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  • Don't mention the whales

    Blogpost by Dave - 19 June, 2008 at 23:46 4 comments

    Hello from Santiago, Chile, where the Greenpeace Whales team is gathering for this years International Whaling Commission meeting. There'll be more news in the coming days like an update on today's "Future of the IWC" discussion - but I I couldn't pas... Read more >

  • Seafood industry memo: how to undermine Greenpeace

    Blogpost by brianfit - 18 June, 2008 at 18:59

    One of our supporters sent along the following memo which the National Fisheries Institute circulated in the US just before the launch of our Seafood Red List and our supermarket ranking guide, which had the audacity to evaluate the fish purchasing po... Read more >

  • From the climate defenders camp to the the funders of coal

    Blogpost by Mareike - 18 June, 2008 at 12:58 1 comment

    Sorry but my last entry didn’t show up on the website (internet doesn't always work on the ship). So I give you again an overview of the last days.

    When the sun rose on Monday morning I climbed into one of the inflatables from the Rainbow Warrior and h... Read more >

  • Google Earth layer shows forest destruction

    Blogpost by Juliette - 17 June, 2008 at 13:24 1 comment

    It is an interesting moment when you brainstorm for cool things to do on a campaign, just to notice two days later while doing a Google search that someone else did it. This happened to me yesterday, when I stumbled upon the new Google Earth disappear... Read more >

  • Juliette

    Blogpost by Juliette - 17 June, 2008 at 12:59 4 comments


    I graduated from armchair environmentalist to activist in the summer 2006, after traveling to Greece and seeing a lot of environmental damage done in one of the most beautiful countries I had ever visited - trash in the sea in particular, was disgusti... Read more >

  • Breathing Earth

    Blogpost by Andrew - 17 June, 2008 at 11:56


    Martijn, our IT unit head, just passed this on to me. Very cool animation of CO2 emissions. It's based on 2002 emissions - so slightly out of day. Gives a sense of where all that carbon dioxide is coming from though, and how urgently we need an energy... Read more >

  • Squeeky clean coal wash

    Blogpost by Andrew - 16 June, 2008 at 22:36

    You've heard of greenwash right? Well, look out for the "clean coal" media machine as they spend obscene amounts of money spent on advertising and PR in the run up to the US presidential election. The self-described "clean coal" industry is keen to in... Read more >

  • Whales? More money in watching them than eating them

    Blogpost by brianfit - 16 June, 2008 at 12:44

    Two bits of good news for whales in mail bag today:

    A report in Asahi Shinbum, Japan's second largest newspaper, prompts the question whether the Japanese Fisheries Agency's drive to revive commercial whaling is a nationalist political agenda or pork ... Read more >

  • Facing the pro coal villagers

    Blogpost by Mareike - 15 June, 2008 at 5:34 4 comments

    Have you ever been surrounded by 20 people shouting at you in a language you don’t understand? Quite scary. Yesterday in the early hours of the evening the pro coal chief of the village next to our camp had organized his relatives to come to the camp ... Read more >

  • Save the Climate - Quit Coal in Iloilo, Philippines

    Blogpost by Mareike - 14 June, 2008 at 8:18

    Do you remember the movie “The day after tomorrow” ? When I watched it a shudder ran through me and I felt helpless with this dooms day atmosphere in relation to Climate Change. Entering the climate defenders camp this morning here in Iloilo, Philippi... Read more >

  • Coal transport to Drax stopped now

    Blogpost by tom - 13 June, 2008 at 18:51

    Protestors block coal shipmentProtesters have blocked a coal shipment to the Drax power plant - one of Europe’s worst for carbon emissions:

    As a movement, we are serious. Although we conduct ourselves cheerfully, we don’t think this is a game. Although we can joke, we know why we a... Read more >

  • Pyjama protest: Sleepwalking to disaster at Bonn Climate talks

    Blogpost by brianfit - 11 June, 2008 at 8:20 3 comments


    Photo © Greenpeace/Stachowske

    Stephanie Tunmore in Bonn writes: Read more >

    You know those nights when you wake up in a cold sweat because you dreamt you were out in public in your pyjamas? Well for some Greenpeace volunteers and staff the nightmare became reality ...
  • Peaceland

    Blogpost by brianfit - 9 June, 2008 at 13:40 1 comment

    Andrew previously blogged this protest against the planned US military radar installation in the Czech Republic: part of the "Son of Star Wars" missile defense system.

    There's now an english language website here, including instructions for how to appl... Read more >

  • Happy World Ocean Day!

    Blogpost by Lisa - 8 June, 2008 at 10:38 2 comments


    As we head towards the Great Barrier Reef on the Esperanza we're busy getting ready to come into port (Cairns). This is our last day at sea and I can't think of a better day to end our Pacific expedition on. It's World Ocean Day!

    Everyone is exhausted ... Read more >

  • Bearing witness to Pacific plunder

    Blogpost by Lisa - 5 June, 2008 at 7:20 4 comments

    Here's some video footage I took during one of our recent actions out here in the Pacific - when we found the world's largest tuna fishing vessel, the Albatun Tres. Helena, a deckhand and boat driver from Australia and Daniel a volunteer activist from... Read more >

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