Stories & Victories

  • 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.

  • When Climate Disaster Hits Home

    February 5, 2016

    When devastating flooding shook his community — killing 12 people and destroying hundreds of homes — Forrest Wilder knew he had to tell the story.

  • Monsanto, Student Activism, and a New Normal

    January 13, 2016

    Neeka Salmasi saw a Monsanto representative's visit to her college campus as an opportunity to start some critical conversation. But when all was said and done, even she was shocked by her community's reaction.