Filed under: Stop climate change | Tags: Ala Paredes, Blogs, Rainbow Warrior
The Bacolod and Iloilo leg of the Philippine leg of the Asia Energy Revolution was a blast as Ala Paredes joined the crew onboard the Rainbow Warrior. Saving the planet is as much fun as saying “barnacles” ala-Mr. Crabs of Spongebob Squarepants fame. We’re fortunate to have a glimpse of Ala’s story in a blogumentary she wrote while sailing onboard the ship. It’s an excellent account of her six days as a volunteer. We won’t give you all the details, of course but we’ve published some extracts below. Still, we highly recommend you read through her blog: Ala has the gift of making you live her experience through her writing.
Filed under: Greenpeace, Life at work, Stop climate change | Tags: Activism, coal, Direct Action, Masinloc
By this time numerous papers have already published the explicit photo of the injured Greenpeace activist Jens Leowe as he was being tended to by Debra Pristor. Many articles have been in circulation depicting the action at varying angles and at the end of it all the question as to why they were there remains to be an issue that has been kept on the sidelines.
This piece is but an attempt to speak about the very issue addressed by the which is about coal plants and its role on climate change. But before anything else let me just remind you that this one would be of significant difference than the other pieces that have already been written about the violence that has transpired other than the fact that I was there when it happened. But also because in a way this piece is written under a predisposition of partiality to the activists that were hurt and detained since I personally know them and most of them I’ve spent lighter moments with . This is just a simple telling of my account of the event. But this is the story of those who dared to make a difference last November 10, 2005 for their bravery and dedication to the fight for clean energy has earned them the title of ‘energy revolutionaries’.