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Russia Drops Charges Against 29 Greenpeace Crew

AP | IRINA TITOVA | Posted 02.24.2014 | Green

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian investigators have dropped charges against all but one of the 30 crew of a Greenpeace ship, who were accused o...

Pussy Riot, Greenpeace Activists Likely To Be Freed By Amnesty Bill

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 02.17.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's parliament on Wednesday amended an amnesty bill to include the 30-member crew of a Greenpeace ship detained after a protest a...

Last Greenpeace Activist Freed In Russia

AP | DMITRY LOVETSKY | Posted 01.29.2014 | Green

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russia has freed the last of 30 people detained after a Greenpeace protest in Arctic waters. Australian...

Kate Sheppard

American Jailed In Russia For Protesting Climate Change Won't Back Down | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

After two months in a Russian jail, American Greenpeace activist Peter Willcox will spend Thanksgiving free on bail. But he's still not allowed to com...

Greenpeace Captain Describes Fear Felt In Russian Jail

AP | IRINA TITOVA | Posted 11.24.2013 | Green

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The U.S. captain of the Greenpeace ship seized by the Russian coast guard described on Sunday the stress and fear he a...

UN Court Orders Release Of Greenpeace Ship And Crew

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

BERLIN (AP) — A U.N.-mandated tribunal has ordered Russia to immediately release a Greenpeace ship and its crew in return for a 3.6 million euro ($5...

Greenpeace Captain Held In Russia Granted Bail

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A Russian court granted bail on Wednesday to the American captain of a Greenpeace ship that was used in a...

Two Greenpeace Activists Granted Bail In Russia

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

By Maria Tsvetkova ST PETERSBURG, Russia, Nov 18 (Reuters) - A Russian medic and a freelance journalist who were among 30 people arres...

Russian Prosecuters Ask To Extend Activists' Detention

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, Nov 18 (Reuters) - State prosecutors asked Russian courts on Monday to extend the detention of a group of Greenpeace activist...

Greenpeace Activists Arrive In St. Petersburg

AP | VITNIJA SALDAVA | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The 30 people arrested following a Greenpeace protest at an Arctic oil rig were transferred ...

Greenpeace Activists Moved To St. Petersburg

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Steve Gutterman MOSCOW, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Thirty people arrested in Russia over a protest against Arctic oil drilling were moved f...

Greenpeace Head Offers Up Himself As Bail

Reuters | Posted 12.08.2013 | Green

By Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The head of Greenpeace offered on Wednesday to move to Russia and stand as security for...

Greenpeace Stages Vigils For Activists Held In Russia

Agence France Presse | Dmitry Zaks | Posted 12.06.2013 | Green

Greenpeace supporters held vigils across the world Saturday in support of 30 activists jailed by Russia after a protest against Arctic oil drilling, s...

Russian Court Jails 6 More Greenpeace Activists

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 11.29.2013 | Green

MOSCOW — A court in the northern Russian city of Murmansk on Sunday sent all eight remaining Greenpeace activists to jail for two months, showin...

Greenpeace Activists Occupy French Nuclear Plant

AP | Posted 09.13.2013 | Green

PARIS — Greenpeace activists occupied a French nuclear power plant site before dawn Monday – a media stunt deeply embarrassing to the gove...

Cold Hands, Determined Hearts

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

I've been an activist since the age of 15. I've seen the inside of a prison cell for the cause, but nobody -- even with experience -- can honestly say that there is no fear when you set out to take action involving risk to personal safety, or the risk of imprisonment.

Living for a Cause

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 10.07.2012 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Greenpeace has consistently campaigned through non-violent direct actions; and, at a time when civil disobedience appears to be the only way we can actually push our governments, Greenpeace's way of working offers us the most promise.

Celebrities Campaign With Greenpeace For An Arctic Sanctuary

AP | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Hollywood heavyweights threw their star power behind environmental causes on Thursday, advocating for the creation of an Arcti...

Judge Further Restricts Greenpeace Access To Drilling Ships

AP | Posted 07.30.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal judge has made it more difficult for representatives of Greenpeace USA to board Shell Oil's drilling vessels. ...

Activists Block Nuclear Waste Transport

AP | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Greenpeace activists say they are blocking a train carrying nuclear waste from a Dutch power station to a reprocessing plant...

PHOTOS: Activists Occupy Oil Rig Heading For Arctic

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.22.2011 | Green

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Greenpeace activists climbed aboard a huge oil rig off Istanbul on Friday in a bid to prevent it from reaching Greenland to beg...

Greenpeace Activists Call For Clean Energy NOW Outside Capitol Building (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Greenpeace activists responded to the Gulf oil spill by taking their opposition to the oil industry straight to the Capitol, where they demonstrated f...