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  • Dove viral -- the backing track...

    Blogpost by brianfit - 22 April, 2008 at 13:35 4 comments

    We've had a couple requests here about the music in our new viral video, Onslaught(er), which takes on Dove's use of palm oil in their beauty products.

    Palm plantations are destroying rainforests, which in turn is contributing to global warming, and Un... Read more >

  • Top Dove video on YouTube

    Blogpost by eoin - 22 April, 2008 at 13:19 4 comments

    Go take a look -- Search YouTube for "Dove" -- and you'll see our new video top of the list. I wonder what the marketing folk at Unilever (the company behind Dove soap) will think when they see that.

    Last month we polled Greenpeace supporters around th... Read more >

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    Today, we're launching the next stage in our campaign to protect the rainforests of Indonesia from the expansion of the palm oil industry and direct actions are taking place in London, Rome and Rotterdam. Our volunteers, dressed as orang-utans, are cu... Read more >

  • U.S. purse seiner confronted in the South Pacific

    Blogpost by Jess - 20 April, 2008 at 9:37 3 comments

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    At 8:30 this morning, I stood on the deck of the Esperanza staring out at a ship in the distance. We had spotted a fishing vessel in international waters and had sent a team to see if they were actually fishing. As the information came in, we learne... Read more >

  • Sure do love those flyin fish

    Blogpost by Jess - 19 April, 2008 at 7:51 2 comments

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    This morning I woke up still pretty sore from spending a whole day in the RHIBS on the open ocean Wednesday. I glanced over at the alarm clock and realized I had more than an hour before I had to get up for breakfast. I looked out the porthole of my ... Read more >

  • Destructive Fishing Gear Confiscated!

    Blogpost by Jess - 17 April, 2008 at 12:07 7 comments

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    Today I witnessed the kind of fishing practices that are threatening to drive the

    tuna fisheries in the South Pacific to near collapse. In a time span shorter than

    a normal day at work, I witnessed both a purse seiner and a FAD (Fish Aggregation Device)... Read more >

  • Al Gore talk at hyperspeed

    Blogpost by Andrew - 16 April, 2008 at 20:38

    I'll admit it. I never watched his movie, never saw the slideshow. Thought they were great for other people, but I already know how dangerous climate change is. Plus, I'm a busy busy person. (I mean, aren't we all?) Still... Always felt like I really ... Read more >

  • Greek fishermen hungry for a cause

    Blogpost by Lisa - 16 April, 2008 at 16:33

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    Some exciting news from the Mediterranean... On Monday, after a day of demonstrations by Greek fishermen, against a government decision to allow trawling in near-shore waters, 19 fishermen started a hunger strike outside the ministry building in favou... Read more >

  • Palau proposes protection for fish

    Blogpost by Jess - 16 April, 2008 at 7:37 1 comment

    Big news here in the South Pacific today. The president of Palau announced the Fisheries Protection Act of 2008. With an acknowledgment that large scale fishing operations are responsible for the decline of the world’s fish stocks, especially tuna, Pr... Read more >

  • Nisshin Maru arrives in Tokyo: Failed Research

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    Japan's factory whaling ship, the Nisshin Maru was "welcomed" into Tokyo earlier today, by Junichi and our team from Greenpeace Japan, along with the word "failed" to accompany the ubiquitous and Orwellian "RESEARCH" painted o... Read more >

  • We're number 96!

    Blogpost by Andrew - 14 April, 2008 at 19:03 1 comment

    A site named Wikio ranked, "influential blogs in the UK blogosphere". Believe it or not, we're number 96. Wooohoo!

    Please link to us from your blog to help us reach our goal of 95th place. (Watch out Adrian, we're up and coming!) Read more >

  • Pacific Marine Reserves

    Blogpost by Jess - 14 April, 2008 at 3:39 1 comment

    Well let me tell you, August in the district ain't got nothin' on an afternoon on deck in the South Pacific. It is hot as anything here. We've been sailing for 4 days now and we've spent most of it preparing for our tour through the South Pacific. T... Read more >

  • Mother Jones: Greenpeace and Black Ops

    Blogpost by Dave - 12 April, 2008 at 14:13

    "Meet the private security firm that spied on Greenpeace and other environmental outfits for corporate clients. A tale of intrigue, infiltration, and dumpster-diving."

    Just published on the Mother Jones website, an intriguing article by James Ridgeway... Read more >

  • snapper1207748026925.pngConsider this… Olive Ridley turtles rely on an inexplicable, in-built navigation system that guides them, when it’s time for them to reproduce, back to the precise coast on which they were born -- whether it's still there or not. And if it ain't ther... Read more >

  • Beware the 'consumer choice' excuse

    Blogpost by tom - 8 April, 2008 at 17:14 2 comments

    In a long Guardian article from a couple of weeks back I noticed a fine example of the favourite "consumer choice" excuse of corporations under pressure to change their ways. The massive German car maker Volkswagen has more efficient versions (blue mo... Read more >

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