the award-winning nonprofit magazine about planetary stewardship, Orion.
Articles by this author
Friday, April 22, 2016
Goldman Prize for a Gold Mining Opponent
A petite woman from Peru has been honored with a huge award, the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize , for years of principled resistance to the Colorado-based gold-seeking conglomerate Newmont Mining Company. “During my struggle I felt very sad, like I was alone, but now I know I am not alone,”...
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Punishing Protest, Policing Dissent: What is the Justice System For?
This year promises to be another historic year of people calling for change worldwide. Citizens took to the streets for a wide variety of reasons, from the Wisconsin Capitol to D.C., which hosted many actions last year including the highly visible civil disobedience of activists seeking to halt the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. The resulting mass arrests, totaling over 1,200 by early September, surely played a large role in President Obama’s decision to delay approval of that climate- and water supply-threatening project.