Saturday, September 28, 2013

Warriors of the Rainbow

“Only after the last tree has been cut down. Only after the last river has been poisoned. Only after the last fish has been caught. Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.”

― Cree Indian Prophecy

copyright Marilyn Morningstar 2013 Antarctica

Stories from the Rainbow Warrior Videos


Warriors of the Rainbow by Eye's of Fire

Last century an old wise woman of the Cree Indian nation, named "Eyes of Fire", had a vision of the future. She prophesied that one day, because of the white mans' or Yo-ne-gis' greed, there would come a time, when the earth being ravaged and polluted, the forests being destroyed, the birds would fall from the air, the waters would be blackened, the fish being poisoned in the streams, and the trees would no longer be, mankind as we would know it would all but cease to exist. There would come a time when the "keepers of the legend, stories, culture rituals, and myths, and all the Ancient Tribal Customs" would be needed to restore us to health, making the earth green again. They would be mankind's key to survival, they were the "Warriors of the Rainbow". There would come a day of awakening when all the peoples of all the tribes would form a New World of Justice, Peace, Freedom and recognition of the Great Spirit. MORE



Harmony Lambert, one of our New Hands on Deck, has native American roots and was raised in the Chumash native American tradition. In the 7th episode of our web mini-series, Stories from the Rainbow Warrior, Harmony retells the story of the Warriors of the Rainbow, and talks about the meaning of activism. 

The book which inspired the naming of the Rainbow Warrior was William Willoya's Warriors of the Rainbow, available from Amazon here:

William Sykes supervised the construction of the new Rainbow Warrior. Join him on a tour of the ship as he discusses the unique sailing rig, the process of landing a helicopter on board and shows us around above and below decks.

Anyone who thinks life at sea on a Greenpeace ship is glamorous should take a look as the Rainbow Warrior sails straight into a perfect North Sea gale between Stockholm and Bremen. 

Pablo from 'The New Hands On Deck' is hit by sea sickness, along with other crew members and the Swedish guest artist Regina Lund.

Before leaving the ship Regina sings "Rainbow Star" - a song she entered the Swedish music competition 'Melodifestivalen' in 2007.

See the previous episode where Regina Lund is getting onboard Rainbow Warrior in Stockholm: 

Whenever you ask a person who has been on a Greenpeace ship, who the most import person aboard is, they always answer; the cook. So in this 9th Episode of Stories from The Rainbow warrior, we meet Walter Rodrigues and explore life in the galley.

Martti tells the story of of how he went from an unhappy sailor working for an oil company to a sailor on a Greenpeace-ship who became an activist and how this choice in life and taking part in making a difference makes him feel.

The Rainbow Warrior sails into a Force 7 gale to test her sailing rig against the elements. 

En route from Bremen to Barcelona we kept looking for dolphins all the way from the English Channel and in the Bay of Biscay, but only when we reached the Strait of Gibraltar we were met by a large group of dolphins playing and swimming in front of the ship. They put on such a great welcome that was definitely worth waiting for.

Kumi Naidoo on Greenpeace Activists
Detained in Russia

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