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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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  • "What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead." 
    – Nelson Mandela speaking at the 90th birthday celebration of Walter Sis... Read more >

  • 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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