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People power and the right to public transport

Blog by Guest Post | June 21, 2013

By  Leonardo Medeiros Brazil has finally woken up. Does this sound too optimistic? It may be, but there is no doubt that this is a day to remember. Brazilians, used to status quo in their country, finally decided to exercise their … Continue...

The last tree or the final straw? (Update from Turkey)

Blog by Kumi Naidoo | June 2, 2013

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 … Continue reading →

PHOTOS: Brutal Police Clampdown on environmental protesters in Istanbul, Turkey

Blog by Cassady Sharp | June 3, 2013

Greenpeace condemns the brutal police clampdown on the Gezi Park protest and defends the right to peaceful protest. What started as a peaceful protest against the destruction of an iconic and historic park by Taksim Square has grown into a … ...

Giving the street back to whom it belongs

Blog by Bernardo Camara | June 21, 2013

“The people finally woke up” … and they won’t be going back to sleep. This phrase, heard from the four corners of Brazil this Monday, reflected a infectious sentiment felt everywhere. The hours past midnight saw thousands of people still … ...

Occupy the world

Blog by Kumi Naidoo | October 21, 2011

At the weekend my twitter feed was alive with news of the hundreds of thousands of people around the world, including in my adopted city of Amsterdam, taking a stand in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement. It is a...

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