Free Speech Hypocrisy at Greenpeace

Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

SPOTLIGHT: Greenpeace, which has long repudiated free speech for others, is now using it as a shield.

BIG PICTURE: Resolute Forest Products, a Canadian company that employs 8,000 people, is suing Greenpeace. It says it’s the victim of an ongoing “misinformation campaign” that is “malicious, false, misleading, and without any reasonable factual basis in numerous respects.”

Electronics retailer Best Buy was pressured by Greenpeace to stop printing flyers on Resolute paper. Many other former clients have similarly backed away. Whether or not these third parties are persuaded by Greenpeace’s arguments, no one wants to become its next target – especially if they’re facingother business challenges. Many feel intimidated and extorted. Threatened with boycotts and petitions, they take the path of least resistance.

Resolute’s legal complaint, the contents of which have not been proven in court, says it has cooperated with Greenpeace and others concerning the work it…

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Utopia - you are standing in it promotes a classical liberal view of the world and champion the mass flourishing of humanity through capitalism and the rule of law. The origin of the blog is explained in the first blog post at

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