Russia detains 28 international activists and two journalists following peaceful protest to stop climate change

Following a peaceful protest at an oil platform which resulted in two arrests, the Greenpeace ship the Arctic Sunrise was illegally boarded by the Russian Coast Guard. Captain Peter Willcox and others have been sentenced to two months in custody pending a piracy investigation.

"This is a disproportionate use of state authority to try to silence off every important global conversation that needs to be had, because right now we are reaching the tipping point on climate."
-Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International Executive Director

The latest updates

 

Sir Paul McCartney asks Russian President Putin for release of the Arctic 30

Blog by Cassady Sharp | November 14, 2013

Sir Paul McCartney has today published his personal correspondence to Vladimir Putin, in which the Beatle calls for the Arctic 30 to be reunited with their families. In his letter Sir Paul makes a lyrical appeal for the release of … Continue...

The EnvironmentaLIST: 10 Reasons Why Shell Wants Protesters Silenced

Blog by Cassady Sharp | November 14, 2013

Of course, a giant oil company doesn’t love when activists make a stink about their Arctic oil drilling. However, being complicit in the detention of 30 peaceful individuals for the foreseeable future in a Russian prison is an unprecedented level...

Greenpeace’s ship, the Rainbow Warrior, sails into a foggy San Francisco

Blog by Cassady Sharp | November 8, 2013

Greenpeace’s iconic new eco-ship, the Rainbow Warrior, has arrived in San Francisco for its first visit to the Bay Area. It sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge, then raised two banners saying “Free the climate defenders” and “#FreeTheArctic30” in...

The EnvironmentaLIST: 6 Awesome Artistic Contributions to the Arctic 30

Blog by Cassady Sharp | November 6, 2013

28 international activists and two independent journalists currently sit in Russian cells with charges of piracy and hooliganism as a result of a peaceful protest again Arctic oil drilling. The Arctic 30 were on the scene back in September at … ...

‘Arctic 30′ being moved from Murmansk to St. Petersburg

Blog by Keiller MacDuff | November 5, 2013

Amsterdam – Greenpeace International understands from diplomatic sources that the thirty men and women detained by Russia following a peaceful protest against an Arctic oil platform are being moved from a detention center in Murmansk to a jail in...

6 - 10 of 38 results.