Making Waves

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  • Taking tuna and turtles offline

    Blogpost by Lisa - 3 May, 2008 at 12:20 1 comment

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    We've just confiscated several kilometres of tuna fishing gear, freed marine life and sent a Taiwanese longlining vessel out of Pacific international waters and all before lunch! The 5am wake up call today came way too early for some but the dark, sur... Read more >

  • Sayonara to Solomons

    Blogpost by Lisa - 2 May, 2008 at 7:17 1 comment

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    Here's a blog from Dean, our Kiwi communications officer on board the Esperanza

    OK, so I admit it, I didn’t want to leave Honiara. Land itself had been such a welcome relief for me – but the big smiles, the new food, the busy markets, the curious peopl... Read more >

  • Defending the Pacific - Part 2

    Blogpost by Lisa - 29 April, 2008 at 10:45 1 comment

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    The Esperanza has just left Honiara in the Solomon Islands where I joined the ship so that we can keep you up to date on all of our adventures in the Pacific. I have replaced Jess, the webby from the Greenpeace USA office, who has reluctantly returned... Read more >

  • Spinning the atom - Patrick Moore for hire

    Blogpost by tom - 25 April, 2008 at 17:35

    It makes a very convenient headline for lazy journalists - "Former Greenpeace founder supports nuclear". It's also the lead the nuclear industry pays a lot of money to Patrick Moore for (actually an early Greenpeace member, but that's a bit weak for n... Read more >

  • Tuna trading CLOSED!

    Blogpost by Jo Kuper - 25 April, 2008 at 12:38

    “Ladies and Gentlemen your attention please: the Dong Won, Mitsubishi, Moon Marine, Azzopardi and Ricardo Fuentes stalls are now closed.” And they were. It felt great knowing that the ever so slightly familiar voices coming airport style over the audi... Read more >

  • New site tracking greenwashing

    Blogpost by Andrew - 24 April, 2008 at 15:36 2 comments

    I don't know if greenwash was invented by US corporations, but there does seem to be a lot more of it there than in the rest of the world. So it's good news that Greenpeace USA has launched stopgreenwash.org to track the filthy stuff.

    Greenwash is abou... Read more >

  • Esperanza arrives in the Solomons

    Blogpost by Jess - 23 April, 2008 at 2:00

    mansolomons.jpgLast night, as the sun was setting, I got my first glimpse of land in 3 weeks. When I woke up, I could see that we were passing islands. The Esperanza pulled into Honiara, Solomon Islands this morning. The ship and crew were greeted with a traditional... Read more >

  • 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 >

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