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Death of a Rainbow Warrior

Background | 9 July, 2010 at 23:25

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

The crew then and now

Background | 2 July, 2010 at 16:25

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...

Bombing 30th Anniversary

Topic | 1 July, 2015 at 2:30

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 original Rainbow Warrior

Background | 12 September, 2011 at 15:30

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.

The French Spy Story

Background | 9 July, 2010 at 23:25

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.

Follow the rainbow: beyond the bomb

Feature story | 29 December, 2004 at 1:00

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...

1985: Rainbow Warrior Sinking - French agents finally on TV!

Blog entry by Dave | 3 October, 2006

I've just been watching online footage from New Zealand TV station TVNZ. They claimed legal history this week, after footage was shown in France of two French agents pleading guilty to manslaughter in 1985, following the sinking of the...

Fernando Pereira

Background | 12 September, 2011 at 15:18

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 14:09

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...

The unstoppable power of contagious courage

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 9 July, 2015 1 comment

Thirty years ago, groups of individuals in New Zealand were preparing to leave their families, their jobs and their homes to set off in small boats across the Pacific Ocean into a nuclear weapons testing zone. They hoped that their...

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