RedskyNews Category: Protests & Campaigns

Greenpeace Attacks Dirty Politics


Greenpeace has lashed out at allegations made by a legislator that one of its top British activists managed to skirt an entry ban into Indonesia by using a false passport. Nur Hidayati, Greenpeace’s country representative for Indonesia, said on Tuesday

Greenpeace Paints Trawlers Green


Greenpeace activists on Monday painted “Stop Subsidies” in large white letters on the side of four fishing trawlers in Spain’s northwestern port of Vigo to denounce overfishing. The trawlers use nets that are dragged across the seabed to capture their

Climate Talks On Global Aid


Climate negotiators said they made progress on laying out ways to help poor countries but deep differences remained on core issues ahead of a make-or-break talks in South Africa. With scientists warning that the planet is far behind on meeting

Barbie Goes From Pink To Green


US toy giant Mattel, maker of the world-famous Barbie doll, has decided to use more environmentally friendly materials in its packaging after months of criticism from Greenpeace. The California-based company said Wednesday it hopes to source 70 percent of its

UN Urges Cities To Protect Trees


The United Nations urged the world’s cities on Monday to protect their trees, saying they can ease fallout from natural disasters and can help a metropolis mitigate the effects of climate change. “Good practices in urban and peri-urban forestry can

100 Protesters Arrested In Canada


..More than 100 demonstrators were arrested Monday for storming the Canadian parliament to protest Ottawa’s support for a proposed pipeline to bring oil from Canada’s tar sands to the US Gulf Coast. Waves of environmentalists and aboriginals breached a police

Greenpeace 40 Years Old This Week


A simple phone call about dead sea otters washing up on the shores of Alaska after US nuclear tests lead to the birth of environmental organization Greenpeace four decades ago. Irving Stowe and his wife, Dorothy, were so outraged by

Gore To Broadcast To Sceptics


LONDON (Reuters) – Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore will renew his 30-year campaign to convince sceptics of the link between climate change and extreme weather events this week in a 24-hour global multi-media event. “24 Hours of Reality” will

Daryl Hannah Arrested In Protest


Actress Daryl Hannah has been arrested outside the White House along with other environmental protesters who are opposing a planned oil pipeline from Canada to the US Gulf Coast. The sit-in involved dozens demonstrating against the Keystone XL pipeline. If

No Compensation For Ivory Coast


Five years after the dumping of toxic waste by oil-trading group Trafigura affected more than 100,000 people in Ivory Coast, thousands still await compensation, Amnesty International said Friday. “It is unacceptable that so many people who were affected by the