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?

Shell: it's time to separate the sponsor from the sport

Posted by Kumi Naidoo — 25 August 2013 at 2:12pm - Comments
Exposing Shell's Arctic drilling plans at the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix
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Shell spends millions on the safety-conscious grand prix but is bent on risky Arctic drilling

Much like the movement to save the Arctic, Grand Prix fans are made up of all sorts of people. I would know - I was a big fan of the sport growing up.

Is it possible that a lifelong environmental and social justice activist can harbor a secret love of racing? I’d like to think we embrace diversity in the movement and celebrate different points of view.

4 reasons why we could all be fracked by fracking

Posted by leila — 12 August 2013 at 12:00am - Comments
Cuadrilla's drilling rig in Balcombe, Sussex
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Drill, baby, drill: Cuadrilla's rig in Balcombe, Sussex

As David Cameron warns the nation to like fracking or lump it, we examine why shale gas extraction is a bonkers idea for Britain.

Of Shell, spill plans and sea ice

Posted by ben — 8 August 2013 at 7:12pm - Comments
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Leading polar bear expert Dr. Ian Stirling said this bear, found in Svalbard, died of starvation due to a lack of sea ice from which to hunt. In the last 30 years, 75% of Arctic sea ice has disappeared.

It's pretty safe to say that the Arctic is under pressure like never before. Climate change is warming it faster than any other part of our planet. Sea ice is shrinking. The way of life of Indigenous Peoples is seriously threatened and animal habitats are vanishing. Oil companies eye a polar bonanza while hulking fishing fleets are edging ever northwards.