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  • A fisherman's wish

    Blogpost by Prudence Wanko - October 7, 2013 at 15:41

    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 the highest levels... Read more >

  • The Face of Activism

    Blogpost by Monica Davies - October 3, 2013 at 11:11

    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 taught that for som... Read more >

  • The day South Africa got renewable energy on the grid

    Blogpost by Ruth Mhlanga - September 16, 2013 at 11:46

    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 officially starts ... Read more >

  • Cameroonians realise what Herakles Farms really plans for their forests

    Blogpost by Greg Norman - September 13, 2013 at 11:04

    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 room in the Ebang... Read more >

  • Revealed: new evidence of illegal logging by Herakles Farms

    Blogpost by Irene Wabiwa - September 12, 2013 at 12:30

    Herakles Farms is in trouble again. After months of turmoil for the US-based corporation - including a temporary suspension order from the Cameroonian Government, confirmation that the company failed to obtain the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPI... Read more >

  • In a gentle way, we can shake the world

    Blogpost by Taahir Chagan - September 10, 2013 at 17:29

    I still find it remarkable that this global organisation, which operates in over 40 countries, is funded by individuals - and only individuals.

    It was Margaret Mead who said that we should ‘never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, cit... Read more >

  • West African Communities Rally to Protest Monster Boats

    Blogpost by Ahmed Diame - September 10, 2013 at 16:55

    Just one week after Chilean fishermen and Greenpeace vigorously protested against the Margiris mega trawler, Mauritanian fishermen and fishing communities in West Africa are also raising their voices against monster boats in their own waters.

    In a st... Read more >

  • Finally, we have confirmation of what we have long suspected: AGRA, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, has been created to facilitate the corporate takeover of African agriculture, not support African smallholder farmers with real solution... Read more >

  • Community power is ending the age of coal in Turkey

    Blogpost by Pinar Aksogan and Melita Steele - September 5, 2013 at 13:16

    In Turkey, we woke up this week to hear the news that a proposed 1,200 MW coal-fired power plant on a lovely coast of the Black Sea is dead, and now our hope for a better future grows. This is a historic victory for local communities struggling agains... Read more >

  • Chasing Monster Boats

    Blogpost by Farah Obaidullah - September 4, 2013 at 15:50

    It’s been a year since we took action against the Margiris super trawler in Australia. To mark the anniversary – admittedly coincidentally – Greenpeace activists in Chile protested against the presence of the monster boat in their waters.

    Holding up ... Read more >

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