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Rex Weyler

Rex Weyler was a director of the original Greenpeace Foundation, the editor of the organisation's first newsletter, and a co-founder of Greenpeace International in 1979.

Deep Green is Rex's column, reflecting on the roots of activism, environmentalism, and Greenpeace's past, present, and future. The opinions here are his own.

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  • On Monday, February 24, Greenpeace International's Executive Director Kumi Naidoo presented a lecture at the Oxford Martin School in the UK on civil disobedience. History shows us that civil disobedience is often necessary when the relatively weak fac... Read more >

  • The value of ancient forests

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 20 December, 2013 at 6:34

    I live in a forest, and know that I am fortunate. I watch flicker and siskin in the cedars. I hear thrush and vireo in the veiled vastness. Cutthroat trout inhabit the lake, wolves howl on winter nights, and raccoons venture out with their families fo... Read more >

  • Gazprom vs. Greenpeace Arctic 30

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 31 October, 2013 at 12:00 9 comments

    Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.

    Russia's overreaction to the Greenpeace Arctic protest — and their ludicrous waffling on the actual charges — will not work out well for Russia. Their extraordinary response will more likely help the global climate movement meet its goals.

    Public d... Read more >

  • "Find out just what people will submit to and you have found out
    the exact amount of injustice and wrong that will be imposed upon them."
    – Frederick Douglass, American ex-slave civil rights leader.

    The citizens of Istanbul now appear in control of Ge... Read more >

  • Honey Bee Collapse: A Lesson in Ecology

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 10 June, 2013 at 15:00 5 comments

    "In the last four years, the chemical industry has spent $11.2 million on
    a PR initiative to say it's not their fault, so we know whose fault it is."
    ― Jon Cooksey, writer, director: How to Boil a Frog

    We know what is killing the bees. Worldwide Bee ... Read more >

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