It has been bad week at the office for Greenpeace. Last week the government of India decided that they were not conducive to the public good or the kind of people that a poverty afflicted nation like themselves should give too much time to.
An Intelligence Bureau report on foreign-funded NGOs “negatively impacting economic development” in India has called Greenpeace “a threat to national economic security”, citing activities ranging from protests against nuclear and coal plants and funding of “sympathetic” research, to allegedly helping out an Aam Aadmi Party candidate in the recent Lok Sabha elections.
This story, which emerged last week, was bad enough but there is a scandal about to break over the organisation tonight which might prove harder to explain away (translated from the German by yours truly and Google Translate, so it's worth checking).
The environmentalist as a speculator: Greenpeace worker loses donor millions
A worker in the finance department racked up losses of millions through foreign exchange speculation, according to Spiegel sources. The money originated from donations.