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The Founding Voyage

Background | 15 May, 2007 at 17:31

In 1971, a small group of activists set sail to the Amchitka island off Alaska to try and stop a US nuclear weapons test. The money for the mission was raised with a concert, their old fishing boat was called “The Greenpeace”. This is where our...

The Founders

Background | 29 October, 2008 at 16:11

There's a joke that in any bar in Vancouver, Canada, you can sit down next to someone who claims to have founded Greenpeace. In fact, there was no single founder: name, idea, spirit and tactics can all be said to have separate lineages. Yet, some...

How to Change the World: Film review

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 9 September, 2015 4 comments

Greenpeace has been documented in hundreds of books, films, television specials, magazine articles, blogs, university courses and doctoral dissertations. On 9 September, in some 600 cinemas in the UK and US, Picturehouse and Met Films...

Genetically Engineered Pro-vitamin A 'Golden' rice

Publication | 1 February, 2001 at 1:00

Reality vs. Fiction

Forty thousand take to Tokyo streets to say 'no' to war

Press release | 8 March, 2003 at 1:00

People's message of peace illuminated

Press release | 21 February, 2003 at 1:00

The bombing of the Rainbow Warrior: 30 years later, the first apology

Blog entry by Tom Lowe | 7 September, 2015

Only a few months ago, Greenpeace supporters worldwide marked the 30-year anniversary of the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior , when French government agents used limpet mines to sink the ship in Auckland, killing Portuguese...

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...

Campaigns Director Power Point Application

Publication | 1 January, 2000 at 1:00

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Campaign Director GPMED

Publication | 10 June, 2003 at 2:00

Responding to refugee boats in distress

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 3 December, 2015 12 comments

It's a crisis that can be told in numbers: around 890,000 refugees and migrants arrived to Europe by sea this year, while more than 3,500 have died and it's not over yet. Fleeing war, human rights abuses and persecution, refugees...

Deep Green: Pillars of Greenpeace leave a legacy

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 6 August, 2010 1 comment

In July, two Greenpeace founders – Jim Bohlen, 84, and Dorothy Stowe, 89 – passed away. Both lived full lives as agents of social change, that leave us much to ponder and to emulate. Social change often ignites on the fringe, in...

The photos that inspired millions to take action

Blog entry by Sudhanshu Malhotra | 19 August, 2016 3 comments

On World Photography Day, Greenpeace celebrates the power of photography to inspire action and speak truth to power. It's a tough call to select 10 images from the more than 18,000 that Greenpeace has produced in the last 12 months...

2016 – The year in photos

Blog entry by Maïa Booker | 22 December, 2016

2016 was a challenging year for people and the planet. It brought many challenges that will continue in the year ahead – a changing climate, greedy corporations and politicians whose policies spell trouble for the planet. As we look...

Greenpeace activists visit Spain's governing party in body bags

Press release | 26 February, 2003 at 1:00

'Picture of Innocence'

Press release | 17 January, 2004 at 1:00

Over a thousand people gathered today on South Beach, Miami to create a massive 'human art' image in creative protest against the unprecedented prosecution of Greenpeace by the U.S Administration. Supporters of the international environmental...

Dorothy Stowe 1920 - 2010

Feature story | 24 July, 2010 at 14:59 2 comments

Greenpeace co-founder Dorothy Stowe passed away at 03:00, July 23, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada, at the age of 89.

Greenpeace India: Undaunted, undefeated and unstoppable

Blog entry by Vinuta Gopal | 24 July, 2015

Greenpeace India ought to be finished by now. We've had our accounts frozen, our reputation smeared and our staff banned from travel. Mr. Rajnath Singh, the Minister of Home Affairs has done everything he can to shut down our offices...

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...

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...

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...

Save The Dugong - Stop The Airbase

Press release | 10 March, 2005 at 1:00

Tokyo, 10 March 2005 -- Greenpeace is demanding that a plan to build a military airbase across sensitive coral reefs and dugong habitat in Okinawa, Japan be abandoned. In a press conference in Tokyo today, Greenpeace called for the designation of...

New leadership at Greenpeace International

Feature story | 11 June, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace will soon have a new leader. Kumi Naidoo will take up the role of Executive Director of Greenpeace International in November 2009, when Gerd Leipold steps down after nearly nine years as our activist-in-chief.

Bon voyage, mercury waste

Feature story | 23 May, 2003 at 2:00

A container ship currently heading from southern India to the US represents a small victory in the fight against corporate crime across the globe. The ship is carrying 320 tonnes of toxic mercury contaminated waste which comes from a closed plant...

Greenpeace joins peace activists in Turkey saying 'no' to war

Press release | 6 February, 2003 at 1:00

Industrial logging threat looms large over rainforest Eden

Press release | 13 April, 2006 at 2:00

A new detailed map (1) - released by Greenpeace and Forest Watch Indonesia today - reveals plans to cut down as much as 35% (29 million hectares) of New Guinea Island's rainforest, the 'Eden' where scientists recently discovered a host of new...

No new logging

Press release | 28 October, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace welcomed a decree (1) by President Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to reform the Congolese logging sector this week.

