With Greenpeace Warship Stuck At Sea, Consumer Alliance Urges Ngo To Halt Pro-poverty Agenda

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With Greenpeace Warship Stuck at Sea, Consumer Alliance Urges NGO to Halt Pro-Poverty Agenda

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet / --

       As the Rainbow Warrior's crew runs out of supplies, CAGP insists 

    Indonesia's government stands its ground against 'green' imperialism

    In light of Agence France-Presse's reporting today 

(http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/greenpeaces-rainbow-warrior-low-on-supplies/402570) that provisions aboard

Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior are running low after being denied access to the Port of Jakarta last week, Andrew

Langer, spokesman for the Consumers Alliance for Global Prosperity

(http://www.consumerprosperity.com) (CAGP) and president of the Institute for

Liberty, released the following statement, calling on Indonesia's government

to continue denying the warship entry until Greenpeace ceases and desists all

anti-Indonesian activities:

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100826/DC55618LOGO)

    "CAGP is urging the Indonesian government to persist in its defiance of

Greenpeace's warship until the organization ceases and desists its elitist

campaigning that keeps Indonesia's people poor. For Greenpeace International

Executive Director Kumi Naidoo and Nur Hidayati, Greenpeace's Southeast Asia

energy campaigner, to continue their plea for access to Jakarta's port is

repulsive. In fact, Hidayati showed her true colors today when she continued

to pressure Indonesia's government, saying, 'We need to get a quick response,

otherwise we'll leave immediately to the nearest country'. That just goes to

show you that Greenpeace could care less about the Indonesian communities

that they claim to be working for. The fact is Indonesians would love to see

the Rainbow Warrior leave and never return.

    "Indonesia's refusal to allow the Rainbow Warrior into her largest

seaport marks the first time that a nation has rejected radical

environmentalism. And now, instead of overwhelming communities with slick

protests, the activists aboard the anchored warship are now complaining that

they are running out of food and water. If it's that bad with $279 million

dollars in annual revenue at their disposal, imagine what life is like for

the millions of poor Indonesians that Greenpeace systematically targets with

its anti-development tactics.

    "Greenpeace's efforts in Indonesia have thus far called for the

destruction of viable businesses in-country and the rejection of its exports

in the global marketplace. This has caused continuous suffering for workers

and families throughout the country. CAGP stands with Indonesia's government,

armed with a clear message: 'green' imperialists are not welcomed in


    The Consumers Alliance for Global Prosperity (CAGP) 

(http://www.consumerprosperity.com) educates and activates concerned citizens in response to costly collaboration

between environmentalists, protectionist industries, big labor unions and retail companies. CAGP is an action-oriented

alliance of advocacy groups that promotes economic growth and pro-consumer policies across the world.

    SOURCE: Consumers Alliance for Global Prosperity (CAGP)



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