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Squeeky clean coal wash

Blog entry by Andrew | 16 June, 2008

You've heard of greenwash right? Well, look out for the " clean coal " media machine as they spend obscene amounts of money spent on advertising and PR in the run up to the US presidential election. The self-described " clean coal "...

Whales? More money in watching them than eating them

Blog entry by brianfit | 16 June, 2008

Two bits of good news for whales in mail bag today: A report in Asahi Shinbum, Japan's second largest newspaper, prompts the question whether the Japanese Fisheries Agency's drive to revive commercial whaling is a nationalist...

Facing the pro coal villagers

Blog entry by Mareike | 15 June, 2008 4 comments

Have you ever been surrounded by 20 people shouting at you in a language you don’t understand? Quite scary. Yesterday in the early hours of the evening the pro coal chief of the village next to our camp had organized his relatives to...

Save the Climate - Quit Coal in Iloilo, Philippines

Blog entry by Mareike | 14 June, 2008

Do you remember the movie “The day after tomorrow” ? When I watched it a shudder ran through me and I felt helpless with this dooms day atmosphere in relation to Climate Change. Entering the climate defenders camp this morning here in...

Coal transport to Drax stopped now

Blog entry by tom | 13 June, 2008

Protesters have blocked a coal shipment to the Drax power plant - one of Europe’s worst for carbon emissions: As a movement, we are serious. Although we conduct ourselves cheerfully, we don’t think this is a game. Although we can...

Pyjama protest: Sleepwalking to disaster at Bonn Climate talks

Blog entry by brianfit | 11 June, 2008 3 comments

Photo © Greenpeace/Stachowske Stephanie Tunmore in Bonn writes: You know those nights when you wake up in a cold sweat because you dreamt you were out in public in your pyjamas? Well for some Greenpeace volunteers and staff the...

Peaceland

Blog entry by brianfit | 9 June, 2008 1 comment

Andrew previously blogged this protest against the planned US military radar installation in the Czech Republic: part of the "Son of Star Wars" missile defense system. There's now an english language website here , including...

Happy World Ocean Day!

Blog entry by Lisa | 8 June, 2008 2 comments

As we head towards the Great Barrier Reef on the Esperanza we're busy getting ready to come into port (Cairns). This is our last day at sea and I can't think of a better day to end our Pacific expedition on. It's World Ocean Day ! ...

Bearing witness to Pacific plunder

Blog entry by Lisa | 5 June, 2008 4 comments

Here's some video footage I took during one of our recent actions out here in the Pacific - when we found the world's largest tuna fishing vessel, the Albatun Tres. Helena, a deckhand and boat driver from Australia and Daniel a...

How much whale meat can you fit inside your house?

Blog entry by Dave | 4 June, 2008 1 comment

Why is so much whale meat ending up in people's houses? Last month, we cracked open the stolen whale meat scandal in Japan - we discovered that boxes of whale meat were smuggled off the Nisshin Maru and couriered to people's homes. ...

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