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URGENT: Free the Arctic 30 – Help save the activists in the Arctic

It will only take about one minute to complete and you could help secure the release of the entire crew on board their ship, The Arctic Sunrise. 30 Greenpeace crew are still being held under heavily armed guard on their own ship. It is very urgent to get as many people as possible to email the Russian Ambassador in their country demanding the release of the activists immediately.

Please help send an urgent message to the Russian Embassy demanding they free the activists!

save the arctic - save the arctic 30 activists from the Russians

source: greenpeace

On September 20, a helicopter descended suddenly on the Greenpeace International ship, Arctic Sunrise. While it was protesting (doing its job) against Gazprom’s plans to drill for oil in the pristine and remote waters of the Arctic. Heavily armed officials of the Russian Coast Guard stormed the ship, holding the crew on their knees at gunpoint.

This illegal seizure of their ship and crew comes after two of our activists were arrested early September 19 morning for taking part in a peaceful protest on the Prirazlomnaya Arctic oil platform to stop Shell’s new partner, Gazprom from becoming the first company to produce oil from the icy waters of the region.

They were held overnight against their will and rights by the Russian authorities without any charges or any legal representation. They are now with the rest of the crew on board the Arctic Sunrise.

All around the world, supporters are now flooding the streets outside the Russian embassies in their countries. To demand the release of the greenpeace activists who have put their lives on the line to protect the Arctic from destruction. The Arctic Sunrise crew are in the Arctic on behalf of a movement of nearly 4 million supporter worldwide. We should not allow them to be threatened for standing up for their beliefs.

Even worst, the Russian authorities have labelled us “terrorists“, but it is clear the real threat to the fragile Arctic comes from the reckless oil companies that are determined to profit from Arctic oil, no matter what the cost. With your help, together we can show that we are stronger than those who want to destroy the melting home of the polar bears, and we will not be intimidated into silence.

Click here to demand the immediate release of the activists and an end to drilling in the Arctic.

source: Greenpeace

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