Greenpeace Activists: Is It Fair to Call Them Pirates?
October 23, 2013
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Greenpeace is the one of the most famous NGOs in the world. It raises awareness on environmental issues through often spectacular campaigns. But these operations don't come without risk. Thirty Greenpeace activists are currently being detained in Russia after their bid to board an Arctic oil rig. Charged with "piracy", they could face up to 15 years in jail.
AP (July 11, 2013) Six environmental activists were attempting to scale the Shard, Western Europe's tallest building, to protest against oil drilling in the Arctic. Greenpeace said the six climbers planned to install a ... watch video
AFP (Dec. 27, 2013) Five British Greenpeace activists and one Canadian flew out of Russia on Friday following an amnesty which halted their prosecution for a protest against oil drilling in the ... watch video
AFP (Feb. 12, 2014) France's Greenpeace activists drape the Eiffel Tower's fields in giant genetically modified corn to protest EU ministers' recent approval of the controversial cultivation of a new genetically ... watch video
Reuters - News Video Online (June 25, 2015) Greenpeace activists scale New Zealand's parliament in protest at what they say is a lack of action on climate change. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
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