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Latest Updates from the Arctic Sunrise activists and crew members

Feature story | December 4, 2013 at 9:00

UPDATED: From peaceful action to dramatic seizure: a timeline of events since the Arctic Sunrise took action September 18 (CET).

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...

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...

What you can do to help #FreeTheArctic30

Blog entry by Sarah Wilbore | October 2, 2013

On September 19th, 28 Greenpeace International activists and two freelance photojournalists were arrested under armed guard in international waters after a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling. They are now being detained in...

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...

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...

Open your eyes to effects of climate change

Blog entry by Ruth Davis | November 11, 2013

November, and another UN climate conference opens against the backdrop of a devastating and heart-breaking storm. Tens of thousands have lost their lives and hundreds of thousands their homes in typhoon Haiyan - in an event that is...

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...

You can’t sink a rainbow, you can’t seize a sunrise

Blog entry by Alex Harris | January 22, 2014

All rights reserved . Credit: © John Cobb / Greenpeace. Alex Harris at the Greenpeace office in London I trembled as I walked through the grounds of Murmansk prison on the 26th September. Inmates watched...

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