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Justice denied: the Thai activist who risked all to save his environment

Blog entry | 22 October, 2015 1 comment

The recent Thai Supreme Court acquittal of three men who masterminded the murder of environmental activist Charoen Wat-aksorn, shows a skewed justice system that puts capitalism in front of community. But this is not the only case of...

A Time Comes: What it means to take action

Feature story | 2 June, 2009 at 2:00

The six Greenpeace activists who shut down a coal power station last year made history when a UK jury agreed that they were acting to safeguard property from the impacts of climate change. A new documentary takes you behind the scenes of that...

Activism is not a crime

Feature story | 21 June, 2010 at 14:38

Non-governmental organisations and their activists play an active and essential role in representative democracies. Like journalists and other watchdogs of society, they are part of the vanguard against tyranny and their service to the political...

New leadership at Greenpeace International

Feature story | 11 June, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace will soon have a new leader. Kumi Naidoo will take up the role of Executive Director of Greenpeace International in November 2009, when Gerd Leipold steps down after nearly nine years as our activist-in-chief.

Art is essential to activism

Blog entry by Ryan Schleeter | 17 November, 2015

The environmental movement runs on innovation. Our biggest victories aren't won by out-spending or out-muscling our adversaries. Instead, we out-maneuver. We meet big challenges with even bigger creativity. And there are few...

The murder of Berta Cáceres – a sad day for the environment

Blog entry by Miguel Soto | 5 March, 2016 2 comments

Last week, defender of the environment and human rights, Berta Cáceres publicly denounced the murder of several indigenous leaders and the threats she herself was subjected to daily in Honduras. Today, we woke up to the shocking news...

Earth is in danger, but only we can save ourselves

Blog entry by Peter Willcox | 17 June, 2016 1 comment

I’ve been a captain for Greenpeace for 35 years, fighting for our environment in every corner of the globe. I’ve confronted polluters, poachers, smugglers, terrorists, criminals – both private and corporate – armies, navies, vigilantes...

The photos that inspired millions to take action

Blog entry by Sudhanshu Malhotra | 19 August, 2016 3 comments

On World Photography Day, Greenpeace celebrates the power of photography to inspire action and speak truth to power. It's a tough call to select 10 images from the more than 18,000 that Greenpeace has produced in the last 12 months...

2016 – The year in photos

Blog entry by Maïa Booker | 22 December, 2016

2016 was a challenging year for people and the planet. It brought many challenges that will continue in the year ahead – a changing climate, greedy corporations and politicians whose policies spell trouble for the planet. As we look...

Unjust sentence for Tokyo Two

Feature story | 6 September, 2010 at 11:54

Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, known as the Tokyo Two, exposed widespread corruption in Japan's whaling programme – in return, they have been handed a one year suspended prison sentence. However, despite the harsh punishment the two anti-whaling...

Activists trapped by loggers

Feature story | 18 October, 2007 at 2:00

Eight Greenpeace activists trapped in a Brazilian environmental protection agency (Ibama) office, for nearly two days, have finally managed to escape. Our team was forced to seek refuge in the Ibama Amazon base, after loggers blocked them from...

Life of a 5-star activist

Blog entry by Veena Krishnamurthy | 22 May, 2015 4 comments

I wonder how '5-star activists' are defined, but I guess I am one of them. And here is a glimpse of my activist life, and some riches I gathered along the way. In the forests of Sathyamangalam three decades ago, fellow activists...

Cancún’s mangroves destroyed, but hope grows again

Blog entry by Miguel Rivas | 5 February, 2016 6 comments

Just a month ago, if you passed by Tajamar in Cancún, Mexico you would have seen 57 hectares of thriving mangrove forest lining the coast. Today, only stumps remain. Image courtesy of Salvemos Manglar Tajamar. For years,...

We shall not be moved

Blog entry by Marianna Hoszowska | 7 September, 2017 5 comments

This week, a courageous group of activists from across Europe are joining Greenpeace Poland to stop illegal logging in the ancient Białowieża  Forest. Dozens of people have been chaining themselves to trees and logging machinery to...

Breaking free from fossil fuels – the risk we take is not taking action

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | 24 May, 2016

Last week,  #BreakFree2016 wrapped up across the globe. Greenpeace joined with many inspiring organisations in a global wave of peaceful actions that lasted for 12 days and took place across six continents to target the world’s most...

Chinese Power Companies called out

Feature story | 28 July, 2009 at 20:19

Activists at one of Beijing’s dirtiest coal fired power plants are the latest to take action in the global call for an Energy [R]evolution, demanding an end to dirty energy and immediate action on climate change from Heads of State and top power...

