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Faiza Oulahsen, one of the Arctic 30,  in front of the Arctic Sunrise

Return of the Arctic Sunrise

Those last days on the Arctic Sunrise in September 2013, gave me one of my most precious memories. That might sound odd to you: armed men with balaclavas abseiling down from a helicopter and holding some of the crew at gunpoint; unable to communicate with the outside world, our movements limited to a few rooms of the ship; unaware of the emotional rollercoaster that was lying ahead of us.
Posted by faiza_oulahsen - 1 August, 2014 - 15:25 - Comments

UK buys coal from Russian oligarchs with close ties to Putin

Russia's coal often comes from environmentally sensitive regions close to Siberia.The UK spends nearly a billion pounds each year importing coal from Russia with the money going to a small clique of Russian firms with ties to the Kremlin, according to a Greenpeace investigation.The news comes as UK government data shows energy imports - including coal -...
Posted by damiankahya - 1 August, 2014 - 10:47 - Comments
Peaceful protest in India

Crackdown and arrests of activists: a first-hand account

Last month, Emma Gibson wrote about her visit to the forest in Mahan, India. Villagers and Greenpeace staff have been facing threats and intimidation there because of their attempts to stop the forest being cut down in pursuit of the coal that lies underneath.Things are really hotting up now, with fresh arrests and intimidation occurring in the lead up to a village meeting and vote called the Gram Sabha. At the Gram Sabha villagers will be asked to vote to on giving up their historic rights to live and work in the forest in order to make way for a coal mine.
Posted by Vivek Goyal - 30 July, 2014 - 15:59 - Comments
Children with a LEGO blocks spelling Arctic

Why 50 children and their families are playing outside Shell's HQ

Today, 50 children are playfully protesting about LEGO's partnership with Shell outside the oil giant's HQ in London by building their favourite Arctic animals out of oversized LEGO bricks. It’s an unusual but hopefully creative and exciting way of facilitating peaceful protest, which might need a little extra explanation.
Posted by Fran G - 29 July, 2014 - 09:41 - Comments
Children building LEGO Arctic animals outside Shell HQ

Why my children are taking part in a playful protest against LEGO's partnership with Shell

Jessica Edberg is a mother of two. Her daughter, Lily, aged 7, is taking part in a playful protest today against LEGO's partnership with Shell. 50 kids in total are protesting today by building three giant LEGO Arctic animals outside of Shell's HQ in London. With their parents and guardians, they're calling on LEGO to stop promoting Shell's logo on LEGO toys because kids love the Arctic and don't want Shell to destroy it.
Posted by Jessica Edberg - 29 July, 2014 - 08:48 - Comments
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