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  • Whaling fleet crew told to "stay at home"

    Blogpost by Dave - 30 May, 2008 at 15:30

    The dodgy whale meat. © Greenpeace

    According to some juicy information we've received, the crew members of the Nisshin Maru and the rest of the whaling fleet, who would by now have already left port for the annual North Pacific whale hunt, have been or... Read more >

  • Beauty and the beast

    Blogpost by Lisa - 28 May, 2008 at 12:03 3 comments

    Yesterday, having sailed across more than 1,000 nautical miles of beautiful Pacific ocean, I witnessed a very ugly and clinical marine massacre by the world's largest tuna fishing vessel. Since we left the Taiwanese longliners two weeks ago, some of y... Read more >

  • Rockefellers to Exxon: Clean up the climate

    Blogpost by Andrew - 27 May, 2008 at 23:32 1 comment

    I was just having an argument with someone today. They said companies will never change because the people running them are afraid they'll be fired if they put anything before profits. That's the excuse you sometimes hear. "Making profit for the share... Read more >

  • Yabba dabba two

    Blogpost by Jo Kuper - 27 May, 2008 at 18:21 3 comments

    So yesterday I got to put out a press release with the headline “Flintstones and friends arrested” – happily they’ve all been released. Here’s a nice edit of our footage and vintage flintstones from EUXTV.

    And an update from car campaigner Mel about wh... Read more >

  • Funny quit coal editorial cartoon

    Blogpost by Andrew - 27 May, 2008 at 16:37 2 comments

    Quit coal! (click for larger)

    This is about a blockade the Rainbow Warrior did the Philippines that got good support from even some politicians. Our ship parked alongside a coal shipment at a power plant's dock - preventing other shipments from coming in.

    Being an island nation, th... Read more >

  • Flintstones arrested!

    Blogpost by Jo Kuper - 26 May, 2008 at 14:47 7 comments

    So there we were with Wilma, Fred, Barney + friends taking a simple message, in a flintstones car to the European Parliament. Stop listening to the stone-age bilge of the car lobby, and start standing up for the climate.

    If they don’t then the EU might... Read more >

  • Pacific engineer lets off steam!

    Blogpost by Lisa - 26 May, 2008 at 6:07 3 comments


    My name is Fred Langley Jnr. and I am from the Solomon Islands. My grand parents originated from Kiribati, China, Australia and the Solomon Islands itself and I am married with one kid. My profession is marine engineering but I am also working as a le... Read more >

  • © Schoelzel/Greenpeace. Greenpeace activists protest in front of the Japanese embassy in Berlin demanding an end to whaling by showing a symbolic twisted harpoon.

    Berlin, Germany. © Schoelzel/Greenpeace

    Over the last couple of days, activists have been visiting Japanese embassies in capitals around the world, demanding an end to Japan's whaling programme in the Southern Ocean, as well as for an open and transpar... Read more >

  • (In Spanish) Greenpeace Spain drops in on the offices of a cluster bomb manufacturer.

    Around 90 countries are expected to sign the Ban on Cluster Munitions Treaty at a conference in Dublin, Ireland later this month. But that probably wo... Read more >

  • How to survive cabin fever

    Blogpost by Lisa - 22 May, 2008 at 7:15 7 comments

    cabinfever.jpgSari, our international project leader (and my occasional cabin mate), takes a break on the ship for a game of "cabin ball".

    Life on the Esperanza has been pretty mellow lately since we've been in transit. When we're not busy doing actions it can becom... Read more >

  • tuna tales - Pacific to Brussels

    Blogpost by Jo Kuper - 21 May, 2008 at 17:51


    Hurrah! At last some good news for Pacific tuna. Eight Pacific Island nations have signed an agreement to stop foreign fishing fleets taking their tuna. Our ship the Esperanza has been in the Pacific for the last 7 weeks confronting unscrupulous for... Read more >

  • Good news from Tokyo - Public Prosecutor Takes Whale Meat Case

    Blogpost by Dave - 20 May, 2008 at 14:11

    A few days, one weekend, and and more than 40,000 emails later to the Japanese government, demanding an investigation - and it's working! Today the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor anounced that there will a full inquiry into Japan's whale meat scand... Read more >

  • TunaTV - Episode 2

    Blogpost by Lisa - 18 May, 2008 at 13:46

    Students from the Solomon Islands talk about the impact of overfishing on their country and their lives. Read more >

  • Looks can be deceiving

    Blogpost by Lisa - 17 May, 2008 at 12:33 4 comments

    Many of us are filled with a great sense of wonder and awe when we have the opportunity to experience the ocean. It can excite and calm, mystify and inspire. The ocean stimulates all of our senses. We can see it, hear it, touch it, smell it and taste ... Read more >

  • Live from Tokyo: Update on the whale meat scandal

    Blogpost by Dave - 16 May, 2008 at 9:24 4 comments

    Greenpeace Japan's Junichi Sato displaying the stolen whale meat to the media. © Greenpeace/Naomi Toyoda

    Greenpeace Japan's Junichi Sato displaying the stolen whale meat to the media. ©Greenpeace/Naomi Toyoda

    Brian's already blogged the full story on the emerging whale meat scandal, so I thought I'd fill you in on the latest happenings here in Tokyo. Most... Read more >

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