Senka Bosnyak talks to Rainbow Warrior skipper Pete Willcox. Video: Pacific Media Centre
Report – By Michael Neilson
Following more than 30 years as a skipper for Greenpeace, Pete Willcox is as fired up as ever over his environmental work, even after facing a few adversaries along the way.
He was on board the first Rainbow Warrior when it was bombed on July 10, 1985, by French secret service agents at Marsden Wharf in Auckland Harbour; he was detained by Russia for 100 days as part of the “Arctic 30” for protesting against oil drilling in the Arctic; and he’s been arrested many times around the globe.
Rather than discourage him, these battles have only reinforced his resolve to fight for what he believes in. Read more »