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Welcome to the World Wide Web of Greenpeace by Chuck Baclagon

Whether you're a lover or a fighter, a computer geek or an artist - we need you! Just like hundreds of people before you, your actions will make a difference.

Whether you're a lover or a fighter, a computer geek or an artist - we need you! Just like hundreds of people before you, your actions will make a difference.

For the past two days I’ve spent most of my time here in Jakarta talking about my work, and as I prepared to do the training module for New Media that we usually give to new Greenpeace staff I decided to write it down in the form of a letter which I thought would also be cool if it is published in this blog as a handy reference to people who are interested with how Greenpeace work online.

So here it goes…

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Action Barbie by Chuck Baclagon
July 10, 2009, 7:31 am
Filed under: Stop climate change | Tags: , , , ,
Greenpeace, both famous and notorious (depends whos asking) for its bold environmental protests, figured Obama deserved to be there. Yet not quite for the reason you might think. Right next to Lincolns sculpting, Greenpeace climbers unveiled a face-sized (65 by 35 foot) banner of Obamas face with the words America Honors Leaders, Not Politicians: Stop Global Warming. The message was crafted to call out Obama to move quicker and stronger on global climate policy as he chairs the G-8 policy conference this week in Italy.

Greenpeace climbers unveiled a face-sized (65 by 35 foot) banner of Obama's face with the words "America Honors Leaders, Not Politicians: Stop Global Warming." The message was crafted to call out Obama to move quicker and stronger on global climate policy as he chairs the G-8 policy conference this week in Italy.

From Making Waves

What an insane day it was. Avaaz members strip in Rome. Greenpeace occupies four of the biggest polluting coal plants in Italy and puts Obama’s face on Mt. Rushmore. Oxfam puts on crazy big heads. WWF pokes fun at the G8 leadership.

This is not business as usual. This is civil society crying out for change.

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Greenpeace goes to the G8 by Chuck Baclagon
July 8, 2009, 7:13 am
Filed under: Stop climate change | Tags: , , , ,

From Making Waves


We’re at the G8, and a lot of other places in Italy as well. Follow our occupation of four coal fired power plants here.

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Ecological Trauma and Recovery by Chuck Baclagon
July 8, 2009, 2:25 am
Filed under: Deep Green, Greenpeace, Stop climate change | Tags: , ,
The Ecology Symbol. The symbol was a combination of the letters "E" and "O" taken from the words "Environment" and "Organism", respectively.

The Ecology Symbol. The symbol was a combination of the letters "E" and "O" taken from the words "Environment" and "Organism", respectively.

As a global community, we often appear as a dysfunctional family. We bicker constantly, the strong abuse the weak, and alleged leaders behave like addicts, unwilling to change the destructive habits that are destroying our home. As in any abusive relationship, the powerful proclaim a taboo against protest and vilify those who cry out as the crazy ones.

Ten million people in our human family starve to death every year. Children serve as slaves and wither in factories, making trinkets for the rich. On top of this horrific injustice, we daily devastate the only source of real wealth: the Earth itself. We lose fertile soil, discharge CO2 into the atmosphere, scatter toxins, turn grasslands into desert and create islands of plastic garbage in the sea.

Our governments and captains of industry shrug off the signs of dysfunction, and promise to ‘change’, to become ‘more sustainable’, like the alcoholic parent who promises to reform, but never does. Marketing geniuses dress up business-as-usual in a ‘green’ disguise – printing pictures of the Earth on plastic containers of detergent – to ease our worries. The sanctioned voices of the status quo assure us that all is well. As rivers die and species vanish, some in our global family watch in horror, others in denial.

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On-street venues for July by Jenny Tuazon

FrontlinersThis July, our on-street campaigners will hit the following busy places so better be there if you haven’t been able to sign up as a Greenpeace supporter the past few months:

July 4

  • Kusina Salud

July 9-18, 2009

  • Glorietta 5
  • Market! Market!
  • Pacific Star Building

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Rainbow Warriors – past, present and future by Chuck Baclagon
SV Rainbow Warrior in full sail between Majuro and Ebeye in the Marshall Islands.

SV Rainbow Warrior in full sail between Majuro and Ebeye in the Marshall Islands.

From Making Waves

We are excited about the creation of a new Greenpeace ship – the Rainbow Warrior III. Having just signed a contract for the build of this state-of-the-art vessel – three crew members from the Rainbow Warrior I and II take us back in time briefly – as we look forward to seeing this legend continue.

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A requiem to Louder Than Words… by Chuck Baclagon
A screenshot of the now defunct Louder Than Words Forum

A screenshot of the now defunct Louder Than Words Forum

This morning I was informed by a fan of Greenpeace Philippines’ Facebook page, that the Louder Than Words Community has been taken down by the start of July.

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