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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 -...

Jim Bohlen 1926 - 2010

Feature story | 6 July, 2010 at 15:35

There's an old joke that you can walk into any bar in Vancouver and find somebody claiming to be a Greenpeace founder. If that somebody had been Jim Bohlen, however, then this claim would have been absolutely true. It is with very deep sadness,...

Greenpeace finally arrives at Amchitka

Blog entry by brianfit | 30 August, 2007

Kieran Mulvaney, sailing aboard the Esperanza, wrote the following for Undercurrents, the crew blog for our Bering Sea voyage: Thirty-five years, eleven months, and eighteen days later, we finally made it. On September 15, 1971,...

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...

Joni Mitchell: A tribute to the artist

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 2 July, 2015

On 31 March, 2015, Joni Mitchell – who helped launch Greenpeace with a 1970 benefit concert, and emerged as one of the greatest songwriters and performers of the last 50 years – experienced a brain aneurysm. Friends found her...

Quarterly - 2009.3/4

Background | 8 December, 2009 at 12:37

Fair Winds and Following Seas

Blog entry by Steve Erwood | 25 January, 2011 2 comments

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Dave Birmingham, at his home in Keremeos, British Columbia, on 11 January. Dave was the engineer on board the Phyllis Cormack , the boat chartered by the Don’t Make a Wave Committee in 1971...

David McTaggart

Background | 20 November, 2006 at 15:15

Amchitka: the 1970s rock concert that launched Greenpeace

Blog entry by laurak | 11 November, 2009

Amchitka is the rock concert that launched Greenpeace. It's also the concert that launched a ship: the Phyllis McCormack, which sailed out into the first Greenpeace action protesting US nuclear testing in the Aleutian Islands. ...

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