Climbers in survival pod stop Arctic oil rig

Video | 29 May, 2011

Greenpeace activists scale the underside of the 53,000 tonne Leiv Eiriksson oil rig and secure an Arctic survival pod hanging 30 meters above freezing seas with enough food and water to stay put for ten days. Their action will prevent the rig starting dangerous deep water drilling 100 miles west of the Greenland coast. The rig is due to begin deep water oil exploration for wildcat oil company Cairn Energy, which is leading the new Arctic oil rush.

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Rainbow Warrior tsunami relief effort

Generic multimedia item | 1 January, 2006 at 1:00

A look back at what was achieved when we lent the Rainbow Warrior to MSF to assist the tsunami relief effort in January 2005.

Defending the whales

Generic multimedia item | 22 December, 2005 at 1:00

In day two of our confrontation with the whalers, we used our inflatable boats and water fans to block the harpoons. You can read first hand accounts from the activists at the Ocean Defenders blog.

Cutting the mooring lines

Generic multimedia item | 9 December, 2005 at 1:00

The Rainbow Warrior is cut adrift during and action against a coal-fired power plant in Thailand.

Europe’s secret nuclear waste dumping in Russia revealed

Generic multimedia item | 5 December, 2005 at 1:00

Twenty Greenpeace activists blocked the loading of nuclear waste on to the Russian freighter, Kapitan Kuroptev, in the northern French port of le Havre. The ship was preparing to transport more than 450 tons of radioactive uranium waste...

Activists attacked in Philippines global warming protest

Generic multimedia item | 10 November, 2005 at 17:23

One of our activists participating in a peaceful protest against a coal power plant outside Manila has been horrendously beaten by local plant security, who drew weapons and fired warning shots at people armed with nothing but a banner. Four...

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