Greenpeace got it right
Posted by Jeff Id on April 6, 2010
Well we won another small battle. Thanks to everyone who paid attention to our last post here on greenpeace. They have taken down their post and retracted their demands for an army of lawbreakers to target homes of skeptics and those who fight the good war against authoritarian politics. I’m certain that the continued pressure by readers here and elsewhere have led to at least a bit of introspection on the part of their leadership.
Statement from Ananth, International Programme Director:
We got this one wrong, no doubt about it. I’m holding up my hands on behalf of the organisation and saying sorry for that. Peaceful action is at the very core of what we do, so any language that even comes close to suggesting that’s not the case is something we cannot support.
The blog post has been removed as requested and they have understood that they crossed the line. Congratulations to them for finally addressing this as they should have from the beginning, and of course for the recognition of the problem. And thanks to all of you who kept the dialog reasonable and put the required pressure on for a retraction.