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We can’t let 30 people be our conscience

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Featured | One Comment
We can’t let 30 people be our conscience

Three weeks ago, I gave a speech to a room in Brussels. It was, I hoped, a rallying cry; it was at least a rant in support of 30 Greenpeace activists from the Arctic Sunrise, locked up in prisons in or around Murmansk by the Russian authorities for the last 50 days.

Arctic Nocturne: An Evening of Solidarity with the Greenpeace Arctic 30

Posted by on Oct 20, 2013 in Articles, News | No Comments
Arctic Nocturne: An Evening of Solidarity with the Greenpeace Arctic 30

On October 17th, for the last evening of my photo exhibition, The Arctic: Another World? we had a special event in solidarity with the 30 Greenpeace Arctic activists currently being held in detention in Russia, at Brussels’ beautiful Bibliothèque de Laeken, hosted by Greenpeace Belgium and the Ville de Bruxelles.

Arctic Exhibition in Brussels

Posted by on Sep 12, 2013 in Articles, Projects | No Comments
Arctic Exhibition in Brussels

On Monday September 30, 2013, The Arctic: Another World?, a solo exhibition of my polar photography, will open at the Bibliothèque de Laeken in Brussels, presented by Greenpeace Belgium and the Ville de Bruxelles. Running until October 18, the exhibition is open to the public – so please come along if you’re in town. There’s a vernissage, as they say here – an official opening, at 11am on October 1st, and all are welcome.

How to Win: Bicycles and Honey Badgers

Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Articles, Strategy | No Comments
How to Win: Bicycles and Honey Badgers

Dave Walsh writes about letting sport teach us about campaigning, via the tenacious, flexible and fun Slipstream Sports cycling team.

Why there are no penguins in the Arctic

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in Featured | No Comments
Why there are no penguins in the Arctic

So, penguins live in the south, and polar bears in the north – never the twain will meet, despite the best efforts of toymakers and cartoons. But was there ever penguins in the Arctic? Dave investigates.

A Micronation Once Again: The Saltee Islands

Posted by on Dec 14, 2012 in Ecosystem | No Comments
A Micronation Once Again: The Saltee Islands

ff the coast of southeast Ireland lie the two small Saltee Islands. Their simple, low-slung landscapes, four or five kilometres of the Wexford fishing village of Kilmore Quay belie their layers of history, folklore and bizarre stories.

Return of the Chinese Zombie Ships

Posted by on Apr 6, 2006 in Articles | One Comment
Return of the Chinese Zombie Ships

Last week, the Greenpeace team on board the Esperanza told the story of the Chinese zombie ships of West Africa- this week we went back, and interviewed the men on board.

Happiness: The Chinese zombie ships of West Africa

Posted by on Mar 29, 2006 in Articles | One Comment
Happiness: The Chinese zombie ships of West Africa

We’re in the big African Queen inflatable, cruising alongside an anchored trawler. It’s more rust than metal – the ship is rotting away. The foredeck is covered in broken machinery. The fish deck is littered with frayed cables, and the mast lies horizontally, hanging over the starboard side. A large rusty Chinese character hangs on railings above the bridge, facing forward. It reads ‘happiness’.