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  • The Tokyo Two: Whaling, Activism, and Human Rights

    Blogpost by Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki - September 3, 2010 at 7:20

    This will be the first blog Toru and I have written together, as up until recently our heavy bail restrictions have meant that we could not be in the same room or even talk to each other without a lawyer present.

    The verdict in our trial is approac... Read more >

  • Executive Director of Greenpeace to CEO of Facebook: Unfriend Coal!

    Blogpost by nyoung - September 2, 2010 at 8:13

    Facebook: Unfriend CoalWe've been talking a lot about Facebook lately. We were alarmed in January by the company's announcement that it would build a coal-powered data center in Prineville, Oregon. So we started a little group to ask the company not to use dirty energy ... Read more >

  • Just a moment ago we launched our inflatables at the crack of dawn in the misty Arctic waters of Baffin Bay and headed straight for Cairn Energy's deepwater oil drilling rig, the Stena Don. A group of highly experienced climbers are now scaling t... Read more >

  • Earth's hideous wooly jumper

    Blogpost by nyoung - August 30, 2010 at 8:10

    Leila, climate campaigner on the Esperanza, writes from the Arctic...

    Can you believe the Esperanza has been in the Arctic for a week now? When we arrived the sea was a millpond and the sky clear and spectacular with sunsets that go on for hours, ... Read more >

  • Bad week in business for Sinar Mas

    Blogpost by Jamie - August 27, 2010 at 10:47

    Recent deforested area by Sinar Mas company in Central Sumatra. 

    There's been a not insignificant amount of fallout from theimplosion of Sinar Mas's audit last week. You'll remember that the independent auditors demanded public clarification on som...

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  • The trouble with tuna

    Blogpost by Willie - August 26, 2010 at 15:37

    When you get a bit close to a subject, you get geeky. Before you know it you are scoffing at how other people could possible not know something, because you do. Yet of course it's true that the vast majority of the public are very much in the 'don't...

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  • We're in the Arctic to end deepwater oil drilling

    Blogpost by tracy - August 24, 2010 at 9:17

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    This morning we've heard from Ben on board our ship Esperanza that they are currently anchored about 2km from the deepwater drilling rig Stena Don in the Davis Straits between Canada and Greenland. The crew left London 12 days ago to confront dan...

  • Sinar Mas caught with pants on fire, fibbing to stock markets

    Blogpost by nyoung - August 20, 2010 at 7:58

    Fresh evidence of Sinar Mas destroying rainforest and peatlandsShooting yourself in the foot. Getting egg all over your face. These and many more idioms apply to the Sinar Mas group which, following the release of its audit last week, has seen its executives "misreporting" the audit's findings.

    Despite what c... Read more >

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