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Greenpeace

For great justice

Lucy Lawless Hijacked an Oil Drilling Ship in New Zealand Yesterday

In her spare time, while not playing various warrior asskickers, Lucy Lawless is a Greenpeace activist. And yesterday, while we were all sitting around watching puppy videos, Lawless and six other activists hopped aboard a Shell drilling ship off the coast of New Zealand. Actually, they weren’t allowed to, so it’s technically a hijacking. They were protesting the potential environmental damage caused by oil drilling in the Arctic, where the ship was headed. Lawless and her fellow activists were threatened with arrest, but stood their ground. Because seriously, would you expect anything less from Lucy Lawless? She is a warrior princess — for the Earth.

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For A More Civilized Age

Greenpeace’s Star Wars Ad Leaves Us Conflicted, Shamed

Hey! It’s another tiny Vader commercial! *GASP* And there are tiny Jedi! And droids! And walking carpets. Oooh, and they’re all going to fight Vader and he’s… going to activate the Death Star… and kill everyone. Because he represents anti-environmentalism. Because he is the bad guy. And we should take care of our planet. And planet carers join the Rebels… *sigh*

Greenpeace: lures you in with adorable Star Wars kids, and then makes you feel feelings.

(via copyranter.)