Friday, February 08, 2008

Musical chairs

We're seeing this week the Australian Government in the middle of a political-media operation at sea. This looks like the kind of stuff Greenpeace normally does, rarely governments.

This coincides with the broad dialogue we've organised on behalf of Pew in Tokyo last week, where we've managed to change [at minimum for two days] the political climate for whales. The kind of stuff governments normally do, rarely NGOs.

While this is all taking place, the International Whaling Commission is trying to reconsider its future, at a meeting that will take place next month in London.

It also coincides exactly with the 30th anniversary of the first voyage of the Rainbow Warrior in which I took part in 1978, which was a defining moment in the campaign that led to the adoption of the moratorium on commercial whaling in 1982.

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