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

Oct 21, 2010, 20:00 ET from Consumers Alliance for Global Prosperity (CAGP)

As the Rainbow Warrior's crew runs out of supplies, CAGP insists Indonesia's government stands its ground against 'green' imperialism

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In light of Agence France-Presse's reporting today 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 (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:

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"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 Jakarta."

The Consumers Alliance for Global Prosperity (CAGP) 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.

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