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Norway seizes Greenpeace ship over whaling protest

Posted by admin — 15 July 1999 at 8:00am - Comments

Greenpeace - direct action to protect whales

The municipal court in Stavanger today allowed police to seize the Greenpeace vessel MV Sirius. The court charged Greenpeace with interfering with Norwegian whaling and disobeying coast-guard orders. The Sirius was arrested and towed into Stavanger on Tuesday morning after having peacefully protested against Norwegian whaling.

Greenpeace reveals French state-owned plutonium factory is illegal

Posted by admin — 13 July 1999 at 8:00am - Comments

Greenpeace - Stop Plutonium

Whalers open fire at Greenpeace boat as Norwegian Coast Guard watches

Posted by admin — 12 July 1999 at 8:00am - Comments

Greenpeace - direct action to protect whales

Greenpeace activists occupy Cherbourg cranes prior to imminent plutonium shipment

Posted by admin — 11 July 1999 at 8:00am - Comments

Greenpeace - action against plutonium

MV Greenpeace sails from Dublin to Barrow, near Sellafield: to oppose secret plutonium fuel transport

Posted by admin — 9 July 1999 at 8:00am - Comments

MV Greenpeace

Greenpeace today called on the British, French and Japanese governments to ban the first shipment of plutonium fuel due to depart imminently from Europe to Japan. The international environmental organisation announced that it is sending MV Greenpeace, currently in Dublin, to Barrow, near Sellafield, where part of the deadly cargo is to be loaded. The SV Rainbow Warrior is currently travelling to Cherbourg France, where the rest of the deadly cargo will be loaded.

Collapse of whale meat market stops hunt in Norway

Posted by admin — 7 July 1999 at 8:00am - Comments


Greenpeace have documented that Norway's two largest whale-meat warehouses are full, with some boxes dating back to 1986, the year when the international moratorium on commercial whaling was taking effect. Norges Rafisklag - the Norwegian wholesaler controlling the entire raw fish market in the country - asked whalers to stop providing whale meat because it has not been selling well this year.

Norwegian whalers have stopped whaling in most areas, although some are still hunting in the North Sea whaling grounds.


Eurythmics Tour for Amnesty and Greenpeace- 1999

Posted by admin — 5 July 1999 at 8:00am - Comments

Eurythmics tour for Greenpeace and Amnesty

Growing European tide against PVC

Posted by admin — 2 July 1999 at 8:00am - Comments

Greenpeace - campaigning against toxic toys

Greenpeace today welcomed the growing activities by various governmental bodies in the European Union against environmental pollution caused by polyvinyl chloride (PVC). "Within only one week we have seen three official initiatives on PVC which highlight the environmental hazards caused by PVC plastic" said Axel Singhofen from Greenpeace.

Greenpeace will sue European Commission to save butterfly species

Posted by admin — 1 July 1999 at 8:00am - Comments

The European Commission is obliged to cancel the market approval for all genetically engineered Bt-crops according to an independent legal opinion prepared for Greenpeace. Allowing the Bt maize crops to be grown commercially while halting the approval process for similar new crops is a breach of EU law.

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