Greenpeace has condemned a one-year jail term, suspended for three years, imposed on two Greenpeace activists who exposed widespread corruption in the Japanese government’s Southern Ocean whaling programme.
An unlikely coalition representing millions of Australians has urged politicians from across the spectrum to put a price on pollution and take action on climate change. The joint statement to the Independent MPs and all political parties is supported by groups representing workers, the church, environmental and social justice groups and development NGOs.
Jakarta/Sydney 6 June 2010 –Major paper producers in Australia are driving Sumatran tigers and orang-utans to extinction by selling products made from the trashing of Indonesia’s rainforests, a new Greenpeace report reveals today.
The United Nations has ruled that the Japanese Government breached international human rights law by detaining two Greenpeace activists who uncovered major corruption in the Japanese whaling programme. (1)