2005 Press Releases

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Greenpeace finds and engages the whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean

Press release | 21 December, 2005 at 1:00

Southern Ocean, 21 December 2005 -- Two Greenpeace ships, the MY Esperanza and the MY Arctic Sunrise, today confronted the Fisheries Agency of Japan whaling fleet and called on it to "Leave the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary immediately." In...

Greenpeace welcomes Kraft Food's commitment to supply non-GE food in China

Press release | 19 December, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace today welcomed the commitment from Kraft Foods, the second largest food producer in the world, to supply only non-GE food in China, starting from 1 January 2007.

Face-saving declaration by the WTO fails to address the real impacts of free trade

Press release | 18 December, 2005 at 16:28

In an outright rejection of the Ministerial Declaration issued at the culmination of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Sixth Ministerial, Greenpeace has termed the meeting a failure for environment and development. While the declaration allows...

Tonnes of rainforest timber dumped at the French Agricultural Ministry building

Press release | 15 December, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists today dumped three tonnes of tropical timber in front of the Agricultural Ministry building to protest against the flood of illegal timber from the world's last rainforests into France and Europe. Volunteers held banners...

Greenpeace exposes the Real Face of Free Trade: Evidence of free trade impacts...

Press release | 14 December, 2005 at 1:00

Three boats with Greenpeace activists sailed past the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre where the World Trade Organisation is meeting this week. Activists on the boat projected a large slogan demanding that delegates `Stop Toxic Trade'...

Greenpeace calls for a new start at WTO

Press release | 13 December, 2005 at 10:55

As delegates from around the world gather for the WTO Ministerial starting today, Greenpeace warned that free trade must not be prioritised over the interests of people and the environment. Greenpeace argues that the Hong Kong Ministerial can be...

Greenpeace calls on France not to scrap deadly Clemenceau in India

Press release | 12 December, 2005 at 1:00

Four Greenpeace climbers today successfully climbed to top of the loading crane at the Port of Toulon, where the Clemenceau, a French Navy air carrier is berthed and preparing to depart to India where it will be finally dismantled. Three other...

Kyoto Protocol moves ahead as Bush's wrecking tactics fail

Press release | 10 December, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace today congratulated the 157 countries, who have ratified the Kyoto Protocol, as they moved the landmark climate change treaty towards deeper emissions reductions after 2012.

BLCP blockade ends

Press release | 9 December, 2005 at 1:00

In a major breakthrough at the end of a Greenpeace blockade of the BCLP coal facility at Map Ta Phut, the Thai National Economic and Social Advisory Council of the Prime Minister's office, has committed to review of the Government's energy policy.

Greenpeace enters 3rd day of protest with sit-in outside Thai coal plant

Press release | 9 December, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists from Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia, together with community leaders, today led a sit-in outside the BLCP coal power plant in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, blockading the road to the plant, as the protest against the...

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