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An assault on the very principle of peaceful protest

Blog entry by Jess Wilson | October 4, 2013

It is bitterly ironic that as the world celebrated Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday as International Non-Violence Day, 30 non-violent, peaceful protestors sat locked up in jail cells in Russia. Yesterday, 13 activists and one freelance...

LIVE - Latest Updates from the Arctic Sunrise activists

Feature story | October 3, 2013 at 21:30

UPDATED: From peaceful action to dramatic seizure: a timeline of events since the Arctic Sunrise took action September 18 (CET).

A vigil for the Arctic 30 in Mumbai

Blog entry by Pankaj Kumar | October 1, 2013

It was a Saturday morning on September 28, 2013. When I was getting ready, my four year old daughter asked me where I was going and if she can join me. What I told her is that I am going to stand up for those who save the homes of...

World’s top climate scientists give us hope for a better future if we act now

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | September 27, 2013

Action at IPCC in Stockholm © Greenpeace / Christian Åslund Thirty crew members of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise are in prison in Russia, because they took peaceful action against oil drilling in the Arctic, intending to...

Arctic for the future

Blog entry by Sachin Singh | September 27, 2013

A Russian Coast guard officer approaches a Greenpeace activist. This is one example of the disproportionate use of force by the Russian authorities during a peaceful protest. My wife is in her last week of pregnancy. The baby is due...

The bijli revolution makes its way to the Ministry of Energy in Bihar

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar | September 26, 2013

Greenpeace unveils the WISE report and submits it to Bijendra Prasad Yadav. © Manish Sinha Greenpeace released its report "Legal, Policy and Regulatory Framework for Accelerated Renewable Energy Development in Bihar" , and...

Coal India hides the truth about coal reserves from investors

Feature story | September 24, 2013 at 15:00

Greenpeace has found that the world's largest coal producer, Coal India Limited which is also a public enterprise, is misleading potential shareholders by concealing the true level of its extractable coal reserves. This revelation comes as Coal...

Coal India: misleading investors, destroying forests and jeopardizing India’s energy...

Blog entry by Ashish Fernandes | September 23, 2013

Nigahi coal mine in Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh. Coal mines like these destroy forests, tribal communities and wildlife. © Greenpeace / Sudhanshu Malhotra It appears that the world’s largest coal miner, destroyer of forests , tribal...

Fighting to protect India from nuclear risks

Blog entry by Greg Muttitt | September 19, 2013

If you’ve ever wondered how nuclear companies stay profitable when a catastrophic accident could cost more than the value of their company, here’s the answer- they make sure they never have to pay the costs. In most countries, the...

Energy empowerment - the story of Bijli and Dharnai

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar | September 19, 2013

It was a cloudy, grey and rainy morning in Dharnai, Bihar. A small classroom was buzzing with local villagers. Banners were on display and a microphone was arranged for announcements. Slowly and steadily the crowd gathered inside the...

Riding for an oil free Arctic

Blog entry by Bapi Mahanta | September 18, 2013

© Selvaprakash L Ever since the I love Arctic human banner was created on April 20, 2013 to show our solidarity to save the Arctic, we the Arctic volunteers have been looking forward to the next phase in the movement. Soon enough,...

Bangalore and Mumbai among 75 cities that protest against Shell

Feature story | September 16, 2013 at 17:08

Bangalore witnessed its first Ice Ride on September 15, 2013 when over 150 people gathered for a cycle rally and walkathon starting at Cubbon Park to challenge oil corporations like Shell who are trying to drill for oil in the fragile Arctic...

Hope in the era of climate change

Blog entry by Siddhartha | September 13, 2013

This is not the place to dwell at length on climate change, but a few facts would bear mentioning. There are indications that by the end of the century we might witness the emergence of tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions of...

Plunging rupee and coal dependence

Blog entry by Arundhati Muthu | September 12, 2013

Coal contributes significantly to our Current Account Deficit (CAD) and the weakening rupee through large coal imports and coal-related investments abroad. The only way out is to minimise India's coal dependence. Greenpeace...

Ignoring human rights abuses and coal’s uncertain future, big banks line up for piece...

Blog entry by Ashish Fernandes | September 9, 2013

Jeetlal Baiga in the Sasan Moher block forest area, stands near his broken down home, from where his family was displaced by the Sasan coal mine project Green is in on Wall Street. Or so you’d think, if you believe the...

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