Posted by efreeman -
29 October 2013 at 1:36pm -
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.
Posted by Birgitte Lesanner -
25 October 2013 at 3:02pm -
Many of you, all around the world, have been kind enough to show your support for the Arctic30 who continue to be detained in Russia with dark prospects. From the little news we get out of the Murmansk detention centre, one thing is clear - your solidarity really does make all the difference. Here are some personal messages of thanks from the Arctic30 back to you:
working on the Arctic Sunrise a week before she set sail to confront the giant
Prirazlomnaya oil rig, where Gazprom intends to become the first company to
pump oil from icy Arctic waters. These are some pictures of the crew I worked
with and who stayed on the ship to continue peacefully protesting.
It took one call from the crew on
Gazprom’s Prirazlomnaya rig to have an armed squad of Russia’s special forces
there within an hour. The very next day, Russian agents illegally
boarded the Arctic Sunrise and arrested all 30 people on board.
The group of 28 activists and two
journalists are now being held in Russian jail on trumped-up hooliganism
charges, for peaceful protest against drilling for oil in the Arctic.
Posted by Jessica Wilson -
24 October 2013 at 9:58am -
Yesterday 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."
Posted by Joao Talocchi -
23 October 2013 at 3:39pm -
For most of the last year, our researchers have been investigating and documenting gross acts of environmental destruction in Indonesia’s last remaining forests. What these investigations reveal is a story of one massive, faceless company with links to illegal, and irresponsible behavior and the rapid disappearance of critically endangered animals such as the Sumatran tiger.
#Vote4CleanPower action at the House of Lords, 15 October 2013
The story of the Energy Bill has been a long uphill struggle, but we’re nearly there! It began with months of delays. Then there was the shock at the draft Bill which lacked any substantial action to address climate change. Eventually hundreds of organisations piled on the pressure that led to the second biggest rebellion this Commons has seen. Now the Bill is at its final stage in House of Lords – and we’re still fighting for a victory that is almost visible on the horizon.
Posted by Aaron Gray-Block -
22 October 2013 at 4:15pm -
The Netherlands lodged a lawsuit against Russia today at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in Hamburg, seeking the release of the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise and its passengers.
Since last week, nearly 17,000 of us have come together to throw a major spanner in the works of those who want to see Britain fracked. Together, thousands of us living in areas earmarked for potential shale gas extraction have launched a serious legal challenge against underhouse fracking. Now meet a few of the people who have joined the Not For Shale legal block.