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Greenpeace t-shirts: a retrospective in a whaling town by Chuck Baclagon
June 10, 2009, 6:04 am
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Mai Suzuki of Greenpeace Japan and Fanny Lee of Greenpeace China at exhibition of Greenpeace t-shirts in Aomori, Japan, where two Greenpeace activists are on trial.

Mai Suzuki of Greenpeace Japan and Fanny Lee of Greenpeace China at exhibition of Greenpeace t-shirts in Aomori, Japan, where two Greenpeace activists are on trial.

A new exhibit in Aomori, Japan, gives a glimpse of Greenpeace history through one of our iconic communication tools: the t-shirt. Over the years, our campaigns have spawned many, many tees — from the funny to the shrill, the plain and functional to the artistic.

They have been used as action tools, as when activists aboard the Greenpeace ship Sirius were being escorted out of the Soviet Union, and in front of whirring cameras revealed the message “Stop Nuclear Testing” in Russian on the t-shirts  beneath their sweatshirts.  Or when activists in the high-security zone around a Star Wars missile test wore “Don’t Shoot” tees — messaging both the missile masters and the gun-toting guards.
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