Greenpeace published a “year in pictures” video and wrote a post on it this week. It’s really a beautiful video and helps to reflect on the wonderful activism citizens around the world have engaged in this past year. Check it out here:
Here’s a text excerpt from the post:
2011 was a year of incredible turmoil and of enormous triumph, demonstrating what is possible when people stand up for what they believe in.
In 2003, in the run up to the war in Iraq, Time argued: “There are two forces in the world today – US military power, and world public opinion”. For nearly a decade the second super power, global public opinion, has been dormant, but it’s now woken and Time asks ‘Is there a global tipping point for frustration?’
The answer is yes! And that tipping point has arrived. We are witnessing a convergence of crises. A convergence of economic, democratic and ecological deficits that are fueling frustration worldwide. From Tahrir Square to Occupy Wall Street, from Moscow to Durban, people are taking a stand and taking action.
In 2011, Greenpeace was in action across the planet — looking through the images from our 2011 campaigns we can see the face of protest, and we can draw some inspiration.
Check out the full piece here: Year in Pictures 2011