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Bush's sham of a climate plan

Blog entry by Andrew | 31 May, 2007 1 comment

From the AP story : "President Bush on Thursday urged 15 major nations to agree by the end of next year on a global emissions goal for reducing greenhouse gases." Sounds very proactive of him. But wait a sec. There are already...

Japanese animation: Our turn to save the whales

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 31 May, 2007 2 comments

Academy-award nominated Japanese animator Koji Yamamura has created this tiny, beautiful story about a Japanese headmaster who saves a whale, returning a debt for having been saved from starvation after the second world war. The...

Look after yourself Cindy Sheehan, and thank you

Blog entry by eoin | 31 May, 2007 4 comments

Photo by KG4CHW. License: Creative Commons Attribution 2.0. Cindy Sheehan spoke with Amy Goodman on DemocracyNow yesterday about the day her son Casey died in Iraq, campaigning to hold Bush and Congress to account for the Iraq war...

New World Bank head nominated

Blog entry by Andrew | 30 May, 2007 1 comment

More from Daniel, one of our political advisors, on changes at the World Bank: Bush has done it again. The US President has put loyalty ahead of merit by choosing Robert Zoellick as the new head of the World Bank . I have known...

Food for thought on whaling and Japan

Blog entry by Andrew | 30 May, 2007 2 comments

This morning Keiko (press officer for Greenpeace Japan) sent me an article from the Asahi Shimbun (a major Japanese newspaper). It makes me wish I understood Japanese culture better. If this was in a UK or US newspaper I'd suspect the...

Ark on Mt. Ararat

Blog entry by Andrew | 29 May, 2007 1 comment

© Greenpeace/Manuel Citak Carried up by 40 horses and assembled by a team of international volunteers, it's a replica of Noah's Ark on the mountain where some say it came to rest. From the construction team's weblog : "Our aim...

Of tuna and turtles

Blog entry by brianfit | 29 May, 2007

©Greenpeace/Care The Rainbow Warrior is currently on a three-month expedition in the Mediterranean, calling for the creation of marine reserves in the region, as part of a global network of protected areas covering 40% of our seas...

Finland: activists enter day 2 of nuke occupation

Blog entry by brianfit | 29 May, 2007 3 comments

Greenpeace activists in Finland spent the night 80 meters in the air on a crane at a nuclear power plant under construction in Olkiluoto. The protest is a direct reaction to the quality problems at the construction site, which has lead...

Karneval der Kulturen - Berlin

Blog entry by miko | 28 May, 2007 2 comments

by Miko Alino, SG Pilipinas The unpredictable European showers were not a factor as cheers and applause from the crowd drowned the rains at the Karneval der Kulturen in Berlin last weekend. Greenpeace Youth and Solar Generation...

US harpoons G8 climate language in leaked document

Blog entry by Andrew | 25 May, 2007 2 comments

Daniel has just sent me a leaked internal document from the G8 negotiations. I don't know where he gets these and I'm not going to ask. The original is a MS Word document with track changes revealing edits by the Bush administration.

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