There are far too many UK-based campaigns, community groups and unions to list here so below are a few pointers for where to look to get the contacts you need. For groups outside the UK you could try media sources in the country or region you’re looking at, or ask a UK group that’s working on a similar issue to see if they have any links.
Some of the most practical, useful and in-depth research on what companies are up to is produced by the people resisting them, who will often dig far deeper into a company’s operations than journalists and researchers – and over a longer period of time.
The Indymedia website contains information from and about campaigns and groups across the UK.
The Mines and Communities website contains information on anti-mining campaigns and the social movements involved in them.
Check the sources in the non-corporate research and mainstream media sections below for more leads.
COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTARY GROUPS
Even if they’re not involved in campaigns or resistance against the company you’re looking at, local community and voluntary groups can be good places to meet people who have been affected by its operations.
Local councils have lists of community and voluntary groups in their area (although they might not advertise details of groups they see as too radical).