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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People around the world hold events to mark ’30 days of injustice’ for the Arctic 30

Blog by Cassady Sharp | October 18, 2013

Today marks the 30th day in which the Arctic 30 have been held by authorities in Murmansk, Russia. The world widely acknowledges that this is a heavy-handed response by authorities towards the Arctic 30′s brave, peaceful protest, and that the … ...

Award-winning photographer dedicates prize to Denis Sinyakov and Arctic 30

Blog by Cassady Sharp | October 17, 2013

It was a very special night for me: I received second place at the prestigious Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year. My prize was for a series of photographs I had taken for Greenpeace International as John Novis had commissioned me to shoot the...

Mothers of the Disappeared want the Arctic 30 to come home

Blog by Dannielle Taaffe | October 17, 2013

Google them and the words “bravery” “audacity” “justice” are among the first to pop up.  Thousands of articles, stacks of books and scores of songs – even one by U2 - have been dedicated to them. The Mothers of the Plaza de … Continue reading →

Freelance videographer, Kieron Bryan, denied bail in Russian court hearing

Blog by Carla Amaya | October 11, 2013

Yesterday, Kieron Bryan, a Greenpeace International contracted freelance videographer, and an activist, Philip Ball, (from the United Kingdom) attended a bail hearing at the Regional court of Murmansk. Kieron Bryan was commissioned by Greenpeace...

Greenpeace International responds to allegations from Russian authorities

Blog by Carla Amaya | October 11, 2013

Feature Story- On September 18th, the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise was involved in a peaceful protest at Gazprom’s Prirazlomnaya platform, which is expected to become the first to produce oil from ice filled Arctic seas. Over a day later, the …...

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