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First faces of fortress Europe

Feature story | 30 March, 2016 at 17:00

It’s officially spring in the Northern Hemisphere but nobody seems to have told the weather gods in Lesbos. As 50-knot gusts of wind thump the island from the south, at least they bring welcome warm air and time to put some thoughts to paper.

Standing watch in solidarity with refugees

Blog entry by Mariadina Lilis | 29 March, 2016 1 comment

Ι'm sitting on a bench facing the sea, so many thoughts, so many decisions I have to make. Let the wind take them all. It's another day among many I've spent here at the joint Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)-Greenpeace observation...

11 moments that broke the internet in 2015

Blog entry by Stefanus Wongsodiredjo | 29 December, 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, we reflect back on some of the people powered moments that pulled our heart strings, filled us with passion or simply inspired us. Here are a few of them, from Greenpeace and beyond... 1. Imagine if we...

TTIP is not about trade, it's about us

Blog entry by Susan Cohen Jehoram | 22 February, 2016

European and American trade negotiators have a tough week ahead of them. They are meeting behind closed doors to negotiate a new Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). We want to put an end to these negotiations...

EU deal with Turkey the latest failure in refugee response



Blog entry by Alexandra Messare | 11 March, 2016

No fence is strong enough to forever hold back the tide of human hope. One way or another, the fence will be brought down, breached or circled and the same is true today across Europe – thousands of refugees will not be denied safe...

International Women's Day: The stories I will tell my daughter

Blog entry by Jen Maman | 7 March, 2016 1 comment

As women we hear and tell many stories. We carry these stories with us – ones that happened to us, to our mothers, sisters, friends. My mother-in-law told me a story. She grew up in a small village in southeast Turkey. None of her...

Dubious "anti-terrorism" law threatens Brazil’s democratic space

Blog entry by Pedro Telles | 16 March, 2016 2 comments

In the midst of a severe political crisis and seriously threatened by the possibility of an impeachment, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff will soon have to make a decision that puts her once again on a crash course with civil society:...

Reflections on MSF, Lesbos and refugees

Blog entry by Stan Vincent, Ries Mentink, and Christine Weiss | 30 March, 2016 1 comment

Greenpeace spent four months assisting Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) carry out its humanitarian and aid work on the Greek island of Lesbos, including the rescue of refugees in distress at sea. As Greenpeace transitioned out of the...

Stories from Lesbos

Blog entry by Camille Ghislain | 29 March, 2016 1 comment

For a week, a month or even longer, Greenpeace staff and volunteers have been lending their maritime expertise to Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to help rescue refugees in distress at sea. They come from all...

War and Money

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 15 April, 2016 2 comments

"Who is doing this? Who is killing us? This great evil. How did it steal into the world? We were a family. How did it break up and come apart?" – Private Witt's thoughts, The Thin Red Line, by Terrence Malick.  Records from the...

This is what YOU made happen in 2015...

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | 29 December, 2015

It may have been the  warmest year on record , but one thing’s for sure: 2015 signalled hope and change for the enviro-movement. Here are 9 things you helped happen in 2015. A large scale message made by hundreds of people...

The best environmental movies of 2016

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | 23 December, 2016 2 comments

A wrap up of some of the best environmental movies and documentaries in 2016. If art imitates life then surely it must mean that it’s the end of the world as we know it , and climate change is taking us all down with it.

Rainbow Warrior delivers MSF aid to Beirut

Feature story | 7 August, 2006 at 2:00

The Rainbow Warrior has returned to Larnaca, Cyprus, after its second trip to Beirut delivering a total of 60 tonnes of urgently needed humanitarian supplies on behalf of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). A further hundred tonnes are still...

Rainbow Warrior to aid MSF's humanitarian work in Lebanon

Feature story | 2 August, 2006 at 16:03

We have offered Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) the use of the Rainbow Warrior for transporting much-needed supplies to Lebanon. The vessel was already in the Mediterranean and has now docked in Larnaca, Cyprus for loading medical supplies.

Rainbow Warrior aids tsunami survivors

Feature story | 3 January, 2005 at 1:00

Our ship, the Rainbow Warrior, is helping medical aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to get relief supplies to parts of Indonesia devastated by the Indian Ocean earthquake.

Greenpeace International announces new Executive Directors

Feature story | 15 January, 2016 at 11:45

Greenpeace International has today named not only its first female International Executive Director, but two. Jennifer Morgan and Bunny McDiarmid will take up the reins in an innovative joint leadership role on 4 April 2016.

