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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30 Ideas for 30 Days of Climate Action for the Arctic 30

Blog by Cassady Sharp | October 24, 2013

  “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”  -Anne Frank In the chilly waters of the Arctic on September 18th, a group of international activists, crew and journalists participated in … ...

Orthodox Cathedral in Alaska shows support for the Arctic 30

Blog by George Pletnikoff | October 21, 2013

On a bright sunny fall afternoon, on the steps of St. Innocent of Irkutsk Cathedral in Anchorage Alaska, assembly members, priests and delegates from the church gathered to show support for the release of the Arctic 30 currently held in … ...

WATCH: Dancer exhibits Gazprom’s art of Arctic destruction

Blog by Carla Amaya | October 21, 2013

Hardly elsewhere in the world, climate change is more visible than in the Arctic. About 75 percent of Arctic sea ice has disappeared in the last 30 years. The corporations that are responsible now want to profit from it – and fueling … Continue...

WATCH: 30 Days of Injustice for the Arctic 30, detained in Russia on piracy charges

Blog by Mitch Wenkus | October 18, 2013

Following a peaceful protest at a Gazprom oil platform, the Greenpeace ship the Arctic Sunrise was illegally boarded by the Russian Coast Guard. The 28 international activists, a freelance photographer and a freelance videographer, including...

Battling extreme weather on Mt Everest to join the call to #FreeTheArctic30

Blog by Zhong Yu | October 18, 2013

I’ve been to Mount Everest four times: first to climb, then twice to investigate glacial evidence of climate change. This year I thought I came back to ride. My friend Nancy and I rode 1,500 kilometres on bicycles over the … Continue reading →

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