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  • 15 legendary pictures to celebrate: The Arctic Sunrise is coming home!

    Blogpost by Angela Glienicke - June 20, 2014 at 14:00

    MY Arctic Sunrise is making her way through ice in the fjord of Scoresbysund as part of her tour of Greenland in 2005

    I'm so happy to hear that the Arctic Sunrise is finally released by Russian authorities after months in custody! That's great news, but she should never have been detained in the first place as she was in international waters during a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling when she was seized. Some of my favourite photos of the ship show her in remote locations in harsh conditions.

    The Arctic Sunrise is instrumental in our campaigning and has been to many different places supporting various campaigns over the years.

    Have a look at some of her key moments and support us in getting her back into shape.

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    1996: The Arctic Sunrise during an action against plans to bu...

  • Farewell to Uli

    Blogpost by Gerd Leipold - June 19, 2014 at 8:57

    Ulrich von Eitzen. The new Greenpeace flagship the Rainbow Warrior III enters the water at the Fassmer Shipyard in Berne, near Bremen, Germany, before the addition of masts and other essential finishing touches. The Rainbow Warrior is Greenpeace's first purpose-built vessel, and will be officially launched in Autumn 2011. 07/04/2011 © Marcus Meyer / Greenpeace

    Ulrich von Eitzen, Operations Director of Greenpeace International from 2004 until 2013 and then a senior advisor to the Executive Director’s Office, finally lost his battle with cancer last Thursday, 12 June, 2014.

    The way he reacted to cancer was typically Uli, as his friends called him. If one would not have known him, one would never have suspected that he had a lethal illness. He did not complain, he did not speak about his health, he did not show his sadness or his desperation. To assume, however, that he was a cool, unemotional man, could not have been further from the truth. The sparkle in his eyes, the energy with which he approached his work, and the warmth with which he talked about his family told another story–the story of a passionate man, who simply did not wear his emotio... Read more >