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Peter Willcox, be(a)ring witness

Blog entry by Barbara Stowe | 15 October, 2013

Captain Peter Willcox is the very definition of a mensch. The first thing he taught me was courage. I met him in Vancouver, Canada, in the spring of 2007, when he was skippering the Esperanza for the Greenpeace USA Bering Witness tour.

Murmansk court continues to refuse bail for Greenpeace International activists

Press release | 15 October, 2013 at 14:50

Amsterdam, 15 October 2013 - Greenpeace International activist Frank Hewetson (UK) has been refused bail by the Regional Court of Murmansk in Russia, bringing the number of rejected bail appeals to 10.

Our Captain Fantastic

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | 14 October, 2013 5 comments

Pete Willcox, who (at the time of this writing) has just been refused bail and remains alone in a Russian jail cell, was my skipper on board the first Rainbow Warrior in 1984. As a crew we spent five months in a hellhole boat yard...

Arctic Sunrise captain refused bail in Russia

Press release | 14 October, 2013 at 17:33

Amsterdam, 14 October 2013 - The captain of the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise and one other activist have been refused bail in Russia.

Greenpeace International bail appeals refused as Brazil President speaks out

Press release | 11 October, 2013 at 23:31

Amsterdam, 11 October 2013 - Appeals for bail by lawyers for Phil Ball and Kieron Bryan, both British citizens, were today refused by the Regional Court of Murmansk.

Greenpeace International bail appeals refused as Brazil president speaks out

Press release | 11 October, 2013 at 15:06

Amsterdam, 11 October 2013 - Appeals for bail by lawyers for Phil Ball and Kieron Bryan, both British citizens, were today refused by the Regional Court of Murmansk.

Greenpeace 'Arctic 30': Camila Speziale

Video | 11 October, 2013 at 14:00

Argentinean Greenpeace activist Camila Speziale is one of the "Arctic 30". Twenty-eight activists and a freelance videographer and photographer are currently held in Murmansk by Russian authorities. Their arrest followed a protest against Arctic...

Russian claims over boat ramming 'a fantasy' - Greenpeace International

Press release | 9 October, 2013 at 20:13

Amsterdam, 9 October 2013 - Greenpeace International has branded as ‘a fantasy’ claims by Russia’s Investigative Committee that activists endangered the safety of Russian security officers in the course of a peaceful protest at a Russian Arctic...

WATCH: Thousands of people in nearly 50 countries stand in solidarity with Arctic 30

Blog entry by Cassady Sharp | 9 October, 2013

It’s a rare and beautiful thing when people all across the world unite in defense of peaceful protest and action on climate change. That’s what happened this past weekend when thousands of people took part in solidarity events for the...

Greenpeace International head urges meeting with President Putin

Press release | 9 October, 2013 at 10:17

Amsterdam, 9 October 2013 – Greenpeace International executive director Kumi Naidoo has written to President Vladimir Putin offering to travel to Moscow as early as possible to meet with the Russian President, in an effort to end the continued...

We rebut Gazprom's absurd claims about the Arctic 30

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 8 October, 2013 1 comment

In a recent news item on the BBC , Artur Akopov, chief of operations on the Prirazlomnaya, made a number of absurd claims about the safety of the peaceful Greenpeace action on the side of Gazprom's giant oil platform. In a ...

Greenpeace International activists and freelance photographer refused bail in Russia

Press release | 8 October, 2013 at 18:18

Murmansk, 8 October 2013 - The Regional Court of Murmansk today rejected an application made by lawyers for two Greenpeace International activists and a freelance photographer that they be released on bail (1).

'Arctic 30' Global Day of Solidarity

Video | 8 October, 2013 at 16:00

On October 5th, 2013, tens of thousands of people participate in more than 200 events held in 49 countries throughout the world. A Russian court has this week charged twenty-eight Greenpeace International activists, as well as a freelance...

Sini, the quiet hero

Blog entry by Harri Lammi | 7 October, 2013 78 comments

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...

Emergency solidarity protests worldwide to free journalists and Greenpeace activists...

Press release | 5 October, 2013 at 16:00

Amsterdam, 5 October 2013 – Thousands of people are today taking part in an emergency day of solidarity protests around the world to demand the release of 30 people imprisoned in Russia after they were detained aboard a Greenpeace ship in the...

Piracy charges laid against Greenpeace International activists

Press release | 3 October, 2013 at 18:24

Amsterdam, 3 October 2013 - A further 15 Greenpeace International activists and a Russian freelance photographer were today charged with piracy in Murmansk. This means that all 28 activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, as well as two...

An assault on the very principle of peaceful protest

Blog entry by Jess Wilson | 3 October, 2013 18 comments

It is bitterly ironic that as the world celebrated Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday as International Non-Violence Day, 30 non-violent, peaceful protestors sat locked up in jail cells in Russia. Yesterday, 13 activists and one freelance...

Update: Russian piracy charges against Greenpeace

Press release | 2 October, 2013 at 20:44

Amsterdam, 2 October 2013 - Thirteen Greenpeace activists and a freelance video journalist have now been charged with piracy under Article 227 of the Russian Criminal Code. The maximum sentence, if convicted, is 15 years in a Russian jail. A...

Piracy charge against Arctic activists 'an assault on peaceful protest' - Greenpeace

Press release | 2 October, 2013 at 11:55

Amsterdam, 2 October 2013 - The Russian state prosecutor today laid charges of piracy against a Greenpeace activist who protested against oil drilling in the Arctic. A freelance videographer has also been charged with piracy, which carries a...

Faiza: "The uncertainty is driving me crazy"

Blog entry by Faiza Oulahsen | 2 October, 2013 81 comments

"I have no idea how this will end, how long it will take. The uncertainty is driving me crazy," writes Greenpeace Netherlands campaigner Faiza Oulahsen in a letter from her cell in Murmansk, Russia. She writes about her experiences...

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