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Break Free: An unprecedented wave of people power is keeping fossil fuels in the ground

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | 17 May, 2016 1 comment

Break Free was an unprecedented wave of people power. Over twelve days, on six continents, in countries all around the world people acted. Individuals, communities, local and international groups all came together to Break Free...

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...

Civil Disobedience: Why direct action is necessary

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 27 February, 2014 5 comments

On Monday, February 24, Greenpeace International's Executive Director Kumi Naidoo presented a lecture at the Oxford Martin School in the UK on civil disobedience. History shows us that civil disobedience is often necessary when the...

Greenpeace shuts down EU fisheries meeting

Press release | 17 December, 2007 at 12:16

Some 200 Greenpeace activists from 14 European countries this morning blocked the seven entrances to the building of the Council of the European Union where EU fisheries ministers were to gather for their annual meeting to discuss fishing quotas.

Zara are you listening?

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 23 November, 2012 2 comments

Did you know that Zara store managers report back to their headquarters every day about what's happening in their shop? Business journalists say it helps the fast-fashion retail chain react to trends, and identify opportunities with...

VIDEO: Kumi Naidoo leads from the front in daring Arctic action

Blog entry by Nick Young | 18 June, 2011

Watch this amazing video of Kumi Naidoo - the global head of Greenpeace - braving freezing water fired from water cannon to scale a massive Arctic oil rig. See the action and hear from Kumi about why he chose to make a brave personal...

Live Action: Climbers in survival pod stop Arctic oil rig

Blog entry by Nick Young | 29 May, 2011 52 comments

In the freezing seas off Greenland, activists from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza are taking direct action against oil drilling in the Arctic. Luke and Sigurd are now hanging from the underside of Cairn Energy’s giant oil rig in our...

I was there

Blog entry by Jess | 22 April, 2009 2 comments

I saw the Inspiring Action video , and I am still remembering how intense that day was in the middle of the forest destruction - see 1:22 of the video. It was a Friday 14th October, 2005, in the north of Argentina, in the morning, in...

Wake up call in Bonn

Blog entry by Jess | 12 June, 2009

An update on UN Climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany brought to you by our very own Cindy Baxter who has been at the negotiations since the start. Coming to the end of a hard two weeks here at the climate talks in Bonn, we were...

Climbers in survival pod stop Arctic oil rig

Video | 29 May, 2011 at 19:05

Greenpeace activists scale the underside of the 53,000 tonne Leiv Eiriksson oil rig and secure an Arctic survival pod hanging 30 meters above freezing seas with enough food and water to stay put for ten days. Their action will prevent the rig...

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