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How Greenpeace India raises its funds

Blog entry by Siddharth Sreenivas | May 20, 2015

I come from a small town in Kerala where, growing up, the only “Greenpeas” most folks knew of was of the edible kind. But I also grew up in a world where activism was still not looked upon as a dirty word. Kerala was the messianic land...

37 days and counting...

Blog entry by Arvind Shivakumar | May 15, 2015

In August last year, I was peacefully hanging from one the billboards facing the sea in Mumbai, asking Indian tea companies to get rid of pesticides from my tea. A few tea companies realised the message Greenpeace India, my fellow...

Conversations with the MHA

Blog entry by Greenpeace editorial staff | May 8, 2015

Conversations with the MHA On Wednesday April 8th we received news via the media that the Ministry of Home Affairs had frozen seven Greenpeace India Society bank accounts containing the donations of over 75,000 Indian citizens to...

A short guide to Greenpeace India's finances

Blog entry by Greenpeace editorial staff | May 7, 2015

Greenpeace India’s Finances Greenpeace India began its work by setting up Greenpeace Environment Trust (GPET) in 2001. The Trust is not registered under FCRA and can only receive domestic contributions. Individuals who initially...

The F Word

Blog entry by Aswini Sivaraman | May 6, 2015

I didn’t join Greenpeace because I was an environmentalist or an activist. I didn’t even know about the crazy things Greenpeace was renowned for. I fancied myself to be an environmentalist by nature, not by profession. As a graduate...

Greenpeace India has one month left to fight for its survival

Feature story | May 5, 2015 at 15:05

Greenpeace India has one month left to fight for its survival with the threat of an imminent shutdown looming large. The NGO has been left with funds for staff salaries and office costs that will last for just about a month. Calling it...

Greenpeace is guilty: Of putting our planet before corporate greed

Blog entry by Amrit Bakshi | May 1, 2015

I was a 18-year-old student studying Environmental Science in Bangalore when I heard the name ‘Greenpeace’ the first time. From that initial discussion in class to the deck of the Rainbow Warrior has been an amazing decade long...

Reflections from the recent suspension of Greenpeace India

Blog entry by Dina Nethisa Rasquinha | May 1, 2015

In the wake of the recent suspension of Greenpeace India’s license and closure of its bank accounts, a number of civil society organizations have criticized the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) stating that its decision on Greenpeace is...

Make Every Day Earth Day

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar | April 22, 2015

Just another Earthling?  No, because this is not just another planet. Christopher Nolan via Interstellar may have given us the hope otherwise, and a lot of science geeks will argue with me on the realities of time travel. For me...

The Fight for Free Speech and Democracy

Feature story | April 18, 2015 at 12:26

On January 20, the Delhi High Court ruled that the Ministry of Home Affairs had not followed due process or shown any justification while blocking money from Greenpeace International. Shortly thereafter, the blocked money was transferred to...

Navigating the stormy waters bravely

Blog entry by Ishita Das | April 17, 2015

“What you do matters, but why you do it matters so much more.” I am a volunteer with Greenpeace India. My friends ask me, “Why? Why did you decide to be a part of this organisation when you know that they are so controversial?” My...

More incriminating dirt on Greenpeace

Blog entry by Ruth D'Costa | April 15, 2015

This article first appeared in Scroll on Apr 13, 2015. I am a Greenpeace employee, financial supporter and volunteer. How or why do I play so many roles in the same organisation? The answer is: I love what Greenpeace stands for,...

The CSC does nothing for you

Blog entry by Hozefa Merchant | April 15, 2015

The Convention on Supplementary Compensation (CSC) is an international nuclear liability regime governed by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The convention, signed in 1997, but sofar not in force for lack of interest,...

Attack on civil society continues - Greenpeace at the forefront

Feature story | April 14, 2015 at 17:49

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has blocked Greenpeace India from receiving funds. The clampdown on Greenpeace India has been unprecedented since June 2014. But this time, the Ministry goes a step ahead by blocking receipt of Indian funds, which...

Greenpeace India works for India's people and environment - here's why.

Blog entry by Lalita Ramdas & Ashish Kothari | April 11, 2015

Greenpeace India has been in the news repeatedly in recent weeks. It is unusual for a campaigning organization to feature in all mainstream news channels over a prolonged period. The reason for this unsolicited publicity was the...

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