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"Greenpeace in India backed by lakhs of supporters from across the country will keep using peaceful confrontation to expose environmental problems, hold polluters and those who violate our laws across the world to account and ensure that as India develops, it does so without destroying what we love best about it. We can’t do it without you. Because you give Greenpeace a lot of strength and support so it can continue to do it's work.
As an organisation, all we want to do is make sure that our beautiful country is fit to live in for our children and their children. We might appear to be a pain in the neck but we won’t stop speaking up for those who don’t have a voice. That’s because we act based on our values. And one of our values is that if we see something wrong, we don’t cross the road and ignore it, we do something about it. We just can’t help it, its part of our DNA." - Samit Aich, Greenpeace India, Executive Director

http://www.greenpeace.org/india/en/Get-Involved/No-Economy-without-Ecology/

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Tsunami Colony: a story of despair, disturbance and displacement

Blog entry by Ali Abbas | September 24, 2012

The protest against the Koodankulam nuclear plant is one of the longest peaceful movements in the history of India after the Gandhian movement. Even among the many anti-nuclear movements globally, the Koodankulam protests are seen as...

What is breakfast for a snake?

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 21, 2012

I know I've repeatedly mentioned that there are a lot of snakes around this area, but substantial evidence has been missing all this while. This morning I was presented with an opportunity to provide you guys with evidence that...

Koodankulam protesters tell their story

Blog entry by Ali Abbas | September 19, 2012

Today was my third day at Idinthakarai. Finally after two days I could catch some sleep in the parish house where the priests stay. The people of Idinthikarai sleep under the same roof because they fear that the police repression might...

Junglistan Nivas: a new hangout for the village kids

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 19, 2012

My caricature, my family and the artist Harish. Day 16 It was one of the busiest day after 1 st of September when I climbed up this tree. Around 170 people from schools, colleges, NGO’s, came to visit me.Among them was an...

Finding heart in the melting Arctic

Blog entry by Sara Ayech | September 19, 2012

The record has already been broken – but it is about to be shattered. This isn't the kind of record you wish to remember and tell your grandchildren about. This is no tale of great sporting achievement like Usain Bolt smashing...

Forest vs coal. I choose forests

Blog entry by Rachita Taneja | September 19, 2012

When my colleague told me that I was going to go to the forests to work on a tree house- I gave myself a mental high five. What could be cooler than chilling in a forest for a week? I was to accompany three activists, who had helped...

Realities of Koodankulam: more tales of apathy

Blog entry by Ali Abbas | September 18, 2012

I got up at 5.30 am in the morning, with the sound of my door bell ringing continuously. It was the hotel staff trying to make sure I don't miss the famous Kanyakumari sunrise. Half asleep, I told them that I had worked late in the...

Junglistan Diaries: routine visits and some special ones

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 18, 2012

It's been two weeks in the forests. These buffaloes and the Cattle Egret are regular visitiors to the stream now. Or perhaps I am the visitor for them. I had some very special guests from the nearby village. The women had taken...

Realities of the Koodankulam anti-nuclear protests

Blog entry by Ali Abbas | September 17, 2012

My journey to Koodankulam started on the evening of September 16 from Bangalore city. As I was about to board the bus I received a message on my cell phone saying, "200 people detained in Tuticorin. Are you one among them?" At first I...

SUCCESS! Shell stops Arctic oil drilling for this year

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | September 17, 2012

You did it. For over six months, huge numbers of us have been pressuring Shell to stay out of the Arctic. Well this morning, company bosses announced they were scrapping their oil drilling programme for this year. It's a huge ...

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