Eyes of Fire: 30 Years On

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The cover of the Eyes of Fire memorial edition in 2005. A new edition is due out this year marking 30 years since the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior. Cover image: John Miller.

MIL OSI Analysis – Source: Pacific Media Centre/Pacific Media Watch – EYES OF FIRE: THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE RAINBOW WARRIOR – 30 YEARS ON

Pacific Media Centre director David Robie’s book, Eyes of Fire, tells the story of the last voyage of the Rainbow Warrior, a Greenpeace campaign vessel bombed by French secret service agents.

Thirty years ago, on 10 July 1985, the Rainbow Warrior and her crew were invited to help the people of Rongelap Atoll escape from their nuclear contaminated island.

The events that followed still haunt the Pacific.

On this Little Island microsite, we look at the legacy of this vessel, its small crew of resourceful Greenpeace activists and the Pacific Island communities they tried to help.

Little Island Press is producing the fifth edition of the Eyes of Fire, following two earlier editions in New Zealand, and one each in the United Kingdom and the United States.

More information about the new edition

Little island micosite on Eyes of Fire

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Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.

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