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Greenpeace joins call for action on intimidation lawsuits

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt | October 15, 2012 2 comments

Greenpeace today joined environmental groups endorsing a proposed new law that would defend Ontarians’ rights to speak out on issues of public interest without fear of high-cost lawsuits meant to intimidate them. Hours before the...

Greenpeace, at 40, and Democracy

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt | September 15, 2011

Greenpeace turns 40 today. Coincidentally, September 15 th is also the International Day of Democracy . Appropriate, really. Certainly provides a good launching point for some reflection on Greenpeace’s global journey and its role...

Groups urge swift passage of Ontario Bill 83

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Forest Campaigner | November 29, 2013

A range of environmental, civil liberties and social justice organisations today urged Ontario Attorney General John Gerretsen to ensure the passage of Bill 83: The Protection of Public Particiaption Act 2013 . The law is widely...

Democracy, Dutch disease, and the tar sands

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | June 1, 2012

Why is NDP leader Thomas Mulcair being denounced so vehemently for talking about Dutch disease? The term simply describes the effects of a resource boom. And there is no real debate as to whether or not the tar sands boom has driven...

Harper government is trying to intimidate environmental groups

Blog entry by Bruce Cox, Executive Director of Greenpeace Canada | February 17, 2012

I was disappointed to read yesterday’s  report in the  Globe and Mail  about Greenpeace being under surveillance as a security threat and labelled by our government as ‘extremists’. Disappointed, but not surprised. Once again,...

What’s good for Kaddafi is good for Harper

Blog entry by Bruce Cox | February 28, 2011

Prime Minister Stephen Harper spent yesterday in meetings developing a strategy and response to the uprising unfolding in Libya. Following on the United Nations Security Council’s unanimous decision to condemn Libyan President Muammar...

Greenpeace arrests show attempts to silence environmentalists continue

Blog entry by David Suzuki | November 27, 2013 7 comments

Early November marked the 18th anniversary of the tragic murder of outspoken writer and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight colleagues by the Nigerian government. Saro-Wiwa and the others had waged a long campaign to stop...

A healthy democracy needs dissent

Blog entry by Bruce Cox, Executive Director | December 10, 2010

Police look on as Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo addresses supporters in the garden of Greenpeace's Toronto office during the G20. “the most massive compromise of civil liberties” “a mass violation of...

Energy Revolution: A Reactor Becomes a Solar Farm

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | July 29, 2009

A nuclear power station in Austria now uses clean, safe nuclear energy -- the sun! Greenpeace isn’t usually invited to hang banners from nuclear stations, but the Austrians asked us to do just that.  And how could we refuse?  It...

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