Don't let TATA terminate the turtles

Feature story | 20 March, 2009 at 1:00

TATA corporation of India is in the global spotlight as they launch the Nano, the world's cheapest car. But the spotlight ought to be on a costly little secret: TATA's giant port at Dhamra, which threatens the nesting grounds of an endangered...

The World Bank and Congo deforestation

Feature story | 30 August, 2007 at 2:00

Back in April, at the World Bank's spring meeting, there was much talk about the plight of the Congo rainforest. We'd just published a big report detailing how in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) logging titles were being granted in breach...

Banned: GE Rice Imports

Feature story | 29 September, 2006 at 19:51

Just weeks after we uncovered US rice on supermarket shelves in Europe contained illegal genetically engineered (GE) rice, the scandal keeps growing with more illegal GE rice being discovered. In the latest blow for the GE industry, the world's...

WTO ruling: GE chess game ends in stalemate

Feature story | 12 May, 2006 at 2:00

In a three-year game of international chess, the EU and US squared off at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in what was billed as a winner takes all game. At stake, consumer choice about what they put on their plate: the food they want to eat...

Alice in Nuclear Blunderland

Feature story | 8 March, 2006 at 1:00

Editor's note: In preparing this article about the meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, we read the news stories from all of the most reputable sources, we read the reports from all of the best institutions, we read...

Let them eat Democracy

Feature story | 12 October, 2005 at 2:00

Dear Pascal, more than a year ago, the US government teamed up with Canada and Argentina to complain to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) about the people of Europe.Europeans are simply too democratic, according to the US government, and public...

Supporters: the secret of our success

Feature story | 17 September, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace activities have a high profile around the world, but there is another important side to us that doesn't get as much coverage - our supporter networks. We have almost 3 million supporters worldwide, and without them Greenpeace wouldn't...

Year one of war

Feature story | 18 March, 2004 at 1:00

Last February, 30 million people took to the streets to oppose the invasion of Iraq. "Let the Inspections Work!" and "No War for Oil!" the banners read. Twelve months ago, the bombing started, the troops landed and the tragic story of the Iraqi...

Potter book saves trees

Feature story | 27 August, 2003 at 2:00

The boy with the lightening bolt on his forehead is back. And this time, Harry's not only saving Muggles and Hogwarts from the evil powers of Voldemort, he's also working a little magic for the world's ancient and endangered forests.

US jeered, Summit denounced

Feature story | 4 September, 2002 at 2:00

While the Earth Summit has been a disaster in its official conclusions, it's at least rewarding to see that the international community hasn't been fooled by rhetoric. Today was another day of action in protest of inaction. Inside and outside...

Ge activists make themselves heard in Rome

Feature story | 16 June, 2004 at 2:00

Attendees of the World Food Business Summit in Rome, Italy were 'welcomed' today by hundreds of audio messages from consumers in all 25 EU nations saying that they didn't want GE in their food.

US threatens EU over GE labelling laws

Feature story | 27 November, 2003 at 1:00

In a letter to US Trade Representative Robert Zoellick this week, a collected front of 22 US agribusiness lobby groups and organized farm interests called on Washington to "take every possible action" against coming EU rules on labelling and...

WTO free zone

Feature story | 28 July, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace cordoned off the UN building in Montreal, to protect it from the US attack on consumers, farmers and the environment. Activists at the Greenpeace checkpoint were on the lookout for representatives of the US administration and Canadian...

Italian seeds contaminated with GE maize

Feature story | 10 July, 2003 at 2:00

Over 100 farmers in Northern Italy have discovered that non-genetically engineered (GE) maize seeds that they bought and planted, were in fact contaminated by GE maize. The fact that cases like this are happening on a regular basis, raises...

EU, don't cave in to US GMO agenda!

Feature story | 7 July, 2003 at 2:00

We gave two sacks of soy contaminated with Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE) varieties to Pascal Lamy (EU Trade Commissioner) and asked him to send them back to his US counterpart, Robert Zoellick. The right to say no to genetically...

Tougher EU GMO legislation

Feature story | 2 July, 2003 at 2:00

The European Parliament has adopted the world's toughest rules on the labelling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), despite intensified pressure from the US and the GE industry. The new rules bring great news for EU consumers, farmers and...

Biosafety Protocol becomes law

Feature story | 17 June, 2003 at 2:00

When the tiny pacific nation of Palau ratified the UN Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety last Friday, the way was cleared for the world's first legally binding agreement that reaffirms the sovereign right of countries to reject imports of...

