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Even real life action heroes sometimes need help

by Phil Kline

February 22, 2010

Greenpeace has always been known for taking bold action in defense of our planet and basic human rights. More often than not the activists involved are nothing short of real life action heroes putting their lives and liberty on the line to inform the world about environmental and social injustice.

This certainty is the case in our ongoing fight to end Japanese whaling in the southern ocean whale sanctuary. Two of our courageous activists are now facing the fight of their lives. Junichi Sato and Toru Sazuki, known as the Tokyo 2 or T2, took bold action to expose a huge scandal reaching high into the Japanese government involving embezzlement and corruption inside the government-sponsored Japanese whaling program.

They now face serious charges and potentially 10 years in jail for showing the world what’s really going on with Japanese whaling. Junichi and Toru need your help. By standing with them you’re also putting pressure on Japan to end it’s so-called scientific whaling. How often do you get the chance to help real life action heroes?

You too can join the fight to defend the T2, the fight to defend individual civil and political rights, and the fight to end Japanese whaling. Often people ask me, what can I do? Well here’s an easy way to add your voice to the growing body of people actively defending our planet and our human rights.

Take action today and send a letter supporting Junichi and Toru.

Phil Kline

By Phil Kline

Phil is a senior oceans campaigner at Greenpeace USA. He is a recognized expert on oceans policy domestically and internationally, and has represented Greenpeace U.S. at International Whaling Commission (IWC) meetings and Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission meetings around the globe.

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