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Russian parliament gives amnesty to 'Arctic 30'

The Greenpeace activists who spent two months in jail after a peaceful protest in the Arctic have expressed relief after the Russian parliament voted to grant them amnesty. But they also declared: “There is no amnesty for the Arctic.” The Duma today voted for an amendment that extends an amnesty ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in December 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Environment & Wildlife, Politics & Government

Arctic 30 to stay in Russia.

The Russian authorities have told the Arctic 30 that they cannot leave the country, defying the ruling of an international court which ordered that they should be allowed to go home immediately.Russia’s powerful Investigative Committee has written to one of the 30 - Anne Mie Jensen from Denmark - indicating ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F in December 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Politics & Government, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

'Arctic 30' to be released soon.

After 28 activists and two journalists were detained in Russia when Greenpeace tried to unfurl a banner from a petroleum vessel, the organisation has been accused of being ill-prepared. However the governments from Britain and the Netherlands, and activists and supporters across the globe, have said the charges against the ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in November 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Politics & Government, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

Hundreds of campaign groups walk out of the Warsaw climate negotiations

  Opening statement by the President of COP19 Mr. Marcin Korolec (UNclimatechange/flickr) Groups including Oxfam International, the International Trade Union Confederation, ActionAid International, WWF, 350.org, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace International left the Polish Capital on Thursday in protest over slow speed and lack of and lack of ... keep reading

Written by Lindsey Horne in November 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Economics, Politics & Government

Filipino Typhoon and Climate Change

Even though the Philippines has been hit by more than twenty typhoons this year, nothing could have prepared it for Typhoon Haiyan- called the strongest storm to ever hit land, by some. The initial death toll of 10,000 is now, luckily, seen as an over-estimate- but communication services in ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in November 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Environmental Disasters, Media

Greenpeace 30 Moved to St Petersburg Jail

Russian authorities continue to hold the Greenpeace 30 in detention, despite pledging to lift the piracy charges held against the activists. The activists have been held for more than a month. Russia’s powerful Investigative Committee announced last week that the piracy charges – which carry a 15-year jail sentence – would ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F in November 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil

Strong EU Support for Arctic 30

Parliaments in democracies the world over are places of vigorous discussion and sometimes fierce debate. Views on either side of the political spectrum are often radically divergent. With members from political parties in all of the European Union’s 28 member states, the European Parliament is no different. It was ... keep reading

Written by Joris den Blanken /Greenpeace EU in October 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Politics & Government

Fossil Fuels Divestment Campaign Growing Faster Than Any Other Such Campaign

A very thorough study from the University of Oxford has found that a campaign to persuade investors to take their money out of the fossil fuel sector is growing faster than any previous divestment campaign and could cause significant damage to coal, oil and gas companies. As the Guardian reports ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in October 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Economics, Education, Finance & Money, Industry & Business

A Movement for a New Planet -What to Make of Change on an Overheating Planet

The history we grow up with shapes our sense of reality—it’s hard to shake. If you were young during the fight against Nazism, war seems a different, more virtuous animal than if you came of age during Vietnam. I was born in 1960, and so the first great ... keep reading

Written by Bill McKibben in October 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Education, Lifestyle & Behavior

Harvard Won't Divest from Fossil Fuels - But We Don't Understand the Rationale at All

Harvard University, the world’s richest school, has refused to  sell its investments in fossil-fuel companies despite  pressure from students to do so. President Drew Faust of the University has released a letter that says  “I do not believe, nor do my colleagues on the Corporation, that university divestment from ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in October 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Education, Finance & Money

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