Making Waves

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  • 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 >

  • The Tokyo Two: Whaling, Activism, and Human Rights

    Blogpost by Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki - 2 September, 2010 at 18:07 7 comments

    Junichi and Toru - the 'Tokyo Two'

    This will be the first blog Toru and I have written together, as up until recently our heavy bail restrictions have meant that we could not be in the same room or even talk to each other without a lawyer present.

    Th... Read more >

  • Genetically engineered potato? We have a bad peeling about this.

    Blogpost by Myrto Pispini - 2 September, 2010 at 15:53 4 comments

    When the German Minister of Economics and Technology recently endorsed a Genetically Engineered (GE) potato, he said "no" to public opinion, "no" to the health and safety concerns of scientists, "no" to biodiversity, "no" to farmers' livelihoods and "... Read more >

  • UPDATE: Greenpeace Activists arrested

    Blogpost by Jess Miller - 2 September, 2010 at 12:15 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 under the rig and they... Read more >

  • Video: update direct from the oil rig

    Blogpost by Jess Miller - 1 September, 2010 at 12:33 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. Read more >

  • LIVE: Action to go beyond oil in the Arctic

    Blogpost by LisaV - 31 August, 2010 at 11:04 30 comments

    From Lisa at this morning's ongoing action against Cairn's reckless drilling in the Arctic - click here for the live feed from the Esperanza.

    Just a moment ago we launched our inflatables at the crack of dawn in the misty Arctic waters of Baffin Ba... Read more >

  • How an Arctic oil rush will help suffocate the planet

    Blogpost by LisaV - 28 August, 2010 at 17:10 4 comments

    Leila, climate campaigner on the Esperanza, writes from the Arctic... 

    Can you believe the Esperanza has been in the Arctic for a week now? When we arrived the sea was a mill pond and the sky clear and spectacularwith sunsets that go on for hour... Read more >

  • Activists Scale Oil Rigs to Halt Arctic Drilling

    Blogpost by Arturo - 28 August, 2010 at 14:58

    The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is in the Arctic to protest Cairn Energy's drilling here. At dawn (August 31st) Greenpeace activists left the Esperanza aboard inflatables, succesfully evaded the Danish Navy, and scaled the Stena Don dril... Read more >

  • Blog from the fog

    Blogpost by LisaV - 27 August, 2010 at 16:53 1 comment

    From Anais onboard the Esperanza in the Arctic

    Last night around 1am, my whole cabin was suddenly flooded with light and it was not the Aurora Borealis this time. It was the coastguard of Greenland, onboard 'Sisak 2'. They have been following us li... Read more >

  • How many Arctic cowboys does it take to lasso an iceberg?

    Blogpost by LisaV - 25 August, 2010 at 12:20 4 comments

    Will Rose, independent photographer who regularly works with Greenpeace, writes from the Esperanza...

    Iceberg Removal Operation, Arctic

    We’re in and out of internet range now so I’m not sure when this will go up on the website. As if to mark the occasion thick swirls of fog have c... Read more >

  • Blue Noses in the Royal Kingdom of the Polar Bear

    Blogpost by LisaV - 23 August, 2010 at 10:24 3 comments

    Lisa blue nose

    We have officially arrived in the Arctic! After coming into Nuuk, Greenland, on Friday to pick up Arne, our ice pilot - we headed north and crossed the Arctic circle yesterday afternoon. I was incredibly excited about crossing the line as I have nev... Read more >

  • Black gold and mountain shaped clouds

    Blogpost by Eoin Dubsky - 23 August, 2010 at 10:20


    Anais takes a break from her chores on board to ponder about what's on the horizon and why we're here...

    There are more and more visits by our distant relatives - the whales - as we journey onwards and they are a welcome distraction from our busy d... Read more >

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