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

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - November 8, 2013 at 15:18


    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 Arctic 3... Read more >

  • The Arctic 30 say thank you for your support

    Blogpost by Birgitte Lesanner - October 28, 2013 at 16:37

    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 clear - your solid... Read more >

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

    Blogpost by Jess Wilson - October 24, 2013 at 9:17

    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."

    On the face of ... Read more >

  • The impact the Arctic Sunrise made in West Africa

    Blogpost by Philippe Ahodekon, volunteer - October 23, 2013 at 10:57

    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 was like living... Read more >

  • 30 things you can do for the Arctic 30

    Blogpost by Juliette Hauville - October 17, 2013 at 9:55

    Messages of support for the Arctic 30.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 where protest... Read more >

  • Add a #FreeTheArctic30 support ribbon to your website

    Blogpost by Monica Davies - October 11, 2013 at 14:11

    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 support (like ours in the t... Read more >

  • 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 Arctic 30, a g... Read more >

  • Sini, the quiet hero

    Blogpost by Harri Lammi - October 8, 2013 at 14:37

    Sini Saarela, At The Leninsky District Court Of Murmansk. 09/26/2013 © Igor Podgorny / Greenpeace

    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 against climate ... Read more >

  • A fisherman's wish

    Blogpost by Prudence Wanko - October 7, 2013 at 13:41

    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 the highest levels... Read more >

  • The Face of Activism

    Blogpost by Monica Davies - October 3, 2013 at 9:11

    I’ve been thinking a lot about what an activist looks like and what they do.

    When pop culture these days is so grandiose, we’re fed stories of heroes who are so different. They look different, they’re made differently to us. We’re taught that for som... Read more >

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