The Wave Committee in Vancouver
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Everything startde in 1969; Members were part of

the ''Don't make a wave'' committee in vancouver. This committee was founded by Jim

Bohlen. He was a forty-three year old American and was a composite-materials

researcher. Another founder of the committee was Irving Stowe; he was a Philadelphia

lawyer. A jew who had joined the Quaker religion. Paul Cote, a canadian lawyer in his

mid twenties who had just gotten out of shool when he joined the committee. During this

year, the United States had chosen to test its nuclear arsenal in Amchtka, which is a small

island off the west cost of alaska. This was a home for many animals including eagles,

falcons, endangered sea otters,etc... These three men decided to produce means to end

nuclear testing in Amchitka.Next they decided to sail a boat they'd name it Greenpeace

because they wanted the earth to be green and yhey wanted peace. It was Bill Darnell

who came upwith that name. Suddenly, more peaple joined the commitee to stop nuclear

testing in Amchitka, including Terry Simmons, a cultural geographer. Bohlen and Stowe

were attracting journalist, columnist, writer, anyone who had somthing to do in the media.

It took them two years to get them ready for their journey towards justice for a land.

Bohlen and cote were in charge of fiding a boat. Meanwhile, Stowe took care of fiding the

money. He used contacts from the United States; he was a very serious man and did

everything possible to get the money they needed, he even organized a benefit concert

which made seventeen thousand dollars. The first boat they found Phylis Cormack was

first seen as old and used that wasn't going to be capable of sailing to Amchitka, so they

weren't sure of using this boat; it would carry twelve crew members and the trip would

last six weeks. During this year the ''Don't Make a Wave'' committee changed their

name to Greenpeace foundation. The day of the...

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