2011

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Greenpeace ship to encounter the first shipment of Arctic oil

Blog entry by Jason Schwartz | May 1, 2014

The  rumors   are true , Greenpeace has sent the Rainbow Warrior III to find the Mikhail Ulyanov, a Russian oil tanker carrying a shipment from the first rig to ever extract oil from the Arctic. That rig, called Prirazlomnaya, is...

Good news: APP to "protect and restore" 1 million hectares of forests

Blog entry by Zulfahmi | April 29, 2014

During the long campaign to break Asia Pulp & Paper's (APP) deforestation habit there are some headlines I thought I would never get to write. But the above headline, like  the news last year that APP would commit to 'No Deforestation'...

Open Letter to Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's President

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | April 28, 2014

In the lead-up to the World Cup and following a trip to Brazil in March, I wrote to President Dilma Rousseff, asking her to welcome and embrace the protests in Brazil as an opportunity to build a more just, diverse and free society. ...

So long Shane, thanks for all the 'fush'

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | April 24, 2014

So Shane Jones is off. Retired from politics he says. Couldn’t give 100 percent to the cause so he did what he thought was best for the Party. Shane Jones has always been a polarising figure and never more so when it comes to his...

Matauri Bay: There are certain stories that get under your skin

Blog entry by Kate Paris | April 24, 2014

There are certain stories that get under your skin, stories that no matter how many times you hear them somehow strike you in a way that you never forget, stories that become a very part of you. The story of the bombing of the Rainbow...

Japan to defy UN court and continue whaling

Blog entry by Junichi Sato | April 22, 2014

There has been disappointing and worrying news today. The Government of Japan has announced that it intends to return to the Southern Ocean to hunt whales in 2015. It has also officially announced that it will again send its factory...

There are no human rights on a dead planet

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | April 18, 2014

Yesterday I spoke at the International Association of Democratic Lawyers congress in Brussels. In the audience there were over 500 hundred progressive lawyers from over 50 countries. Many of these lawyers focus on human rights issues...

Divert excessive weapon spending to achieve clean energy future

Blog entry by Jen Maman | April 15, 2014

According to new figures released on Monday, last year a whopping  US$1747 billion was spent on armies across the world . Modest decreases in spending in austerity hit Western Europe and reduced spending in the US, which is still the...

Dear fossil fuel industry - it's over

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler and Kaisa Kosonen | April 14, 2014

It's been a long week here in Berlin, with experts and government officials finalising urgently awaited conclusions from the United Nations climate change panel about the  solutions to climate change . Now they’re done and  the message...

Why the world's biggest coal company has backed down

Blog entry by Deng Ping and Harri Lammi | April 10, 2014

Last year, Greenpeace decided to do something we had never done before during our 13 years of work in China: target and confront a state owned coal company. And not just any company. The biggest and boldest, a Chinese government...

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