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Greenpeace warehouse

For an organization that wants us all to live more lightly on Mother Earth, Greenpeace sure has a lot of stuff. Cases of humpback whale costumes and a forest-green ambulance marked “Climate Emergency Response.” Inflatable boats and a two-man airship. Handcuffs, 70 purple umbrellas and a climbing wall where protesters train before rappelling down the headquarters of corporate America. Decades worth of props are housed in a fading yellow warehouse in San Francisco’s Dogpatch, an industrial neighborhood squeezed between a freeway and a shipyard. Wandering through the cache is a lesson in environmental history — Greenpeace style. The cluttered warehouse is the West Coast prop room for the group’s theater of dissent — the kind of nonviolent protest on display of late with much of the Occupy movement.
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