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Didi did not let us down: reassured West Bengal of a GM-free future

Blog entry by Amaan | March 15, 2012

My name is Amaan and I belong to an organisation called YUVA in Kolkata, which works to spread awareness and engage with youth on social issues. More than a month ago Greenpeace India and YUVA started working together in Kolkata to...

Fukushima, One Year After...

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | March 12, 2012

Today our thoughts are once more with the people of Japan; our condolences are with those who lost their loved ones and our admiration is with those who are valiantly rebuilding their lives and communities one year after the...

F***ing in India: how not to manage a fisheries system

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | March 9, 2012

The Indian government's Letter of Permit (LoP) scheme stands out as the textbook example of how not to manage a fisheries system. In fact, constant abuse of the scheme, too many loopholes and tardy monitoring and implementation has...

Kadia, this is for you…

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | March 8, 2012

"My rice crops dried.. as if they were burnt with fire... I did not harvest rice the year before too... Last year the rain started well, but it suddenly stopped... Some days we can not find food for our children ..." these plaintive...

The real foreign hand

Feature story | March 1, 2012 at 20:20

We express shock and indignation at the recent statement the PM of India has made suggesting that anti-nuclear and anti-GM protests have been stoked by NGOs representing a ‘foreign hand’. According to the PM, these NGOs that have no concern for...

Silence and contamination, legacies of the Fukushima nuclear disaster

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | February 20, 2012

Nearly a year after Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster, it's time to take a look at its legacy and take an opportunity to stand in solidarity with the people who continue to suffer the impacts. We're calling for a nuclear free,...

“I am glad I sat down.”

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | February 16, 2012

He said, "Part timers will have a target of enrolling 14 supporters in a month and full timers will have a target of 25 supporters in a month, you will not be given any leads you have to approach strangers on the street and...

What I talk about when I talk about F***ing

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | February 15, 2012

I am on the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, en route to Port Blair right now. It has been fantastic to sail from Singapore to India (took us 5 days) and calming to have just the never ending ocean stretched out before you every time you...

“I am with you.”

Blog entry by Md. Azim ud Doula | February 14, 2012

Valentines Day brought hope for the youth of Kolkata. Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee said, "I'm with you," to a group of us, who visited her residence to gift her a canvas painted by youth of West Bengal. The canvas contained...

From the prison floor

Blog entry by Arko Datto | February 10, 2012

On Wednesday, February 8, 2012, Greenpeace activists in Kolkata set out to do an awareness drive. They were outside the Writers Building, talking about the state's need to oppose the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India...

Sailing on the Espy - Day One

Blog entry by Lochan Baratakke | February 10, 2012

After a rather sleepless overnight flight from Chennai to Singapore - thanks, in part, to two relentless crying babies on-board - it didn't take long before we were driven off to the shipyard where the Esperanza was docked. We were...

Supporting Greenpeace

Blog entry by Phanindra Karedla | February 9, 2012

Initially, I joined Greenpeace as a response to the solicitation from the fund-raisers on the streets. I have always believed that we should all play a participatory role in protecting our planet. This is not only for our own...

We will not STOP expressing ourselves till the BRAI bill is withdrawn

Blog entry by Neha Saigal | January 20, 2012

We are lucky to be born in a country which has a functional democracy and expression through art, dance, and music is a part of the culture. The history of our independence is marked by non-violent expression and after 200 years it...

People power pushes back on Internet censorship

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | January 20, 2012

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU everyone who took action yesterday, and took a historic stand against Internet censorship. We're proud to have stood shoulder to shoulder with some of the world's biggest websites, and all of you, in...

One Keystone pipeline down, one Gateway pipeline to go

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | January 19, 2012

I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve been told by industry and government insiders that while the expansion of the tar sands may be a terrible thing, there’s simply no way to stop it. Well, we’ve found a way. President Obama...

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