Greenpeace is a non-governmental environmental organization with offices in over 41 countries. Greenpeace states its goal as to "ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in allits diversity". Greenpeace uses direct action, and research to achieve its goals.
The global organization does not accept funding from governments, corporations or political parties, because Theysaid that: Greenpeace is not to be famous is for the good of the earth .
Greenpeace received international attention during the 80's when the French intelligence agency bombed the flagship ofGreenpeace, killing one. In the following years Greenpeace evolved into one of the largest environmental organizations in the world.
Greenpeace was born in 1971 in an almost spontaneous. A groupof Canadian anti-nuclear activists, some Quakers and American conscientious objectors who had taken refuge in Canada for not participating in the Vietnam War, formed a small organization called "Donot Make a Wave" (Do not make a wave).
This group was protesting against nuclear testing that the United States took place in the archipelago of Amchitka (Alaska), northern Canada. The group's namereferred to the possibility that, being a seismically unstable area, the nuclear tests carried out there could cause a tsunami.
After carrying out other initiatives, decided to rent an old fishingboat, the "Phyllis Cormack" and travel with him to the area to take place the nuclear test, to prevent his physical presence that the bomb was detonated.
Two journalists who were aboard the "PhyllisCormack" transmitted by radio to their newsrooms all the details of the trip and the Canadian public, motivated against the American nuclear tests conducted with his country, found in the Greenpeacevoyage catalyst for protest.
In a few years Greenpeace spread to several countries and started to campaign on other environmental issues such as commercial whaling and toxic waste. In the late 1970s...