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Sini, the quiet hero

Blog entry by Harri Lammi | October 8, 2013

My friend Sini Saarela is in jail in Murmansk, along with many other Greenpeace International activists. They are some of the first people in the world to face long jail sentences because they followed their conviction and acted...

A fisherman's wish

Blog entry by Prudence Wanko | October 7, 2013

Honourable Members, I am writing this note to you before embarking on my pirogue to be able to feed my family. I trusted you in 2012 and would like to renew that confidence in 2017. But first, I want you to make my voice heard at...

Taking Parliament to the Oceans

Feature story | October 7, 2013 at 12:06

As West African oceans face unprecedented pressure from international fishing vessels, Greenpeace is holding a workshop with Senegalese parliamentarians to discuss the impending crisis – and ways to turn it all around.

PICS: Day of Solidarity to Free the Arctic 30

Feature story | October 7, 2013 at 8:30

This weekend, over a hundred people around the country took part in the global day of solidarity demanding the release of 28 Greenpeace activists and 2 freelance journalists detained in Russia after a peaceful protest in the Arctic.

Free The Arctic 30 Global Day of Action

Image gallery | October 5, 2013

The Face of Activism

Blog entry by Monica Davies | October 3, 2013

I’ve been thinking a lot about what an activist looks like and what they do. When pop culture these days is so grandiose, we’re fed stories of heroes who are so different. They look different, they’re made differently to us. We’re...

'No Coal 3!' say Greenpeace activists

Image gallery | September 27, 2013

An 'electric' solar training experience

Blog entry by Cape Town volunteers | September 16, 2013

Two young activists share their experiences from our recent solar training session held in Cape Town: Thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world by Aphiwe Zothwa When a friend invited me to join the free Solar Training...

The day South Africa got renewable energy on the grid

Blog entry by Ruth Mhlanga | September 16, 2013

In a historic moment earlier this month, the 312 000-panel Kalkbult Solar PV plant in Kimberley became the first independent renewable producer to be built, completed and get connected to the grid in South Africa. When the project...

Cameroonians realise what Herakles Farms really plans for their forests

Blog entry by Greg Norman | September 13, 2013

As the rain thunders down, it becomes not just increasingly hard to hear the speakers but also to see them. The lack of light due to the poor electricity supply in this part of South West Cameroon means that as the clouds darken, the...

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