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  • Indonesia’s largest palm oil producer shows the way

    Blogpost by Bustar Maitar - March 13, 2013 at 13:45

    As Greenpeace Africa continues to work with local communities and NGOs to stop Herakles Farms’ proposed palm oil plantation in Cameroon, we welcome an ambitious Forest Conservation Policy launched by the largest palm oil producer in Indonesia. This co... Read more >

  • A Green Monday

    Blogpost by Taahir Chagan - March 12, 2013 at 13:36

    It’s a blue Monday.

    After a sunny weekend, the clouds are hovering and a light drizzle begins to fall. A group of activists, placards in hand, are braving the cold on the sidewalk of Empire Road. They are commemorating the Fukushima disaster of 2011 ... Read more >

  • "Not Another Fukushima"

    Blogpost by Gift Gerald Moyo, Greenpeace Africa volunteer - March 12, 2013 at 13:24

    “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 >

  • "Not Another Fukushima"

    Blogpost by Gift Gerald Moyo, Greenpeace Africa volunteer - March 12, 2013 at 13:24

    “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 16:24

    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 >

  • Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: 2 Years On - Join us to mark the occasion

    Blogpost by Monica Davies - February 27, 2013 at 11:33

    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 10:05

    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 16:00

    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 >

  • The activism we all have in common: become an online fundraiser

    Blogpost by Monica Davies - February 20, 2013 at 10:06

    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 16:00

    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 >

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