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Break Free: An unprecedented wave of people power is keeping fossil fuels in the ground

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | 17 May, 2016 1 comment

Break Free was an unprecedented wave of people power. Over twelve days, on six continents, in countries all around the world people acted. Individuals, communities, local and international groups all came together to Break Free...

50 activists, Greenpeace USA chief, arrested in global warming protest

Feature story | 27 September, 2007 at 0:00

50 activists, including Greenpeace USA Executive Director John Passacantando, were arrested in front of the US State Department building in Washington DC for participating in a global warming protest.

Civil Disobedience: Why direct action is necessary

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 27 February, 2014 5 comments

On Monday, February 24, Greenpeace International's Executive Director Kumi Naidoo presented a lecture at the Oxford Martin School in the UK on civil disobedience. History shows us that civil disobedience is often necessary when the...

Sini, the quiet hero

Blog entry by Harri Lammi | 7 October, 2013 78 comments

My friend Sini Saarela is in jail in Murmansk, along with many other Greenpeace International activists. They are some of the first people in the world to face long jail sentences because they followed their conviction and acted...

The last tree or the final straw?

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 1 June, 2013

Our office in Istanbul has been under siege. It is in the heart Taksim, an area in which a brutal police clampdown has been trying to end the peaceful protest over the planned destruction of the small, and historic, Gezi Park by Taksim...

Time for civil disobedience

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 17 May, 2013

The tradition of civil disobedience is being reignited . The need is growing and the call to action is becoming impossible to ignore! Non-violent direct action can help re-establish a balance where our rights have been overtaken by...

2011 Green Game Changers

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 30 September, 2011 1 comment

The Huffington Post has been kind enough to include me in their list of game changers for 2011. It really is an honour to see myself in the company of such amazing and inspiring people – all of whom are doing fantastic work. ...

Climate Action Needed Now More Than Ever!

Blog entry by Dave Walsh | 19 August, 2011 5 comments

More than a year and a half after Greenpeace activists walked up the red carpet at a state banquet where they opened a banner calling on world leaders to take urgent action to save the Copenhagen climate talks, eleven Greenpeace...

Tim DeChristopher, A New Hero

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 28 July, 2011 5 comments

The environment and the world have a new hero, a reluctant hero perhaps, but someone who in good conscience could not stand by and watch a grave injustice take place without trying to prevent it. Without taking a stand at a risk to...

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