Greenpeace leaves a mark and casts a net of legal doubts on Icelandic ship

Press release | 6 August, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace called on Iceland and other members of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO) to get their deep-sea fisheries mismanagement under control by branding the side of the Petur Jonsson, a 64-meter Icelandic bottom trawler with...

Greenpeace halts deep sea destruction – the net result of bottom trawling

Press release | 12 November, 2004 at 1:00

Activists from the Greenpeace ship, Esperanza, have stopped an EU bottom trawling vessel from operating on the high seas of the North Atlantic.

Mock missiles destroyed at UN as nations meet to discuss global nuclear disarmament

Press release | 28 April, 2003 at 2:00

States which were prepared to go to war to disarm Iraq must take action to meet their international legal obligations to get rid of their own nuclear weapons, Greenpeace said, as the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Member States began...

Greenpeace India to keep fighting in June after surge in support from staff and allies

Press release | 21 May, 2015 at 13:30

New Delhi, 21 May, 2015 - Greenpeace India today announced that it has seen a surge in support from civil society allies, new donors and its own staff which will allow the organisation to keep basic functions running for one more month.

Lyle Thurston 1937 - 2008

Feature story | 31 March, 2008 at 12:36

Lyle Thurston, one of 12 crewmembers on the original Greenpeace campaign, died of pneumonia at the age of 70 in Victoria, BC, Canada, March 26, 2008. "Doc" Thurston - a medical doctor, patron of the arts, and lifetime environmental advocate -...

Strongest Climate warning yet demands action

Feature story | 2 February, 2007 at 16:29

With the strongest warnings yet from the international scientific community on the threat of dangerous climate change just published, it's clearly time to match strengths of scientific warnings with determined action to reduce greenhouse gas...

Bush targets Greenpeace

Feature story | 13 October, 2003 at 2:00

In a move unprecedented in its history, the US government has indicted an entire organization - Greenpeace USA, Inc. (the Greenpeace entity in the US) - for the peaceful protest activities of its supporters.

GM setback in UK

Feature story | 31 March, 2004 at 2:00

Following the controversial UK government approval of genetically engineered (GE) maize for commercial planting, the only company authorized to grow GE maize has withdrawn its application. It now appears unlikely the UK will see any...

Living artwork defies Bush attack on Greenpeace

Feature story | 18 January, 2004 at 1:00

Over a thousand people gathered this weekend on South Beach, Miami to create a massive 'human art' image in creative protest against the unprecedented prosecution of Greenpeace by the Bush Administration. Supporters of the international...

Chinese consumer challenges Nestlé

Feature story | 7 January, 2004 at 1:00

What motivated a mother from Shanghai to travel half way around the world to global food giant Nestlé´s HQ in Switzerland? In March 2003 Eileen Zhu Yanling was shocked to discover from the internet that Nestlé´s Nesquik milk powder, a product she...

Nuclear Banks, No Thanks!

Publication | 10 August, 2010 at 13:30

Nuclear power is not only the most controversial and dangerous form of energy generation, it is also one of the most expensive. To raise the many billions of euros needed to build even a single nuclear reactor, utility companies therefore rely...

Greenpeace activists block Spanish and Turkish military ports

Press release | 14 March, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace slams US commodities giant for Amazon crimes

Press release | 22 May, 2006 at 2:00

To mark the UN's International Day for Biological Diversity today, Greenpeace activists continued their global actions against the world's largest privately-owned company, US commodities giant, Cargill, for destroying the Amazon rainforest to...

Spain commits to action on stolen fish from West Africa, destined for European plates

Press release | 18 April, 2006 at 2:00

Spanish officials today agreed that they would declare that a 200-tonne cargo of fish stolen from West Africa is illegal, when they receive official confirmation from Guinea - following six days of Greenpeace occupation and several hours of...

7 social media moments that will keep us fighting in 2017

Blog entry by Stefanus Wong | 23 December, 2016

If anyone has ever sneered at the idea of slacktivism, 2016 would like to prove them wrong. From fake news to echo chambers to trolls, this year, social media became more than just a “status update”. There are 1.79 billion active...

Bring it on, 2017: New Year’s resolutions for people and the planet

Blog entry by Dawn Bickett | 20 December, 2016 2 comments

For many of us who care about the environment and about people, 2016 has been a punch to the gut. Politicians and corporations at odds with issues like human rights and a healthy planet have managed to grab power in countries all over...

Greenpeace welcomes conviction of notorious 'conflict timber' trader

Press release | 7 June, 2006 at 2:00

Greenpeace today welcomed the conviction of the notorious Dutch timber baron Guus van Kouwenhoven, who was found guilty of being in breach of a United Nations arms embargo on Liberia and sentenced to eight years in prison.

Amazon protection

Press release | 14 February, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace has welcomed the news that a large area of the Amazon rainforest will be protected from forest destruction. The Brazilian Government has announced that 6.4 million hectares of the ancient forest, an area twice the size of Belgium, will...

Greenpeace enters 3rd day of protest with sit-in outside Thai coal plant

Press release | 9 December, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists from Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia, together with community leaders, today led a sit-in outside the BLCP coal power plant in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, blockading the road to the plant, as the protest against the...

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