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Lyle Thurston 1937 - 2008

Feature story | 31 March, 2008 at 10:36

Lyle Thurston, one of 12 crewmembers on the original Greenpeace campaign, died of pneumonia at the age of 70 in Victoria, BC, Canada, March 26, 2008. "Doc" Thurston - a medical doctor, patron of the arts, and lifetime environmental advocate -...

David McTaggart

Background | 20 November, 2006 at 14:15

The Founders

Background | 29 October, 2008 at 15:11

There's a joke that in any bar in Vancouver, Canada, you can sit down next to someone who claims to have founded Greenpeace. In fact, there was no single founder: name, idea, spirit and tactics can all be said to have separate lineages. Yet, some...

The Founding Voyage

Background | 15 May, 2007 at 15:31

In 1971, a small group of activists set sail to the Amchitka island off Alaska to try and stop a US nuclear weapons test. The money for the mission was raised with a concert, their old fishing boat was called “The Greenpeace”. This is where our...

Greenpeace finally arrives at Amchitka

Blog entry by brianfit | 30 August, 2007

Kieran Mulvaney, sailing aboard the Esperanza, wrote the following for Undercurrents, the crew blog for our Bering Sea voyage: Thirty-five years, eleven months, and eighteen days later, we finally made it. On September 15, 1971,...

Crew of the Phyllis Cormack

Image | 1 September, 1971 at 1:00

Crew of the Phyllis Cormack, first Greenpeace trip to Amchitka Island to protest nuclear weapons testing.

Quarterly - 2009.3/4

Background | 8 December, 2009 at 11:37

Fair Winds and Following Seas

Blog entry by Steve Erwood | 25 January, 2011 2 comments

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Dave Birmingham, at his home in Keremeos, British Columbia, on 11 January. Dave was the engineer on board the Phyllis Cormack , the boat chartered by the Don’t Make a Wave Committee in 1971...

Jim Bohlen 1926 - 2010

Feature story | 6 July, 2010 at 13:35

There's an old joke that you can walk into any bar in Vancouver and find somebody claiming to be a Greenpeace founder. If that somebody had been Jim Bohlen, however, then this claim would have been absolutely true. It is with very deep sadness,...

Jan 2010 - The Amchitka Concert

Background | 8 February, 2010 at 12:22

During the 1960s, art and politics merged into a full-spectrum cultural revolution - a liberation of music and poetry, political street theatre, socially-conscious films and novels. A fresh political awareness swept around the world; the women's...

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