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  • Paint 'em up, hose 'em down: taking action in Indonesia

    Blogpost by Jamie - 10 November, 2008 at 12:18

    Painting the Gran Couva, loaded with palm oil from Wilmar © Greenpeace/Novis

    Another dawn start today. Yesterday, we arrived in Dumai, a large port on the eastern coast of Sumatra and the second largest in Indonesia in terms of palm oil exports, and the scene of last year's Rainbow Warrior action. This morning, we headed out f... Read more >

  • Windmill warriors

    Blogpost by Lisa - 9 November, 2008 at 17:35 2 comments


    Finally I have made it to the Rainbow Warrior! Well what can I say... having volunteered and worked with Greenpeace for nearly 5 years wondering when I will actually set foot on our flagship - it feels a bit strange to be here at last. It's like seein... Read more >

  • Revealing the facts about palm oil to the Chinese public

    Blogpost by Jamie - 9 November, 2008 at 13:14

    Shangwen &copy: Greenpeace/Maitarposted on behalf of Shangwen, forest campaigner from Greenpeace China, on board the Esperanza

    The Forest Defenders Camp we set up last year has gone, and so too has the ancient forest.

    I saw the disastrous landscape through the lens of John our photogra... Read more >

  • Sumatra's dark, satanic mills

    Blogpost by Jamie - 9 November, 2008 at 12:53

    A small town for workers in the heart of a Wilmar palm oil plantation © Greenpeace/Novis

    posted on behalf of John on board the Esperanza

    As a Greenpeace photographer, I find myself creating pictures in many interesting places. In any part of the world where there is a critical environmental problem, the Greenpeace photographers are there m... Read more >

  • Noted Norwegian whaler hangs up his harpoon

    Blogpost by brianfit - 7 November, 2008 at 20:05 1 comment

    From a statement we just issued: Read more >

    The Norwegian fisheries newspaper, Fiskaren, reported today that Olav Olavsen, the captain of the well known whaling vessel Nybræna, said that he and his crew have decided to end whaling operations. Greenpeace has previ...
  • Alongside the forest, up against the wall

    Blogpost by Jamie - 7 November, 2008 at 17:36

    Greenpeace volunteers hold a banner in a deforested area of the Kampar peninsula, Sumatra, Indonesia © Greenpeace/Novis

    I've scrubbed and showered but there are still traces of mud sticking to me. It's my own fault - I guess I shouldn't have gone tramping around the peatlands here in Riau. But the picture above, that's us: some of the Esperanza's crew and several Indon... Read more >

  • Quit coal - plug into the wind

    Blogpost by Lisa - 7 November, 2008 at 1:07


    The Rainbow Warrior arrived in Belgium waters today and visited the first Belgian offshore wind park that will very soon be connected to the Belgian grid. With journalists and politicians on board the crew were congratulating the Belgian government fo... Read more >

  • UK waves farewell to the Rainbow Warriors

    Blogpost by bex - 6 November, 2008 at 13:16

    Sadly, all good things come to an end and, on Tuesday, the Rainbow Warrior hauled up her lines and left London, heading for mainland Europe to continue her global Quit Coal tour.

    As a thanks to her amazing crew, we've put together the above slideshow ... Read more >

  • Slash and burn in the forests of Sumatra

    Blogpost by Jamie - 5 November, 2008 at 18:07 2 comments


    We've arrived in Sungai Pakning, a small port on the coast of Riau in Sumatra, and the Esperanza is anchored in a wide, silty channel running between the mainland and two islands, Pulau Bengkalis and Pulau Padang. The soupy water flowing gently past t... Read more >

  • Memo to Obama

    Blogpost by brianfit - 5 November, 2008 at 14:12 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 5:42

    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 15:19 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 17:24 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 13:54

    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 19:01 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 >

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