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Barred from Indonesia for working in support of president’s efforts to stop deforestation

Blog entry by John Sauven | October 18, 2011

I’ve been working with Greenpeace for more than 20 years and until now I had never been deported from any country. Until last week, that is, when I tried to enter Indonesia to spend time with our staff in Jakarta in support of their...

The environment’s superhero returns

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | October 16, 2011

While growing up all of us were fascinated by superheroes. We had our favourites too. There was Spiderman shooting webs from his wrist, Batman driving around dark streets in a high-tech fuel guzzling car and Superman taking short...

“These are not good times for an orangutan.”

Blog entry by Pooja Tanna | October 10, 2011

I belong to the rainforests in Indonesia but circumstances forced me to come down to the concrete jungle of Mumbai in India. I am an orangutan, which means ‘person of the forest’ in Malay! Everything was fine, till some humans started...

Rena oil spill an unfortunate lesson

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | October 7, 2011

The Container ship Rena inexplicably crashed into the Astrolabe Reef, about seven kilometres north of Motiti Island, near Tauranga early on Wednesday. It is carrying 1700 tonnes of heavy fuel oil, some of which has already started to...

“We are people already sold” say voices from African rainforests

Blog entry by Susanne Breitkopf | October 7, 2011

Approximately 40 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo depend on the rainforest for their basic needs, such as medicine, food or shelter. In this image a local fisherman guides his boat through the waters of Lac Tumba...

Success: Barbie and Mattel drop deforestation!

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | October 5, 2011

We all know that break ups are hard. Especially when they involve secrets – like the shameful secret that broke up Barbie and Ken back in June: she had destroyed rainforest in her toy packaging. Her manufacturer, Mattel, was using...

Bearing witness to the threatened beauty of Indonesian rainforests

Blog entry by Cakra Prathama, Greenpeace Indonesia | October 5, 2011

For ten days now we have been touring Sumatra to bear witness to the true state of Indonesia’s rainforests - and everywhere we go we see forest destruction. It’s distressing, but at the same time it drives us to keep fighting against...

No one dead

Blog entry by Karuna Raina | October 4, 2011

“No one dead.37 with physical injuries.2 workers with radiation burns.” – 2nd June, IAEA. As soon as the ongoing tragedy at Fukushima started, so started the coverage, unlike Chernobyl, where for days no one knew what happened. The...

Supporting Greenpeace, supporting the planet

Blog entry by Nikita Crasta | October 3, 2011

Nikita Crasta Most of us are so busy living our daily lives, meeting daily challenges that we don’t have the time or the inclination to pay heed to our environment and its resources. When you come across someone who’s doing it...

Brinjals take over the roads in Goa

Blog entry by Boboton Singh | September 23, 2011

On Monday, September 5th, the Osia-Multiplex in Goa saw a lot of brinjals walking around the place. Greenpeace activists in Goa dressed up as brinjals and spoke to people about the dangers of genetically modified food. The idea was...

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