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What happens when the good people do good

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 14, 2009

Here is an update from the Climate Defenders Camp in Indonesia, which is now being shutdown by the police. From Sarah Burton: Today I arrived in Pekanbaru, second largest city in Sumatra and a mere 4 1/2 hours away from the...

Fresh evidence of land clearance reveals APRIL's lies

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 13, 2009

In response to a letter from Greenpeace that voiced concerns - both from local communities and Greenpeace itself - regarding active clearing in the Kampar Peninsula, pulp and paper company APRIL stated that they had yet to begin active...

Climate Defenders Camp

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 26, 2009 1 comment

Our team in Indonesia has set up a camp in the heart of the rainforest where activists will remain for several weeks in order to bring urgent attention to the role that deforestation plays in driving dangerous climate change. Our...

H&L Diaries | Day 3 Chapter 1: Full of Sh*t

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 27, 2009

Albert Lozada, Philippines This is our last day in Ancient Siam, which means the last day of the Chang(e) Caravan project, which also means the last day with the elephants (Noooooooo!!  But that’s okay, we promise to visit them...

Stupid is what stupid does…

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 23, 2009 2 comments

Yesterday night, as part of the Chang[e] Caravan, we hosted the premier screening of Age of Stupid in Bangkok.  The movie is set in a bleak dystopian future because the leaders of today failed to act. One striking thing in the movie,...

Visiting Mama Sarah Obama

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | August 28, 2009

From Making Waves [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19IVrm_Ku-o&feature=player_embedded] An account of Solar Generation's trip to Kenya by Abi, Solar Generation Coordinator Last week, I was fortunate enough to spend...

Firefighting in action

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | August 27, 2009 1 comment

An update from Richi about fighting the forest fires that raged through Indonesia recently From Making Waves My name is Richi, and I work for Greenpeace in Indonesia doing action logistics and volunteer coordination. Recently,...

TODAY: Conditions "harsh and disproportionate" for red-carpet activists and Sea...

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | January 7, 2010

Coverage in Spain and European free dailies continued yesterday on the campaign to release the four red-carpet activists in Copenhagen. Spanish news documented the condition of Juan Lopez de Uralde in prison as "thinner than usual",...

Nude runners highlight the need for climate action

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 11, 2009 1 comment

On the eve of the Global Day of Action on Climate Change male students holding roses and 'climate change' banners run naked at the state-run University of the Philippines in Manila on December 11, 2009 to demand concerted action to...

Kumi Naidoo, Wangari Maathai, and several youth activists call for climate action

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 8, 2009

John beat me to the punch in blogging about the Tcktcktck petition delivery event earlier today, but I still wanted to share these pics. They're of our executive director, Kumi Naidoo, with legendary activist and 2004 Nobel Peace...

Notes from the top (of a crane)….

Blog entry by Lea Guerrero | November 28, 2009

Filipino Greenpeace activist Joel has spent more than 9 hours on top of a crane in the port of a massive pulp facility in Riau.  Earlier, his team, along with 10 other activists shut down the entire export facility of the mill owned by...

Climate change stops here - Dam mission completed

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 23, 2009

A few days ago, Swiss Forest Campaigner Asti described her first impressions of the camp. Since arriving she has been busy helping the local community finish a dam that will help preserve the precious peatland and help save the climate...

The community takes the lead as activists return to the camp

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 22, 2009

From Ashish, a Campaigner from India, who has finally arrived at the camp: We got into the Climate Defenders Camp late Friday night, the yellow Greenpeace banner emerging out of the night as our boat crossed the river from Teluk...

Rainforest a vital and sustainable 'supermarket' for local communities

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 22, 2009

After what she describes as two very emotional and intense weeks at the Climate Defenders Camp in Sumatra, Corinna Hölzel, Forest Campaigner from Germany has now left Indonesia. Corinna had intended to stay in the camp much longer but...

Every cloud has a silver lining

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 19, 2009 1 comment

When both you and the journalists who are accompanying you start getting arrested and deported it's usually a sign that you're doing something right. At least that's the case if you work for an organisation that takes direct action...

I am because you are

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 16, 2009

Kumi Naidoo, the new Executive Director of Greenpeace International From Making Waves In several African languages we have the proverb “I am, because you are”. This means that your sense of being a human being is determined by...

What happens when the good people do good - Part 2

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 15, 2009

Sarah applauds the local communities for their efforts to protect their forests and thanks them for their support of Greenpeace. ©Ardiles Rante/Grenpeace Well, when I finished writing yesterday, I really thought that I would be...

VIDEO: Climate Defenders in Action

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 14, 2009

Great footage from the ground in Indonesia - where our activists have been taking direct action at the frontline of forest destruction. [vimeo http://vimeo.com/7596669] >> Check out the full action story here . >>Join the Climate...

Musicians going Green

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 6, 2009 1 comment

From Making Waves In 2007, Aussie musician Missy Higgins and her band toured the US in a Prius, participated in Live Earth and helped PETA campaign against animal abuse. That same year, KT Tunstall also jumped on the green...

Mélanie Laurent enjoys the spirit and friendship of Climate Defenders Camp

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 3, 2009 1 comment

Mélanie Laurent witnesses forest destruction - where climate change starts - in Indonesia. From Hikmat, media officer at the Climate Defenders Camp in Indonesia No flashlights. No red carpets. Don’t talk about fancy five-star...

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