WATCH: Protest or Piracy? Greenpeace International Executive Director on Democracy Now
by Cassady Craighill
September 26, 2013
© Denis Sinyakov / Greenpeace
After attempting a peaceful protest against Gazprom oil drilling in the Russian Arctic, the Russian authorities seized the Greenpeace ship, the Arctic Sunrise, and 30 international activists. Everyone from the climbers to the cooks have been charged with two months in jail pending a piracy investigation.
Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo tells Democracy Nowwhy nonviolent protest is not piracy, but is essential to moving forward on climate change and protecting our planet.