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What do the experts say?

Feature story | 29 September, 2013 at 12:00

A great number of legal experts have commented on the boarding and seizure of the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise and on the piracy and hooliganism charges against the Arctic 30.

One person stands with the Arctic 30 in Moscow

Blog entry by Alena Kislitsina, Greenpeace Russia | 28 September, 2013 15 comments

We have been standing in solidarity with our colleagues from the Arctic Sunrise here in Moscow since September 19th. All day, every day for nine days so far. We stand in a one-person picket near the entrance of the Moscow headquarters...

World’s top climate scientists give us hope for a better future if we act now

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | 27 September, 2013 2 comments

Thirty crew members of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise are in prison in Russia, because they took peaceful action against oil drilling in the Arctic, intending to change the grim future we are constructing for ourselves and the...

Arctic 30 to be held in Russian jail pending piracy investigation

Blog entry by Jessica Wilson | 27 September, 2013 53 comments

UPDATE OCT 2: Today, 13 activists and a freelance video journalist were formally charged with piracy under Article 227 of the Russian Criminal Code. The maximum sentence, if convicted, is 15 years in a Russian jail. Greenpeace...

10 reasons to take action to stop Gazprom's Prirazlomnaya oil platform

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 25 September, 2013 11 comments

Right now, the 30 activists and crew from the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise are in custody in Murmansk . They have been under armed guard since last Thursday when the Russian authorities forced their way onto our ship...

Q&A: Gazprom and the Arctic

Blog entry by Damian Kahya | 24 September, 2013

The fight over the Arctic's oil and gas reserves has intensified - but what is actually going on? We've put together a short Q&A. What's happened? Russian authorities summoned the Dutch ambassador to Moscow (the Sunrise flies a...

9 disturbing signs pointing to a catastrophic oil spill in the Arctic

Blog entry by Cassady Sharp | 24 September, 2013 3 comments

Gazprom may not be as familiar to you as BP or Exxon, but they're just as capable of making history with a catastrophic oil spill. The Russian oil giant is the first company to start oil production in the Arctic after their failed...

Why does Gazprom seem to be making ridiculous claims about our safety pod?

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 20 September, 2013 73 comments

Greenpeace International has a long and proud history of peaceful protests in defence of the environment, but right now Russian authorities are holding 30 of our activists on board the Arctic Sunrise for opposing the reckless oil...

To hell and back to Save the Arctic

Blog entry by Camila Speziale | 18 September, 2013 51 comments

This morning at 4 a.m. I hugged my fellow climbers good luck before heading out to climb Gazprom's oil platform, the Prirazlomnaya, from the Arctic Sunrise. It was a terrifying moment for me as I jumped into the inflatable boat in...

Every act of peaceful rebellion adds up

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 18 September, 2013 28 comments

I woke up at the crack of dawn this morning with my stomach in knots as I scrambled to check my twitter feed and email. It was five a.m. but I was wide awake; physically in Amsterdam but my heart in Russia where I knew that five of...

Captain's Blog: Back to the Arctic

Blog entry by Pete Willcox | 13 September, 2013

I am in the Arctic again.  We are in Kirkenes, Norway, at 69 degrees 45 minutes North. That’s 192 miles north of the Arctic Circle. It does not feel right to me though: there are too many trees! Though they only go up to an elevation...

(Ice) breaking news: last week an oil tanker hit an ice floe in the Russian Arctic

Blog entry by Elena Polisano | 12 September, 2013 2 comments

Our researchers just discovered a very dangerous collision in the Russian Arctic. Last week, a tanker that was not built for freezing waters was 'holed' by an ice floe and had to wait for seven days for help. Yep — holed, as in its...

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