RedskyNews Category: Protests & Campaigns

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

Toxic Chemicals Found In Clothes

Traces of toxic chemicals harmful to the environment and to human health have been detected in products made by 14 top clothing manufacturers, Greenpeace said Tuesday. Samples of clothing from top brands including Adidas, Uniqlo, Calvin Klein, H&M, Abercrombie &

Oil Licences Threaten Sea Birds

.Rathlin Island could be in danger of suffering oil spills if permission for drilling is granted, the RSPB has claimed. The Department of Energy and Climate Change is considering granting exploration licences allowing companies to look for oil and gas

Rainbow Warrior Given To Charity

..Environmental campaign group Greenpeace on Tuesday handed over its iconic protest ship Rainbow Warrior II to a Bangladeshi charity which will turn it into a floating hospital. Greenpeace said it hoped that Friendship would continue to use the ship as

IBC Want Greenpeace Investigated

The Indonesian Bishops Conference has added its voice to those of other religious-based organizations calling for environmental group Greenpeace to be evicted from the country if it is found to have received funding from gambling, a report says. Benny Susetyo,

Japan To Sack Nuclear Officials

Japan will sack three top energy officials over their handling of the Fukushima atomic disaster and scandals that have fuelled public mistrust in the country’s nuclear policy. Banri Kaieda, the minister of economy, trade and industry, told a press conference

Islam Defence Threatens Greenpeace

Indonesia’s notorious Islamic Defenders Front have a new target — international nongovernmental organization Greenpeace, which has been waging a high-profile battle against the country’s palm oil industry. The group, known as the FPI, on Wednesday added their voices to the

Turnbull Against Climate Skeptics

Opposition frontbencher Malcolm Turnbull has hit out against climate change sceptics on his side of politics, saying there has been a “war on science” that contradicts common sense. He also warned the Liberal Party against veering too much to the

Greenpeace Activists Arrested

Six Greenpeace activists have been arrested after climbing a crane at an inner Sydney construction site the group says is using illegal timber. The activists scaled the crane at the Central Park development on Broadway about 7:00am, unfurling a banner

Tata Launches $700 Flat-Pack House

The Indian company that launched the world’s cheapest car has unveiled its latest product for the fast-growing nation: a flat-pack house that costs just $700 and can be built in a week. The Tata group, maker of the $2,500 Nano

GreenPeace Destroys GM Wheat

Greenpeace protesters have broken into a CSIRO experimental farm in Canberra to destroy a crop of genetically modified wheat. In the early hours of this morning a group of Greenpeace protesters scaled the fence of the CSIRO experimental station at

Japan Seaweed Highly Radioactive

..Environmental activist group Greenpeace said Thursday it had detected radiation far above legal limits in seaweed samples taken from the ocean off Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant. Greenpeace, which sent its Rainbow Warrior flagship to take samples of marine life

Nuclear Protest By Japan’s Farmers

Hundreds of angry Japanese farmers protested Tuesday outside the Tokyo head office of nuclear plant operator TEPCO, taking with them vegetables, milk and and even two cows affected by the atomic crisis. Some 350 people, mainly farmers from the region