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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...

Add a #FreeTheArctic30 support ribbon to your website

Blog entry by Monica Davies | October 11, 2013

So you've sent a letter to your Russian embassy , perhaps you've changed your profile picture or avatar too, but you want to do more right now? If you run a website or blog, we've got the next step for you - add a ribbon of...

WATCH: Thousands of people in nearly 50 countries stand in solidarity with Arctic 30

Blog entry by Cassady Sharp | October 9, 2013

It’s a rare and beautiful thing when people all across the world unite in defense of peaceful protest and action on climate change. That’s what happened this past weekend when thousands of people took part in solidarity events for the...

Kumi Naidoo asks for meeting with President Putin

Feature story | October 9, 2013 at 8:12

Today, Greenpeace International executive director Kumi Naidoo wrote to Russian President Vladimir Putin, offering to travel to Moscow as soon as possible to meet with Putin, in an effort to end the continued incarceration of 28 peaceful...

Sini, the quiet hero

Blog entry by Harri Lammi | October 8, 2013

My friend Sini Saarela is in jail in Murmansk, along with many other Greenpeace International activists. They are some of the first people in the world to face long jail sentences because they followed their conviction and acted...

A fisherman's wish

Blog entry by Prudence Wanko | October 7, 2013

Honourable Members, I am writing this note to you before embarking on my pirogue to be able to feed my family. I trusted you in 2012 and would like to renew that confidence in 2017. But first, I want you to make my voice heard at...

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