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  • Working for change

    Blogpost by Melita Steele - August 22, 2012 at 15:05

    I’ve been working for Greenpeace for nearly three years now as a climate and energy campaigner, and I’ve been lucky enough to spend some time on the Esperanza (one of the Greenpeace ships) before. That was over a year ago, and while I remember parts o... Read more >

  • Looking Beyond the Dolphins

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - August 22, 2012 at 15:00

    Mike BaillieI was walking along the side of the ship, looking out across the sea onto the shore. There was quite a strong wind blowing, enough to fill three of our sails, but the waves hadn’t picked up yet. I leaned over the side and said how much I wished a pod ... Read more >

  • Taking Stock Aboard the Rainbow Warrior

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - August 20, 2012 at 10:58

    Mike BaillieToday I’m onboard the Rainbow Warrior, sailing around the coast of South Africa, and it’s given me a really great opportunity to reflect on how I got here and where it’s taking me in life. 

    I was born in a small town east of Johannesburg, perhaps bes... Read more >

  • Senegalese Fishermen Smile Again

    Blogpost by Bakary Coulibaly - August 20, 2012 at 9:30 1 comment

    The cancellation, in May, of 29 fishing authorizations granted to foreign vessels by the Senegalese government is beginning to have beneficial effects for Senegalese people already.

    Less than two months after the departure of the foreign trawlers... Read more >

  • The Rainbow Warrior lights up the Rainbow Nation

    Blogpost by Nick Mokobane - August 16, 2012 at 9:08

    “Nick, we need all hands on deck in 10 minutes, we are leaving Argentina and heading for South Africa!” These were the words delivered to me by fellow deckhand, Manuel, so I leapt out of my bunk, with the excitement of a 10 year old rushing for an ice... Read more >

  • Rainbow Warrior en route to Cape Town

    Blogpost by Nick Mokabane - August 9, 2012 at 14:07

    In February 1978 Greenpeace purchased a diesel-electric powered ship, the Sir William Hardy. After months of tweaking, fine tuning, and some overhaul work, she was renamed the Rainbow Warrior and went on to play a critical role in our work to stop env... Read more >

  • Living for a cause

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - August 8, 2012 at 11:59

    This November marks three years since I was appointed Executive Director of Greenpeace International. Coming to Greenpeace represented an opportunity for me to actually be part of an organisation that has taken, and continues to take a leadersh... Read more >

  • Wrong Project, Wrong Place: Palm Oil Plantation Sparks Anger in Cameroon

    Blogpost by Filip Verbelen, Greenpeace International - July 25, 2012 at 13:13

    26 July 2012 Oil Palm Nursery in Cameroon

    The Fabe Nursery, run illegally by Herakles Farm through its subsidiary SGSOC (SG Sustainable Oil Cameroon) since a Judge issued an injunction to stop all operations in august 2011. People working here were promised by the company boots and hats, but got nothing. They were also promised that a water pump would be set up, but instead they are still carrying water on their heads for more than a year. © Jan-Joseph Stok / Greenpeace

     

    Palm oil is the world’s cheapest edible oil being used increasingly by the commercial food industry, and also a key ingredient in some biofuels. Global demand is rocketing and large corporations are seeing it as the next big thing, grabbing ... Read more >

  • Madiba: My ongoing inspiration

    Blogpost by Nick Mokabane - July 20, 2012 at 12:32

    What would you do if 22 years into serving a life sentence, you were given an opportunity to be released from prison?

    That was the offer made to Nelson Mandela in 1985, and all he had to do to secure his release from prison was to denounce his strugg... Read more >

  • Loud and Clear: Solar Radio Launch Success!

    Blogpost by Augustine Kasambule - July 16, 2012 at 11:14 2 comments

    In the days just before we launched the new Solar Powered radio station, the village of Oshwe was abuzz. People were walking around, radio glued to their ear, trying their best to catch the frequency that our engineers were still fine-tuning. They wer... Read more >

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