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The crew then and now

Background | 2 July, 2010 at 14:25

Times have changed dramatically since the Greenpeace flagship the Rainbow Warrior was bombed in Auckland harbour by French secret service agents 30 years ago. Nuclear weapons testing has stopped, Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD), and the Cold...

Death of a Rainbow Warrior

Background | 9 July, 2010 at 21:25

At ten to midnight on July 10 1985, Fernando Pereira was murdered.

Bombing 30th Anniversary

Topic | 1 July, 2015 at 0:30

Just before midnight on 10 July, 1985, French agents bombed the Rainbow Warrior. Their aim? To stop Greenpeace disrupting French nuclear testing in the Pacific. Two explosions sank the ship and killed photographer Fernando Pereira. The French...

The French Spy Story

Background | 9 July, 2010 at 21:25

Nothing is ever true, so the saying goes, until it has been officially denied. The French Government terrorist bombing of the Greenpeace ship the Rainbow Warrior is a classic case.

The original Rainbow Warrior

Background | 12 September, 2011 at 13:30

The original Rainbow Warrior started life as the 'Sir William Hardy' -- a fishery research trawler used by the UK Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. It was built in 1955, and was the first diesel electric ship built in the United Kingdom.

Fernando Pereira

Background | 12 September, 2011 at 13:18

He joined the crew of the Rainbow Warrior to bring his pictures of French nuclear testing to the world. When secret agents bombed the ship, his peaceful intention cost Fernando Pereira his life. A determined photographer, a family man, a Rainbow...

The Bombing of the Rainbow Warrior

Background | 5 November, 2007 at 13:09

In 1985, French secret service agents planted two bombs and sank our ship the Rainbow Warrior. One crew member was killed. It was an instance when a government chose to respond to peaceful protest with deadly force. But peaceful protest has...

Rainbow Warrior marks 30th anniversary of bombing with action to save the Great...

Press release | 10 July, 2015 at 13:47

Sydney, Australia, 10 July, 2015 - Greenpeace activists from the flagship Rainbow Warrior today took action against the mass of coal ships in Australian waters, waiting to export climate change worldwide.

Follow the rainbow: beyond the bomb

Feature story | 29 December, 2004 at 0:00

What are the thoughts of someone who might be about to die for his beliefs? A recently uncovered audio tape from the early 1970s documents what Greenpeace activist David McTaggart had to say from the cabin of the tiny, wooden sailing vessel with...

Revolutionary masts raised on new Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior

Press release | 8 July, 2011 at 15:23

Berne-Motzen, Germany (July 8, 2011) -- A revolutionary mast system was raised today on the new Greenpeace flagship ship Rainbow Warrior III, at the Fassmer shipyard near Bremen, marking a key milestone in the ship’s construction and coinciding...

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