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Every act of peaceful rebellion adds up

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | September 19, 2013

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...

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

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | September 21, 2013

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...

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

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | September 27, 2013

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...

Arctic 30 to be held in Russian jail pending piracy investigation

Blog entry by Jessica Wilson | September 27, 2013

Today in a court in Murmansk, Russia, the Arctic 30 were seen by six judges. No charges were laid, but all 30 are still being detained; 22 are being held for two months as Russian authorities pursue an investigation around piracy...

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

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | September 30, 2013

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...

One person stands with the Arctic 30 in Moscow

Blog entry by Alena Kislitsina, Greenpeace Russia | October 1, 2013

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...

An assault on the very principle of peaceful protest

Blog entry by Jess Wilson | October 4, 2013

It is bitterly ironic that as the world celebrates Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday as International Non-Violence Day,  30 non-violent, peaceful protestors  sit locked up in jail cells in Russia,  unjustly charged with piracy , simply for...

Sini, the quiet hero

Blog entry by Harri Lammi | October 8, 2013

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...

Letter to New Zealand from Tony Haussmann, brother of David Haussmann

Blog entry by Tony Haussmann | October 12, 2013

This is an open letter to New Zealand from the family of David Haussmann, one of the 'Arctic 30' detained in Russia on charges of piracy following a peaceful protest against oil drilling in the Arctic. It was originally published in...

A letter of thanks from David Haussmann detained in Russia for a peaceful protest

Blog entry by Nick Young | October 17, 2013

David 'Haussy' Haussmann is one of the 'Arctic 30' detained in Russia and charged with piracy for a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling. Below is a letter from David to everyone who's supported him over the past 28 days: ...

6 men in balaclavas break into grounds of Greenpeace office in Russia

Blog entry by James Sadri | October 21, 2013

Security camera footage from the Greenpeace office in Murmansk - where campaigners and lawyers are working to  free the Arctic 30  - shows six men in balaclavas jumping the fence and breaking into the grounds of the shared building. ...

Battling extreme weather on Mt Everest to join the call to #FreeTheArctic30

Blog entry by Zhong Yu | October 21, 2013

I've been to Mount Everest four times: first to climb, then twice to investigate glacial evidence of climate change. This year I thought I came back to ride. My friend Nancy and I rode 1,500 kilometres on bicycles over the course of...

Don’t believe the hype – hooliganism is hardly better than piracy

Blog entry by Jess Wilson | October 24, 2013

Earlier this evening Russian authorities offered the Arctic 30 — currently being held in a freezing jail in Murmansk — what looked like a legal olive branch by dropping piracy charges and replacing them with ones of "hooliganism." ...

Gazprom vs. Greenpeace Arctic 30

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | November 1, 2013

Russia's overreaction to the Greenpeace Arctic protest — and their ludicrous waffling on the actual charges — will not work out well for Russia. Their extraordinary response will more likely help the global climate movement meet its...

Standing up against dangerous oil drilling - from the Arctic to Aotearoa

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | November 16, 2013

We’re very close to the site where Texan oil giant Anadarko want to drill, around 110 nautical miles off the west coast of New Zealand. November’s warming sun in our eyes, the stinging salt water on our faces and the whiff of sun cream...

You can’t sink a rainbow, you can’t seize a sunrise

Blog entry by Alex Harris | January 24, 2014

Alex Harris ar the Greenpeace office in London I trembled as I walked through the grounds of Murmansk prison on the 26th September. Inmates watched me and the arrival of the other notorious 29 new prisoners through their cell...

The European Parliament backs our vision for an Arctic sanctuary

Blog entry by Neil Hamilton | March 13, 2014

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 overnight, but it’s very positive, and something that our...

Seeking justice for the Arctic 30

Blog entry by Sergey Golubok and Kristin Casper | March 18, 2014

Today, we launched 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 30 individuals are requesting "just compensation"...

A frosty reception for John Key’s budget from a surprise guest…

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 16, 2014

If you go down to the concrete jungle today, you’re sure to get a surprise. If you’re in town to cut some deals, you’ll never believe your eyes. For there’s a bear who shouldn’t be there. Because she’s losing her home in the Arctic.

Spending a day with Shell

Blog entry by Phil Ball | May 21, 2014

Phil Ball, member of the Arctic30 confronting board and CEO of Shell at the  annual general meeting. May 20 2014, the Hague, Netherlands. Spending a day with Shell. At the Annual General Meeting of the oil major that is. Shell...

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