Kumi Naidoo

Kumi Naidoo is Executive Director of Greenpeace International

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 10:15am
Forests Need Laws, Not Loopholes
Sitting in the towering United Nation’s building on New York’s east side, it might be hard for world leaders to picture a destroyed forest, but I know just how depressing the site is. In Indonesia, and elsewhere, we’ve seen vast tracks of land where only the dried-up stumps remain of a vibrant...
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Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 5:00pm
There Are No Human Rights on a Dead Planet
Last week, I spoke at the International Association of Democratic Lawyers congress in Brussels. In the audience there were over 500 hundred progressive lawyers from over 50 countries. Many of these lawyers focus on human rights issues. I called on the lawyers attending the congress to join me in...
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Friday, April 4, 2014 - 7:15am
The Unquenchable Thirst of an Expanding Coal Industry
An oasis is a body of water , ringed by greenery and beyond that, a lifeless, endless landscape that coughs up dust and sand whenever the wind touches it. It is a globally understood symbol of something precious, fragile and rare. The entire population of the planet: plants, animals and people, are...
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Friday, January 24, 2014 - 2:37pm
Message to World Elites: Don’t Bet on Coal and Oil Growth
A mind-boggling sum of about US$ 800 for each person on the planet is invested into fossil fuel companies through the global capital markets alone. That’s roughly 10% of the total capital invested in listed companies. The amount of money invested into the 200 biggest fossil fuel companies through financial markets is estimated at US$ 5.5 trillion.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 11:27am
Davos: The Shifting Nature of Power and the Shifting Power of Nature
One of the most challenging weeks of my working life starts today: the week of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
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Friday, December 13, 2013 - 9:53am
Gazprom's Over-Reaction to Arctic Oil Protest is a Sign Their Fortune is at Stake
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Friday, December 6, 2013 - 3:10am
Hamba Kahle, Nelson Mandela: With Our Deepest Gratitude
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Friday, July 12, 2013 - 9:05am
Greenpeace's Shard Ascent Reminds Us of the Power of Civil Disobedience
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 7:05am
GM Crops: The Genetic Colonialists
Given the British government's approach to protecting the environment by trying to sell forests , culling badgers, and cutting environmental protection, the environment secretary's enthusiastic embrace of the genetic modification (GM) lobby is rather predictable, but no less of a disappointment for that.
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Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 11:47am
In Turkey, The Last Tree or the Final Straw?
Our office in Istanbul has been under siege. It is in the heart Taksim, an area in which a brutal police clampdown has been trying to end the peaceful protest over the planned destruction of the small, and historic, Gezi Park by Taksim Square. The protest has grown to involve tens of thousands of people and drawn the support of people from all over the world.
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