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  • Let's make it a green peace

    Blogpost by Bunny McDiarmid and Jennifer Morgan - September 21, 2016 at 12:41

    Today (21 September), around the globe, we mark Peace Day knowing that for many, peace is nowhere to be found. Not today. And unless things change dramatically, not any time soon.

    Desmond Tutu in Cape Town Esparanza ship

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu visited the Greenpeace ship MV Esperanza. He... Read more >

  • Greenpeace turns 45!

    Blogpost by Sphume Msomi - September 15, 2016 at 14:03

    Today Greenpeace Celebrates its 45th anniversary. 45 years ago a group of men and women found in them the courage to establish what has now become an internationally renowned environmental organisation "There's a joke that says, in any bar in Vancouve...

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  • Nuclear testing is not a path to security and peace

    Blogpost by Bunny McDiarmid - August 29, 2016 at 10:44

    Today marks the International Day against Nuclear Tests. Since 1945, more than 2000 nuclear tests have been carried out at more than 60 locations around the globe. Nuclear weapons were designed and tested to be the ultimate doomsday weapon, setting a ...

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  • Rio Olympics: Why the opening ceremony’s spotlight on climate change matters

    Blogpost by Diego Gonzaga - August 18, 2016 at 11:24

    As a Brazilian, it saddens me to see so much bad press around my country now that the Olympics Games are happening. Two years ago, during the World Cup, it was a great conversation starter. People would ask if I was excited about it, and if I was goin...

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  • News worth celebrating! Megadam in the heart of Amazon cancelled

    Blogpost by Danicley Aguiar - August 8, 2016 at 10:34

    This Wednesday, I had barely had breakfast when I was surprised by some absolutely amazing news: the Brazilian environmental agency – IBAMA – announced it would cancel the process for licensing the São Luiz do Tapajós (SLT) megadam in the heart of t... Read more >

  • My vote will change the world

    Blogpost by Sphume Msomi - August 1, 2016 at 11:04

    I have voted once in my life, this will be the second vote I am casting, I will vote for the same political party as I did the first time I voted. Voting in 2016 is worth it. I am afraid but I can see the events are calling for my vote. What I make of...

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  • It’s election time! Since 1994, what progress?

    Blogpost by Stanley Mbatha - August 1, 2016 at 10:49

    Eish! Its Local Election time again… What do they mean to me? I have voted in every single election since 1994, it’s all about bread and butter issues unlike national elections.

    I remember voting for the first time, having been born and lived in the ... Read more >

  • Mandela, an instrument of hope

    Blogpost by Spume Msomi - July 21, 2016 at 16:05

    Mandela

    Yes, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was an incredible man. He lived his life with his fist constantly held up high ready for battle, fighting for the sustainability of all mankind, the Black, Colored, Indian living in South Africa. He challenged the whit...

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  • One million stand up for the Tapajós River!

    Blogpost by ltsotets - July 13, 2016 at 10:20

    The global campaign for the protection of the Tapajos River and Munduruku people has received the support of one million people coinciding with the visit of Greenpeace International Executive Director, Bunny Mcdiarmid.

    Bunny McDiarmid is in the heart... Read more >

  • Loud alarm bells for growth in environmental crime, who is listening?

    Blogpost by Hilde Stroot - June 24, 2016 at 14:59

    On the 4th of June, on the eve of World Environment Day, UNEP and Interpol raised the alarm bells loudly: environmental crime is growing at an alarming pace, and has now become the world's fourth-largest crime after drug smuggling, counterfeiting and ... Read more >

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