Countdown to Climate Summit arrives in Beijing

Feature story | 24 March, 2009 at 1:00

With only nine months left until the UN climate summit in Copenhagen, Greenpeace China has brought the countdown clock to Beijing. Activists turned one of Beijing's ancient city gates into a gigantic countdown clock marking the time left till the...

Greenpeace photo activism honoured at Visa pour l’Image

Blog entry by John Novis | 6 September, 2011 2 comments

Visa pour l’Image, currently taking place in Perpignan, France, is the world’s most prestigious photojournalism festival, where photographers and editors come to network, and the public get to experience stunning photo exhibitions in...

Victory! Italy decides to quit coal by 2025

Blog entry by Giuseppe Onufrio | 31 October, 2017 2 comments

It began in December 2006. It was a foggy day at the Porto Tolle - a large power plant in the Northern Adriatic - which the Italian utility giant, Enel, was planning to convert into a new coal plant. 35 activists from Italy, UK, Poland...

Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 21 December, 2015 16 comments

Dear Friends,  As I look out my window here in Amsterdam, winter is nearly here, and with it comes the retreat of another year, and the passing of what has been to make way for the spring and the new. As the days get shorter and the...

Time to stop the harassment of Cameroon’s NGOs

Blog entry by Karine Jacquemart | 30 January, 2014

By now everyone will doubtless be aware of the Arctic 30 and the conditions they were forced to endure for more than three months in Russia, for the simple “crime” of daring to point out one company’s reckless policy in the Arctic. ...

A day of tribute to all environmental heroes

Blog entry by Hilde Stroot | 10 November, 2013 2 comments

Celebrate all the ordinary people doing extraordinary things to safeguard our future. My friends and colleagues — the Arctic 30 — remain in their cold cells for defending the Arctic, but they are not alone. The environmental...

G20 meeting: a well-oiled machine

Blog entry by Brian | 30 June, 2010 2 comments

I don't know about you, but the leaders I want to follow aren't the ones who say it's too hard to break the world's addiction to dirty energy. The politicians I want to elect aren't bought off by oil lobbyists. The beaches I want to...

I've seen the forest fires HSBC is helping to fund

Blog entry by Adi Prabowo | 13 February, 2017 1 comment

The elderly gentleman approached me as our morning protest yesterday unfolded in front of HSBC’s Indonesian head office in Jakarta’s World Trade Centre building. Refusing the campaign postcard that I offered, his brow furrowed, he...

7 things you can do for the planet this Earth Day

Blog entry by Dawn Bickett | 22 April, 2016 4 comments

More than 45 years ago – on the very first Earth Day – tens of millions of people decided to do something about environmental destruction. They rallied against pollution, oil spills, pesticides and deforestation… issues that continue...

Are you being SLAPPed? How corporations and governments try to silence public debate

Blog entry by Karianne Bruning | 23 May, 2014

The lawyers at Greenpeace International are a creative, dedicated team who tackle a wide range of duties. Part of our work is preparing legal strategies and defence for cases against Greenpeace International. We also monitor legal...

Time for civil disobedience

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 17 May, 2013

The tradition of civil disobedience is being reignited . The need is growing and the call to action is becoming impossible to ignore! Non-violent direct action can help re-establish a balance where our rights have been overtaken by...

Not your regular run of the mill “go make me some copies” type of internship

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 10 February, 2012 1 comment

Nate Prosser is an online outreach coordinator at a Canadian free legal aid organisation. In this guest blog he writes about a new activist site he started with a friend from Italy after they spent six months as interns in Greenpeace.

Send your message of solidarity to Japanese women staging anti-nuclear sit-in in Tokyo

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | 20 October, 2011 74 comments

Everyday, the people of Japan continue to live with the consequences of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The aftermath has brought many scary realities to day-to-day life: the nuclear contamination of food supplies , the existence of...

Moving Planet: September 24th!

Blog entry by Brian | 22 September, 2011 4 comments

Emergency mobilization this Saturday, September 24th, people. Get your wheels on. At more than 2000 events in 175 countries, folks who are fed up with our politicians ignoring the big red flashing "Check Engine" light on the...

Women from Fukushima gather to ‘find hope in the despair’ of nuclear disaster

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | 28 October, 2011 4 comments

Yesterday close to two hundred women from Fukushima began a three-day sit-in outside the Tokyo office of Japan’s Ministry of Economy calling for the evacuation of children from areas with high radiation levels and the permanent shut...

Shell is trying to stifle your freedom of expression

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 21 September, 2012 11 comments

Last Friday, activists from Greenpeace Netherlands showed up in Shell gas stations in their country and blocked the petrol pumps. They were protesting against Shell’s reckless Arctic drilling plans – which has since then been...

