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Protect the Arctic

We all depend on the health of the Arctic. But companies and governments want to drill for oil in the melting waters. Burning oil caused the melting in the first place. We need to protect the Arctic waters from oil drilling and industrial fishing. Join us and demand world leaders declare a global sanctuary around the North Pole.



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Indian Members of Parliament stand in solidarity with the Arctic 30 but political...

Blog entry by Neha Saigal | November 15, 2013

We might be geographically far away from the Arctic but the cruel reality of steadily melting ice and rising temperatures is affecting and is going to shape the future of not only the four million people who live in the region but...

A day of tribute to all environmental heroes

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar and Komal Singh | November 9, 2013

Free the Arctic 30. Photo © Gary Taxali When the Himalayan forests faced extreme destruction, extraordinary people stood up to protect the environment - Sunderlal Bahuguna and Viman Bahuguna. They spearheaded the 'Chipko Movement'...

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 21, 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...

An assault on the very principle of peaceful protest

Blog entry by Jess Wilson | October 3, 2013

It is bitterly ironic that as the world celebrated Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday as International Non-Violence Day, 30 non-violent, peaceful protestors sat locked up in jail cells in Russia. Yesterday, 13 activists and one freelance...

World’s top climate scientists give us hope for a better future if we act now

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | September 27, 2013

Action at IPCC in Stockholm © Greenpeace / Christian Åslund Thirty crew members of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise are in prison in Russia, because they took peaceful action against oil drilling in the Arctic, intending to...

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