Category Archive: causes

fights we support

LOuNaPo

Last week, thanks to the recla-mar network, we met a bunch of french sailors who are participating in a very interesting project… Two years ago, a collective of 10 activists/sailors purchased the Albatros II, a 40ft sloop built in the sixties out of plywood and polyester resin. The boat has been used to support many …

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(Art)activists place the first rescue platform in the Med

The group of art activists Zentrum für Politische Schönheit (Center for Political Beauty) placed this October 3 their first rescue platform, dubbed Aylan 1. This platform is moored in one of the escape routes used by refugees. Aylan 1 is equipped with position light, a solar panel, food, radio and moorings. As they explain on …

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JUNE 8 – WORLD OCEAN DAY

Tara Expedition Press release Paris, June 8, 2015 Today, on World Oceans Day, the Ocean & Climate Platform is launching an international petition inviting people all over the world to protect the Ocean, the blue lung of our planet. Co-founded by Tara Expeditions, the Ocean and Climate Platform was born from an alliance of non-governmental …

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Escala del Tara en Barna y mesa redonda sobre residuos plásticos

El jueves 23 de octubre fue una jornada muy intensa: por la mañana participé a la rueda de prensa a bordo del Tara, donde pude charlar con el capitán, Martin Hertau (foto arriba),  y con Romain Troublé, secretario general de Tara Expeditions (ver el post en mi blog).  Justo después conocí a Dani y Laura …

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Solidarité Pèche y Marionetes Nòmades

Hasta a un vegetariano le da rabia ver un barco de pesca perfectamente funcionante destruido por una escavadora… sin embargo es algo que pasa muy a menudo: la comisión €uropea establece que se destruyan los barcos de pesca en sobre número y se indemnicen los armadores. Y sobretodo prohíbe que a estas embarcaciones se les …

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TARA, el velero más chulo del mundo

NAVEGANDO PARA SALVAR EL MUNDO Iniciativa privada francesa sin ánimo de lucro, TARA EXPEDITIONS actua desde el 2003 para el medio ambiente y la búsqueda scientifica,  gracias a un barco mítico: la goleta TARA, concebida para navegaciones extremas. En 10 años, el velero recorrió más de 135.000 millas para estudiar y comprender el impacto del …

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Rainforest Connection

Rainforest Connection (RFCx) transforms recycled cell-phones into autonomous, solar-powered listening devices that can monitor and pinpoint chainsaw activity at great distance. This changes the game by providing the world’s first real-time logging detection system, pinpointing deforestation activity as it occurs, and providing the data openly, freely, and immediately to anyone around the world. For the …

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Musafir, finally launched

Musafir (the Arabic, Persian, Hindi and Urdu word for a traveller) is more than a boat: it’s a project, a vision, a dream which came truth, to demonstrate that the only limitations are those you impose on yourself. Musafir is a group of people who share the vision of the journey as a life path. …

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Boats4People

Boats 4 People is an international coalition of organizations from the Mediterranean, Africa and Europe, established in 2012 to end deaths at maritime borders and to defend migrants’ rights at sea. They advocate freedom of movement for all. Today, the Mediterranean acts as a route into Europe for migrants seeking survival and a chance of …

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No TAV

La TAV è una grande opera pubblica che non serve a nulla se non a rifinanziare le casse della mafia e dei partiti. Essere no TAV per te, cittadino italiano significa bloccare la casta che ti ha portato in questa crisi economica, ha riempito questo paese di debiti e dopo averteli fatti pagare con una …

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International Rivers

Seeking to protect the world’s rivers from destructive dams and amplify the voices of dam-affected communities, a small group of volunteers formed International Rivers Network in 1985. Their vision was simple and yet remarkably ambitious: to develop a worldwide network of people working to protect rivers and promote just and sustainable water and energy development. …

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Patagonia Sin Represas

La construcción de un número todavía indeterminado de grandes proyectos hidroeléctricos de embalse en la Patagonia chilena se cierne hoy como una grave amenaza a la integridad ambiental de este valioso territorio y, por lo tanto, es motivo de preocupación a nivel nacional y mundial. La Campaña Patagonia Sin Represas se inicia en el año …

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Amazon Watch

Rainforests sustain us. They help regulate the global climate and are vital to maintaining the earth’s fragile balance. The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest and most biodiverse tropical rainforest, covering an area larger than the continental United States. It houses one-third of the Earth’s plant and animal species and produces one-fifth of all its …

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Sea Shepherd

Mettiamo le cose in chiaro: per quanto sfoggino un bel jolly roger, pratichino una forma di azione diretta e siano ecologisti radicali, i militanti di Sea Shepperd sono tutt’altro che anarchici. Anzi, la famosa fondazione conservazionista è un esempio tipicamente yankee di organizzazione multinazionale gerarchica, pilotata da un lider carismatico che negli ultimi 40 anni …

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