Stories & Victories

  • Postcards From Climate Change: Born on the Island

    June 13, 2016

    When Hurricane Ike struck the Gulf Coast in 2008, it hit Galveston, Texas the hardest. Eight years later, residents are still rebuilding what they lost to the impacts of climate change.

  • The Sound of Democracy Awakening

    April 27, 2016

    On Monday April 18, thousands marched and more than 300 people were arrested after a non-violent mobilization for democracy reforms on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building. Alexandra Dos Santos traveled from Brooklyn, New York to join the movement. This is her story.

  • We Don’t Care About the Young Folks

    April 7, 2016

    Too many young activists aren’t getting the credit they deserve. Alexandra Dos Santos, 18, explains why it’s time to start taking the youth climate movement seriously.

  • #MyDemocracy Puts People Above Polluters

    March 23, 2016

    Last summer, I saw what non-violent direct action can achieve in the fight to stop Shell Oil from plundering the Arctic. This spring, I’m doing it again with the movement to awaken a democracy for people, not corporations.

  • Defending Alaska From the Department of Defense

    March 11, 2016

    The U.S. Navy is seeking a new five-year permit to continue blasting the Gulf of Alaska with sonar and explosives — and they’re leaving Alaskan people and wildlife hanging in the balance. Emily Stolarcyk tells the story of a community trying to protect its home, food source, and way of life.

  • Twelve Nobel Prize Winners, a Beatle, and the Pope Can’t All Be Wrong

    February 17, 2016

    On September 18, 2013, two Greenpeace International activists were arrested during a peaceful protest in the Russian Arctic. A week later, the entire 30-member crew of their ship was in a Russian jail awaiting trial on charges of hooliganism and piracy. The story of the Arctic 30, as they came to be known, was one heard around the world, and one that Peter Willcox writes about in his new book "Greenpeace Captain." Read an exclusive excerpt here.