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Home at last in Istanbul

Blog entry by Jen Maman | June 5, 2013

I have been living in Istanbul, in Taksim, for the last year and a half. This weekend I felt at home here for the first time. Against the tense backdrop and amidst the clouds of tear gas people are being exceptionally kind. A woman...

Gezi Park: A historic defence of democracy

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | June 15, 2013

"Find out just what people will submit to and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong that will be imposed upon them." – Frederick Douglass, American ex-slave civil rights leader ============== The citizens of...

The last tree or the final straw?

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | June 2, 2013

Our office in Istanbul has been under siege. It is in the heart Taksim, an area in which a brutal police clampdown has been trying to end the peaceful protest over the planned destruction of the small, and historic, Gezi Park by Taksim...

Marshall Islands takes on the nuclear-armed states, for all our sakes

Blog entry by Daniel Simons and Jen Maman | November 20, 2014

“The day the sun rose twice”. That's how 1 March 1954 was recorded in the history of Rongelap, a tiny atoll in the Pacific Ocean, part of the Marshall Islands. Early that morning, shortly after the sun rose in the east, a second sun...

Saving the last Japanese dugongs

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | November 2, 2015

The home of the last few Japanese dugongs is about to be landfilled to make way for two airstrips - part of the expansion of a US military base on the island of Okinawa. But a movement nearly 18 years old is standing up to say NO.

No peace without a green peace

Blog entry by Jen Maman | June 19, 2012

Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Abadi once asked:  “If a country is not involved in a war, do the people of that country live in a green peace?” For me, as the Greenpeace Peace Advisor, that is a very personal question. And one I...

Iran Nuclear Crisis Needs ‘Disruptive Diplomacy’, Not Shock and Awe

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | April 16, 2012

Disruptive diplomacy may be the only way out of the Iran-Israel nuclear crisis, the only way to pierce the hegemony of hypocrisy dominating the power politics of nuclear weapons control, of those who have them, and of those who...

Giving the street back to whom it belongs

Blog entry by Bernardo Camara | June 20, 2013

"The people finally woke up" … and they won't be going back to sleep. This phrase, heard from the four corners of Brazil this Monday, reflected a infectious sentiment felt everywhere. The hours past midnight saw thousands of people...

With or without nukes - war is no game

Blog entry by Russel Norman | November 16, 2016

There are at least two undeniable existential threats to human civilisation - climate change and nuclear weapons. In the context of the first US military ship visit to NZ waters in 33 years happening right now, I want to reflect on...

The beginning of the end for nuclear weapons

Blog entry by Jen Maman | September 21, 2017

"I have been waiting for this day for seven decades and I am overjoyed that it has finally arrived,” said Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow in July, when a new treaty banning nuclear weapons was agreed at the United Nations in New...

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