2009 Press Releases

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Aomori Court leaves Tokyo Two trial to languish

Press release | 20 November, 2009 at 1:00

In a week marked by several events that could have significant bearing on the future of Japan's so-called "scientific" whaling operation, the pre-trial process of Greenpeace activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki has been left languishing by the...

Final voyage of the Japanese whaling fleet?

Press release | 19 November, 2009 at 1:00

Following a week of potentially crippling budgetary reviews and a high-profile visit from US President Barack Obama to Japan, shortly after 10am today the so-called 'scientific' whaling fleet crept out of port, as Greenpeace called for today's...

Indonesia suspends climate polluters’ licence to destroy rainforest - Greenpeace...

Press release | 19 November, 2009 at 1:00

Greenpeace welcomed today’s decision by Indonesia’s Forest Minister, Mr. Zulkifli Hasan, to temporarily stop paper giant Asia Pacific Resources International Holding Limited (APRIL) from destroying the carbon-rich forest peatlands of Indonesia’s...

Update: Nuclear madness reaches Finland

Press release | 18 November, 2009 at 14:18

The cargo ship Happy Ranger made port in Finland today, carrying its cargo of steam generators from France, intended for a nuclear reactor under construction at Olkiluoto. In addition, it is also carrying a protest camp, complete with eight...

Supreme Court rejects Tokyo Two appeal for disclosure of key evidence

Press release | 18 November, 2009 at 1:00

The Tokyo Supreme Court today denied a special appeal for disclosure of evidence in the trial of Greenpeace activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, upholding a string of human rights violations committed against them and reinforcing the flawed...

Greenpeace: French Nuclear Madness won’t save the climate

Press release | 16 November, 2009 at 17:47

Today, six activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise boarded the cargo ship Happy Ranger in the Fehmarn Belt between Denmark and Germany. The activists are carrying banners reading “Nuclear Madness, made in France”. The ship is carrying...

African human rights activist, Kumi Naidoo, takes over as Greenpeace International...

Press release | 16 November, 2009 at 16:19

On becoming Greenpeace International Executive Director, prominent human rights activist Dr. Kumi Naidoo today warned world leaders that there can be no excuse for not attending the upcoming UN Copenhagen Climate Summit and agreeing a fair,...

French Nuclear Madness won’t save the climate

Press release | 16 November, 2009 at 16:05

Today six activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise boarded the cargo ship Happy Ranger in the Fehmarn Belt between Denmark and Germany. The activists are carrying banners reading “Nuclear Madness, made in France”. The ship is carrying...

Tuna commission gets worse and fails on bluefin tuna, condemns sharks and endorses...

Press release | 16 November, 2009 at 1:00

The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) has failed once again to act beyond the interests of a few tuna fishing and farming industries, warned Greenpeace today. Again it has approved recommendations which fail...

APEC “deal” on Copenhagen ignores the world’s most vulnerable - Greenpeace

Press release | 15 November, 2009 at 14:31

Greenpeace today slammed the so-called “deal” made at the APEC leaders meeting this morning, to essentially relegate the Copenhagen UN Climate Summit outcome to nothing but a political agreement: postponing decisions on the legally binding...

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