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Kumi Naidoo

Born in 1965 and hailing from South Africa, Kumi Naidoo has been Greenpeace’s International Executive Director since November 2009.

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  • The day we came together to defend the Arctic

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - September 16, 2013 at 20:10

    On Sunday, something incredible happened. I got on my bike, I cycled around Washington DC and 14,000 people came with me, in over 106 cities, in 36 countries, in every continent around the world. I joined the biggest demonstration ever in defence ... Read more >

  • The last tree or the final straw?

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - June 2, 2013 at 15:04
    Our office in Istanbul has been under siege. It is in the heart Taksim, an area in which a brutal police clampdown has been trying to end the peaceful protest over the planned destruction of the small, and historic, Gezi Park by Taksim Square. The p...
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  • Cold hands, determined hearts

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - August 30, 2012 at 10:32

    When I spoke to my friends and family this weekend I was unanimously scolded. After Friday’s 15-hour occupation of Gazprom’s Prirazlomnaya oil platform in the Pechora Sea, they all said “you’re getting too old for this!” With blue hands and feet fro... Read more >

  • Living for a cause

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - August 8, 2012 at 11:29

    This November marks three years since I was appointed Executive Director of Greenpeace International. Coming to Greenpeace represented an opportunity for me to actually be part of an organisation that has taken, and continues to take a leadership role... Read more >

  • World Environment Day: Now More than Ever

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - June 5, 2012 at 18:24

    We’re at a critical stage in our journey as activists. As a movement we’re easy targets, and we’ve endured all manner of strife along the way. Today in many countries we face serious political and legal challenges, designed to punish and discourage di... Read more >

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