Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Death of the founder of Greenpeace

Jim Bohlen died aged 84 in early July this year.

Jim apparently was the one of the initiators of the original Green peace movement. The movement evolved from Jim and a number of supporters/like minded people planning to sail to the Aleutian Islands to directly protest against the use of nuclear weapons in the 1960s. Apparently this wasn't 'mission' wasn't successful, but led to numerous other campaigns protesting against other incidents of nuclear weapons testing, Icelandic whaling in Atlantic and the construction of the base camp in Antarctica.

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