21 Jun '13, 12pm

When will companies learn that lawsuits won't silence us? Loggers sue @GreenpeaceCA for $7m.

When will companies learn that lawsuits won't silence us? Loggers sue @GreenpeaceCA for $7m.

Resolute Forest Products, one of the most destructive logging companies in Canada, is suing my colleagues for $7 million . It thinks this will make them shut up about its destruction of Canada's Boreal Forest. It won't work - and I should know. Canada's Boreal Forest, home to herds of endangered caribou, is under threat from Resolute, Canada's largest logging company. Greenpeace campaigners have been trying to get Resolute to put down its chainsaws while a conservation plan can be drawn up that protects this valuable and vulnerable forest. Instead of talking to us, it launched a multi-million dollar lawsuit against our Canadian office , naming several campaigners personally. Lawsuits like this are designed to silence campaigners who criticise companies. There's even a name for them: strategic lawsuits against public participation, or SLAPP. They are so notorious that Quebe...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/forests/when-will-compa...

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