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Where Did the Phrase “Tree-Hugger” Come From?

Indian Roots of the Term Speak of a History of Non-Violent Resistance

Photo courtesy Waging NonviolenceThe Chipko movement (which means “to cling”) started in the 1970s when a group of peasant women in Northern India threw their arms around trees designated to be cut down. A version of this article appeared in Waging Nonviolence…
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by: Bryan Farrell – January 12, 2012


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