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Arctic 30 to be held in Russian jail pending piracy investigation

Posted by Jessica Wilson — 27 September 2013 at 10:38am - Comments

Today in a court in Murmansk, Russia, the Arctic 30 were seen by six judges. No charges were laid, but all 30 are still being detained; 22 are being held for two months as Russian authorities pursue an investigation around piracy charges while eight are being held for three days awaiting a new hearing. Their names and status are below, alphabetically by nationality.

To hell and back to Save the Arctic

Posted by Camila Speziale — 18 September 2013 at 5:22pm - Comments
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This morning at 4 a.m. I hugged my fellow climbers good luck before heading out to climb Gazprom's oil platform, the Prirazlomnaya, from the Arctic Sunrise. 

Every act of peaceful rebellion adds up

Posted by Kumi Naidoo — 18 September 2013 at 3:56pm - Comments
Five activists attempted to climb the 'Prirazlomnaya,'
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A Russian Coast guard officer is seen pointing a gun at a Greenpeace International activist.

I woke up at the crack of dawn this morning with my stomach in knots as I scrambled to check my twitter feed and email. 

Aurora, Save the Arctic, Climate Change Gazprom, Drilling, Oil
Aurora, Save the Arctic, Climate Change Gazprom, Drilling, Oil
Aurora, Save the Arctic, Climate Change Gazprom, Drilling, Oil
Gazprom, Shell, Arctic, Oil, Safety, Rigs, Support Vessels, Save the Arctic

Banned: video from our Shell Belgian Grand Prix protest

Posted by Brian Fitzgerald — 27 August 2013 at 2:31pm - Comments

The video of our hijack of Sunday's Shell-sponsored Belgian Grand Prix ceremony has been pulled by YouTube following a "copyright" (aka "embarrassment") complaint. While the take down appears to have been ordered by the Formula 1 organisers, we suspect Shell is pleased. They may even be behind it. Now, why would we think that?

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