Making Waves

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  • Love for the pod

    Blogpost by James - 22 September, 2010 at 20:00

    Following a heroic 24 hours by Anais and Victor in the tent suspended off the anchor chain, today we stepped it all up a notch by bringing in a purpose-built half-tonne survival pod.

    I say ‘we’ but in fact I just sat on the safety b... Read more >

  • Going Beyond Oil

    Blogpost by Philip Radford - 22 September, 2010 at 15:24

    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 deepwater drilling pr... Read more >

  • Jamie writes...

    We've stepped up our action in the waters off Shetland where - in addition to climbers Victor and Anais on the anchor chain of the Stena Carron – a custom-built survival pod has been brought into play. Two metres in diameter and ... Read more >

  • James on the Espernanza writes...

    It’s been a hectic day - but a successful one.

    We heard at our ship’s briefing this morning at 0800 that our friends were going to attempt to get on Chevron’s massive Stena Carren rig in the next coup... Read more >

  • How many activists can you fit on top of a drill ship anchor?

    Blogpost by LisaV - 21 September, 2010 at 17:51

    Here's a short but sweet clip of Greenpeace climbers Anais (from Germany) and Victor (from Sweden) setting up their equipment on top the anchor chain of the Stena Carron drilling ship off Shetland. You really get a sense of just how massive this ship ... Read more >

  • Deep Green: The women who founded Greenpeace

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - 17 September, 2010 at 13:16 5 comments

    "A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King Jr. or Mahatma Gandhi to come back,
    but they are gone. We are it."
    — Marian Wright Edelman

    Although men got most of the headlines in the early Greenpeace campaigns, many strong and visionary women he... Read more >

  • It's our birthday and we'll go beyond oil if we want to!

    Blogpost by LisaV - 15 September, 2010 at 18:58 1 comment

    Today is the 39th birthday of Greenpeace and we have just arrived in Aberdeen on the Esperanza. Back in 1971 on September 15th - the first Greenpeace ship set sail to protest against a US nuclear test zone and peacefully prevent the destruction of A... Read more >

  • Would you like to be on a Greenpeace ship?

    Blogpost by LisaV - 15 September, 2010 at 10:19 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 even though the... Read more >

  • Unauthorised GE potato unleashed in Sweden

    Blogpost by Myrto Pispini - 14 September, 2010 at 17:11 3 comments

    News from Sweden-.

    In the North, in Haparanda, Greenpeace activists marked and sealed off the potato fields that were recently discovered to be contaminated with the illegal, unauthorised genetically engineered potato, named Amadea. Simultaneously, a... Read more >

  • Ice ice baby

    Blogpost by LisaV - 11 September, 2010 at 14:04 2 comments

    We're now in the Atlantic Ocean heading for Europe - escorted by sea gulls gliding alongside us as the swells rock us from side to side.

    The Arctic was an amazing place to experience but the most beautiful part of our journey was see... Read more >

  • Activists are not criminals

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - 10 September, 2010 at 13:52 2 comments

    Read the original post on Kumi's Huffington Post blog

    Junichi, Toru and Kumi after the verdict
    Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert / Greenpeace

    After more than two years of political prosecution, my colleagues Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki were this week handed a o... Read more >

  • To the first follower

    Blogpost by Juliette - 9 September, 2010 at 11:39 2 comments

    A colleague forwarded a video about building a movement yesterday, and it made me think of the moment when we see a petition, or any online action suddenly taking off. But before I get started, watch the video:

    There are a lot of thin... Read more >

  • Leaving the Arctic under Northern Lights and shooting stars

    Blogpost by LisaV - 6 September, 2010 at 21:59 3 comments

    We had a fairly quiet weekend on board the Esperanza - especially compared to the ¨all systems go¨ mode we were in last week during the action. Yesterday Babu, our wonderful cook, had a well deserved day off and some of us volunteered to prepare bru... Read more >

  • Arctic defenders deported from Greenland

    Blogpost by LisaV - 4 September, 2010 at 16:01 11 comments

    Sadly, all four of our climbers will not be coming back to the Esperanza after all. Jens, Sim, Timo and Matt are flying home to Germany, USA, Finland and Poland respectively. Their personal belongings are still on board and they are going home in sp... Read more >

  • Arctic defenders still in police custody

    Blogpost by LisaV - 3 September, 2010 at 20:42 3 comments

    We are still waiting for our climbers to be released but hoping they will be back on board the Esperanza soon. They are sorely missed - especially Timo's lovely guitar playing in the evenings. Anais is talking about preparing a "Welcome Back!" ba... Read more >

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