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Kumi Naidoo

Why Africa Needs a Strong Community of Activists

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 04.26.2016 | World
Kumi Naidoo

Activists need to support each other in our struggles, as neighbors across country borders and by joining in solidarity with people mobilizing in other parts of the world.

Acting Locally and Globally at the People's Climate March

Eileen Flanagan | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Eileen Flanagan

On Saturday, September 20, one day before the People's Climate March, over 90 members of Earth Quaker Action Team, or EQAT, conducted theatrical "climate disruption investigations" at two Manhattan branches of PNC Bank.

Interview With Kumi Naidoo: "Our Main Problem Is Civil Obedience"

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 08.13.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

Wearing one his trademark African shirts, Kumi Naidoo eschews not only conventional western dress codes, but also traditional power structures. Having grown up under the brutal hand of apartheid rule in South Africa, he is no stranger to standing up to oppressive regimes.

The Peaceful Warrior: Kumi Naidoo

Yvonna Russell | Posted 01.31.2014 | Green
Yvonna Russell

The Malcolm X credo, "by any means necessary" applies to Kumi's exhaustive work ethic and passion to spread the word globally through social media, conferences (World Economic Forum in Davos, United Nations Climate Conference, Rio Earth Summit) and peaceful civil disobedience.

Ranking the Climate Culprits

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Groundbreaking, independent new research -- 8 years in the making -- is shining fresh light on the biggest climate culprits in the world, and quantifying exactly how much of the climate change pie belongs to whom.

The Scramble for the Arctic and the Dangers of Russia's Race for Oil

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jayaseelan Naidoo

Certainly vested economic interests will trounce environmental interests in many of these countries. But why is the Arctic important for us?

Kate Sheppard

Greenpeace Reports Theft Ahead Of Protests Against 'Arctic 30' Detention | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.18.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- On the eve of demonstrations against the detention of 30 Greenpeace protesters arrested 30 days ago by Russian authorities, the activist...

Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign Spreads to Europe

Jamie Henn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jamie Henn

Europe is the next front in the growing movement. Home to some of the largest stock exchanges and corporations in the world, making progress in Europe will be key if the divestment effort wants to pose a serious threat to the fossil fuel industry.

Watch: Kumi Naidoo on the Urgency of Climate Action

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

On Moyers & Company, the charismatic Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo discussed the politics of global warming and the urgency of environmental activism.

Kumi Naidoo on Greenpeace Activists Detained in Russia

Bill Moyers | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

A Russian court has ordered that 10 Greenpeace activists, including an American ship captain, be held in custody for two months while the Russian authorities determine whether a protest last week at an offshore oil rig in the Arctic was an act of piracy.

Saving the Earth From Ourselves

Bill Moyers | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo joins Moyers & Company this week to discuss the politics of climate change and the urgency of environmental activism.

An Open Letter to Barack Obama: We Are Running Out of Time

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 02.04.2013 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

The world needs your leadership now -- and for the first time you have immense popular support, with a majority of Americans believing that climate change is a real threat.

Africa's False Dilemma

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 12.26.2012 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Ecological and economic welfare are two sides of the same coin and having to choose between developing economies and societies on one hand, and protecting the environment on the other, is a false dilemma.

Joanna Zelman

'Running Out Of Time': Arctic Sea Ice Loss Hits Record Low | Joanna Zelman | Posted 09.20.2012 | Green

As Arctic sea ice levels hit a new record low this month, scientists and activists gathered to discuss how to bridge the gap between scientific facts ...

For African Environmentalists, Time to Get Beyond Polar Bears

Eileen Flanagan | Posted 10.23.2012 | Green
Eileen Flanagan

How does Greenpeace -- which has historically been associated with not only white people, but often with furry, white animals -- grow roots on a continent where environmental devastation has often been perpetrated by Westerners?

A Post-Fukushima World: Truths and Confusion About Global Energy

Vivian Norris | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business
Vivian Norris

If renewable energy is less costly than fossil fuels and nuclear, then why aren't we ramping up the move to a planetary renewable energy policy?

Get It Done! Youth to UN on Internationally Binding Climate Treaty

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

As the sun had risen in Durban, the Durban Platform was passed at the COP 17. Yet in a replay of Copenhagen two years ago, backroom texts emerged at the 11th hour and the process was thrown into disarray.

Head of Greenpeace Calls for Civil Disobedience in Durban

Anuradha Vittachi | Posted 02.05.2012 | Green
Anuradha Vittachi

The head of Greenpeace International has called for non-violent civil disobedience at the UN climate talks in Durban.

WATCH: Greenpeace Leader Says 'Civil Disobedience Is The Most Powerful Maker Of Change'

Posted 12.18.2011 | Green

Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo has scaled an oil rig, protested apartheid, performed hunger strikes, been expelled, exiled, a...

Don't Make a Wave: Greenpeace at 40

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Greenpeace's ultimate success will be measured when we are no longer necessary. Hopefully, in forty more years we will have averted climate chaos, ecology and economy will be balanced with considerations of equity and our job will have been done.

How I Became Arctic Prisoner Number 22

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 08.21.2011 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Instead of welcoming us and engaging in conversation, they chose to douse us with a freezing jet of water fired from a powerful water canon. We were then arrested once we finally made it to the top of the 30-meter ladder.

WATCH: Greenpeace Head Arrested On Oil Rig

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.17.2011 | Green

Two Greenpeace activists, including the head of Greenpeace International, Kumi Naidoo, were arrested Friday after scaling an oil rig off Greenland in ...

Fukushima: Never Again

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 08.05.2011 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

My guide, when I went to visit Chernobyl on the 25th anniversary of the accident, was a Greenpeace campaigner from Germany named Tobias Muenchmeyer. T...

Working With Facebook for Renewable Energy

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Facebook is just the kind of highly visible, innovative company that can best demonstrate the bold and transformative leadership required to face the global realities being discussed this week in Davos.

Weekly Mulch: Was Cancun Climate Conference a Success?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger The United Nations-led Climate Conference at Cancun was not a diplomatic disaster, but for climate activis...