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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Seeking justice for the Arctic 30

Blog by Sergey Golubok and Kristin Casper | March 17, 2014

This post originally appeared on the blog of Greenpeace International. Today, we brough a case at the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of the Arctic 30, who spent two months in Russian jail for a peaceful protest to save the Arctic. The...

The European Parliament backs our vision for an Arctic sanctuary

Blog by Neil Hamilton | March 12, 2014

This post originally appeared on the blog of Greenpeace International Tonight I’ll sleep well, knowing that there is finally something happening within the international community about protecting the Arctic. It’s not going to change things...

Greenpeace USA 2013 Photo of the Year

Blog by Robert Meyers | December 23, 2013

    As I looked over the amazing global Greenpeace photography in 2013, I come back to this image by Denis Sinyakov as the Greenpeace USA Photo of the Year for 2013.       This image captures the dramatic moment that the gloves came off in the...

With help from Shell, Gazprom could start drilling in the Arctic any day now

Blog by Nicky Davies | December 10, 2013

Any day now, with the help of Shell, a company called Gazprom will extract the first drops of oil from below the Russian Arctic. Shell is hoping to follow in the footsteps of its Russian partner by doing the same thing off the coast of Alaska...

WATCH: Arctic 30 reacts to bail releases

Blog by Cassady Sharp | November 22, 2013

Watch this moving compilation featuring the emotional moments experienced by those members of the Arctic 30 who have this week been granted bail and released from prison in Saint Petersburg.

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