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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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  • Ranking the climate culprits

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - November 23, 2013 at 7:43

    There's a clear parallel between the behaviour of the fossil fuel giants and tobacco companies: tobacco companies went to extraordinary lengths to suppress the knowledge that smoking caused cancer, activities that eventually resulted in multi-billion ... Read more >

  • Every act of peaceful rebellion adds up

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - September 19, 2013 at 15:13

    I woke up at the crack of dawn this morning with my stomach in knots as I scrambled to check my twitter feed and email.

    It was five a.m. but I was wide awake; physically in Amsterdam but my heart in Russia where I knew that five of my fellow activist...

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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 >

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