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  • The end to an intense three days

    Blogpost by Lisa - 10 July, 2009 at 18:47 1 comment

    All our activists are safely down from the smokestacks and coal conveyor belts now. Here's a final entry from Julien - our trusty climate campaigner/ blogger.

    Here at the top of Brindisi coal-fired power plant, we're gathering our things together to co... Read more >

  • 4 million dollars of CO2 saved!

    Blogpost by Lisa - 10 July, 2009 at 14:35


    Update written last night from on top of chimney in Brindisi, by Julien.

    I'm writing from the top of the chimney stack at Brindisi coal-fired power station, which we have been occupying for more than 41 hours now. We've been up here throughout the G8 m... Read more >

  • Russian Communists demand return to the 1980s

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 10 July, 2009 at 13:57

    At least, that might be the explanation for this news that just reached my inbox.

    "Russian communists launched a campaign against CFL's!

    Traditionally incandescent lamps called in Russia "Ilich-bulbs" in honor of Vladimir Ilich Lenin's reforms. The Comm... Read more >

  • G8 climate action updates

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 10 July, 2009 at 10:30

    We're at the G8 and taking action against coal - the world's worst climate polluter - across Italy. Follow it all here...

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  • The Whirlpool

    Blogpost by Dave - 10 July, 2009 at 1:38 3 comments

    Swirling vortices, bright blue rivers, earthquakes, icequakes and 24-hour sunshine. Welcome to the weird world of the Arctic Sunrise, at Petermann Glacier, 81 degrees 11.272 minutes north, 61 degrees 50.892 west. To be exact.

    For over week now, the... Read more >

  • Ben up a chimney

    Blogpost by Lisa - 9 July, 2009 at 19:41

    Greenpeace climate campaigner Ben Stewart talks about why he's living on a coal smokestack during the G8 Summit. Read more >

  • Activists paint a coal ship near Venice

    Blogpost by Lisa - 9 July, 2009 at 19:11

    In Marghera, near Venice, the occupation continues, with activists on the coal conveyor and the chimney painting 'G8: LEAD OR LOSE. More activists are also occupying the cranes on the wharf, stopping a coal ship – the Bulk Brasil – from unloading... Read more >

  • Italian spirit

    Blogpost by Lisa - 9 July, 2009 at 18:58

    Abi, our solar generation coordinator writes from the coal plant in Vado Ligure.

    My 7hour trip to Vado Ligure was like gazing at a postcard from the train window -- blue sky and rocky cliffs dropping to the blue green Mediterranean sea. What saddened m... Read more >

  • The waiting game...

    Blogpost by Lisa - 9 July, 2009 at 15:11 1 comment

    Here's another update from Julien, our non-stop blogging climate campaigner up a coal chimney in Italy!

    In every sustained action, there are many times when you have to down tools. Here at Brindisi coal-fired power plant, Italy's most polluting, we hav... Read more >

  • Breezy in Brindisi!

    Blogpost by Lisa - 9 July, 2009 at 12:11 1 comment


    Here's a blog from Julien, one of our climate campaigners - currently occupying a coal smokestack in Italy. He wrote this last night but due to technical difficulties - we're only able to post this now

    It's about 7 pm here at the Brindisi power statio... Read more >

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