IT'S NOT EASY BEING GREENPEACE

WHO'S STEERING THE SHIP, THE OLD-LINE ECOWARRIORS OR THE NEW-STYLE SUITS?

AN AD AGENCY IN LONDON LAST WEEK was filming a TV commercial for Greenpeace. Directed by Hollywood horrormeister Roger Corman (A Bucket of Blood, Swamp Women), it opens with a mother beckoning to her children. At first they surround her lovingly, lavishing hugs and kisses on her. Then they turn savage, scratching and dragging her to the ground, where she is left battered and bleeding. The heavy-handed metaphor is meant to represent Mother Earth's treatment by humans, but it might just as well serve as a caution for Greenpeace itself.

Twenty-four years after its founding, the world's most influential environmental group...

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