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30 things you can do for the Arctic 30

Blog entry by JulietteH | 16 October, 2013 26 comments

We continue to be overwhelmed by the amount of support, messages, letters, posters, sent to us for the Arctic 30. Many of you have written to us asking what more you can do to help them, especially when you are far away from cities...

Mothers of the disappeared want the Arctic 30 to come home

Blog entry by Dannielle Taaffe | 16 October, 2013 37 comments

Google them and the words 'bravery', 'audacity', and 'justice' are among the first to pop up. Thousands of articles, stacks of books and scores of songs – even one by U2 - have been dedicated to them. The Mothers of the Plaza...

Fighting world hunger: Who deserves our praise?

Blog entry by Christine Campeau | 16 October, 2013 1 comment

Today is World Food Day, a chance to celebrate the millions of farmers around the world who put food on our tables. Yesterday, some of these farmers were awarded the Food Sovereignty Prize by the US Food Sovereignty Alliance,...

Peter Willcox, be(a)ring witness

Blog entry by Barbara Stowe | 15 October, 2013

Captain Peter Willcox is the very definition of a mensch. The first thing he taught me was courage. I met him in Vancouver, Canada, in the spring of 2007, when he was skippering the Esperanza for the Greenpeace USA Bering Witness tour.

Murmansk court continues to refuse bail for Greenpeace International activists

Press release | 15 October, 2013 at 12:50

Amsterdam, 15 October 2013 - Greenpeace International activist Frank Hewetson (UK) has been refused bail by the Regional Court of Murmansk in Russia, bringing the number of rejected bail appeals to 10.

Our Captain Fantastic

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | 14 October, 2013 5 comments

Pete Willcox, who (at the time of this writing) has just been refused bail and remains alone in a Russian jail cell, was my skipper on board the first Rainbow Warrior in 1984. As a crew we spent five months in a hellhole boat yard...

Arctic Sunrise captain refused bail in Russia

Press release | 14 October, 2013 at 15:33

Amsterdam, 14 October 2013 - The captain of the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise and one other activist have been refused bail in Russia.

Gazprom Protest At Barcolana Regatta

Image | 13 October, 2013 at 22:30

Greenpeace activists aboard inflatables hold banners reading: “Get Out Of The Arctic, Save The Arctic & #FreeTheArctic30”; and follow the ‘Esimit Europa 2’ as it nears the finish of the Barcolana Regatta in Trieste, to protest against the...

Greenpeace International bail appeals refused as Brazil President speaks out

Press release | 11 October, 2013 at 21:31

Amsterdam, 11 October 2013 - Appeals for bail by lawyers for Phil Ball and Kieron Bryan, both British citizens, were today refused by the Regional Court of Murmansk.

Greenpeace International bail appeals refused as Brazil president speaks out

Press release | 11 October, 2013 at 13:06

Amsterdam, 11 October 2013 - Appeals for bail by lawyers for Phil Ball and Kieron Bryan, both British citizens, were today refused by the Regional Court of Murmansk.

Greenpeace 'Arctic 30': Camila Speziale

Video | 11 October, 2013 at 12:00

Argentinean Greenpeace activist Camila Speziale is one of the "Arctic 30". Twenty-eight activists and a freelance videographer and photographer are currently held in Murmansk by Russian authorities. Their arrest followed a protest against Arctic...

Photo essay: Tamura, Japan the terrible dilemma for residents

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | 10 October, 2013 3 comments

The residents of the Tamura City region of Fukushima Prefecture in Japan are facing a dilemma. They could move back once the government lifts the evacuation order following the Fukushima nuclear disaster. However, this means moving...

Fukushima's Returning Residents 2013

Video | 10 October, 2013 at 11:00

Greenpeace monitoring efforts are showing that radiation levels in the wider Fukushima area are higher than indicated by the Japanese authorities. As government decontanimation attempts are proving insufficient, Greenpeace says it is not safe yet...

Fukushima’s hidden impacts

Blog entry by Dr. Rianne Teule | 10 October, 2013 3 comments

I’m back in the radioactively contaminated areas around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, for the 4th time since the nuclear disaster in March 2011. Once again it’s surreal. I’ve measured radiation levels that are clearly...

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