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Kumi Naidoo

Passionately involved in liberation struggles from a young age, he continues to speak truth to power across the range of Greenpeace campaign activities around the globe. He is dedicated to engagement, dialogue and change and seeks a green and peaceful planet for all the world’s inhabitants.

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  • Tim DeChristopher, A New Hero

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - July 29, 2011 at 11:35

    The environment and the world have a new hero, a reluctant hero perhaps, but someone who in good conscience could not stand by and watch a grave injustice take place without trying to prevent it. Without taking a stand at a risk to his own liberty. His name is Tim DeChristopher, and he joins the pantheon of brave men and women who have made a difference – brave men and women whose actions ricochet and multiply into widespread social change.

    Known as "Bidder 70," he was sentenced on July 26, 2011, to two years in a US federal prison and $10,000 fine for a heroic and creative act of non-violent civil disobedience. Tim's sentence is a flagrant case of injustice.

    This case originated three years ago when Tim bid for oil and gas leases on several parcels of federal ... Read more >

  • UPDATE: 11:45AM – Kumi has been arrested and is being taken to Greenland in a helicopter.

    As he climbed the 30 metre ladder rig operators tried to stop him making it to the platform by dousing him with a freezing jet of water fired from a powerful water cannon.

    But, despite being soaked to the skin and freezing cold, Kumi made it to the top to deliver the 50,000 strong petition and demand that Cairn immediately halt drilling operations and leave the Arctic.

    In a final radio transmission to the Esperanza he said: Read more >

    “It looks like I’m being arrested now. They say I’m going to be taken to Greenland, but what happens after that I don’t know. I did this because Arctic oil drilling is one of the defining environmental battles of our age. I’m an African but I care deeply about what’s happe...
  • Facebook, let's commit to Unfriend Coal by Earth Day

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - February 4, 2011 at 8:05

    Will Facebook pledge to go green by Earth Day?

    Since we started our campaign in February 2010, over 600,000 Greenpeace supporters like you have called on Facebook to unfriend coal and embrace renewables to power their massive data centres. Thank you.

    Just last week, I met with Randi Zuckerber... Read more >

  • A chance to change history

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - October 14, 2010 at 21:02 1 comment

    I've arrived in Indonesia - a country at the frontier of deforestation and climate change.

    Indonesia is the planet's third largest greenhouse gas emitter, largely due to deforestation. Its indigenous communities are losing their homes and livelihoods... Read more >

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