To protect free speech, lend your voice – literally!

24 May 2017

Can you imagine a world in which Greenpeace and other advocacy groups were no longer able to stand up for our forests, oceans, and climate? A

A giant logging corporation called Resolute Forest Products can — and is fighting to make this sinister vision a reality.

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For years, Greenpeace has campaigned to protect the Great Northern Forest — the green halo around our globe — from unsustainable logging. Major companies, like Kimberly Clark — the makers of Kleenex — have worked with us to change their ways and today require that their paper sources act responsibly.

But Resolute has refused to work on real solutions. Instead, it’s sunk its efforts into an all-out assault on Greenpeace – launching two major lawsuits against Greenpeace Canada, Greenpeace USA, Stand.Earth, and Greenpeace International so big they could sink us.

It’s time to speak up – literally

We will not be silenced, even when faced with multi-million dollar lawsuits. That’s why Greenpeace supporters are speaking up.

A Greenpeace supporter uses a megaphone to make clear her thoughts during the march. Tens of thousands of people gathered at Shaw University in downtown Raleigh. The march travelled to the doorstep of the State Capitol. Each year this fusion movement comes together in February to hold a mass people's assembly to reaffirm its commitment to the 14 Point People's Agenda and to hold lawmakers accountable to citizens.

All around the world, Greenpeace supporters are recording their own voices, saying “our voices are vital.” These recordings will be used to show Resolute that it has picked the wrong battle – the global Greenpeace community is bigger than it imagined.

We’ll make sure Resolute gets the message: that the Greenpeace community is ready to get LOUD when it comes to protecting our right to speak out.

Add your own voice today! We’ll use your voices in a short film that we will make sure Resolute sees and hears.

Here’s all you need to do to participate:

  1. Make sure you have WhatsApp downloaded on a smart phone. (Download it here or go to App Store/Google Play and search for WhatsApp)
  2. Go to your phone’s contact list and create a new contact for “Greenpeace” with this number: +61409-812-641
  3. Then open up WhatsApp, go to ‘Chats’, then search for “Greenpeace” in your list. Click on “Greenpeace” to open a message. 
  4. Click on the microphone icon at the bottom right of the screen (not the ‘call’ button in the top right) and hold it while you submit your simple voice message: “OUR VOICES ARE VITAL!

No matter who you are – a builder, painter, nurturer, writer, activist – your voice is vital to creating a better world. Now, corporate attacks on free speech are trying to take your voice away.

Greenpeace supporters are bold and courageous. When someone tries to silence us, we only get LOUDER. Make some noise with us today.