Podcast: Tending to World Cup fever and a sick planet

Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo. (Greenpeace)

Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo.


As the World Cup heats up, so are protests by affected Brazilian communities and government crackdowns against them. The WNV editors discuss efforts to combat the corporate greed and state repression surrounding the games. Then, we hear from Greenpeace International head Kumi Naidoo about his life of resistance — from growing up in the anti-apartheid movement to the struggle for climate justice. Here’s just one highlight from his interview:

“I love life and I want to be around to see what happens… But the fact is: I’m ready to go at any time and I would never not do something because somebody tells me you could get killed or you could end up in prison.”

Be sure to listen to his tips for building successful, powerful movements and where his hope lies for solving the climate crisis.

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