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Simon Leufstedt

Happy birthday Greenpeace on your 40th anniversary!

Happy birthday Greenpeace on your 40th anniversary!

"Forty years ago today a small band of activists who had hired a fishing boat in Vancouver set sail for a small island off the coast of Alaska. Their aim was to halt a planned underground nuclear test by the Nixon administration, and although the attempt to prevent the explosion was thwarted by the US coastguard, something else was detonated as the crew of pacifist ecologists captured the imagination of people across the world and Greenpeace was born."

Kumi Naidoo, the executive director of Greenpeace International, writes on the Guardian about successful Greenpeace campaigns in the past but also, and more importantly, how these 40 years have been a preparation for climate change, "the greatest environmental challenge we humans have yet faced, the one that will define success or failure for our movement.": http://www.guardian....-years-activism

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