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Update from Bonn climate talks by Chuck Baclagon

From Making Waves

Quite a few of our climate folks have been on the UN Climate meeting circuit since before the Kyoto protocol was born. Not a few of them have been fairly jaded about the role the United States has played at these meetings in the past. Continue reading

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Earth Hour by Chuck Baclagon
March 29, 2009, 10:22 am
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I was reminded of an event that Greenpeace once did in Iloilo as I stood motionless at a solemn covenant signing ceremony in Baguio People’s Park.

There we stood quiet in the dark. We lit candles and sang John Lennon’s Imagine.

We were with a collective of eco-warriors, participating in the yearly Earth Hour. An annual event that aims on calling people to VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour.

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Solidarity by Chuck Baclagon
March 27, 2009, 8:57 am
Filed under: Greenpeace, End the nuclear age, 1 | Tags: , , , , , ,
Greenpeace staff, volunteers and supporters marched in solidarity with the people of Bataan to oppose the revival of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant during the church-led rally in Morong

Greenpeace staff, volunteers and supporters marched in solidarity with the people of Bataan to oppose the revival of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant during the church-led rally in Morong

The word ‘solidarity‘ rarely strikes a chord in this day and age.

Gone were the days when the word solidarity was so taken seriously that one would risk their life, limb and liberty in solidarity with the plight of a people, a race, a cause and the earth.

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Being an activist by Chuck Baclagon

From Making Waves

There’s nothing like finding hidden gems. The amount of videos, photos, stories, blog entries and whatnot we deal with on a yearly basis is amazing. It’s easy for simple things like the portrait of a Greenpeace Activist to be buried under piles of campaigns to push, cyberactions to take etc. Yet, yesterday, while uploading high quality videos on YouTube, Tulio in the video department found this one.

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Noel Cabangon sings Power by Chuck Baclagon

Last March 20, Noel Cabangon along with The Jerks performed anti-nuke songs at the 70s Bistro. This video is Noel’s take on the classic song Power which was originally performed by John Hall in the September 1979 Madison Square Garden concerts by the Musicians United for Safe Energy.

I hope you’ll not only enjoy this performance – that it will also empower you to take action and say no to a nuclear future.

Chuck Baclagon


In response to Rey Vincent’s Op-Ed by Chuck Baclagon

In light of the recent moves in Congress to operationalize the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant – there seems to be an abundance of so-called nukes experts here in the Philippines.

A certain Rey Vincent P.E., wrote a letter-to-the-editor to the Philippine Daily Inquirer (dated March 25, 2009) with a title that reads: Now is the the best time for nuclear power.

Here’s my 10 cents worth on his letter…

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Greenpeace and Yahoo! launch guerrilla campaign to save orang-utans, tigers and forests by Chuck Baclagon
ldlife. Upon clicking through, you are led to a takeover page that looks exactly like Yahoo’s search site. However, the photos disappear as fast as Indonesia’s forests.

Upon clicking through, you are led to a takeover page that looks exactly like Yahoo’s search site. However, the photos disappear as fast as Indonesia’s forests.

They say a picture speaks a thousand words. Yet what if there were no more forests to photograph? No more amazing images of animals to be found. No tigers. No orangutans. No trees.

Greenpeace, Yahoo!, Bates 141, PhotoLibrary and Free Range Creative launched an interactive guerrilla campaign to gather global support for the vanishing forests and endangered animals in Indonesia. And it’s unlike anything you have ever seen. In an innovative use of Yahoo’s photo search, banners and keys words promise to show you amazing photos of Indonesia’s natural beauty: its incredible scenery and magnificent wildlife. Upon clicking through, you are led to a takeover page that looks exactly like Yahoo’s search site. However, the photos disappear as fast as Indonesia’s forests. You are then given a choice. Help Greenpeace stop deforestation. Or do nothing and resume the search. Hopefully most people choose the first option. Continue reading