Who rules the G8?

Feature story | 2 June, 2003 at 2:00

As the world's richest and most powerful nations meet in France this week, the questions they should be asking are the ones which matter most: who rules our world? What forces are we going to allow to shape our future?

Tiny nukes: big problem

Feature story | 24 May, 2003 at 2:00

The US Senate has bowed to the Dr. Strangelove dream of Donald Rumsfeld, and lifted a ten-year-old ban on research and development of smaller battlefield nuclear weapons. The action paves the way for the creation of a whole new range of...

US to UN: Butt out

Feature story | 10 April, 2003 at 2:00

An extraordinary communication from the United States to UN representatives around the world has been leaked to Greenpeace.(Full text of the leaked document here). In it, the United States warns that the simple act of support for a General...

US unilateralism no laughing matter

Feature story | 26 March, 2003 at 1:00

"Frustrated with the United Nations' consistent, blatant regard for the will of its 188 member nations, the US announced Monday the formation of its own international governing body, the USUN." Some would merely laugh off this satirical story in...

Last hope for the UN

Feature story | 20 March, 2003 at 1:00

The leaders of the most powerful nations on Earth have failed us. The Security Council has failed us. War has begun. The UN should not allow itself to be relegated to a strictly humanitarian role: it is their moment to stand up and give voice to...

Stopping the war machine in Spain

Feature story | 14 March, 2003 at 1:00

It could be just days before the US goes to war in Iraq and still supplies for the war machine are on route. The Rainbow Warrior blocked the US and Spanish military port of Rota in the south of Spain, trying to stop the US military cargo ship...

Marie-Thérèse Danielsson

Feature story | 13 February, 2003 at 1:00

Marie-Thérèse Danielsson, who died earlier this week in Tahiti aged 79, was a key figure in the global campaign against French nuclear testing at Moruroa atoll. With her husband, the Swedish anthropologist Bengt Danielsson, she brought to...

Rainbow Warrior seized

Feature story | 2 February, 2003 at 1:00

For the last six days Greenpeace activists have peacefully protested in a UK port where military supply vessels are preparing for departure to Iraq. A High Court ruling has recognised Greenpeace's right to protest and denied the Defense...

Toxic waste from Bhopal returned to Dow

Feature story | 21 January, 2003 at 1:00

While Dow executives chatted with fellow business leaders at the World Economic Forum's 'Building Trust' annual meeting, we delivered a reality check. Thirty Greenpeace activists representing the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal...

Major Brazilian food producer goes GE-free

Feature story | 13 September, 2002 at 2:00

There have been no farm animal revolts yet, but one of Brazil’s top food producers and meat exporters is not taking any chances. Perdigão will eliminate genetically engineered ingredients from all its food products, including meat, and is taking...

Actions against inaction

Feature story | 3 September, 2002 at 2:00

Greenpeace participated in a day of action in Johannesburg to protest Earth Summit inaction on climate change.

Earth scores against WTO

Feature story | 2 September, 2002 at 2:00

Yesterday evening, while the industry lobbyists were eating sushi and drinking champagne around a spectacular swimming pool, Greenpeace and other non-governmental organisations were taking action inside the halls of the Earth Summit.

Poor locked out of Summit on poverty

Feature story | 28 August, 2002 at 2:00

As the official negotiations continue in the heart of Johannesburg, tension is building over the issue of access to decision makers. Many ‘unofficial’ ambassadors have been sent here to voice real issues from communities around the world, yet...

Hope for the summit

Feature story | 26 August, 2002 at 2:00

On the first day of the Earth Summit, a coalition of non-governmental organizations, including Greenpeace, called on the delegates to go further than insubstantial rhetoric to achieve real, lasting gains.

Plutonium on the horizon, planet on the line

Feature story | 19 August, 2002 at 2:00

A shipment of one of the planet's deadliest substances will round the Cape of Good Hope at about the same time world leaders are arriving in Johannesburg for the Earth Summit on Sustainable Development. We caught up with the British ship carrying...

China implements GE labelling

Feature story | 1 July, 2002 at 2:00

China's implementation of labelling for GE (genetically engineered) foods today brings to two billion the number of people worldwide whose country's require GE labelling.

New Monsanto movie

Feature story | 7 March, 2008 at 1:00

A new movie has dealt yet another severe blow to the credibility of US based Monsanto, one of the biggest chemical companies in the world and the provider of the seed technology for 90 percent of the world’s genetically engineered (GE) crops.

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