Freelance videographer Kieron Bryan who was arrested when Russian special forces stormed the Arctic Sunrise on September 19th has written a letter home in which he talks about his fears for a lengthy sentence, life in a Russian prison and Spur's latest result.
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29 November 2012 at 10:38am -
Zara, the world’s largest clothing retailer, today announced a commitment to go toxic-free following nine days of intense public pressure. This win belongs to the fashion-lovers, activists, bloggers and denizens of social media. This is people power in action.
The government's climate change advisors yesterday announced that George Osborne's plans to pave the way for a new generation of dirty, expensive gas power could be illegal, but will the Lib Dems stand up to him now?
VW claim they are committed to becomming the "most eco-friendly automaker in the world". But if their new Golf 7 is anything to go by they aren't living up to their claims. Our report published before the launch of the Golf 7 shows how a greener, more efficient Golf is possible.
50 Greenpeace volunteers protest against the high fuel consumption of the new Volkswagen Golf VII
Its been over a year since Greenpeace first asked VW to leave the Dark Side and stop lobbying against strong climate laws. Since then we’ve heard rumours that there is good in the company, that they are wrestling with their conscience and looking to improve their green credentials. Yet last night the company finally launched their new Golf7, and sadly it seems the Dark Emperor inside VW is clinging on.
Greenpeace activists display a banner reading "CO2 Das Problem" at the VW factory in Wolfsburg, Germany
Don’t you just hate it when someone has the power to make a real difference, but won’t use it? Take Volkswagen for instance. It’s Europe’s biggest car maker, eager to display itself as a friend of the environment and known worldwide for its high standards of engineering.
Yet for years VW has failed to put its money where its mouth is and commercially produce cars that are both cheap to run and emit far less CO2 than the rest of the market.
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1 August 2012 at 9:12am -
Last week we tried something new. We had teams out across the country shutting down Shell petrol stations to protetst their plans to drill for oil in the Arctic this summer. But that wasn't the new part, we've done that before. We wanted to find a way to bring the experience of the activists to everyone who supported the campaign but couldn't be out on the streets themselves. So we decided to run a live, 12-hour broadcast of the action, with the footage being played out as it came in, or with a short delay.