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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September 2013 Photo of the Month

Blog by Robert Meyers | October 10, 2013

Early Sept. 18 in the Pechora Sea, freelance photojournalist Denis Sinyakov captured the moment when unarmed activists helping support a peaceful protest against oil drilling in the Russian Arctic are threatened with knives and fired upon with...

“Sini, the quiet hero”: The friend of a detained Greenpeace activist speaks out

Blog by Harri Lammi | October 7, 2013

My friend Sini Saarela is in jail in Murmansk, along with many other Greenpeace International activists. They are some of the first people in the world to face long jail sentences because they followed their conviction and acted against climate …...

WATCH: Arctic Sunrise Captain Peter Willcox talks about seizure in Russia

Blog by Cassady Sharp | October 7, 2013

In secret footage filmed during Russian authorities’ inspection of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, Captain Peter Willcox, still handcuffed to an official, describes the moment when armed agents searched the vessel and seized laptops and...

BREAKING: Dutch government takes action in the Greenpeace Russian piracy case

Blog by Cassady Sharp | October 4, 2013

The Dutch government today announced that it would initiate arbitration proceedings against Russia under the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea to secure the release of 28 Greenpeace International activists, plus a freelance photographer and a...

The EnvironmentaLIST: 11 Really Good Reasons to Support Peaceful Protest Today

Blog by Cassady Sharp | October 2, 2013

This has been a particularly active week for exercising your right to peacefully protest from workers all across the country protesting the government shutdown to several activists now charged with piracy after taking action on climate change.

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