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After 28 activists and two journalists were detained in Russia when Greenpeace tried to unfurl a banner from a petroleum vessel, the organisation has been accused of being ill-prepared. However the governments from Britain and the Netherlands, and activists and supporters across the globe, have said the charges against the ... keep reading
Opening statement by the President of COP19 Mr. Marcin Korolec (UNclimatechange/flickr) Groups including Oxfam International, the International Trade Union Confederation, ActionAid International, WWF, 350.org, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace International left the Polish Capital on Thursday in protest over slow speed and lack of and lack of ... keep reading
Even though the Philippines has been hit by more than twenty typhoons this year, nothing could have prepared it for Typhoon Haiyan- called the strongest storm to ever hit land, by some. The initial death toll of 10,000 is now, luckily, seen as an over-estimate- but communication services in ... keep reading
Russian authorities continue to hold the Greenpeace 30 in detention, despite pledging to lift the piracy charges held against the activists. The activists have been held for more than a month. Russia’s powerful Investigative Committee announced last week that the piracy charges – which carry a 15-year jail sentence – would ... keep reading
Parliaments in democracies the world over are places of vigorous discussion and sometimes fierce debate. Views on either side of the political spectrum are often radically divergent. With members from political parties in all of the European Union’s 28 member states, the European Parliament is no different. It was ... keep reading
A very thorough study from the University of Oxford has found that a campaign to persuade investors to take their money out of the fossil fuel sector is growing faster than any previous divestment campaign and could cause significant damage to coal, oil and gas companies. As the Guardian reports ... keep reading
The history we grow up with shapes our sense of reality—it’s hard to shake. If you were young during the fight against Nazism, war seems a different, more virtuous animal than if you came of age during Vietnam. I was born in 1960, and so the first great ... keep reading
Harvard University, the world’s richest school, has refused to sell its investments in fossil-fuel companies despite pressure from students to do so. President Drew Faust of the University has released a letter that says “I do not believe, nor do my colleagues on the Corporation, that university divestment from ... keep reading
On Friday evening, 60 Brown University students and community members joined Brown Divest Coal to hear ethical arguments for Brown to divest its funds from the coal industry. The event came two weeks in advance of the expected vote on divestment by Brown’s Board of Trustees. At the event ... keep reading
The Dutch government today announced that it would initiate arbitration proceedings against Russia under the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea to secure the release of 28 Greenpeace International activists, plus a freelance photographer and a freelance videographer, currently being detained in Russia on piracy charges. In response ... keep reading
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