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StopEsso in Germany

Feature story | 29 May, 2002 at 2:00

On the day of ExxonMobil's annual general meeting in the USA at Dallas, Texas, the global campaign to Stop Esso spread to yet another country, as activists in Germany protested in front of Esso's European headquarters in Hamburg.

G8 to act on climate change, later... maybe

Feature story | 7 June, 2007 at 2:00

In the lead up to this year's summit, leaked documents made it clear there was a distinct split among the G8 on the issue of climate change. After all, seven of the member countries have committed to the Kyoto Protocol's binding reductions of...

Day three of coal plant protest

Feature story | 3 October, 2007 at 2:00

Since Monday, activists have taken action against the construction site for the Boxberg new coal-fired power plant in eastern Germany. Their demand is simple; the owner company, Vattenfall, must stop building dirty coal plants and instead invest...

Boulders against bottom trawling

Feature story | 12 August, 2008 at 2:00

The fishing industry seems determined to catch every last fish in the North Sea. The governments of the region and the EU have done little to stop them, but they may soon hit a few snags: a team from Greenpeace Germany and Greenpeace...

Taxpayer money could be handed over to climate killers

Blog entry by Jess | 30 October, 2008

Earlier today, activists in Germany "road up" on Berlin's Brandenburg Gate to protest Angela Merkel's climate policy on cars. Thirty activists on toy cars cruised over to the Chancellory and let Merkel know that building fuel efficient...

Germany bans Monsanto's maize

Feature story | 15 April, 2009 at 2:00

We're thrilled with an historic victory against genetically engineered crops. Germany has just announced that it will become the sixth EU country to ban the cultivation of Monsanto’s genetically engineered (GE) maize MON810 - the only GE crop...

Quote of the day

Blog entry by Justin | 12 January, 2010

‘We should be investing in cheaper, safer, cleaner nuclear…’ - Google’s Energy “Czar” Bill Weihl from the New York Times on January 7, 2010. ‘Investing’ is clearly a typo. Surely Bill Weihl said ‘inventing’? We need to invent...

GE food: COMING SOON!?!?! - to a supermarket near you?

Feature story | 2 March, 2010 at 1:00

Just when we thought the threat to our environment couldn't get any worse after world leaders failed to secure a deal to save the climate in Copenhagen - we're now stunned to discover that the EU Commission is exploiting a 'backdoor' loophole to...

Atomkraft? Nein, Danke! say 150,000 in Germany

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | 2 May, 2010

Nobody does anti-nuclear campaigning quite like they do in Germany. Spectacular and inspiring are the words. (c) Bente Stachowske / Greenpeace Last year 50,000 people took to the streets of Berlin . Last weekend almost...

Nuclear power and coalition government

Blog entry by jmckeati | 12 May, 2010 2 comments

Things have got very interesting for the future of the nuclear ‘renaissance’ in Europe in the last few days. Suddenly, things don’t look so optimistic for the nuclear industry. In Germany on Sunday, Angela Merkel’s coalition...

Nuclear power and democracy don’t mix

Blog entry by jmckeati | 17 May, 2010 2 comments

Remember last week and the German election result that threw into doubt Angel Merkel’s plans to extent the lifetime of the countries nuclear reactors ? Her government no longer controls the upper house Bundesrat or Federal Council. So...

Atomkraft ist ein Irrweg, Frau Merkel!

Blog entry by jmckeati | 27 August, 2010

‘Nuclear Power is the wrong path, Mrs. Merkel!’ was the message Greenpeace sent to the German Chancellor yesterday by projecting it on the Emsland nuclear power plant… Greenpeace is calling on German Chancellor Angela Merkel,...

Time for Germany’s nuclear reactors to retire

Blog entry by jmckeati | 7 September, 2010 2 comments

So, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced at the weekend that her government will seek extension to the country’s nuclear reactors’ lifetimes of between 8 and 14 years. Germany’s reactors are the nuclear old men of Europe, more...

Largest mobilization ever against CASTOR nuclear transport

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 8 November, 2010 9 comments

Kumi Naidoo addresses the rally attended by 50,000 people in Dannenberg, Germany against CASTOR nuclear transport. Image: Gorden Welters, Greenpeace. Right now in Germany we are witnessing an unprecedented mass mobilization...

Raw power of peaceful protest: 10,000 people take direct action against nuclear transport

Blog entry by Laura K. | 8 November, 2010

Kumi Naidoo makes the anti-CASTOR 'X' sign as he addresses a rally of 50,000 anti-nuclear protestors in Dannenberg, Germany on November 6, 2010. Image: Gordon Welters / Greenpeace From Australia to Canada, from India to the UK -...

92 hours of protest against CASTOR transport sends clear message: nuclear is a dead end!

Blog entry by Laura K. | 9 November, 2010 1 comment

People demonstrating against the CASTOR nuclear transport show off their colours. Up to 50,000 people took part in the protests this year - the largest in the history of the CASTOR transport. Image: Jan Beránek . The CASTOR...

Rainbow Warrior hull arrives in Germany

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 19 November, 2010 1 comment

It takes a village to raise a child. It's taken five months of expert ship building in the Maritim Shipyard in Gdanks, Poland, to build the hull of the new Rainbow Warrior. Yesterday afternoon it arrived by tug in Fassmer Shipyard in...

German legal victory a slap in the face to the genetic engineering industry

Blog entry by Stephanie Töwe-Rimkeit | 25 November, 2010 5 comments

The genetic engineering (GE)  free movement in Germany and all farmers, producers and consumers who don’t want GE on the fields and in the food have a big reason to celebrate!. The Federal Constitutional Court in Germany reaffirmed...

Nuclear protesting works and we’re not going to stop

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 17 December, 2010 1 comment

Here is a great victory for the anti-nuclear power campaign in Germany: Germany has halted a controversial plan to transport highly radioactive reactor fuel rods to Russia for reprocessing and storage of nuclear waste...

Who is to blame for the dioxin scandal in Germany?

Blog entry by Barbara Kamradt | 18 January, 2011 1 comment

When I went shopping last weekend I saw some empty shelves in the organic food section of my supermarket. No organic eggs and even my sons favourite organic salami was sold out. The latest German dioxin scandal is not the first...

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