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Three strikes and you're out

Blog entry by Sune Scheller | April 11, 2013

This morning, two polar bears scaled the  Statoil oil rig  West Hercules  bound for the world’s northernmost drilling sites in the Arctic. Just a few hours later the Norwegian state-owned oil company announced that these frontier...

At the North Pole, A New World - #2thePole

Blog entry by James Turner | April 12, 2013

I'm writing this inside a small yellow tent on the frozen Arctic Ocean, while shoveling snow into a kettle. I'm on my way to the North Pole with a  group of young people  to declare it protected and call for a sanctuary there. Today...

When is inevitable not inevitable?

Blog entry by Charlie Kronick | April 13, 2013

The end of 2012 and first months of 2013 have seen a remarkable change in the fight to protect the Arctic from risky and dangerous oil exploration.    Three oil “majors” –   Total , Statoil  and  Conoco-Phillips  - have withdrawn from...

Interactive Map of the Arctic

Blog entry by Jessica Wilson | April 16, 2013

Into the Arctic  is a digital, interactive map we just launched today with the North Pole at its centre. The map features a number of static and dynamic layers that visualise the beauty of the Arctic, the threats it faces and our...

Young explorers, Greenpeace plant flag on seabed at North Pole, call for global...

Press release | April 17, 2013 at 13:04

North Pole, April 15, 2013 — Four young people on a mission with Greenpeace have planted a flag on the seabed beneath the North Pole, at the same spot where a submarine planted a Russian flag claiming the Arctic for Moscow. (1) The young people...

Thousands gathering today to spell out I LOVE ARCTIC

Blog entry by Markus Power, Volunteer Coordinator | April 22, 2013

It was the 5th of October last year when more than 20 of my colleagues and I met in Paris. We are all Volunteer Coordinators here at Greenpeace, and the question that took us to France on that day was "How can we take our demands for...

I ❤ the Arctic on an Auckland beach

Blog entry by Katharina Wallner | April 22, 2013

70 beats per Minute. That’s 4200 beats per hour. My heart goes out the Arctic today – beating as one with 59 others assembled today at Piha beach to express our love. Love for the arctic, love for the future generations, love for our...

Telling the Arctic Truth

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | April 24, 2013

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”  — Oscar Wilde With so much at stake in the Arctic, and so much mind-boggling corporate ineptitude at play in places like...

Russian Indigenous communities clean up Rusvietpetro’s oil spill as company does nothing

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | June 5, 2013

On May 26, oil began flowing down the Kolva River through Komi Indigenous land in Northern Russia. For a week now the oil has been coating the river and building up on the banks, with no reaction from Rusvietpetro, the joint venture...

Our blackened boots expose the truth in the Russian Arctic

Blog entry by Zhenya Belyakova | June 11, 2013

Right now I am in the Russian Arctic as part of a Greenpeace factfinding mission. We are near a town called Pyt'-Yah, in the Khanty-Mansi region of Siberia, which is surrounded by Rosneft oil fields, the largest public oil company in...

Creative forces behind environmentalism, lit by the Mediterranean sun

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | June 24, 2013

Cannes and Greenpeace; not normally two things you'd link together. This year, however, Greenpeace made its presence known as the Southern French town glitzed and glamoured its way through summer film and media festivals. Greenpeace...

Ice Climb Live Stream

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Video: how to climb the tallest building in western Europe

Blog entry by Victoria Henry | July 25, 2013

Since the six of us climbed the Shard, many people have asked: how did we do it? How much training did it take? How did we go to the toilet? Now I can show you. The behind-the-scenes film of our climb captures the planning,...

Can dolphins hear Arctic drilling even before it starts?

Blog entry by Christy Ferguson | August 15, 2013

“This is Christy Ferguson, calling from the bridge of the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise ... On behalf of Greenpeace and over 3 million Arctic Defenders around the world, we demand that you cease all preparations for oil drilling and...

Insane PR circus rocks Holland... but it's not that polar bear thing

Blog entry by James Turner | August 24, 2013

"Accidents are as inevitable as breath. There is only one way to fully avoid accidents, and that is to die. When you are dead, no accidents." --  Timur Grigoluk , Polar Partners. The art of public relations is difficult, especially...

It's time to separate the sponsor from the sport

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | August 26, 2013

Much like the movement to save the Arctic, Grand Prix fans are made up of all sorts of people. I would know — I was a big fan of the sport growing up. Is it possible that a lifelong environmental and social justice activist can harbor...

YouTube takes down Greenpeace Shell video

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | August 28, 2013

Video of our rather hilarious hijack of Sunday's Shell-sponsored Formula 1 ceremony has been pulled by YouTube following a "Copyright" (AKA "Embarrassment") complaint. While the take down appears to have been ordered by the Formula 1...

Go Finland! First Arctic nation to call for a global sanctuary around the North Pole

Blog entry by Dr. Neil Hamilton | September 7, 2013

It's not every day that Finland kickstarts an international agreement. But in a few years time, the global community may well look back on this moment as the one that opened the door to an international treaty in the Arctic.  ...

