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The voice of the planet. Nature’s representative, by day the Executive Director of Greenpeace International, has had a big twelve months...This June, at the Rio+20 Conference, he was again the voice of the future we want, demanding more action and loudly calling out the failures of negotiators and world leaders. No one understands the extent of the crisis better than NaidooKumi Naidoo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Born in Durban, South Africa, Naidoo became involved in anti-apartheid activities when he was 15, resulting in his expulsion from high school. He was involved in neighborhood organizing, youth work in his community, and mass mobilizations against the apartheid regime.
During the apartheid government, Naidoo was arrested several times and was charged for violating provisions against mass mobilisation, civil disobedience and for violating the state of emergency. This led him to having to go underground before finally deciding to live in exile in England. During this time he was a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University and earned a doctorate (D.Phil.) in political sociology.