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  • Nuclear Delusions

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - July 8, 2011 at 13:33 1 comment

    Deep Green is Rex Weyler's monthly column, reflecting on the roots of activism, environmentalism, and Greenpeace's past, present, and future. The opinions here are his own.

    Why nuclear power is not a solution to our energy challenge

    Rex WeylerThe heating of E...

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  • The Rainbow Warrior III is Afloat!

    Blogpost by Rien Achtenberg - July 5, 2011 at 7:54

    A handful of us left Greenpeace International's office in Amsterdam on Monday morning, on a special trip to Bremen to see our new, much awaited Rainbow Warrior III enter the water for the first time. After being under planning and construction for t... Read more >

  • Live Chat with Kumi

    Blogpost by Michael Baillie - July 4, 2011 at 10:00 4 comments

    Join us today at midday for a live web chat with Kumi Naidoo, the global head of Greenpeace. We'll be discussing everything from his climbing the infamous Arctic oil rig to his thoughts on fracking and Greenpeace Africa's action outside Eskom in Johan... Read more >

  • Now more than ever

    Blogpost by Michael Baillie - June 29, 2011 at 11:46

    Following our action on Monday, I came across this very compelling video, and it really made me feel good about taking a stand.

    The importance and urgency of South Africa taking meaningful action on climate change really can't be overstated. Our poli... Read more >

  • The Ball is in Eskom's Court

    Blogpost by Michael Baillie - June 28, 2011 at 13:15 6 comments

    Eskom Spokespoerson Responds to Jounalists' Questions

    Hilary Joffe responds to questions from journalists outside one of the entrances to Megawatt Park when we offloaded 5 tonnes of coal yesterday. Photo: © Greenpeace / Andrew Orpen

    When we went to Eskom headquarters yesterday, what we wanted to do was highlight the fact that coal kills, and call on Eskom to stop construction on Kusile and start investing in renewable energy instead. Until they change co... Read more >

  • Why Greenpeace Takes Direct Action

    Blogpost by Melita Steele - June 26, 2011 at 17:22 1 comment

    An activist takes action against coal power in the UK

    © Will Rose / Greenpeace

    Non-violent direct action is at the heart of what Greenpeace does in our mission to expose crimes against the world we live in, and find real solutions.

    Internationally, these actions are probably what Greenpeace is best known for. However, ... Read more >

  • Kumi Arrives Back From Greenland

    Blogpost by mbaillie - June 22, 2011 at 13:45

    Here's a short clip of Kumi Naidoo arrving back from Greenland where he has been in jail for the last 5 days. Kumi climbed the Arctic oil rig, the Leiv Eriksson, to demand they stop drilling, and to deliver 50,000 signatures of people from around the ... Read more >

  • Kumi responds to his father's day letter

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - June 20, 2011 at 14:28 1 comment

    Yesterday Naomi Naidoo sent her father a letter for father's day. As you may know, her father, kumi Naidoo, is the head of Greenpeace and is currently in jail in Greenland after he scaled an Artic oil rig. 

    This is Kumi's response to Naomi's letter: Read more >

  • Actions Speak Louder than Words

    Blogpost by Nick Young - June 20, 2011 at 10:14 1 comment

    Today eleven activists appear in a Danish court facing serious charges for a simple act of protest in Copenhagen a year and a half ago, while Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo remains in a Greenlandic jail for his stand against... Read more >

  • Father's Day letter to Kumi from his daughter

    Blogpost by Michael Baillie - June 19, 2011 at 16:38 2 comments

    >> Read Kumi's response to this letter here.

    Early yesterday morning Kumi Naidoo, the Global head of Greenpeace, scaled the Arctic oil rig we have been trying to stop over recent months. Like the 18 Greenpeace activists who were arrested doing the sa... Read more >

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