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green +‎ peace

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  1. 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.

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