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  • Knocking the crown from King Coal's head

    Blogpost by brianfit - 12 September, 2008 at 13:23

    The acquittal of our six coal activists in the UK continues to send ripples through the UK press and out into the world. I especially liked this piece from John Vidal in the Guardian, who points out that Greenpeace now has a four-nil record in jury c... Read more >

  • Sounding the alarm on the Rainbow Warrior

    Blogpost by Lisa - 11 September, 2008 at 22:13

    gpmed.jpgHere's another blog from Dr. Uygar Ozesmi -Executive Director of Greenpeace Mediterranean

    After the day of action the Rainbow Warrior woke up from the night stretching her limbs to get ready for the new journey to Turkey. A hearty breakfast to ones li... Read more >

  • Activists aquited for action against coal plant

    Blogpost by Andrew - 11 September, 2008 at 1:25 2 comments

    Five of the Kingsnorth Six.

    [ Five of the 'Kingsnorth Six' at the top of the 200m chimney. ]

    From our press release (with small edits): Read more >

    The charges arose after the six attempted to shut down the Kingsnorth coal-fired power station in Kent last year by scaling the chimney and paint...
  • First time for everything

    Blogpost by Lisa - 10 September, 2008 at 18:35 5 comments


    Here's a blog from Joanna, who is an Israeli volunteer on the Rainbow Warrior.

    This was my first time sailing, my first time big scale action, and the first time getting arrested.

    I boarded the Rainbow Warrior three days ago and before long found myself... Read more >

  • Less toxic iPods rock

    Blogpost by tom - 10 September, 2008 at 14:28 4 comments

    Image from flickr iLoungeYesterday Steve Jobs announced Apple new iPod line up. Here’s the bit that really got our attention about the new models:

    • Arsenic-free glass

    • Brominated flame retardant-free

    • Mercury-free

    • PVC-free

    It’s great to see Apple dropping toxic chemicals ... Read more >

  • A day in the life of an on board press officer

    Blogpost by Lisa - 10 September, 2008 at 3:31

    This is from Jo onboard the Rainbow Warrior in the Mediterranean - currently in the region as part of the Quit Coal tour

    There we were sailing along towards the Ashkelon plant, trying to work out the best spot to meet the media boat that’s coming to fi... Read more >

  • Slideshow: Taking action against illegal logging in PNG

    Blogpost by Lisa - 10 September, 2008 at 3:27 3 comments

    The following is written by one of our activists from PNG onboard the Esperanza

    My name is Daniel Holland, I’m a freelance artist. My Dad is from Abau, Central Province and Mum from Popondetta, Northern Province, Papua New Guinea.

    I live in Port Mo... Read more >

  • Excited in Israel

    Blogpost by Lisa - 10 September, 2008 at 2:41

    israel2.jpgHere are two lovely blogs from Dr. Uygar Ozesmi the Executive Director of Greenpeace Mediterranean

    September 6th

    Just two months ago we were part of the Arctic Sunrise Tour for the protection of Blue Fin Tuna and the creation of Marine Reserves in Green... Read more >

  • Israeli marine forces board Rainbow Warrior

    Blogpost by Lisa - 8 September, 2008 at 23:05


    More news on this shortly from our team on board the ship - but I just wanted to put this image up. 14 of our acitivsts were arrested and taken into custody in Ashkelon after protesting against the Rotenberg coal power plant construction.

    Our photograp... Read more >

  • Japan calls off longline fishing

    Blogpost by Lisa - 8 September, 2008 at 17:25 1 comment

    Every year since 2001 scientists have been calling for reductions in the amount of big-eye and yellowfin tuna caught in the Pacific. But every year big fishing nations such as Japan, Taiwan, China and Korea have refused to pay attention to the warning... Read more >

  • Illegal logging shipment halted in Paradise

    Blogpost by Lisa - 5 September, 2008 at 22:33 1 comment

    Here's some cool "fly on the wall" footage from the recent action in Papua New Guinea.

    The following is written by Raoni Hammer - an activist from New Zealand on board the Esperanza - who took part in the action.

    Three days of sunsets and sunrises... Read more >

  • Cutting down paradise

    Blogpost by Lisa - 4 September, 2008 at 20:35

    png1.jpgHere's an update from Dean on the Esperanza in Papua New Guinea

    When we arrived here at Paia Inlet in the Gulf Province - a huge roar greeted the Esperanza crew from hundreds of locals lining the shore. There were people in small log canoes singing and... Read more >

  • Fires raging in the Amazon

    Blogpost by Elaine - 4 September, 2008 at 14:56 1 comment

    Here's a story from Jamie in the UK.

    It's currently the dry season in the Amazon and, as the live webcast last week demonstrated, fires have been decimating large areas. The video crew weren't the only ones documenting the fires and last week we receiv... Read more >

  • 125 000 years is a long time

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 1 September, 2008 at 16:50

    The Independent reports on the news that for the first time in human history the north pole can be circumnavigated.

    "New satellite images, taken only two days ago, show that melting ice last week opened up both the fabled North-west and North-east pass... Read more >

  • If we lived at the north pole...

    Blogpost by Martin Lloyd - 28 August, 2008 at 13:18 1 comment

    If through some quirk of evolution things had turned out differently and man lived at the north pole there wouldn't be much debate about global warming, just what to do about it.

    Some leading scientists now fear the arctic has reached a tipping point, ... Read more >

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