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In the mid-1980s Greenpeace Netherlands became much better known because of the attack on its ship, Rainbow Warrior, in 1985, as well as through its highly successful "Telethon" media-campaigns in... [Collection highlight]
The camera has shaped Greenpeace into what it is now. The Greenpeace Film Archive is housed at the IISH. It includes about 1,700 16 mm footage and 35 films and documentary films such as the beautiful... [Collection highlight]
The Greenpeace Communications department moved from London to Amsterdam in 1996. As is often the case, the move deeply affected the organization. Staff members resigned, and others were hired. New... [Collection highlight]
The film How to Change the World  will premiere in the Netherlands at the De Balie  cinema in Amsterdam on 20 October and is to be screened at IDFA International Documentary Film Festival in... [News]
The inventory of the archive of Greenpeace Netherlands is now available online. The archive is a rich source of information on environmental campaigning from the 1970s till now.Greenpeace Netherlands... [News]
In the seventeenth century the Dutch herring fisheries in the North Sea was the largest single fishery in Europe. For centuries the Dutch practice of fishing the entire North Sea with factory-like... [Publication]
Firestone's Harbel Estate in Liberia is one of the world largest rubber plantations, employing around 14.000 people. The worker's living conditions were described in an article in Guardian Weekly (24... [Item of the Day]
Despite the call from the powerful German anti-nuclear movement to protest against the construction of the nuclear power plant Neckarwestheim II on the September 12, 1983, this  last newly built... [Item of the Day]
In 1970, within a short period of time, two International Earth Days were launched. Both days were initiated by US civilians dedicated to the environment and care of our planet. Even today March 21... [Item of the Day]