An unexpected crew member joins the Rainbow Warrior

Blog entry by James Turner | 22 May, 2012 14 comments

Eight days into this blockade, and our climbers are standing firm. They’re helping to expose forest crimes like illegal logging, slavery and the loss of indigenous land by sitting on the anchor chain of the Clipper Hope cargo ship...

Actress Q'orianka Kilcher joins 7 day Amazon action

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 22 May, 2012 2 comments

Actress and human rights activist Q'orianka Kilcher today joined the Greenpeace occupation of the anchor chain of a cargo ship in Brazil to protest the invasion of indigenous tribal land and illegal logging in the Amazon rainforest. ...

Ecowarriors and the criminalisation of Civil Disobedience

Blog entry by LisaV | 8 February, 2011 4 comments

Our International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo , is interviewed in the film Ecowarrios, broadcast tonight on ARTE in France, along with Mike Townsley, our Head of News and Nora Christiansen, one of the 'Red Carpet' activists at the...

To the first follower

Blog entry by Juliette | 9 September, 2010 2 comments

A colleague forwarded a video about building a movement yesterday, and it made me think of the moment when we see a petition, or any online action suddenly taking off. But before I get started, watch the video: ...

Stories from Gorleben

Blog entry by Brian | 11 November, 2010

I'm hearing great stories around the coffee machine here at Greenpeace International as activists return from the mass mobilization against "Chernobyl on wheels" -- the Castor transport of highly radioactive waste which drew a...

You say you want a [R]evolution...

Blog entry by Juliette | 7 September, 2010 3 comments

Sing along with Greenpeace! President Obama, in his speech at Carnegie Mellon University last summer, said, "The time has come once and for all for this nation to fully embrace a clean energy future...The next generation will not...

Taking action to protect forests in Papua New Guinea

Blog entry by Sam Moko | 24 October, 2011 2 comments

A major scandal involving the destruction of forests and the abuse of human rights is rapidly unfolding in my country. Right now, I am on the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, at the heart of it. This morning, activists painted "stop the...

Occupy the world

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 20 October, 2011 18 comments

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...

Goodbye to Dave Martin

Blog entry by Jo Dufay | 12 September, 2011 1 comment

The news has been expected for a long time, but is no less sad when it finally comes.  That clever, funny, stubborn, committed, wonderful man, Dave Martin has died. Some of you will know Dave from his role with the climate campaign...

Now more than ever

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 21 October, 2010

An answer to critics of online activism

Blog entry by JulietteH | 1 October, 2010 6 comments

Greenpeace has been using online activism for quite a long time. That type of activism has come under a lot fire lately though, and while some of the criticisms are based on justified assumptions, I feel like I’ve read too much easy ...

Detox is SEO Hot Right Now!

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 20 September, 2011 21 comments

Will you help us grab a top position in Google for " Detox "? If everyone with a blog reading this would link to our Detox campaign page - using the link word Detox (just like that) - we could rise to a top spot in web search...

Activists vindicated and court recognises right to peaceful protest

Blog entry by dwalsh | 22 August, 2011 8 comments

Good news from Denmark: The Red Carpet trial has finally ended, with a victory for freedom of expression - the Danish court clearly recognised the place that peaceful protest needs to occupy in a democracy, and the importance of...

Climate Action Needed Now More Than Ever!

Blog entry by Dave Walsh | 19 August, 2011 5 comments

More than a year and a half after Greenpeace activists walked up the red carpet at a state banquet where they opened a banner calling on world leaders to take urgent action to save the Copenhagen climate talks, eleven Greenpeace...

Activists on trial in Belgium

Blog entry by Dave Van Meel | 17 February, 2011 7 comments

On December 10, 2009, Greenpeace took its message to save the climate (summit in Copenhagen) directly to EU Heads of State who were gathering in Brussels. Activists managed, to their own surprise, to step onto the red carpet, where...

Aye, these waves!

Blog entry by LisaV | 14 August, 2010 14 comments

Victor, an activist on board the Esperanza, wrote a blog for us yesterday -- while most of us were all feeling too seasick to look at a computer screen - let alone type. We left the harbour in London on Thursday at 2:30pm local...

A call for activism!

Blog entry by LisaV | 18 June, 2010 8 comments

From Sabine, the Assistant Cook and one of the activists on board the Arctic Sunrise in the Med right now - for our  bluefin tuna campaign . I have been at sea for almost five weeks now. To be out on the sea puts everything into...

On activism

Blog entry by JulietteH | 1 June, 2010 2 comments

Alberta Views, a magazine from Alberta, Canada, has just published an article on activism in general, and the tar sands in particular . While we have said plenty on the tar sands themselves, it's interesting to look at their take on...

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