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Drumming For Justice

Feature story | November 13, 2013 at 14:51

30 people face serious jail time after a peaceful protest against oil drilling in the arctic. We can’t be silent in the face of such injustice. So we’re raising our voices. We’re lifting our vuvuzelas. We’re beating our drums for justice!

Eskom apologises for spying on NGOs

Feature story | November 12, 2013 at 8:22

In February this year, three environmental NGOs - groundWork, Earthlife Africa Jhb, and Greenpeace Africa quit Eskom's NGO forum following reports that Eskom contracted an intelligence company to spy on the them.

Incredible new footage of the moment special forces boarded the Arctic Sunrise

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | November 8, 2013

We've just received incredible new footage that shows the moment Russian special forces abseiled onto the heli deck of the Arctic Sunrise and detained the crew at gun point. Email the Russian Embassy to demand the release of the...

Joburg Group Newsletter August 2013

Blog entry by Rebecca Henderson | November 1, 2013

In this Edition: • World forestry day by Cindy De Lange • I <3 the arctic by Ricardo Rodrigues • Community clean up in Orange Farm by William Tchadieu • Zero plastic week by Rebecca Henderson • Global day of action against coal by...

The Arctic 30 say thank you for your support

Blog entry by Birgitte Lesanner | October 28, 2013

Many of you, all around the world, have been kind enough to show your support for the Arctic30 who continue to be detained in Russia with dark prospects. From the little news we get out of the Murmansk detention centre, one thing is...

Don’t believe the hype – hooliganism is hardly better than piracy

Blog entry by Jess Wilson | October 24, 2013

Earlier this evening Russian authorities offered the Arctic 30 — currently being held in a freezing jail in Murmansk — what looked like a legal olive branch by dropping piracy charges and replacing them with ones of "hooliganism." ...

The impact the Arctic Sunrise made in West Africa

Blog entry by Philippe Ahodekon, volunteer | October 23, 2013

In February 2012, I had the fabulous opportunity to form part of the Arctic Sunrise crew in the fight against overfishing in the Senegalese-Mauritanian waters. There were more than twenty nationalities onboard during this ship tour. It...

Desmond Tutu joins the call to free the Arctic 30

Feature story | October 17, 2013 at 10:27

Today, Archbishop Desmond Tutu added his voice to the global choir calling for the immediate release of the 28 Greenpeace International activists and two freelancers - the Arctic 30, who are detained in Russia following a peaceful protest to draw...

30 things you can do for the Arctic 30

Blog entry by Juliette Hauville | October 17, 2013

We continue to be overwhelmed by the amount of support, messages, letters, posters, sent to us for the Arctic 30. Many of you have written to us asking what more you can do to help them, especially when you are far away from cities...

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