Posts by Rex Weyler
Photographic memories – Part II7 December 2021
From 1974 to 1982, I served as photographer on Greenpeace campaigns. Here are a dozen more photographs from those years along with some memories that they evoke:
Thoughts for young activists29 November 2021
As a young anti-war activist in the 1960s, I met older radical Ira Sandperl at the Institute for the Study of Nonviolence, in California, which he had founded with pacifist…
Photographic memories of Greenpeace’s early years14 September 2021
From 1974 to 1982, I served as photographer on Greenpeace campaigns. Here are a dozen photographs from those years and some memories that they evoke:
50 years of Greenpeace: Looking back and looking forward13 September 2021
This month, Greenpeace celebrates 50 years of environmental activism, dating from the first campaign to stop a nuclear bomb test in Alaska, launched from Vancouver, Canada, on Sept. 15, 1971.
Irving and Dorothy Stowe: Mentors to a movement10 August 2021
Two of the Greenpeace founders, Irving and Dorothy Stowe, grew up during world wars, the dawn of a global peace movement, and a non-violent direct action movement inspired by Mahatma…
50 years of Greenpeace: Q&A with Rex Weyler2 July 2021
With Greenpeace’s 50th anniversary on the horizon, I was asked to host a series of virtual “mailbag” calls connecting activists across generations and regions.
The roots of Greenpeace16 June 2021
This September 2021, Greenpeace will celebrate 50 years of environmental activism, dating from the launch of the first Greenpeace campaign to stop a nuclear bomb test in Alaska
How I became an ecologist7 June 2021
How does an eager engineering student, in the era of expanding space exploration, become an ecologist, dedicated to the Earth? In my case: Rachel Carson, the Cuyahoga River, Gregory Bateson,…
Women in the Vanguard of Ecology13 May 2021
On March 8, International Women’s Day, Dr. Vandana Shiva published a short address, in which she examined the connection between the colonization of Earth and of women. She discussed food security and Indigenous…
Social Inertia: Why is change so hard?22 March 2021
I saw the danger / yet I walked / along the enchanted way.