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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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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...

Go Beyond Oil:behind the scenes

Video | 8 September, 2010 at 15:34

Watch as Sim McKenna - climber and Greenpeace activist - prepares to occupy the Stena Don oil rig as it drills in the deep waters of the Arctic. Hear how his time in the Gulf of Mexico after BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster has helped drive him to...

Activists Deported from Greenland

Press release | 4 September, 2010 at 17:48

Baffin Bay, Greenland, 4 September 2010 -- Four Greenpeace climbers who scaled an oil rig in the freezing seas off Greenland and stopped it drilling for two days, have been deported to their home countries. The activists were arrested at midnight...

Greenpeace Activists End Arctic Oil Rig Occupation

Feature story | 2 September, 2010 at 15:25

Severe weather has forced activists to end their occupation of the Stena Don oil rig in the Arctic last night: after two days of hanging some 15 meters above the frigid Arctic waters and forcing the rigs operators, Cairn Energy, to suspend...

UPDATE: Greenpeace Activists arrested

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 2 September, 2010 5 comments

From Ben onboard the Esperanza in the Arctic ... Well that was dramatic. Yesterday afternoon the seas started churning and our huge banner on the oil rig was twisting and flapping as a gale blew up. I spoke to the four activists...

Video: update direct from the oil rig

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 1 September, 2010 1 comment

Watch Sim talk about his "relatively comfortable" night dangling off the underside of Cairn's Stena Don rig. Our four climbers are still on Cairn's rig, stopping the company from continuing its dangerous drilling in Arctic waters.

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