Filed under: Demand Peace and Disarmament, End the nuclear age, Greenpeace, Greenpeace Core Values, Life at work | Tags: Amchtka, Greenpeace Canada, History, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell
From Making Waves
Amchitka is the rock concert that launched Greenpeace. It’s also the concert that launched a ship: the Phyllis McCormack, which sailed out into the first Greenpeace action protesting US nuclear testing in the Aleutian Islands.
Filed under: Defending our Oceans, Demand Peace and Disarmament, End the nuclear age, Greenpeace, Greenpeace Core Values, Life at work, Protect ancient forests, Stop climate change | Tags: Direct Action, tokyo 2, non-violence, Kingsnorth Six, Greenpeace UK, David McTaggart
The six Greenpeace activists who shut down a coal power station last year made history when a UK jury agreed that they were acting to safeguard property from the impacts of climate change. A new documentary takes you behind the scenes of that action, and into the heart of what Greenpeace and non-violent direct action is all about.
The Kingsnorth Six were accused of causing £30,000 of criminal damage to Kingsnorth power station. Their defence of “lawful excuse” was accepted by the jury, which supported
Filed under: Demand Peace and Disarmament, End the nuclear age | Tags: bands, No To BNPP, Noel Cabangon, Nukes, Rock music, The Jerks
Spotted last Friday (March 21) at 70s Bistro: singer Noel Cabangon and alternative rock and blues band the Jerks performing anti-nuclear standards. Noel sung “Power” by John Hall, and The Jerks did “Nukleyar.” Videos of their performance will be distributed as part of a Do-It-Yourself anti-nuclear campaigning kit for communities. Watch this space for the launch. Continue reading
Filed under: Deep Green, Defending our Oceans, Demand Peace and Disarmament, Greenpeace, Greenpeace Core Values | Tags: Diego Garcia, Former Greenpeace, Greenpeace History, Rex Weyler, U.S. Bases
In 1969, Marie Aimee took her two children for medical treatment, a six-day voyage across the Indian Ocean from their home on Diego Garcia island to Port Louis, Mauritius. Her husband, Dervillie Permal, stayed behind to work at a coconut oil factory and tend the family garden and animals.