On Thursday, one of the busiest harbours in the world was the backdrop for a citizen action to do what governments are seemingly unable or unwilling to; reject arctic oil drilling and stand up to the single-minded and ecologically harmful greed of corporate interests.
Buoyed by over five million Arctic Defenders, the Greenpeace activists put themselves between the oil tanker Mikhail Ulyanov – a 258-meter long monster whose wake stretches all the way back to thePrirazlomanaya oil platform – and the port.
The Ulyanov's hold contains the first oil to be produced by the Gazprom-owned arctic drilling rig. A rig which I and Greenpeace know intimately. Not too long ago, seven of the activists arrested for today's peaceful protest were the very same people who spent two months in a Russian pris... Read more >