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Marie-Thérèse Danielsson

Feature story | February 13, 2003 at 0:00

Marie-Thérèse Danielsson, who died earlier this week in Tahiti aged 79, was a key figure in the global campaign against French nuclear testing at Moruroa atoll. With her husband, the Swedish anthropologist Bengt Danielsson, she brought to...

The bombing of the Rainbow Warrior

Background | November 5, 2007 at 13:09

In 1985, French secret service agents planted two bombs and sank our ship the Rainbow Warrior. One crew member was killed. It was an instance when a government chose to respond to peaceful protest with deadly force. But peaceful protest has...

International Law and the War on Iraq

Publication | February 17, 2003 at 0:00

The US and UK governments have claimed the right to invade Iraq even without a second UN resolution. They claim Iraq is a threat to world peace and security and that they are entitled to take preventive unilateral military action. Contrary to...

Moruroa: Journey into the bomb

Background | April 27, 2005 at 21:28

In June of 1972, David McTaggart raised a pair of binoculars from the deck of his 38-foot ketch, Vega. He and two crew had been 70 days at sea, and they were stationed in the forbidden zone outside Moruroa, the Pacific atoll where the French...

1995 Manuel Pinto and the ship that sailed herself

Video | June 1, 2011 at 11:43

In 1995 President Chirac became the new president of France and directly overthrew the moratorium on nuclear testing in the Pacific. Greenpeace went straight into action to protest. Manuel Pinto was onboard at the time and what happened next had...

RAINBOW WARRIOR II en route to Moruroa atoll

Image | June 20, 1995 at 1:00

RAINBOW WARRIOR II en route to Moruroa atoll to protest against French nuclear testing.

Bengt and Marie

Image | April 1, 2000 at 0:00

Bengt and Marie-Thérèse Danielsson

Demonstrators attempt to deliver millions

Image | September 1, 1995 at 1:00

Demonstrators attempt to deliver millions of signatures against French nuclear testing at Moruroa to President Jacqes Chirac in Paris

The Rainbow Warrior under arrest inside the

Image | September 1, 1995 at 0:00

The Rainbow Warrior under arrest inside the 12 mile exclusion zone around the nuclear test site at Moruroa. The Warrior had been stormed and seized by French commandos as it entered the exclusion zone during an action to disrupt an imminent...

Greenpeace vessel Vega boarded by French

Image | August 15, 1973 at 0:00

Greenpeace vessel Vega boarded by French commandos in Moruroa nuclear test zone. Skipper David McTaggart was hospitalised from his beating by commandos and almost lost the sight in one eye.

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