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54 reactors down: Japan breaks free of nuclear power

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | May 4, 2012

With tomorrow’s scheduled shutdown of Japan’s Tomari nuclear power plant the country will be free from nuclear power for the first time since 1966. Can it seize this historic opportunity? Here at Greenpeace we believe it can. All of...

Remember Japan... Keep Southeast Asia nuclear-free!

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | March 11, 2012

A year ago this day, a devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami struck off the coast of north-east Japan that caused catastrophic meltdowns at a nuclear plant. We witnessed the disaster, video after video, heartbreaking...

A year ago today...

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | March 11, 2012

A year ago today the world was awakened in shock after a series of equipment failures, nuclear meltdowns, and releases of radioactive materials at the Fukushima Daiichi, nuclear power plant, following the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

Silence and contamination, legacies of the Fukushima nuclear disaster

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | February 20, 2012

Nearly a year after Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, it’s time to take a look at its legacy and take an opportunity to stand in solidarity with the people who continue to suffer the impacts. We’re calling for a nuclear free,...

Maraming salamat po

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 25, 2011

Happy holidays. Season’s greetings. Merry Christmas. It all seems pretty much the same as this holiday season is about celebrating life and the hope that it brings when people take it upon themselves to do something out of the...

Year in Pictures 2011

Blog entry by Mike Townsley | December 20, 2011

2011 was the year the bottom shook the top, the year the ballerina danced on the bull, and “The Protestor” was named Time Magazine person of the year. The faces in our Year in Pictures pay testament and tribute to our contribution...

The Story of Broke: New Video and Interview with Annie Leonard

Blog entry by Chris Eaton | November 8, 2011

Are you sick and tired of corporate polluters not only destroying the environment but actively blocking the creation of a green economy for the 21st century? So is Annie Leonard, the film maker who has inspired millions with the ...

Contaminated seafood and government cover-up at Fukushima

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | August 10, 2011

Our team of radiation experts has found high levels of radiation in seafood caught by Japanese fishermen off the coast of Japan. This, along with the news that the Japanese government covered up the true extent of radiation releases...

I want a nukes-free future!

Blog entry by Veronica Rodriguez | March 24, 2011

The next day after I was born, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine exploded. I remember how thankful I was that I am a Filipino born and living in the Philippines. I was thinking how I would survive if I was born in Ukraine,...

Banking on the next Fukushima

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | May 11, 2011

Two months after the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan our thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones, those who face an uncertain future and those who are still unable to return home because of the deadly...

Chernobyl 25 Years later: A stark reminder of Fukushima's future

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 27, 2011

To date, Chernobyl still stands as the world’s worst civilian nuclear accident. But the unfolding disaster in Fukushima, Japan, demonstrates that no amount of technological sophistication or safety culture can prepare any country or...

A Lenten Earth Day

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 22, 2011

Earth Day in the Philippines will not be as lively, festive and jubilant this year. The annual commemoration of the day intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment incidentally falls this year on...

This is our cry. This is our prayer. Peace on Earth

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 19, 2011

Last week, I lighted a candle amidst a thousand origami cranes to express solidarity with victims of the earthquake, tsunami and the still unfolding nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. We were there...

Learning from history

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | March 29, 2011

I once read a book, entitled “ The Poverty of Memory” and one of the main theses of the book is that the Philippines is what it is today because of being guilty of one particular sin -- the sin of forgetting. The major reason...

Flickering candles at dusk

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | March 19, 2011

Dusk signals the beginning of darkness in the evening . An opportune time to gather in the spirit of shared identity in the struggle against nukes. In the dusk we congregated to pray and light candles for those who’ve been struck by...

Earthquake in Japan

Blog entry by Justin | March 11, 2011

Greenpeace offers its condolences to the victims of the earthquake, and to those who have lost loved ones. Greenpeace is deeply concerned about the potential safety and environmental impacts of both the earthquake and tsunami on...

Mga Miserable: '95 protest action in the Philippines

Blog entry by Mitch Rosal | December 6, 2010

Long before the Greenpeace office formally opened in Manila, Greenpeace volunteers were already campaigning about environmental issues significant to Philippine society. In 1995, a protest action by perhaps the first Filipino...

Let’s get to work….

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 11, 2010

The past week leading up to last week was a rush. It has been quite a while since we have seen ourselves as part of something bigger, but then again it’s easy to be anaesthetized if much time is spent working within the framework of...

Anti-nukes road show Pangasinan leg

Blog entry by AC Dimatatac | August 22, 2010

Last week, I joined Greenpeace on its Anti-Nukes Roadshow, a public awareness tour about the dangers of nuclear energy and to promote the Energy [r]evolution our campaign for renewable energy sources and energy efficiency practices, to...

Say you want a [r]evolution?

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | August 16, 2010

Lately there’s a lot of clamour for energy sources that can meet our electrical needs in the face of catastrophic climate change. At the same time, this has also been taken up by the nuclear lobby in order to push forward their...

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