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  • "Not Another Fukushima"

    Blogpost by Gift Gerald Moyo, Greenpeace Africa volunteer - March 12, 2013 at 12:24

    “Not Another Fukushima” is what was written on the placard I was carrying, standing in the blistering cold on Empire road Johannesburg.

    'Why?' is a question you might ask, and I would too. The answer dates back to 11 March 2011 when a series of equ... Read more >

  • Remember Fukushima

    Blogpost by Rianne Teule - March 11, 2013 at 15:24

    I remember the oppressive feeling around my heart when the first news came about the earthquake and tsunami that hit the Japan coast, including several nuclear power plants, on 11 March 2011.

    Half a day later it was clear that this was serious; three... Read more >

  • Two years ago, hundreds of thousands of people in Japan lost their homes, jobs and communities in the nuclear meltdown at Fukushima.

    Today, many of them have still not received enough compensation to rebuild their lives.

    Join us for a silent demon... Read more >

  • Land Grabbing Looms: New Palm Oil Plantation Threatens Cameroon's Rainforest

    Blogpost by Nasako Besingi - February 25, 2013 at 9:05

    This blog was originally published on Huffington Post.

    It seems strange that I should have to travel thousands of miles to Washington, D.C. to get clarity on the fate of my land and community in Cameroon. But Herakles Farms, the American company thre... Read more >

  • Casino Supermarkets: Profiting from Plunder

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - February 22, 2013 at 15:00

    Senegal’s most iconic fish species, the thiof, is severely threatened due to overfishing. Despite this, one of the country’s largest supermarket chains, is continuing to sell the fish, driving the species to the point of complete collapse.

    Until a nu... Read more >

  • What do an accountant in London, a school teacher in Cape Town, and a bartender in Joburg have in common in the world of the web?

    That’s not the start of a joke, it’s an honest question.

    The answer is, they can all become online activists.

    And it’s... Read more >

  • Demanding a straight answer from Herakles Farms

    Blogpost by Karine Jacquemart - February 19, 2013 at 15:00

    Like many activists, we ask lots of questions, and often these questions go unanswered in the hope that we’ll simply give up and stop asking.

    US agribusiness Herakles Farms and its chief executive Bruce Wrobel think they can put their heads in the sa... Read more >

  • The nuclear reality: lives in limbo after Fukushima

    Blogpost by Rianne Teule - February 19, 2013 at 8:43

    As a nuclear campaigner, I have seen the nuclear industry walk away from its mistakes many times, ignoring people’s suffering.

    But it is the terrible effect on people of a nuclear disaster such as Fukushima that really brings home the flaws of the nu... Read more >

  • Our Valentines Card to Eskom

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - February 14, 2013 at 11:23 1 comment

    Our Valentines Card to Eskom

    Seeing as Eskom has been paying us such intimate attention lately, we thought a special Valentines Day card was in order.

    We’d love your help in making sure Eskom sees our card, so please share it on your Facebook page or click here to send a retwe... Read more >

  • Asia Pulp & Paper commits to end deforestation!

    Blogpost by Bustar Maitar - February 5, 2013 at 20:53

    Today was a day I have at times feared might never come, but I’ve just emerged from a packed press conference in Jakarta for the launch of Asia Pulp & Paper’s new ‘Forest Conservation Policy’ aimed to end its involvement in deforestation.

    I’ve person... Read more >

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