Thursday, November 03, 2005

Greenpeace in trouble with the law

There's nothing really new in this story as Greenpeace have always seen living on the edge of the law as a way to gain access to the media and therefore the public. Twice this week, however, the law has not seen their side of the story favorably.

Today a judge found 8 members of Greenpeace guilty of public order offences when they scaled the roof of the Deputy Prime Minister's residence and scared the hell out of his wife (who thought they were terrorists). The punishment is to do community service work (perhaps cleaning walls painted with Greenpeace graffiti?)

Earlier the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior II ran aground and damaged a World Heritage reef in the Philippines, bringing a fine of $7,000. Hold on, I thought they were supposed to be fighting to protect reefs?

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