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RAINBOW WARRIor 40 days in the brazilian coast photography by Rodrigo Paiva


RAINBOW WARRIor

The photojournalist, Rodrigo Paiva, spent 40 days working with the Greenpeace during the Rainbow Warrior expedition in Brazil. He started his journey in S達o Luiz, where an action to prevent pig iron shipment was happening, supporting the action with aerial photographic cover. Then, in Recife, he got on board and followed to Bahia, Rio de Ja-

40 days in the brazilian coast

neiro, ending his journey in Santos.

photography by Rodrigo Paiva

This magazine intents to summarize with pictures the intense experience along the Brazilian coast on board of Rainbow Warrior, and gives you the opportunity of being on board of the most environmentally-friendly ship ever made.


Q’orianka kilcher 21st May 2012 - 22 year old actress Q’orianka Kilcher (right), recently appeared alongside Cuba Gooding Jr in ABC’s ‘Firelight’, occupies the anchor chain of the “Clipper Hope” cargo ship with 27 year old Brazilian activist Leonor Cristina Silva Souza. The protest, near the port of São Luiz do Maranhão, Brazil, is currently stopping the ship from leaving to load pig iron which is a key ingredient in the steel making process. Photo © Greenpeace/Rodrigo Paiva


Pig Iron Blockade On May 14, 2012, around S達o Luiz coast, Greenpeace activists on board of three inflatable boats headed to the cargo ship Clipper Hope in order to prevent a shipment of pig iron that was supposed to go to the US. Activists climbed the acorn chain of the ship to stop it to move and stayed attached there for 10 days.

The action was suspended 10 days after as the industry signalized to be willing to discuss the matter. However, these talks failed, and Greenpeace started a new action at S達o Luiz port, occupying the cranes and climbing a pile of pig iron that was ready for loading, while the Rainbow Warrior blocked the cargo ship Clipper Hope.

This action only ended after the vice-governor, Washington Luiz, got together with representants of Greenpeace, other social groups and the industry to discuss means of solving this matter.


Recife Recife gave a warm welcome to Rainbow Warrior. Greeted with Maracatu (vibrant music style rooted in Afro-Brazilian culture), the ship received around 10 thousand of visitors in 2 days of open boat. On board, Greenpeace raised discussions about renewable energy, and highlighted the potential for the generation of renewable energy that Brazil has.


On Board On board, Greenpeace raised discussions about renewable energy, and highlighted the potential of Brazil to generating renewable energy, particularly from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, biomass and ocean energy.


Rio de Janeiro Rainbow Warrior arrived in Rio de Janeiro to participate in the United Nation Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20. Twenty years ago, the Rainbow Warrior was also in Rio de Janeiro coast participating in another United Nation Conference, Eco-92. Two decades after, the brand new sustainable ship is in Rio again to measure how much progress has been made and what still need to be done.


Indigenous Two decades after, the brand new sustainable ship is in Rio again to measure how much progress has been made and what still need to be done. On board of Rainbow Warrior, Brazilian indigenous, from the Xavantes ethnicity, did an act to remember the unfulfilled promise made in Eco-92.


obrigado a todos que participaram e acreditam no greenpeace e num mundo melhor.


rodrigo paiva The photojournalist, Rodrigo Paiva, spent 40 days working with the Greenpeace during the Rainbow Warrior expedition in Brazil. He started his journey in S達o Luiz, where an action to prevent pig iron shipment was happening, supporting the action with aerial photographic cover. Then, in Recife, he got on board and followed to Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, ending his journey in Santos.

This magazine intents to summarize with pictures the intense experience along the Brazilian coast on board of Rainbow Warrior, and gives you the opportunity of being on board of the most environmentally-friendly ship ever made.


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