Permalink: https://photo.greenpeace.org/archive/Action-Against--Clipper-Hope--in-Brazil-27MZIFVKX752.htmlConceptually similar'Clipper Hope' Occupation in BrazilGP043DFCompleted★★★★'Clipper Hope' Occupation in BrazilGP043DGCompleted★★★★'Clipper Hope' Occupation in BrazilGP043DICompleted★★★★'Clipper Hope' Occupation in BrazilGP043DHCompleted★★★★Action Against 'Clipper Hope' in BrazilGP043D4Completed★★★★★★Action Against 'Clipper Hope' in BrazilGP043D5Completed★★★★Action Against 'Clipper Hope' in BrazilGP043D6Completed★★★★Action Against 'Clipper Hope' in BrazilGP043D3Completed★★★★Action Against 'Clipper Hope' in BrazilGP043DCCompleted★★★★View AllGP043DEAction Against 'Clipper Hope' in BrazilThe day after President Dilma failed to fully veto controversial changes to Brazil's ‘forest code’, Greenpeace activists occupy a pile of pig iron and industrial cranes near the 'Clipper Hope' cargo ship. A banner reads "Amazonia vira carvao. Brasil desliga essa motosserra. (The Amazon turns to Charcoal. Brazil Stop the Chainsaw.)" The activists are preventing the departure of the ship from the Amazon to the USA, where its cargo of pig iron will be used to make steel for the US car industry. Greenpeace is taking action to expose serious crimes in the production of Brazilian pig iron (an intermediate product in the steelmaking process) including slave labour, deforestation and the invasion of indigenous lands.Locations:Amazon-Brazil-Maranhão-São Luis-South AmericaDate:26 May, 2012Credit:© Marizilda Cruppe / GreenpeaceMaximum size:2362px X 1574pxKeywords:Automotive industry-Banners-Cargo ships-Crowds-Day-Deforestation-Forests (campaign title)-Greenpeace activists-Industrial cranes-Iron ore mining-KWCI (GPI)-Occupation actions-Outdoors-Ports-Rainforests-Steelmaking industryShoot:'Clipper Hope' Occupation in BrazilGreenpeace activists take action against the ship Clipper Hope, preventing its departure from the Amazon to the USA, where its cargo of pig iron will be used to make steel for the US car industry. Pig iron from the company that owns the cargo – Viena - is exported to a US company that claims to supply car makers including Ford, GM, Mercedes and BMW. A new Greenpeace report "Driving Destruction in the Amazon" reveals how some of the world’s biggest car companies are using steel products made from this pig iron, despite the destruction caused by its production. Thousands of remote charcoal camps in Brazil have pillaged huge areas of natural rainforest to smoulder into wood charcoal. The charcoal is burnt in blast furnaces which convert iron ore to pig iron. Greenpeace is taking action to expose serious crimes in the production of Brazilian pig iron including slave labour, deforestation and the invasion of indigenous lands.