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How tiny plastic people protested around the world

Posted by jamie — 1 July 2014 at 2:49pm - Comments

The news of LEGO's cosy relationship with Shell has led to tiny protests erupting around the country - nay, the world. Famous national and international landmarks have been festooned with banners as the streets resounded the stamp of little plastic feet. What a day it's been.

In photos: Arctic 30 homecoming

Posted by jamie — 28 December 2013 at 11:05am - Comments
Phil, Alex and Kieron at St Pancras station
All rights reserved. Credit: David Sandison / Greenpeace
Phil, Alex and Kieron arrive at St Pancras station

Captain Pete Willcox is home, and the rest of the non-Russians in the Arctic 30 are either home as well or on their way. There have been some amazing scenes on their arrival home - here are a few of my favourite photos from the last two days.

VIDEO: 'All the support we received made it more bearable'

Posted by jamie — 28 December 2013 at 10:09am - Comments

Just after arriving back in London yesterday from Russia, Phil recorded this message about what all the support from around the world meant to him and the rest of the Arctic 30.

And one thank you is never enough. Here are other members of the Arctic 30 expressing their gratitude for everything you've done to support them.

Arctic 30: they're home!

Posted by jamie — 27 December 2013 at 5:03pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: David Sandison / Greenpeace
Home at last: Anthony, Kieron, Alex, Iain and Phil arrive in London

They're finally home.

An hour ago, Alex, Anthony, Phil, Iain, and Kieron stepped through arrivals at St Pancras International, and are completely free at last.

VIDEO: 'Thank you so much. You give us hope.'

Posted by jamie — 20 November 2013 at 12:20pm - Comments

The Arctic 30 detention hearings are continuing today - you can watch the live feed from court and follow the latest updates - and so far, 15 people have been granted bail. Colin Russell is the notable exception, and we'll be appealing that decision.

Here are two videos straight out of St Petersburg - an uplifting message from Faiza, and a powerful statement from Kieron.

Arctic 30: 'I haven't committed a crime. I have nothing to run from.'

Posted by jamie — 19 November 2013 at 1:23pm - Comments

The detention hearings are continuing, and so far everyone has been granted bail - apart from Colin Russell, the ship's radio operator. It's inconsistent and unfair, but as you can see from this video filmed yesterday in court, Colin still looks strong and his words are beautiful.

LIVE: watch the Arctic 30 court hearings

Posted by jamie — 19 November 2013 at 10:26am - Comments

Watch the court proceedings live from St Petersburg, where the detention hearings for the Arctic 30 are taking place. And follow updates from Twitter below - they're coming from Russia and around the world so of course don't necessarily reflect our thoughts or views.

A letter of thanks from David Haussmann, detained in Russia for a peaceful protest

Posted by jamie — 17 October 2013 at 4:48pm - Comments
David Haussmann in court in Murmansk
All rights reserved. Credit: Dmitri Sharomov / Greenpeace

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.

Thousands join global day of support for Arctic 30

Posted by jamie — 5 October 2013 at 3:00pm - Comments
Miss you, Daddy: message to one of the Arctic 30
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Family and friends of the Arctic 30 joined demonstrations around the world demanding their release

From Bali to Helsinki, Sydney to London and all points in between, supporters of the Arctic 30 have turned out in force today, demonstrating outside Russian embassies around the world to demand their release.

Fracking company ignores request for open debate on Twitter

Posted by jamie — 14 August 2013 at 10:17am - Comments

Yesterday, we asked fracking company Cuadrilla - currently being surrounded by protesters in the Sussex village of Balcombe - for an open, transparent debate on Twitter about, well, fracking. Sadly, we were rebuffed.

About Jamie

I'm one of the editors of the website, and I do a lot of work on the Get Active section, as well as doing web stuff for the forests campaign. I've worked for Greenpeace since 2006 and, coming from a background as a freelance writer and web producer, it's been something of an education to be part of a direct action organisation. I'm from Cumbria originally but now I live in north London - I came to study here and somehow have never left.

My personal mumblings can be found @shrinkydinky.

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