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  • You did it! Palm oil giant commits to No Deforestation!

    Blogpost by Bustar Maitar - December 9, 2013 at 12:13

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    ‘Effective immediately, Wilmar will not engage in development of HCS, HCV, or peat, nor knowingly source from suppliers engaged in development of HCS, HCV, or peat.’

    Wilmar International - the world's biggest palm oil company - has committed to...

  • Eskom up to win Worst Corporation of 2013

    Blogpost by Melita Steele - November 26, 2013 at 11:36

    Today the eight finalists for the international Public Eye Awards will be announced, and our national utility Eskom is one of them: shortlisted to win the award for this year’s worst corporation.

    Cast your vote for the worst corporation now: click he... Read more >

  • Eskom is in trouble -- again.

    Blogpost by Ruth Mhlangga - November 22, 2013 at 14:07

    As Eskom lifts its emergency notice, one can't help having flash backs to 2008 when rolling blackouts almost crippled the economy.

    This time, the lifting of the notice has happened sooner than expected -- but not before it's become apparent that Esko... Read more >

  • Thank you, Arctic 30

    Blogpost by Masse LÔ - November 20, 2013 at 14:11

    This message comes from Africa, the continent of considerable economic progress and some of the top emerging economies. The continent that is also highly vulnerable to climate change, despite being home to some of the most beautiful ecosystems, and ri... Read more >

  • Message from a Senegalese fisherman to the Arctic 30

    Blogpost by Moustapha Sarr, Senegalese Fisherman - November 16, 2013 at 19:03

    Dear Greenpeace,

    My name is Moustapha Sarr and I'm a Senegalese artisanal fisherman. Ibra, my son, and I are writing to you just as we finish landing our catch of the day to show you our support in these hard times.

    My name probably doesn’t ring a b... Read more >

  • Greenpeace Drums for Justice

    Blogpost by Dianne Mc Alpine - November 15, 2013 at 15:28

    The Arctic 30 have now spent almost 60 days in detention in icy Russia, for staging a peaceful protest against oil drilling in the Arctic. Our colleagues and friends were arrested under charges of piracy and recently, the Russian courts added a furthe... Read more >

  • Incredible new footage of the moment special forces boarded the Arctic Sunrise

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - November 8, 2013 at 15:18


    We've just received incredible new footage that shows the moment Russian special forces abseiled onto the heli deck of the Arctic Sunrise and detained the crew at gun point.

    Email the Russian Embassy to demand the release of the Arctic 3... Read more >

  • The Arctic 30 say thank you for your support

    Blogpost by Birgitte Lesanner - October 28, 2013 at 16:37

    Many of you, all around the world, have been kind enough to show your support for the Arctic30 who continue to be detained in Russia with dark prospects. From the little news we get out of the Murmansk detention centre, one thing is clear - your solid... Read more >

  • Don’t believe the hype – hooliganism is hardly better than piracy

    Blogpost by Jess Wilson - October 24, 2013 at 9:17

    Earlier this evening Russian authorities offered the Arctic 30 — currently being held in a freezing jail in Murmansk — what looked like a legal olive branch by dropping piracy charges and replacing them with ones of "hooliganism."

    On the face of ... Read more >

  • The impact the Arctic Sunrise made in West Africa

    Blogpost by Philippe Ahodekon, volunteer - October 23, 2013 at 10:57

    In February 2012, I had the fabulous opportunity to form part of the Arctic Sunrise crew in the fight against overfishing in the Senegalese-Mauritanian waters. There were more than twenty nationalities onboard during this ship tour. It was like living... Read more >

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