We stand in solidarity with Greenpeace groups around the globe to create a better world guided by the international scientific concensus. This we attempt to achieve through our core values of Non-Violent Direct Action in order to bring about a close and harmonious, peaceful existence for the planet.
As Mahatma Gandhi said: "An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for it's breach is more so. Now the law of nonviolence says that violence should be resisted not by counter-violence but by nonviolence. This I do by breaking the law and by peacefully submitting to arrest and imprisonment."
We bear witness to the environmental injustice inflicted upon the planet by greedy corporations who care nothing for its demise. What sets Greenpeace apart from other environmental groups is that we do not accept donations from corporations, companies or political associations, only from members of the public who are our most important and core support.
** TUESDAY 13TH OCTOBER MEETING IS AT THE AUDITORIUM at SHEFFIELD UNIVERSITY Starts at 7:30PM
Ends at 8:30PM
University of Sheffield Student's Union
The gripping tale of the Arctic Thirty - Greenpeace activists who spent a hundred days in a Murmansk jail after a protest against oil being pumped from the icy waters of the Arctic. Told in the activists' own words this is an inspiring story of incarceration and the ensuing campaign to bring the protestors home. Author of the book Ben Stewart will be talking about his incredible tale of real life-heroism and will be joined by one of the activists, Frank Hewetson. Ben Stewart is a former Guardian Student Journalist of the Year. He led the first Greenpeace expedition to challenge Arctic oil drilling off the coast of Greenland.
Frank Hewetson has worked for Greenpeace in the UK and Australia since 1989 and has taken part in many Greenpeace campaigns over the years.
THIS EVENT WILL BE FOLLWED BY A SHORT MEETING AFTERWARDS AT RED DEER**
Meeting at The Red Lion 109 Charles Street, corner of Charles Street/Eyre Lane, Sheffield at 8pm on the 2nd Tuesday every month, we highlight local, national and international environmental issues and discuss how as a local Greenpeace group we can effectively campaign in a positive way, whilst supporting the Greenpeace organisation as a whole. We welcome all people from the South Yorkshire area who would like to get involved with Greenpeace and our campaigns. Our meetings are fun and informal, with lots of laughs and perhaps a few pints of beer to enjoy the evening with too, so please do come along.
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