Is there any violence that is not senseless? Last week’s massacre brought to the surface — as senseless violence will — the ongoing discussion on gun control. Another tragic massacre occurred and the fact that easy availability of guns played into this is unquestionable, it is unarguable. Only a few days past the shooting
Greenpeace launched their third Rainbow Warrior vessel at a ceremony in Berne-Motzen, Germany, last week. The Rainbow Warrior III carries state of the art communications equipment, two boats and has room to carry a helicopter, all allowing the vessel to be first on the oceanic protest lines.
Here are three good activism stories I wanted to cover in more depth this week but never found the time to:
Today is Greenpeace’s 40th birthday. Kumi Naidoo, executive director of Greenpeace International, wrote the email below on the matter. Greenpeace has accomplished a ton in the last 4 decades, but we are facing bigger challenges than ever today and we need the organization more than ever. Check out this letter from Kumi and get involved:
If you haven’t heard the news, Greenpeace International’s Executive Director Kumi Naidoo is now in jail in Greenland. Why? He followed in the footsteps of 20 Greenpeace activists and climbed an oil rig looking to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean.
A statement from Naidoo just before leaving a Greenpeace ship to climb the rig:
Yes, Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo is going to be interviewed by Facebook’s marketing spokesperson (CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s sister) today, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. This will give Naidoo the chance to publicly challenge Facebook to really go green and cut the coal, as 600,000 people have now asked it to
Greenpeace has had a campaign going on both on Facebook and off telling Facebook to “Unfriend Coal.” In other words, Greenpeace and 500,000 supporters (so far) are urging Facebook to stop using energy from dirty coal plants. The Executive Director of Greenpeace International, Kumi Naidoo, recently got into the discussion and wrote a letter to Facebook