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Trial for the Tokyo Two begins by Chuck Baclagon
February 15, 2010, 6:07 am
Filed under: Defending our Oceans, Greenpeace Core Values | Tags: , , , , ,

An update from Sarah Burton, Deputy Program Director currently in Aomori, Japan on the first day of the trial.

It was Valentine’s night, and sure there was candle-light but it wasn’t a cozy tete-a-tete. Far from it. There was a bitingly cold wind as we stood vigil holding candles which read “ Justice” while we stood by an ice-sculpture in a square in the Japanese town of Aomori on the eve of the start of the trial of Junichi and Toru.

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Crackdown on deforestation – not on Climate Defenders by Chuck Baclagon

Greenpeace activists in the Philippines calls on Indonesian government to arrest forest destroyers instead of harassing climate defenders

The struggle for zero-deforestation has spilled beyond Indonesia as Indonesian authorities have ramped up intimidation tactics this week against Greenpeace activists who are trying to prevent forest and climate destruction in the heart of the Indonesian rainforest, based at our Climate Defenders Camp on the Kampar Peninsula, Sumatra.

The Riau police have detained, interrogated and deported many of our activists as well as an Indian and an Italian journalist.

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Hell still not frozen over by Chuck Baclagon
June 13, 2009, 7:01 am
Filed under: Greenpeace, Stop climate change | Tags: , , , ,

From Making Waves

This week, Shell paid $15.5m to the Ogoni people in Nigeria, an out of court settlement after a 13 year struggle. I read that Shell’s lawyers apparently once said that Shell would only settle when “hell freezes over” and they were “skating on it” – (perhaps that explains why Shell is now the most carbon intensive oil company on the planet – a desperate bid to keep hell nice and cosy).

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The Tokyo Two: Watchdogs of Democracy by Chuck Baclagon
March 23, 2009, 4:00 am
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From Making Waves

For all the Tokyo Two fans – this is a recent picture of Junichi of the Tokyo Two holding up a censored whaling document released by the Japanese government. As you can see, he’s looking well, and is in this photograph showing off the extent of the censorship by by Japan’s government in its desperation to cover up the whale meat scandal. The document is apparently a sales report of minke whale from the Japanese government’s whaling programme in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. You’d wonder what they’ve got to hide, eh? Continue reading