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The day they blew up heaven

Blog entry by Ruby Powell | July 25, 2016

The history of hydrodams in the Amazon is riddled with corruption, human rights abuse and destruction. One hydrodam was built on the site the Munduruku believe their good spirits go when they die - their heaven. Seven waterfalls on...

US ship visit: Why's John Key afraid of people-power?

Blog entry by Russel Norman | July 22, 2016

Q/ Why is John Key telling us that the US back down on visiting ships is not a victory for New Zealand’s nuclear free movement? A/ Because if things are to stay the same (which is how the Prime Minister likes them), it is vital...

They murdered my mother for defending the environment — help me seek justice

Blog entry by Salvador Edgardo Zuniga Cáceres | July 21, 2016

It has been four months since the murder of environmental and Indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres, and her killers have still  not been brought to justice. Instead, the violence continues  – o n 7 July, another activist from...

'The river is our blood.' Standing with the Munduruku in the heart of the Amazon

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | July 21, 2016

There is nothing quite like flying over the Brazilian Amazon. The forest spreads out like an endless green carpet, crisscrossed by ribbons of water, and goes on for as far as the eye can see. Banks of clouds break up the vast sky. As...

5 Small Things That Explain The Big Problem with Microbeads

Blog entry by India Thorogood | July 21, 2016

What's the deal with microbeads? Here's 5 things that'll explain it all in no time at all. 1. This straight to the point cartoon:   2. This video from Story of Stuff shows the story of a microbead from production, to...

NZ Government must move fast to ban killer microbeads

Press release | July 21, 2016 at 13:41

Environment Minister Nick Smith is set to hold a meeting to discuss options for banning noxious microbeads from personal care products in New Zealand.

US ship decision a victory for people power

Press release | July 21, 2016 at 10:25

The US Government’s decision to send a warship to New Zealand is a huge victory for people power, Greenpeace said today.

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