VOTE: Arctic 30 activists nominated for The Guardian’s Person of the Year
by Cassady Craighill
December 3, 2013
© Igor Podgorny / Greenpeace
Kanye West. Edward Snowden. Arctic 30 activists.
These are people nominated by writers of the Guardian as the “Person of the Year.” While the list of nominees is full of people standing up for what they believe in, we’re of course biased to Marco Weber and Sini Saarela, two of the Arctic 30 activists and the only two to actually board the Gazprom oil platform in the Arctic, raising global awareness about Arctic drilling by reckless oil companies. Along with 26 international activists and two independent journalists, Weber and Saarela were detained in Russia for two months before their recent bail release. The Arctic 30 still face up to seven years in jail for hooliganism.