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The Arctic 30 have left Russia

The criminal prosecution of the Arctic 30 has been terminated after the Russian parliament adopted an amnesty decree marking the 20th anniversary of the country’s constitution. The non-Russian nationals were granted exit visas to leave the country and all of them have finally returned home. They spent more than three months in detention, 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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Deteriorating weather conditions force activists to end Arctic oil rig protest

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 22 April, 2011 4 comments

After bold action to stop Arctic drilling, the climbers have been forced by bad weather to end their protest onboard the world’s second largest oil rig, the Leiv Eiriksson. Early this morning, activists intercepted the Cairn...

Deteriorating weather conditions force activists to end Arctic oil rig protest

Press release | 22 April, 2011 at 17:43

Turkey, 22 April 2011 - Climbers from the environmental group Greenpeace have been forced by bad weather to end a protest onboard the world’s second largest oil rig, the Leiv Eiriksson, which this morning left Turkey on a dangerous mission to...

Green activists continue Arctic oil rig occupation at sea

Press release | 22 April, 2011 at 16:04

Turkey, 22 April 2011 - Climbers from the environmental group Greenpeace are still occupying an huge oil rig which departed from Turkey early this morning bound for a dangerous deep drilling operation in the Arctic. Campaigners boarded the 53...

Update: Climbers still occupying Arctic oil rig

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 22 April, 2011 6 comments

Climbers are still occupying the huge oil rig which departed from Turkey early this morning bound for a dangerous deep drilling operation in the off the coast of Greenland in the Arctic. Early this morning the activists ...

Beautiful Arctic

Slideshow | 1 March, 2011

BP Delays Dangerous Liberty Project in Alaska’s Arctic Ocean

Image | 2 December, 2010 at 9:40

We'd like to believe the polar bear on this photo, taken in August 2009, is just as happy today as news came in that drilling at BP's Liberty project in the Arctic has been delayed.

Going Beyond Oil

Blog entry by Philip Radford | 22 September, 2010

Despite the overwhelming evidence that Big Oil's reckless pursuit of the last remaining oil reserves (and ever-more exorbitant profits) is disastrous for the planet, governments of the world are still greenlighting dangerous...

Would you like to be on a Greenpeace ship?

Blog entry by LisaV | 15 September, 2010 3 comments

I've been at sea for 5 weeks now and can't wait to set foot on terra firma again and do all the things I've been missing. When I am on land I dream of being at sea and now I'm at sea - I can't stop thinking about getting back on land...

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