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  • Memo to Obama

    Blogpost by brianfit - 5 November, 2008 at 13:12 9 comments

    Thank you, Barack Obama, for giving all of us new hope for a changed America.

    We're non-partisan here at Greenpeace. We don't have any permanent allies or enemies. We support policies, not politicians. We endorse deeds, not words. So even while a l... Read more >

  • Cycling through Sumatra to meet orang-utans

    Blogpost by Jamie - 5 November, 2008 at 4:42

    Orang-utans, like these in Kalimantan, are threatened by expanding oil palm plantations © Greenpeace/Behring-Chisholm

    posted on behalf of Madeleine, captain of the Esperanza

    In early 1995, sailing on a Greenpeace ship was still just a dream for me. I had applied several times over the years, but I never received anything other than the standard courtesy reply. If peop... Read more >

  • A VIP tour of the Esperanza

    Blogpost by Jamie - 3 November, 2008 at 14:19 2 comments

    Dmitri on board the Esperanza © Greenpeace/NovisWhile we were docked in Jakarta last week, hundreds of people came to see the Esperanza and take a tour around the bridge. These included Greenpeace supporters, journalists and the general public, but there was one group that was particularly special.... Read more >

  • Forests For Climate: the great tree protection scheme

    Blogpost by Jamie - 31 October, 2008 at 16:24 1 comment

    With a scheme like Forests For Climate, intact forests would become more valuable than cash crops like palm oil © Beltra/Greenpeace

    With a scheme like Forests For Climate, intact forests would become more valuable than cash crops like palm oil © Beltra/Greenpeace

    Change is in the air. We've picking up several new crew members in Jakarta who are joining the Esperanza for the journey... Read more >

  • CoalFinger

    Blogpost by Juliette - 31 October, 2008 at 12:54

    Our colleagues in the UK have sent this great animation for their coal campaign. I'll let you watch first:

    The CoalFinger website comes with plenty of goodies to share it and spread the word. From banners to images to, of course, an embed code for this... Read more >

  • October news

    Blogpost by Juliette - 30 October, 2008 at 18:01 2 comments

    Here is a summary of what we’ve done in October 2008 around the world:

    Climate: We’re asking EU leaders, and in particular Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy to stop yielding to the car lobby and make strong emissions standards for cars in the EU.

    The Ra... Read more >

  • Taxpayer money could be handed over to climate killers

    Blogpost by Jess - 30 October, 2008 at 16:31

    Earlier today, activists in Germany "road up" on Berlin's Brandenburg Gate to protest Angela Merkel's climate policy on cars. Thirty activists on toy cars cruised over to the Chancellory and let Merkel know that building fuel efficient cars is child's... Read more >

  • 'It's more powerful than just wearing a t-shirt'

    Blogpost by Jamie - 30 October, 2008 at 0:37

    Madeleine on the bridge of the Esperanza © Greenpeace/RanteIt’s slightly weird being docked after ten days at sea. I woke this morning to find Jakarta hovering on the horizon with container ships lining the route into Tanjung Priok port, and sadly the glistening blue seas and dense white clouds have been repl... Read more >

  • Captain's Blog - Medway Morning Mooring

    Blogpost by Lisa - 29 October, 2008 at 23:33

    mike-portrail.jpgThe latest from Mike, our captain on the Rainbow Warrior

    “Rainbow Warrior you are entering the Medway compulsory pilotage area without a pilot. You must stop your vessel and leave the area. You are breaking maritime law.” That’s what the Medway Vessel ... Read more >

  • Live from Rainbow Warrior at Kingsnorth

    Blogpost by Lisa - 29 October, 2008 at 15:53

    Live webcam images

    Up to the moment blogging from Bex

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  • The Rainbow Warrior is on her way to Kingsnorth coal plant

    Blogpost by bex - 29 October, 2008 at 13:09

    As Lisa mentioned, the Rainbow Warriors in the UK, continuing on its mission to free the world from the threat of coal.

    Right now, I’m sitting on the Warrior as she steams towards Kingsnorth power station – potentially the site of the first new coal fi... Read more >

  • Solidarity with Peace Boat

    Blogpost by eoin - 28 October, 2008 at 17:30

    peace boat Peace Boat is an international peace group which charters huge passenger ships to carry it's message of peace from shore to shore.

    The Japan-based NGO sent an appeal for help to other campaign groups today -- to help get their ship back on the move.

    Yo... Read more >

  • Whaling vessel Oriental Bluebird de-flagged!

    Blogpost by Dave - 28 October, 2008 at 13:36 3 comments

    A Greenpeace inflatable boat tries to prevent Japanese whaling fleet's factory ship Nisshin Maru from refueling from the supply vessel Oriental Bluebird in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary

    A Greenpeace inflatable boat tries to prevent Japanese whaling fleet's factory ship Nisshin Maru from refueling from the supply vessel Oriental Bluebird in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. © Greenpeace/Rezac

    Some great news for the whales - and it w... Read more >

  • Our man in the sky

    Blogpost by Jamie - 28 October, 2008 at 6:16

    Shaun in action © Greenpeace/RanteSomeone who has taken part in all the research flights our helicopter Tweety has carried out during the Esperanza's current tour is, of course, the pilot. Shaun (or Dingo as he's known about the ship) has flown every mission in both Indonesia and duri... Read more >

  • Rainbow Warrior in London

    Blogpost by Lisa - 27 October, 2008 at 15:36

    Here's two beautifully treated photographs of the Rainbow Warrior at the dock in Southend, London over the weekend. I found them on ~Big Garlic Bullet~'s photostream on Flickr. The ship is now heading off to Chatham and Kingsnorth in the UK to give co... Read more >

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