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Why is Greenpeace India having to fight a Government crackdown?

Blog entry by Sondhya Gupta | 29 May, 2015 4 comments

Over the last 15 years, Greenpeace India has had some important victories. We have worked to get clean air, clean water and clean energy for the country. In doing so, we have challenged the fossil fuel industry and held some...

Life of a 5-star activist

Blog entry by Veena Krishnamurthy | 22 May, 2015 4 comments

I wonder how '5-star activists' are defined, but I guess I am one of them. And here is a glimpse of my activist life, and some riches I gathered along the way. In the forests of Sathyamangalam three decades ago, fellow activists...

Greenpeace India: The price of dissent

Blog entry by Ashish Fernandes | 6 May, 2015 12 comments

In less than a month, Greenpeace India is in danger of closing. Over the last year, we have born the brunt of repeated attacks. In June 2014, all funds coming from Greenpeace's international office were frozen. Then in January, my...

Democracy prevails

Blog entry by Divya Raghunandan | 21 January, 2015 1 comment

Yesterday the courts were to decide if Greenpeace India's international funds blocked by the Ministry of Home Affairs would be released or not. Arundhati, a Greenpeace campaigner, had been at the Delhi High Court all day waiting for...

Remembering the Warrior

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | 10 July, 2012 9 comments

Today is the 27th anniversary of the 1985 bombing of the Rainbow Warrior by French secret service agents here in Auckland harbour. That is a long time ago now, but every year at this time I am reminded in crystal clear detail of...

Deep Green: The women who founded Greenpeace

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 17 September, 2010 5 comments

"A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King Jr. or Mahatma Gandhi to come back, but they are gone. We are it." — Marian Wright Edelman Although men got most of the headlines in the early Greenpeace campaigns, many strong...

Deep Green: Living Like a Watershed

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 18 June, 2010 5 comments

“Nature is the first ethical teacher of humanity.” — Peter Kropotkin, Russian zoologist, geographer. Sometimes, while advocating for ecology and peace, I spend too much time with books and computer screens and not enough time with...

Deep Green: Cars, Corporations and Society

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 20 May, 2010 6 comments

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. May 2010 - The Toyota hybrid with a stuck...

I am because you are

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 16 November, 2009 22 comments

In several African languages we have the proverb “I am, because you are”. This means that your sense of being a human being is determined by the relationships you have with other people. This proverb has informed not only my thinking...

The Story of Greenpeace & the story Greenpeace tells

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 18 September, 2015 1 comment

The documentary film How To Change the World has just splashed out on cinema screens in nine countries. It is by far the best telling of the origin story of Greenpeace I've ever seen, and I've seen a few. As someone who has been with...

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