Kumi Naidoo

Kumi Naidoo is Executive Director of Greenpeace International

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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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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 12:17pm
World Social Forum 2013: A More Just, Peaceful and Sustainable World Is Possible
In early 2011, Tunisia’s President Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali was overthrown and the popular uprising in Tunisia was followed shortly by a wave of revolutions in several Arab countries – proving to us all that another world is within our reach.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 7:04am
A Necessary Extinction
LONDON - When the environment changes, smart creatures adapt. And, in the face of a changing climate and changing economics, smart people are backing green energy. In 2011 almost a third of new electricity came from renewable sources.
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Friday, March 1, 2013 - 6:46am
Shell's Arctic Failure Is Obama's Chance to Act
An unexpected thing happened Wednesday: One of the biggest oil companies in the world -- Shell -- made a big decision acknowledging that the oil industry cannot operate safely in the Arctic. A decision that means one year of relief for the people and wildlife of the Arctic.
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 11:46am
Amplifying Voices for Change at This Year's WEF
No one likes to be "unliked" on Facebook or elsewhere. But, every year for the last 12, I put on a brave face and go where I must -- not where I like -- where the world's most powerful people are: Davos, the World Economic Forum (WEF).
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Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 11:31am
Any Signs of Life at Doha Climate Talks?
2012 is the year the climate changed. I’m not talking about extreme weather like Hurricane Sandy, the Arctic sea ice melt or flooding in Venice.
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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 12:24pm
Time to Stand Against Big Oil in the Arctic
Hanging from an oil platform in the Russian Arctic one day last August, I was hosed by a jet of water from above so icy it almost cut through the skin on my face. My hands and feet were blue from the cold. Though I was wrapped in layers of waterproof gear, freezing water trickled into the small openings around my neck. My body was under extreme stress, and I was sinking into a state of confusion. Suddenly I wasn’t so sure that joining this Greenpeace action was the best decision I could have made.
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