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The Arctic 30

The Arctic 30 spent more than three months in a Russian detention centre, despite the fact that the seizure of their ship and the imprisonment of the activists were deemed illegal by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. As one activist said, "They didn't lock us up for what we did. They locked us up for what we stood for." Their act of civil disobedience was a courageous stand against destructive Arctic oil drilling and the onslaught of climate change.

 

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Shell scraps 2014 Arctic drilling plans - Greenpeace International response

Press release | 30 January, 2014 at 11:13

Amsterdam, 30 January 2014 - Speaking with investors today, Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden announced that the company would not attempt to drill in the Alaskan Arctic in 2014.

A small victory for the Arctic, a huge step for the Komi Peoples

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | 21 January, 2014

The Indigenous Peoples of Russia’s Komi Republic are celebrating a rare victory today, after one of the oil companies that has been polluting their traditional land , was finally held to account. Lukoil, one of the oil companies...

The Arctic 30 Return Home

Slideshow | 30 December, 2013

Sini Saarela Travels Home

Slideshow | 30 December, 2013

Greenpeace Canada podcast from the Arctic

Blog entry by Mary Ambrose | 30 December, 2013

You may dread holiday travel. But sitting on a stuffy bus for a few hours or trudging through mucky icy streets is nothing compared to trekking to the North Pole. And there is no warm welcome at the end, no hot chocolate, no blazing...

The Arctic 30 thank YOU for your support

Video | 29 December, 2013 at 14:00

All of the Greenpeace 'Arctic 30' have now returned home, having been detained in Russia for 100 days following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling. Through this video, they would like to express their gratitude to all those around the...

Last foreign Arctic 30 activist leaves Russia

Press release | 29 December, 2013 at 13:46

St Petersburg, 29 December 2013 – Activist and Polish national Tomasz Dziemianczuk has left Russia, the 26th and final foreign member of the Arctic 30 to leave the country. This signals a new chapter in the campaign to save the Arctic.

UPDATE: 25 foreigners among Arctic 30 leave Russia

Press release | 28 December, 2013 at 9:48

St Petersburg, 28 December 2013 – Twenty-five of the 26 foreigners among the Arctic 30 have left Russia for home. The last activist will leave the country on Sunday.

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