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Greenpeace International ship nears Murmansk port as 30 activists await possible charges

Press release | 24 September, 2013 at 10:19

Murmansk, 24 September 2013 - The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise is close to arriving in the port of Murmansk after being boarded by Russian authorities last week following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling.

9 disturbing signs pointing to a catastrophic oil spill in the Arctic

Blog entry by Cassady Sharp | 24 September, 2013 3 comments

Gazprom may not be as familiar to you as BP or Exxon, but they're just as capable of making history with a catastrophic oil spill. The Russian oil giant is the first company to start oil production in the Arctic after their failed...

Climate change: solutions within our grasp

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | 23 September, 2013 2 comments

What’s up with climate change? Has it stopped yet, as some newspapers suggested? Nope, sorry. It’s still galloping ahead. And next week we’ll hear exactly how fast, and what it will mean for our possible futures, as the world’s...

Greenpeace International dismisses Russian allegations of piracy as ‘unjustified and...

Press release | 21 September, 2013 at 15:36

Amsterdam, 21 September 2013 - Greenpeace International has strongly rejected an allegation of piracy leveled at its ship Arctic Sunrise in the Russian Arctic, describing it as a desperate attempt to justify the illegal boarding of its ship in...

Arctic sea ice reaches minimum extent for 2013 as Greenpeace activists are held in...

Press release | 20 September, 2013 at 19:42

Amsterdam, 20 September 2013 - US Scientists have announced that Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its sixth lowest extent in recorded history this year. The news comes as 30 Greenpeace activists remain in the custody of Russian security...

Why does Gazprom seem to be making ridiculous claims about our safety pod?

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 20 September, 2013 73 comments

Greenpeace International has a long and proud history of peaceful protests in defence of the environment, but right now Russian authorities are holding 30 of our activists on board the Arctic Sunrise for opposing the reckless oil...

At home in the 'pod' - inside the Prirazlomnaya oil action

Video | 20 September, 2013 at 14:00

On September 18, 2013, Greenpeace activists attempted to attach 'survival pods' to the Prirazlomnaya oil platform in the Pechora Sea in an attempt to stop it drilling the world's first offshore oil well in the Arctic.

Greenpeace International ship remains under control of Russian authorities in...

Press release | 20 September, 2013 at 13:10

Amsterdam, 20 September 2013 - The crew of the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise remain in the custody of Russian authorities following an armed boarding of the ship in international waters yesterday. The ship has now been under armed guard...

Armed Russian Coast Guard boards peaceful Greenpeace protest ship

Press release | 19 September, 2013 at 17:58

Pechora Sea, 19 September 2013 - The Russian Coast Guard has boarded the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise and is arresting the 25 activists on board following a protest against Gazprom’s Arctic oil drilling operations.

Real life pirates - a scourge on our seas

Blog entry by Alicia Craw | 19 September, 2013 2 comments

Ahoy me hearties, gather your shipmates and swash your buckles ‘cause today be International Talk like a Pirate Day! A day when landlubbers around the globe can be heard uttering “aaars”, growls, mutters, and scowls, with true pirate...

UPDATE: Greenpeace activists being held without charge by Russian Coast Guard

Press release | 19 September, 2013 at 14:07

Pechora Sea, 19 September 2013 - Greenpeace International continues to seek the release of activists Sini Saarela (Finland) and Marco Weber (Switzerland) who are being held by the Russian Coast Guard following a peaceful protest against Gazprom’s...

Gazprom's security sidekicks threaten protestors

Video | 19 September, 2013 at 14:00

This is the kind of protection the Russian oil industry gets from authorities, but the real threat to the Arctic comes not from peaceful activists but from oil companies like Gazprom that will stop at nothing for the world's riskiest oil. Sept 19...

To hell and back to Save the Arctic

Blog entry by Camila Speziale | 18 September, 2013 51 comments

This morning at 4 a.m. I hugged my fellow climbers good luck before heading out to climb Gazprom's oil platform, the Prirazlomnaya, from the Arctic Sunrise. It was a terrifying moment for me as I jumped into the inflatable boat in...

Every act of peaceful rebellion adds up

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 18 September, 2013 28 comments

I woke up at the crack of dawn this morning with my stomach in knots as I scrambled to check my twitter feed and email. It was five a.m. but I was wide awake; physically in Amsterdam but my heart in Russia where I knew that five of...

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