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

Blog entry by Pete Speller | November 8, 2013 1 comment

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 John Baird, Minister of Foreign...

I will keep the faith. For a better world.

Blog entry by Sarah Wilbore | October 28, 2013 5 comments

The following is the transcription of a handwritten letter from Arctic 30 detainee Alexandre Paul. Canadians Alexandre and Paul Ruzycki have now been imprisoned in Murmansk, Russia, for over a month. Dear supporters, My name...

Defend the Arctic and peaceful protest: get your Arctic 30 Solidarity Kit

Blog entry by Natalie Caine, Arctic Campaign | October 24, 2013 3 comments

It has been over a month since 28 Greenpeace activists and two freelance journalists were illegally detained in international waters by Russian authorities, following a peaceful protest to stop destructive oil drilling in the Arctic. ...

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

Blog entry by Jess Wilson | October 23, 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." ...

30 things you can do for the Arctic 30

Blog entry by JulietteH | October 17, 2013 3 comments

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...

Our Captain Fantastic

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | October 14, 2013

Pete Willcox, who has just been refused bail and remains alone in a Russian jail cell, was my skipper on board the first Rainbow Warrior in 1984. As a crew we spent five months in a hellhole boat yard in Florida turning  the...

Arctic Ambassadors campaign across Canada to Save the Arctic

Blog entry by Natalie Caine | October 10, 2013

In August, Greenpeace posed a challenge to our supporters across Canada.  We asked them to step up to our Arctic Ambassador Petition Competition , becoming campaigners for the Arctic and growing our movement in their own networks...

From the North Pole to Powershift

Blog entry by Kiera-Dawn Kolson | October 8, 2013

Driin gwiinzii chilikut-good day friends... My position as Arctic outreach campaigner for Greenpeace Canada has brought me to many diverse and exciting places over the last year.  From the Arctic Indigenous People’s Conference in...

We rebut Gazprom’s absurd claims about the Arctic 30

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | October 8, 2013

In a recent news item on the BBC , Artur Akopov, chief of operations on the Prirazlomnaya, made a number of absurd claims about the safety of the peaceful Greenpeace action on the side of Gazprom’s giant oil platform. In a ...

Stand up for the Arctic 30

Blog entry by Alex Speers-Roesch | October 4, 2013

The news this past week for the Arctic 30 --the 30 people aboard the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise when it was illegally seized in international waters by armed Russian authorities--has been grim. All 30 have been charged with piracy...

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