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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We need 30 Twitter millionaires to #FreeTheArctic30

Blog by Cassady Sharp | October 2, 2013

We just found out that our friends, 28 international activists and 2 freelance journalists, are being charged with piracy for standing up to Gazprom, a Russian oil giant. It’s an incredibly serious charge and carries a maximum sentence of 15 … ...

Greenpeace shows Gazprom the red card at the Champions Leagues Game in Switzerland

Blog by Cassady Sharp | October 1, 2013

Greenpeace climbers greeted the crowd at the Champions League match in Switzerland with a giant penalty card for oil company Gazprom, the Russian sponsor of the Champions League.  While a crowd of boisterous football fans at the FB Basel and...

Free the Arctic 30, and lock up fossil fuels

Blog by Truls Gulowsen | October 1, 2013

On Friday, peaceful activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise woke up in a freezing jail cell in Russia for trying to protect the Arctic and fight global warming. At the same time the UN panel on Climate Change released its latest report...

Arctic sea ice reaches minimum extent for 2013 as Greenpeace activists are held in...

Blog by Cassady Sharp | September 20, 2013

US Scientists have announced that Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its sixth lowest extent in recorded history this year. The news comes as 30 Greenpeace activists remain in the custody of Russian security forces, who illegally boarded the...

Meet Captain Pete Willcox

Blog by Nicole Sands | September 20, 2013

The crew of the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise remain in the custody of Russian authorities following an armed boarding of the ship in international waters. Meet the Captain of the Arctic Sunrise, Pete Willcox. Willcox grew up on the water...

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