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Moruroa: Journey into the bomb

Page | April 28, 2005 at 7:28

In June of 1972, David McTaggart raised a pair of binoculars from the deck of his 38-foot ketch, Vega. He and two crew had been 70 days at sea, and they were stationed in the forbidden zone outside Moruroa, the Pacific atoll where the French...

The bombing of the Rainbow Warrior

Page | November 6, 2007 at 1:09

In 1985, French secret service agents planted two bombs and sank our ship the Rainbow Warrior. One crew member was killed. It was an instance when a government chose to respond to peaceful protest with deadly force. But peaceful protest has...

The power of protest is at the heart of democracy

Blog entry by Steve Abel | April 23, 2013

When the Government rammed through legislation on 16 April that criminalises key aspects of peaceful protest at sea, many New Zealanders were angered. Angered by the affront to democracy and to our longheld tradition and right to...

Chris Robinson, 1951 - 2008

Blog entry by Nick | September 17, 2008

Chris Robinson, Lloyd Anderson, David McTaggart, Tony Marriner and Brice Lalonde on Greenpeace vessel “Vega” before heading to Moruroa to stop a nuclear weapons test. (Originally posted by Brian Fitzgerald from Greenpeace...

Rainbow Warrior II leaves Auckland harbour for the 20th anniversary of the bombing

Image | July 8, 2005 at 1:00

8 July 2005 AUCKLAND HARBOUR, NEW ZEALAND Rainbow Warrior II leaves Auckland harbour to head north for the 20th anniversary of the bombing. The Warrior was escorted out at 2pm by a flotilla by the Breeze which led the peace flotilla that sailed...

Rainbow Warrior under arrest inside the French nuclear test site at Moruroa

Image | May 18, 2005 at 1:00

1995-09-01 The RAINBOW WARRIOR under arrest inside the 12 mile exclusion zone around the French nuclear test site at Moruroa. The Warrior had been stormed and seized by French commandos as it entered the exclusion zone during an action to disrupt...

Greenpeace vessels gathering near France's nuclear test site at Moruroa

Image | May 18, 2005 at 1:00

1995-08-28 The Rainbow Warrior rendezvoused with the MV Greenpeace, the Vega and other international peace flotilla vessels gathering near France's nuclear test site at Moruroa to protest against France's planned resumption of nuclear weapons...

En route to French nuclear test site Moruroa

Image | May 18, 2005 at 1:00

1995-07-06 En route to French nuclear test site Moruroa crew member of the Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior II Philip Papuka, on his way to shadowing French warship in attempt to deliver a message, following them since leaving Tahiti. Contact...

Crew members of the Rainbow Warrior II

Image | May 18, 2005 at 1:00

1995-07-05 En route to the French nuclear test site Moruroa, crew members of the Rainbow Warrior II make a courtesy call on the small coral

Rainbow Warrior II en route to Moruroa atoll

Image | May 18, 2005 at 1:00

Rainbow Warrior II en route to Moruroa atoll to protest against French nuclear testing. South Pacific Ocean

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