Authors around the world stand up for free speech and forests

Posted by jamie — 31 May 2017 at 3:00pm - Comments
Authors standing up to protect forests and free speech
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Authors, journalists, poets and playwrights know that every time the right words are put to paper, or typed to a screen, our planet gets a little better. Because, without the right to express ourselves freely, we cannot make that positive change.

Where Does Greenpeace Stand on Seal Hunting?

Posted by Jon Burgwald — 22 January 2016 at 12:19pm - Comments
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Late last year, I was interviewed about Greenpeace’s position on seal hunting by the American news channel MSNBC. I think it’s important to clarify where we stand on this important subject.

Greenpeace is completely against the commercial hunting of seals for profit. We always will be.

Why Greenpeace can't - and won't - endorse farmed salmon

Posted by Willie — 21 March 2014 at 4:13pm - Comments
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Greenpeace doesn’t endorse farmed salmon. There you go, that’s it in black and white. Next time you see someone say we do – feel free to forward a link to this blog-post.

I’m writing this to set the record straight after a few instances of producers and retailers (and even the occasional NGO) wilfully misrepresenting us as having supported, endorsed, or given their salmon farming some sort of ‘best practice award’.

Sending a resolute message to a forest destroyer

Posted by Richardg — 18 March 2014 at 4:03pm - Comments
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Resolute Forest Products is suing two of my colleagues for exposing its destruction of Canada's Boreal Forest. So this morning ten Greenpeace activists went to its home town to turn an iconic statue into a symbol of resistance.

My friends are being sued for standing up to loggers. Will you stand with them?

Posted by Richardg — 6 February 2014 at 3:06pm - Comments
The Broadback Valley "Endangered Forest", one of Quebec’s last intact Boreal for
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The Broadback Valley "Endangered Forest", one of Quebec’s last intact Boreal forests.

Shane Moffatt and Richard Brooks exposed the destructive logging practices of Resolute Forest Products. So Resolute sued them for $7 million. But Shane and Richard are fighting back - and they need our help.

Canada's largest forest destroyer gets its knuckles rapped for forest destruction

Posted by Richardg — 14 December 2013 at 11:00am - Comments
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Resolute Forest Products is the biggest logging company in Canada and the world's largest FSC-certified logger. But on Wednesday, its forest destruction finally caught up with it.

When will companies learn that suing campaigners won't silence us?

Posted by Richardg — 21 June 2013 at 11:22am - Comments
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The sun rises over the Boreal Forest, which is under threat from Resolute Forest Products

Resolute Forest Products, one of the most destructive logging companies in Canada, is suing my colleagues for $7 million. It thinks this will make them shut up about its destruction of Canada's Boreal Forest. It won't work - and I should know.

KFC Canada gets a friendly reminder: sustainable packaging needed

Posted by Shane Moffatt — 31 July 2012 at 4:22pm - Comments
Tiger cookies presented to staff at KFC Canada
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Is KFC taking the biscuit?

KFC headquarters in the US still has its head in the sand about its links to forest destruction, but Greenpeace campaigners around the world are finding inventive ways to challenge the status quo. This time by speaking directly to the people who work at the company’s headquarters... with cookies.

Greenpeace volunteers and forest campaign staff visited the Canadian headquarters of KFC bright and early one morning last week for a friendly visit. This time bearing gifts of coffee and tiger-themed cookies.

In awe of people power after major tar sands success

Posted by jossg — 23 February 2012 at 2:48pm - Comments
Tar sands mine in the boreal forest of Canada
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A major success for people power as a vote on tar sands oil in the EU today

I’m having one of those moments when I’m genuinely in awe of what people power can do when there’s enough of us working together to take on the most polluting companies in the world.

Major victory over Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, but more battles to come

Posted by bex — 19 January 2012 at 5:34pm - Comments
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Rubbish piled up on the barren ground of the tar sands outside Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

President Obama has just said no to the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which was to carry tar sands oil from Alberta to Texas. Despite a fierce lobbying campaign by oil companies and by Canada's Harper government, Obama spiked the pipeline - in part thanks to an unprecedented and global grassroots uprising.

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