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Why are Greenpeace so anti-corporate?

Asked by bluemukaki (4318 points ) August 14th, 2008

Have you noticed how Greenpeace (and some of their partner organisations) hate big corporations? I point to campaigns such as their things against Apple, Dove and Nintendo, with very little reason to attack those companies over other groups or government organisations, why do they hate corporations and globalisation so much?

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jrpowell's avatar

Well, an ad attacking Apple will get press. An ad going after Advanced Power Technology will go unnoticed.

Since I am not a member of the organization I don’t know their motives and I can’t answer parts 2 and 3 of your question.

augustlan's avatar

I’d say it’s kind of like PETA attacking celebrities who wear fur, rather than Jo(sephine) Blow, unknown woman on the street. It does get much more attention, allowing them to get their message out to a wider audience.

Poser's avatar

Perhaps it’s that anti-corporate/anti-capitalist activists have found a convenient outlet in the eco-crowd. It would make sense. It would be a mutually beneficial relationship.

mirza's avatar

I think Greenpeace is run by a bunch of hippie potheads and that is why they are always after bigger corporations

AlbertKinng's avatar

Simple. We are racional animals, but we still animals after all, so at the end we need to fight for control anyway, power means control. This organizations don’t care about green planet for real, people who fight that are doing it now and they don’t care about publicity.

dianalauren's avatar

I don’t think Greenpeace hates all corporations- in fact they’ve recently worked side-by-side with Coca Cola to develop greener refrigeration technology, and have congratulated companies like Dell and HP when they made the choice to have better electronics recycling policies. Greenpeace does target big corporations when they are participating in environmental destruction like clear-cutting old-growth forests or dumping toxic chemicals illegally.

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