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Kumi Naidoo

Born in 1965 and hailing from South Africa, Kumi Naidoo has been Greenpeace’s International Executive Director since November 2009.

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  • Commitment to a sustainable peace

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - September 21, 2012 at 20:34 11 comments

    Demonstration against Iraq War in GermanyWhat is peace? In a world at times ravaged by armed conflict, from Africa to Asia, is peace simply an absence of war? Or is there more to it than that?

    Today, on the International Day of Peace, it is important to reflect on some of these questions, p... Read more >

  • A letter to President Putin

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - August 30, 2012 at 13:53 30 comments

    Dear Mr. President,

    I write these lines to you on board the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise, as we leave the Russian economic zone waters north of the Kola Peninsula. You may be aware that for the last 5 days people from our ship were engaging in...

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  • Cold hands, determined hearts

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - August 28, 2012 at 15:11 34 comments

    When I spoke to my friends and family this weekend I was unanimously scolded. After Friday’s 15-hour occupation of Gazprom’s Prirazlomnaya oil platform in the Pechora Sea, they all said “you’re getting too old for this!” With blue hands and feet fro... Read more >

  • Open letter to the people of Russia

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - August 24, 2012 at 12:18 23 comments

    Dear Russian friends,

    You may be aware that this morning at approximately 4am, five activists and I scaled the Prirazlomnaya oil platform to take peaceful action against Gazprom’s work in the Arctic, to highlight the dangers of its plans to drill h...

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  • Today marks my third visit to Russia, the last being in 2006 when I had the privilege of meeting President Putin to talk about the freedoms with which NGOs can operate in this country. In a curious turn of events, and some six years later, both Putin ... Read more >

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