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Konin coalition stands up against coal

Feature story | 17 November, 2008 at 0:00

Our team at the Climate Rescue Station in Poland joined 400 local people who live close to an open coal mine for a mass demonstration. Seven mayors from nearby villages and towns, which are facing destruction because of the mine's expansion, also...

Rainbow Warrior impounded by Dutch police

Feature story | 17 November, 2008 at 0:00

The Rainbow Warrior has been impounded and the captain arrested after it was boarded by the police three times over the weekend. The ship was part of a protest against the new coal fired power station that E.ON is building next to their existing...

Dead tuna heads for deadbeat tuna managers

Feature story | 17 November, 2008 at 0:00

What does it take to get the governments responsible for the imminent collapse of the East Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna fishery to wake up and do something? What about a mock "Pirates of the Mediterranean" poster of the responsible...

Whaling fleet attempts to sneak out of port

Feature story | 17 November, 2008 at 0:00

Our activists marked the departure of Japan's whaling fleet from the port of Innoshima with banners declaring "Whaling on Trial" and another in Japanese outlining the whaling operation's multi-million dollar drain on Japan's taxpayers. The fleet...

Greenpeace ships block coal shipments heading to Rotterdam port

Press release | 16 November, 2008 at 15:49

Two Greenpeace ships, the Rainbow Warrior and the Beluga II, have blocked the Mississippi harbour in Rotterdam to prevent coal cargo ships coming in to unload. Today's action, part of a weekend long protest in the Netherlands against German...

Ninety Greenpeace activists arrested at E.ON coal plant construction site, Rotterdam

Press release | 15 November, 2008 at 0:00

Ninety Greenpeace activists have been arrested following an action this morning in which they chained themselves to building machinery and cranes to stop the construction of a coal fired power at Maasvlakte, Rotterdam. The action began at 7am...

Greenpeace joins Polish demonstration against coal

Press release | 15 November, 2008 at 0:00

400 people living around a huge open pit mine near Konin, Poland, joined Greenpeace today to reclaim the land occupied by the mine, which threatens their homes andlivelihoods. At noon, local residents together with 7 mayors from villages and...

E.ON’s coal construction brought to a full stop

Feature story | 15 November, 2008 at 0:00

Supported by the Rainbow Warrior, a hundred of our volunteer activists occupied the construction site of the new E.ON coal fired power plant in Rotterdam. They halted construction for 10 hours before they were all arrested by police. Special...

Greenpeace activists prevent Sinar Mas palm oil tanker from loading in Indonesia

Press release | 14 November, 2008 at 11:13

Greenpeace today prevented the loading of crude palm oil on the Isola Corallo, a Rotterdam-bound tanker in Dumai, Indonesia's main palm oil export port. Greenpeace is calling upon the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which meets in Bali...

United Plantations certified despite gross violations of RSPO standards

Publication | 14 November, 2008 at 10:37

This Greenpeace investigation conducted by Greenpeace Netherlands (from here on referred to as "Greenpeace") reveals that deforestation, deep peat conversion, land disputes and illegal practices continue to occur in the plantation estates owned...

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