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2005 Rewound

Feature story | January 5, 2006 at 4:30

A look back over the last twelve months, starring jaguar suited activists, corporate skulduggery and heroics in unequal measures, politicians' finding/losing the plot and even an embassy for whales.

WTO: The real face of free trade

Feature story | December 12, 2005 at 8:30

HONG KONG, China — A child sits in a mountain of electronic waste, covered in toxic chemicals, pulling apart components to retrieve tiny bits of metal; this is the face of free trade your government does not want you to see. As trade ministers...

Clemenceau… The ship that died. But didn’t stop killing.

Feature story | December 12, 2005 at 4:30

BANGALORE, India — Early this morning, off the sleeping coast of Toulon, France, Greenpeace activists boarded the heavily-guarded Clemenceau, a once-majestic aircraft carrier that belonged to the French navy. Far away, in Orissa, India, a young...

Taking global action against global warming

Feature story | December 7, 2005 at 17:19

MONTREAL, Canada — From meeting rooms in Montreal to coal-fired power plants in Germany and Thailand to ports hosting shiploads of illegal nuclear waste, Greenpeace has been in action against global warming around the world in the last two weeks.

Mathematics for the blind... 21 years + 20,000 deaths = 0 shame

Feature story | December 7, 2005 at 4:30

NEW DELHI, India — What have we really learnt from the world’s worst industrial disaster – the fatal gas leak from the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal that has till date claimed more that 20000 lives? Corporations have learnt that they can get...

Time is Running Out!

Feature story | December 2, 2005 at 8:27

BANGALORE, India — The UN Climate Change Conference in Montreal is underway. The climate summit - the first since the Kyoto Protocol entered into force - opened on the 28th of November, kicking off two weeks of crucial negotiations on climate...

Together, we are an ocean

Feature story | December 2, 2005 at 8:05

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — A voyage of one year. Four oceans. One million Ocean defenders. That’s our response to the growing crisis our oceans face. We are launching our most ambitious ship expedition ever, to respond to the threats and...

Genetic contamination is here. Oh, and we have its postal address.

Feature story | November 29, 2005 at 4:30

BANGALORE, India — So, you thought genetic engineering is just something they carry out in a petri-dish under a microscope behind closed lab doors, right? Or it’s something that happens between humans and flies in shock-horror Hollywood flicks,...

"MoP"-ping Up the Mess!

Feature story | November 28, 2005 at 16:53

BANGALORE, India — When politicians from around the world meet next week to talk about climate change, young people who will have to live with the consequences of their action or inaction will be nearby, ready to give them a nudge in the right...

Applied Thought! Wipro ready to meet Greenpeace challenge?

Feature story | November 23, 2005 at 4:30

BANGALORE, India — When large corporations are challenged to change their business practices, they usually respond grudgingly, with tentative, half-baked measures – especially if the change benefits the planet, not necessarily their bottom lines.

Activists attacked in Philippine global warming protest

Feature story | November 15, 2005 at 11:46

ZAMBALES, Philippines — One of our activists participating in a peaceful protest against a coal power plant outside Manila has been horrendously beaten by local plant security, who drew weapons and fired warning shots at people armed with nothing...

The toxic twins are moving!

Feature story | November 15, 2005 at 11:39

BRUSSELS, Belgium — A removal team has arrived at the European Commission to move two senior commissioners into new jobs with their best friends in dirty industry. Given the determined efforts of EU Commission President José Manuel Barroso and...

Whale Science in-action

Feature story | November 14, 2005 at 11:52

It’s that time of the year again, the six ships of the whaling fleet are leaving Japan and heading back to the culling ground, the “Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary,” to carry out “scientific testing” on 1000 whales. The “scientific test” involves...

Greenfreeze: Positively Cool

Feature story | November 4, 2005 at 4:30

BANGALORE, India — A fortnight ago, we unveiled a 30' by 11' mural in Bangalore that labeled the CEOs of LG, Samsung, Electrolux, Whirlpool and BPL as 'Climate Criminals'. The mural showed them saying 'Everyone is talking about the climate: we...

Maradona, movie stars and flying jaguars triumph in Argentina

Feature story | October 31, 2005 at 14:14

It took the intervention of some home-grown celebrities to finally tip the balance in favour of protecting the forests of northern Argentina after a long fight by Greenpeace and the indigenous Wichi people.

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