Hi Reddit, I'm Kumi Naidoo, International Executive Director of Greenpeace. AMA
Some of you may know me from the actions Greenpeace took in the Arctic in the last few years. I climbed an oil rig last August in the Russian Arctic to protest against Gazprom’s plans to drill there. A year before that I was arrested in Greenland and spent 4 days in prison after entering an exclusion zone and scaling an oil rig, operated by Cairn Energy off the coast of Greenland.
I believe saving the Arctic from Big Oil is the defining environmental battle of our century and climate change is the biggest threat to world peace and security.
I have been an activist almost all my life and I strongly believe in the power of civil disobedience (http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/living-for-a-cause/blog/45204/) – the first struggle I joined was against the apartheid regime in South Africa, which is where I am from.
Here is my full bio: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kumi-naidoo/
UPDATE: Thanks for all your great questions. I appreciate both your critical and supportive remarks – all this feedback is very useful if we are to remain on track as an organisation.
I am off to play football with my colleagues here at Greenpeace. Thursday is football (soccer) day for some of us, followed by drinks. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=501092079972107&set=a.346079198806730.79415.346074852140498&type=1&theater
I am sorry I was not able to get to all your questions, but I think we should do this again. My apologies for the typos as well.
Please stay in touch through FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/NaidooKumi or Twitter: https://twitter.com/kuminaidoo and check out my blog on Greenpeace’s website: http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/Kumi-Naidoo/