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  • Huffington Post UK
  • Greenpeace USA
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Past articles by Kumi:

Covid is horrific but Affluenza poses the greatest threat to humanity

We are regularly reminded that life can’t go back to normal after the COVID pandemic, because normal was broken, normal was not working for everyone, normal was steadily denuding the planet of its… → Read More

As students, we helped defeat apartheid. The climate strikers can win their fight too

Young people are building a mass movement like South Africans did to end injustice, says Africans Rising launch director Kumi Naidoo → Read More

Aung San Suu Kyi has turned her back on the principles for which Amnesty International honored her

The struggle for justice in Myanmar is far bigger than Aung San Suu Kyi. It will continue — and is continuing — in villages, towns and cities across the country. → Read More

Millions are still at risk in Syria, even after Russia and Turkey’s demilitarized zone

The international community should step up pressure on Russia, Syria, Iran and Turkey to ensure civilians are protected. → Read More

[Opinion] Will the centre-right stand up for EU values?

Time for Christian Democrats in the EP to show where they stand on Hungary and on the EU's founding principles, say Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International in a joint text. → Read More

Expanding The Alliance Against Shrinking Space

In Uganda, civil society organizations are peacefully organizing against constitutional amendments that would dramatically expand the powers of the President. The government has responded with police... → Read More

Africans are rising - we are going to build a different kind of future

Fed-up with ineffective leaders who aren’t dealing with the crises on the continent, people are coming together to launch a pan-African solidarity movement → Read More

Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey

Dear Friends,As I look out my window here in Amsterdam, winter is nearly here, and with it comes the retreat of another year, and the passing of what has been to make way for the spring and the new. As the days get shorter and the weather colder, I'm thinking ahead to days of renewal and new beginnings.As many of you know, → Read More

Thank You for Letting Me Be a Part of Your Journey

Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo says goodbye. → Read More

Kumi Naidoo, Shell and the manufacturing of consent for climate change

Greenpeace's executive director discusses how the oil industry has manufactured consent for the carbon age, and how they are going to be defeated. → Read More

An Open Letter to Prime Minister Modi

Climate change was not made in India, but the price is being paid in India. Could the grounds for a solution now be laid by India? Could you, the political leader of nearly one-fifth of humanity, make history by securing a deal for the world? → Read More

Paris climate talks: The poorest countries are putting the richest to shame

Kumi Naidoo: Countries like the Philippines, Kiribati and Morocco are showing true leadership and leaving major polluters behind → Read More

Pacific Tuna Fishing Is Out of Control

A Taiwanese longline fishing vessel, just one of thousands of tuna boats fishing the Pacific Ocean. Out in the Pacific Ocean thousands of fishing vessels are working around the clock to pull tuna out of the sea as fast as they can. It's a global business, and it's big business, turning over billions of dollars a year, with millions of people employed in catching the tuna that millions of others… → Read More

Renewable Energy for All: How an Indian Village Was Electrified

Dharnai, a solar-powered village in India, shows how we can make the renewables boom deliver for all -- including the rural poor. Dharnai is located in Bihar, one of the poorest provinces in India. It did not have access to electricity for 30 years b... → Read More

Climate Action -- Who Is Stopping Us?

Today, it is interests of the fossil fuel industries -- not technology nor economics -- which are the only obstacle to securing a safe future for us and our children on this planet.... → Read More

Kumi Naidoo: my five lessons in civil disobedience

From anti-apartheid protests, to scaling Arctic oil rings, the head of Greenpeace shares his experience of peaceful resistance → Read More

Kumi Naidoo: my five lessons in civil disobedience

From anti-apartheid protests, to scaling Arctic oil rings, the head of Greenpeace shares his experience of peaceful resistance → Read More

Dear John, We Need to Talk: Will You Commit to Our Oceans' Future?

With more than half of our oceans lying beyond the authority of any one country, a global protection framework is essential, as you've said, to safeguard the health of the oceans and enable the implementation of important tools such as environmental ... → Read More

The food system we choose affects biodiversity: do we want monocultures?

On the International Day of Biological Diversity, Greenpeace's Kumi Naidoo exhorts us to move away from our current farming system → Read More

There Are No Human Rights on a Dead Planet

Let's break down the artificial barriers that have so long separated the human rights, environmental, and development communities. We face common threats. But there are common solutions.... → Read More