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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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Greenpeace Prevents Arctic Oil Drilling Operation

Press release | 29 May, 2011 at 8:42

Greenland, Sunday 29 May 2011 – Environmental campaigners from Greenpeace have scaled the world’s most controversial oil rig and are hanging from the underside in an Arctic survival pod with enough food and water to stay there for ten days. Their...

VIDEO: Calling on the Leiv Eiriksson

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 28 May, 2011 1 comment

Having recently travelled through the aptly-named “Iceberg Alley” here off Greenland, I’ve seen first-hand the extreme conditions Cairn Energy want to drill for oil in this year. The sight of giant chunks of ice, some of them hidden...

Missing: Cairn Energy's oil spill response plan

Video | 28 May, 2011 at 13:01

Greenpeace is asking Cairn Energy for its oil spill response plan for its operation in the Arctic - which Cairn refuses to make public.

Cairn Energy headquarters blocked by polar bear in Arctic protest

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 26 May, 2011 3 comments

Company executives at Cairn Energy turned up to work this morning to find the entrance of their Edinburgh headquarters blocked by activists and a life-sized polar bear -  demanding the company to stop spearheading the new Arctic oil...

Cowboy oil company Cairn Energy headquarters blocked by Polar Bear in Arctic protest

Press release | 26 May, 2011 at 11:43

Edinburgh, 26 May 2011 – Greenpeace activists this morning blocked the entrance of the Edinburgh headquarters of the Scottish Oil Company Cairn Energy - demanding the company stop spearheading the dangerous new Arctic oil rush. (1) Cairn Energy...

Denmark willing to ban marmite but not risky deep sea Arctic oil drilling

Blog entry by Nick Young | 25 May, 2011 2 comments

Our little jar of marmite on board the Arctic Sunrise has polarized the crew – you either love it or you loath it. There’s no middle ground and, for some reason, it’s a popular topic of discussion over breakfast in the mess. So this...

Arctic Standoff: Two Greenpeace ships confront world’s most controversial oil rig

Blog entry by Nick Young | 24 May, 2011 18 comments

Despite it being the size of a small cathedral, locating Cairn Energy’s oil rig Leiv Eiriksson amongst the icebergs in the North Atlantic is like finding a needle in a haystack. But, after a week long search for the giant 53,000...

Arctic Stand-Off: Greenpeace ships confront world’s most controversial oil rig

Press release | 24 May, 2011 at 8:24

Greenland, 24th May 2011– Two Greenpeace ships are in a tense stand-off with Danish navy commandos protecting an oil drilling operation in the freezing seas off Greenland.

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