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Experiments with truth: 10/05/09

Greenpeace activists hung a huge banner from the St Nicholas Church Tower in Copenhagen on Friday that read “Obama: Right city, wrong date”. It was meant as a reminder to Obama, who was in town to lobby for Chicago as the 2016 Olympic Games host, that he needs to return in December for the UN Climate Summit.

Greenpeace activists hung a huge banner from the St Nicholas Church Tower in Copenhagen on Friday that read “Obama: Right city, wrong date”. It was meant as a reminder to Obama, who was in town to lobby for Chicago as host of the 2016 Olympic Games, that he needs to return in December for the UN Climate Summit.

  • Greenpeace activists wearing masks of Angela Merkel, Barack Obama and other world leaders blocked the conveyer belt of a coal mine in Svalbard, Norway on Friday. The action was meant to draw attention to the UN Climate Summit.
  • 16 Greenpeace activists were arrested yesterday after scaling three smoke stacks at a Shell operation in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta to protest its conversion of oil sands into fuel.