RedskyNews Category: Protests & Campaigns

Earth Day Calls For Acts Of Green

The annual effort to raise public awareness about the environment and inspire actions to clean it up marks its 41st anniversary on Friday, coinciding with the Christian Good Friday and Judaism’s celebration of Passover. In an effort dubbed “A Billion

Rainbow Warrior Heads For Japan

TOKYO (AFP) – Greenpeace said Thursday it is sending its Rainbow Warrior flagship to Japan to test seawater and marine life near the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant which is leaking radiation. The ship has left Taiwan and is set to

BP Face Angry Gulf Fishermen

BP faced protests from angry fishermen and disgruntled shareholders on Thursday at its first annual general meeting since the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The meeting took place almost a year since the explosion on the Deepwater

Japan Crisis Upgrade Woefully Late

Environmental campaign group Greenpeace on Tuesday said Japan’s upgrading of its Fukushima nuclear disaster to the top level of seven on an international scale was “woefully late”. Japan upped its nuclear emergency to a “major accident” and a maximum level

NZ Navy Takes On Greenpeace

New Zealand has sent a naval vessel to ensure a high-seas dispute between Greenpeace activists and a Brazilian-owned vessel exploring for oil does not escalate, police confirmed Tuesday. In recent days, swimmers from a Greenpeace flotilla have entered the water

Greenpeace Widens Tests In Japan

Greenpeace on Monday widened its radiation tests near Japan’s stricken nuclear plant to also include checks of milk and vegetables, the environmental watchdog said in a statement. A Greenpeace field team charged with food testing would join another group near

Anti Nuclear Protest In Bulgaria

Hundreds of people joined an anti-nuclear protest in Sofia on Wednesday, calling for the government to drop plans for a new Russia-backed nuclear plant after the radiation disaster in Japan. About 300 protestors — some wearing gas masks and radiation

Earth Hour Circles The Globe

Hundreds of landmark buildings and millions of ordinary homes have switched off their lights as the annual Earth Hour moved around the globe. Australia’s Opera House was the first of many global landmarks to go dark as the event got

Anti Nuclear Protest In Taiwan

Around 2,000 anti-nuclear protesters demonstrated in Taiwan on Sunday, demanding an immediate halt to the construction of an atomic power plant. The march comes amid a crisis in Japan after a huge quake on March 11 unleashed a tsunami which

Anti Nuclear Demos Across Spain

Hundreds of people took part in protests held across Spain Thursday to demand the closure of the country’s six nuclear power stations after Japan’s nuclear accident following a massive earthquake. Demonstrators, many wearing masks or holding signs that read “No

Germany Sticks With Biofuels

The German government said after crisis talks on Tuesday it was sticking with a newly introduced petrol with a 10-percent biofuel content despite major problems since its introduction last month. “We need to reduce our dependency on oil,” Environment Minister

Protestors Murdered In Paradise

For tourists the Philippine island of Palawan seems like paradise, but for environment activists it feels more akin to a battlefield. Murders and threats on what is promoted as the Southeast Asian nation’s last ecological frontier are emblematic of a

100’s Detained In German Protest

German police Wednesday said they detained hundreds of anti-nuclear protestors who tried to block the departure of a cross-country shipment of nuclear waste. The activists tried to get in the way of an 80-metre (260-foot), five-carriage train carrying some 60

Japan Suspends Antarctic Whaling

Japanese whalers have suspended their Antarctic hunt, citing harassment by environmentalists, and are considering ending their annual mission early, a fisheries agency official says. Activists from the US-based environmental group Sea Shepherd have pursued and harassed the Japanese fleet for

Greek Landfill Collapses Into Sea

Waters off the Greek island of Andros were choked with garbage on Monday after a landfill was flushed into the sea in an environmental disaster indicative of Greece’s chronic waste management woes. The island’s deputy mayor Lefteris Ballas said strong

Whalers And Activists Clash At Sea

Video Report: Japanese whalers release video of what they say is Sea Shepherd Conservation Society attacking a ship. Maryam Ishani reports.