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

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Russian Authorities fail to lift piracy charges against Arctic 30

Blog by Cassady Sharp | November 5, 2013

Prosecuting authorities in Russia were under fire today after it was revealed that they have failed to lift charges of piracy against the Arctic 30, despite pledging to do so. Russia’s powerful Investigative Committee announced last week that the...

Shell announcing return to Arctic drilling in 2014 despite disastrous previous attempt

Blog by Cassady Sharp | October 31, 2013

Despite a season of “uh-ohs” last winter, Shell is bound and determined to try, try again to drill in the Arctic. Among Shell’s mishaps were equipment failures, failed safety inspections and a runaway rig off the coast of Alaska. The … Continue...

Confronting environmentally destructive companies remains consistent mission of...

Blog by Cassady Sharp | October 25, 2013

From its first voyage to a nuclear test site in 1971 to the recent seizure of the Arctic Sunrise following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling, ships have facilitated Greenpeace’s journeys to the frontline of environmental destruction.

The Arctic 30 sends messages of thanks to supporters from Russia

Blog by Birgitte Lesanner | October 25, 2013

Many of you, all around the world, have been kind enough to show your support for the Arctic30 who continue to be detained in Russia with dark prospects. From the little news we get out of the Murmansk detention centre, … Continue reading →

New hooliganism charges are “inappropriate and should be dropped,” says Amnesty...

Blog by Cassady Sharp | October 24, 2013

In response to charges of hooliganism from the Russian Federal Investigative Committee, Amnesty International released a statement supporting the Arctic 30 and condemning the charges. “The piracy charges originally brought in this case were...

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