Making Waves

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  • Is breaking the law always illegal?

    Blogpost by Daniel Simons - 11 January, 2011 at 16:44 6 comments

    Non-violent direct action and the law

    Early in the morning of 17 December 2001, a group of intruders penetrated the area inside the perimeter fence surrounding the Lucas Heights nuclear plant, Australia’s only reactor. The plant’s operator, the Austr... Read more >

  • UK tuna retailers back marine reserves in the Pacific

    Blogpost by Sari Tolvanen - 10 January, 2011 at 15:59 4 comments

    Greenpeace UK has just launched a new tinned tuna sustainability ranking. On top of are Sainsbury’s and Marks and Spencer followed by Waitrose, three major retailers that have gone to great lengths to ensure that tuna, sold in their own-brand tins, is... Read more >

  • Meet the Second Mate of the Rainbow Warrior

    Blogpost by LisaV - 10 January, 2011 at 10:17 4 comments

    An interview with Robert Horak, Second Mate from the Czech Republic on board the Rainbow Warrior

    Robert has been entertaining several hundreds of people who have come to visit the Rainbow Warrior in Keelung City, northeast Taiwan. This is his first... Read more >

  • A personal history with the Rainbow Warrior

    Blogpost by Chris Hay - 8 January, 2011 at 9:40 13 comments

    Last week we took the office staff from Greenpeace's new office in Taipei on the 3 hour train trip to Taiwan's eastern port of Hualien. The Rainbow Warrior was there doing some last minute maintenance before the start of the Ocean Defenders East Asi...

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  • Big fish, little appetite

    Blogpost by Arthur Dionio - 7 January, 2011 at 11:05 2 comments

    Arthur helps a little girl onto the Rainbow Warrior during an open boat day in Keelung, Taiwan.

    At 4:30am the fish market of Keelung, in Taiwan, is awash with fish and people. Locals say it's consistently busy in this market, as consistent as the... Read more >

  • Captain of the Rainbow Warrior speaks in Taiwan

    Blogpost by Mike Finken - 4 January, 2011 at 19:12 4 comments


    On behalf of my crew, thank you for welcoming us in Taiwan. We are delighted that we're starting the year in one of our newest offices.

    Greenpeace is expanding and strengthening our environmental protection work in Asia. We firmly believe that Asia i... Read more >

  • A green and peaceful 2011? © John Javellana / Greenpeace

    We asked on Greenpeace's Facebook page what your green New Year's resolutions were - and there were some great ideas. Here is the top ten, for those who are still wondering what to do:

    1) ... Read more >

  • Defending our Pacific Ocean: Rainbow Warrior arrives in Taiwan

    Blogpost by Sari Tolvanen - 3 January, 2011 at 10:15 17 comments

    The new year has started with a big bang for Greenpeace and the oceans over here in East Asia and the Pacific. There's a pile of coinciding historical events including the 40th anniversary of Greenpeace, the final voyage of the Rainbow Warrior II an... Read more >

  • Wikileaks: US engineers ways to force feed Europeans with GE crops

    Blogpost by Myrto Pispini - 21 December, 2010 at 19:45 13 comments

    Documents exposed recently by Wikileaks reveal that the US has been putting pressure on European countries to accept genetically engineered  (GE) crops. Although US government support for biotech companies in this way is nothing new - the cables rel... Read more >

  • Deep Green: Entropy and Ecology

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 21 December, 2010 at 16:50 13 comments

    “If you don’t have some appreciation of the economy as being embedded in the natural systems of the planet, you’re not going to get very far understanding why we’ve got the problems we have with the environment, and how we’re going to solve them.”
    — Pe...

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  • Change in commenting system

    Blogpost by JulietteH - 21 December, 2010 at 15:35 1 comment

    We mentioned when this new site went live a few months ago that we'd have regular improvements - and here's one. As we have a better spam filter, we're now allowing comments by unregistered users. Hopefully, more of you will now be joining the convers... Read more >

  • Stories from the Rainbow Warrior: Crizel

    Blogpost by JulietteH - 20 December, 2010 at 17:07 11 comments

    I don’t think I’ve ever felt actually honored to write a blog, but today I am. Watching the video below, I’ve been quite overwhelmed by the urgency of so many environmental issues – issues that not only slowly destroy our planet, but put young innocen... Read more >

  • This morning I cycled to work through the newly settled snow and for the first time this year - found myself in the winter holiday spirit. Here in Amsterdam at the Greenpeace International office - we’re surrounded by a snowy white cityscape. So... Read more >

  • Finnish Forest Rescued!

    Blogpost by Dave Walsh - 16 December, 2010 at 13:35 21 comments

    Lapland Forest, Finland

    Real change rarely comes quickly as we would like – it’s one of the tough lessons of environmental campaigning. But when it eventually does arrive, it can be very, very sweet, like the satisfaction of saving an immense forest in the far north of Eur... Read more >

  • Dear Mark: Be the Earth’s man of the year!

    Blogpost by Tom Dowdall - 15 December, 2010 at 17:32

    Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg has been in the news quite a bit in the last few days. Previously portrayed as a reclusive billionaire who shuns the limelight he’s made couple of big gestures recently.

    With a reported perso... Read more >

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