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Living for a cause

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 7 August, 2012 32 comments

This November marks three years since I was appointed Executive Director of Greenpeace International. Coming to Greenpeace represented an opportunity for me to actually be part of an organisation that has taken, and continues to take a...

Gazprom Arctic Drilling Action in Moscow

Image | 7 September, 2012 at 15:51

Greenpeace activists dressed as polar bears in a police car after they blocked the Russian energy giant Gazprom’s headquarters in Moscow. Greenpeace demands that the company abandons its reckless offshore oil drilling plans in the Arctic.

Protest at Darlington Nuclear Hearing

Image | 22 March, 2011 at 13:36

22 March 2011 - Canada. Greenpeace activists shut down environmental assessment hearings on a proposal to build new reactors at Darlington in response to the Joint Review Panel’s refusal to suspend the hearings until lessons are learned from the...

Leiv Eiriksson Oil Rig Occupation

Image | 21 April, 2011 at 16:28

21 April 2011 - Turkey. In the early hours of the morning activists, intercept the Leiv Eiriksson oil rig as it attempts to leave Besiktas port near Istanbul and head to the Arctic to start exploratory drilling. Eleven activists scaled the 53,000...

Greenpeace block GMO potato warehouse

Image | 19 May, 2011 at 14:52

19 May 2011 - Sweden. It’s potato planting time again in the north of Sweden where activists are occupying BASF’s potato warehouse and are blocking the exit in order to hinder the German chemical company from planting the risky GMO potato...

Smart Power Launch in Bangkok

Image | 22 August, 2010 at 11:02

22 August - Thailand. Around a hundred Greenpeace volunteers cheer in front of MBK mall at the launch of the Greenpeace “Smart Power” project. The volunteers earlier removed their t-shirts to call on all Thai people to “unplug from a nuclear...

Spanish activity in support of Tokyo Two

Image | 6 September, 2010 at 16:38

06 September 2010 - Spain. More than 30 Greenpeace activists take part in a candlelight vigil in front of Japanese Embassy in Madrid. The group is protesting the verdict against the two activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, known as the "Tokyo...

'Turn the Tide' blockade in Thailand

Image | 1 October, 2010 at 14:25

01 October 2010 - Thailand. Activists block the gates of Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate Office and install a Countdown Clock with the message 'Time is running out' as part of a community protest, led by the Eastern People's Network, to demand an...

Water Sample Collection in Thailand

Image | 10 August, 2010 at 16:43

10 August 2010 - Thailand. Greenpeace Water Patrol activists, wearing protective suits, collect samples of sediments from Samrong canal, which is located in an industrial district in Samutprakan province, 40 kilometres south of Bangkok. The...

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