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- An international, direct-action environmental organization.
- 1975, Film news:
- One particularly exciting sequence shows how members of Greenpeace, a Canadian conservation group, defend whales fleeing from a huge Soviet whaler.
- 1983, Vegetarian Times:
- Since its founding in 1970, Greenpeace has borne witness against environmental injustice through numerous non-violent direct actions.
1989, Tom Rose, Freeing the Whales: How the Media Created the World's Greatest Non-Event, page 82:
- Before the doors were opened the security guards were warned to look out for "Greenpeace types," not smartly dressed business women.
- 1990, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists:
- Greenpeace had reason to suspect that recent tests had opened a crack in the atoll, causing a serious radiation leak.
1991, Xavier Pastor, The Mediterranean, page 128:
- A typical Greenpeace action in 1989 saw the organization in alliance with Spanish longline fishermen, angry that the continued use of driftnets was threatening their own livelihoods.
1995, Joseph John Phillips, Operation Elbow Room, page 30:
- But hardcore Greenpeace types never listen to reason.
1998, Robert I. Eaton, Thrust in Your Sickle But Watch Your Fingers, page 60:
- Behind it was a typically bearded, casually dressed Greenpeace type.
2002, Jim Nollman, The Beluga Café: My Strange Adventure With Art, Music, and Whales:
- I mean it's certainly less polemical than having some Greenpeace types confront these hunters with Zodiacs and boycotts and insults in the media.
2004, Matt Ruff, Sewer, Gas and Electric: The Public Works Trilogy, page 222:
- You remember: the Greenpeace dropout who played chicken with the Soviet Navy.
2012, Stephen M. Ringler, Fled to Mexico: If No One Knows They Were There Then It Didn't Happen, page 191:
- He's an eco-activist maverick, with a Greenpeace mentality when it comes to protecting his little feathered friends.
- 1975, Film news: