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  • Wednesday 10th of March

    Blogpost by raviro - March 24, 2010 at 15:34

    It’s Wednesday night, March 10, on board the Arctic Sunrise and I’m a dinkum rainbow warrior now.

    Today was my first day on an inflatable. It was awesome. I had butterflies in my stomach before we launched because I didn’t have a clue what to expect.... Read more >

  • Monday 8th of March

    Blogpost by raviro - March 23, 2010 at 15:43

    It’s Monday March 8 and I’ve been at sea now for 10 days – and this was the toughest yet.

    Over and above the stuff happening out here on the open water, protecting our natural resources, I’ve had issues back home in Joburg. It’s difficult to deal wit... Read more >

  • The First Few Days

    Blogpost by raviro - March 9, 2010 at 15:32

    We arrived in Senegal at Dakar airport on 24 Feb 2010. Our colleague Prudence had  travelled a couple days prior and had organized airport pick up. A big help considering the flight arrived at few minutes after midnight. My suitcase had a handle broke... Read more >

  • We want to catch these trawlers with their nets down…

    Blogpost by Tshepo - March 9, 2010 at 15:09

    On the 3rd of March 2010 I woke up at 6.30 and had breakfast. Then at 7.30 I quickly had a shower. After that I started cleaning, tying and pulling ropes, doing a little painting, fueling boats and all the things you do if you’re a deckhand on a ship.... Read more >

  • On the 27th of February 2010

    Blogpost by Tshepo - March 9, 2010 at 15:08

    …my biggest inspiration is the faces of the local fishermen that I had made friends with, who stay next to the ocean in Dakar, Senegal…

    The date is 1st March 2010. I am on the Arctic Sunrise (AS) ship and my name is Tshepo Nkopane, I work as a fundra... Read more >

  • Tuesday 2 March 2010

    Blogpost by raviro - March 5, 2010 at 12:13 1 comment

    At 5.00 am, most of us were in dreamland. The big factory trawler passes the Arctic Sunrise. This trawler is about 120m long and has the capacity to process 200 tonnes of fish per day. Her equipment is highly sophisticated. She has a system that detec... Read more >

  • AREVA confirms Greenpeace’s alarming radiation findings in Niger

    Blogpost by elaine.hill - January 6, 2010 at 13:20

    It’s just over a month since Greenpeace announced it had found high radiation contamination levels in the streets of Akokan close to French nuclear company AREVA’s uranium mines in Niger.

    Today, we’re able to tell you that AREVA have co... Read more >

  • IT climate leaders: make yourselves (politically) relevant

    Blogpost by elaine.hill - January 6, 2010 at 13:14

    2009 should have been the year that governments and the market clearly signaled that the transition to a low carbon economy had begun in earnest on a global scale. It wasn't however, and the IT sector will have to do better in 2010 to turn things ar... Read more >

  • Crosses and Crossroads

    Blogpost by elaine.hill - December 30, 2009 at 17:21


    Something was rotten in the state of Denmark, and its stench wafted all the way to Hong Kong. On Monday, 20 of our activists erected 100 crosses and held a minute of silence at the Cenotaph in the city's Central district to mourn the deaths of the g... Read more >

  • World leader cop-out leads to failure

    Blogpost by elaine.hill - December 30, 2009 at 17:21 1 comment

    Demonstrators in Copenhagen call Climate Shame on world leaders

    It's a gut-busting, heart-breaking cop-out and I'm so very, very angry although sadly not very surprised. The exhaustion we're all feeling in the Greenpeace team only adds to the appalling sense of frustration - our leaders swanned in and let us all... Read more >

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