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Kumi Naidoo en-route to the Leiv Eiriksson oil rig

Image | 17 June, 2011 at 12:12

The International Executive Director of Greenpeace, Kumi Naidoo, enters an exclusion zone to scale the controversial Leiv Eiriksson Arctic oil rig 120km off the coast of Greenland.

The price of Arctic oil

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 16 September, 2011 5 comments

Early one June morning this year, along with 19 fellow activists I jumped off a Greenpeace inflatable and climbed up the vertical wall of the leg of a giant oil rig, the Leiv Eiriksson, which was drilling nearly 200km off the coast of...

Activists arrested and pod captured but this is not the end

Blog entry by Ben Stewart | 2 June, 2011 50 comments

Climbers working with the Danish navy have just broken into our pod suspended from the Cairn Energy oil rig here in the Arctic seas off Greenland and arrested the two Greenpeace climbers inside. Hannah and Luke had been suspended ...

Cairn calls in the navy then wields a legal lump hammer to stop us protecting the Arctic

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 2 June, 2011 23 comments

Last night, Hannah and Luke, our two brave climbers, were removed from the Arctic survival pod that had been suspended from the underside of the 53,000 tonne Leiv Eiriksson oil rig, here off the coast of Greenland, for the last...

The pod is down - but we're not out!

Blog entry by Madeleine Habib | 3 June, 2011 11 comments

Yesterday evening the Danish and Greenlandic forces moved in to remove The Pod . Through falling snow we watched as climbers descended from the Leiv Eiriksson to force our activists to end their Arctic vigil. An exclusion zone of 500m...

Kumi Naidoo arrives on the Esperanza

Image | 17 June, 2011 at 11:21

Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo of South Africa prepares to take action on the Greenpeace ship Esperanza in the Davis Strait off the coast of Greenland.

Climbers stop Arctic oil rig

Image | 29 May, 2011 at 15:39

29 May 2011 - Greenland. Greenpeace activists scale the underside of the 53,000 tonne Leiv Eiriksson oil rig to secure an Arctic survival pod with enough food and water to stay there for ten days. Their action will prevent the rig starting...

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