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...

Kiwis arrested by armed Russian Coast Guard on peaceful Greenpeace protest ship

Press release | September 20, 2013 at 9:56

Pechora Sea, September 20, 2013 — The Russian Coast Guard has boarded the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise and arrested the 25 activists on board, including two New Zealanders, following a protest against Gazprom’s Arctic oil drilling...

Greenpeace International ship remains under control of Russian authorities in...

Press release | September 21, 2013 at 9:53

The crew of the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise, which includes two New Zealanders, remain in the custody of Russian authorities following an armed boarding of the ship in international waters yesterday. The ship has now been under armed...

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...

Greenpeace International dismisses Russian allegations of piracy as ‘unjustified and...

Press release | September 22, 2013 at 11:12

22 September 2013 - Earlier today, Greenpeace International strongly rejected an allegation of piracy leveled at its ship Arctic Sunrise in the Russian Arctic, describing it as a desperate attempt to justify the illegal boarding of its ship in...

Greenpeace Delivers Frozen Message Asking for Release of Activists to Russian Embassy

Press release | September 23, 2013 at 9:33

Greenpeace campaigners have delivered a demand carved in ice, saying FREE ARCTIC 30, to the Russian Embassy in Wellington this morning.

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

Blog entry by Cassady Sharp | September 24, 2013

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...

Greenpeace International ship nears Murmansk port as 30 activists await possible charges

Press release | September 24, 2013 at 21:05

Murmansk, September 24, 2013 - The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise is close to arriving in the port of Murmansk after being boarded by Russian authorities last week following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling.

Greenpeace International rejects piracy allegations, demands access to detained activists

Press release | September 25, 2013 at 8:25

Amsterdam, 24th September 2013: Russian authorities today released a new statement (1) regarding Greenpeace International activists, including two New Zealanders, on board the ship Arctic Sunrise. The Greenpeace ship is currently being held...

Greenpeace International responds to President Putin’s remarks regarding Arctic...

Press release | September 26, 2013 at 8:31

Amsterdam, September 25, 2013 - According to media reports (1), Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that the 30 Greenpeace International activists, including two New Zealanders, detained by Russian authorities after an Arctic drilling...

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...

The EnvironmentaLIST: 11 Really Good Reasons to Support Peaceful Protest Today

Blog entry by Cassady Sharp | October 3, 2013

This has been a particularly active week for exercising your right to peacefully protest from workers all across the country protesting the government shutdown to several activists now charged with piracy after taking action on climate...

Crowds Expected at Russian Embassy Event in Wellington as Charges Anticipated for Two...

Press release | October 3, 2013 at 12:59

‘Heaps of people’ are expected to attend the Wellington leg of a global day of activities this Saturday calling for 28 Greenpeace activists and two photojournalists to be released from Russian jail cells.

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...

We need 30 Twitter millionaires to #FreeTheArctic30

Blog entry by Nick Young | October 4, 2013

We just found out that our friends are being charged with piracy for standing up to Gazprom. It’s an incredibly serious charge and carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in a Russian jail. Please tweet these people with millions of...

Greenpeace International to file criminal complaint over seizure of Arctic Sunrise

Press release | October 8, 2013 at 9:12

Murmansk/Moscow, 7 October, 2013 – Greenpeace International has revealed today that it intends to file a criminal complaint with the police over the illegal seizure of its ship the Arctic Sunrise.

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...

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

Blog entry by Cassady Sharp | October 10, 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...

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...

New Zealander and Arctic Sunrise captain refused bail in Russian

Press release | October 15, 2013 at 10:33

Amsterdam, 14 October 2013 - New Zealander David Haussmann, along with the captain of the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise and one other activist, has been refused bail in Russia.

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: ...

30 minutes for Francesco and the Arctic 30

Blog entry by Katja Carson | October 18, 2013

92 year o ld Gunter Warner is probably the oldest living member of Greenpeace in New Zealand. He’s a proud life member, a volunteer, an activist, and he’s a holocaust survivor . Today he was one of 30 people to sit in silent vigil...

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...

Greenpeace responds to hooliganism charge

Press release | October 24, 2013 at 7:41

Amsterdam, October 23rd 2013: Commenting on reports that piracy charges against the Arctic 30 are to be dropped and replaced with a charge of hooliganism, Vladimir Chuprov of Greenpeace Russia said:

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...

From Russia with love - letters from the Arctic 30

Blog entry by efreeman | November 4, 2013

We've received a number of letters now from the Arctic 30. We'd like to share a few highlights from a sample of them. They reveal what life is like for them in Murmansk, and how important your support is to them. British detainee...

In Russia, the future of the Arctic is up for debate

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | November 7, 2013

The Russian public are far less sure than Gazprom about the question of drilling in the Arctic.  In a poll produced by Russian research agency FOM , 42% said drilling and mining in the Arctic was not appropriate. Just behind the 45%...

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