The Witness

Page - June 12, 2012
The Witness, is a quarterly newsletter published by Greenpeace India for all its supporters. The newsletter updates our supporters about our campaigns. Get your updates here:


The Witness 1.13 Vol 42

Don't you love that feeling you get when you witness a change that you were instrumental in? It brings hope - the key ingredient that fuels our passion to pursue. This year has started off with pleasant news that acts as a reminder of the good things to come.

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The Witness 2.12 Vol 40

The recent past has indeed been a significant milestone in providing to the world that renewable energy (RE) is no longer just a theory but has the potential to make its way into the mainstream grid. This issue, the spotlight shines on Bihar. As a result of persistent campaigning and public support, Bihar is shaping up to be a model state which acts as working proof that RE is indeed the solution to a dark future. [Download the full report in PDF]

The Witness 1.12 Vol 39

In the recent past, you must have read about our Prime Minister raising the spectre of “foreign hand” which is supposedly behind protests against nuclear energy and GM food. By doing this, the Prima Minister dismissed out concerns and created a smokescreen to undermine both nuclear and food safety of 1.2 billion of us.

It’s no coincidence that the PMs statements come even as the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India bill and the rules under the Nuclear Suppliers Liability Act are due to be introduced in the Parliament. Both are seen as critical by the real foreign hand: giant American agrotech companies and the French, US and Russian nuclear industries. [Download the full report in PDF]


The Witness 4.11 Vol 38

So what is it you think when you think of Greenpeace? Are we “just another NGO” or are we determined campaigners on a mission to protect our environment?

All around us, we see rampant destruction of our planet’s natural resources to satisfy short term wants. What about the future – not only ours but that of our children and grandchildren?

As a child, I learned about India’s rich and ample resources. I’m sure you did too. Recent events have exposed what the vicious jaws of the mining industry are doing to those resources. With complete disregard for repercussions, they’re out to wreck pristine forests in Singruli. All for coal, an unsustainable and dirty energy sources. [Download the full report in PDF]


The Witness 3.11 Vol 37

Inspiring action in India and across the world! Greenpeace recently completed ten years in India and 40 years internationally. With a colourful history of victories and major milestones, Greenpeace continues to retain its core values that started it all.

‘Climate change’ – an inherent, man-made risk on a steady rise. This is one of the major problems that has to be addressed in order to re-establish the delicate balance our environment needs to survive.[Download the full report in PDF]


The Witness 2.11 Vol 36

Who is a fool? Someone who wants to destroy beautiful, life-supporting forests to mine coal – a dirty source of energy, or someone who wants to protect these forests and everything they shelter?

According to the powers that be, forest defenders are fools! What would be rather be; a foolish forest defender or a clever forest destroyer? If you chose the first option, welcome to the 30,000 strong group of people who’ve already joined our fight to protect India’s richest, densest forests from coal-mining. When India has the potential to produce 180 Gigawatts of electricity from clean and renewable sources, why wreck forests for coal?[Download the full report in PDF]


The Witness 1.11 Vol 35

The events in Japan have left us all with a sense of tragedy. Our hearts go out to the people of Japan. If there is one thing we must do as a mark of respect to their courage, it’s to double our efforts to prevent a nuclear disaster like this from happening again.

It becomes all the more important for us to support the people of Jaitapur who are opposing the building of untested nuclear plants on their earthquake-prone land. We need to keep pushing one simple choice – clean, renewable sources of energy over dirty and dangerous ones.[Download the full report in PDF]