Greenpeace has campaigned for decades to encourage logging companies to adopt more sustainable practices — and many of them have! But one logging company in Canada — Resolute Forest Products — refuses to change its destructive ways. In order to cover its tracks, it is trying to silence Greenpeace by way of multi-million dollar lawsuits.
Greenpeace has worked for years with logging and consumer companies to develop policies that support a healthy boreal forest, a critical region that is home to First Nations and other communities, as well as diverse wildlife, including the threatened Woodland Caribou. Resolute Forest Products has been criticized by a variety of environmental groups and instead of embracing sustainable forestry, investing in healthy forests, and creating jobs, Resolute is trying to intimidate critics like Greenpeace with lawsuits that threaten free speech, also known as SLAPPs: Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation.
Your right to speak out is being threatened right now in a dizzying variety of ways. Not only by oppressive governments around the world, but also by underhanded corporations, such as Resolute, who want to suppress speech through expensive lawsuits. Don't leave it too late. Stand up for your right to speak out for the forests.
Free speech is not just foundational for environmental advocates, it is also vital for some of Resolute’s current customers.
Our forests are the lungs of the planet and home to many Indigenous communities, as well as a refuge for threatened wildlife. Ask Book Publishers to Stand Up for Free Speech and Forests
This forest is under attack—and so is our right to defend it! Take action so that we can continue speaking out for the trees, the animals, and the people who live there