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The 'get lost zone' - a novel concept in international law

Posted by Daniel Simons — 30 May 2014 at 12:32pm - Comments
The bridge of the Esperanza, with the Transocean Spitsbergen oil rig in the back
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Statoil has belatedly launched legal challenges to occupation of the Apollo drill site by the Esperanza

Desperate times call for desperate measures. That seems to be the thinking of Norway's petroleum ministry, which yesterday issued a highly irregular order in an attempt to bring an end to the Esperanza's peaceful protest in the Barents Sea.

Walking with Aurora, the giant polar bear

Posted by Fran G — 25 December 2013 at 1:00am - Comments

If you cast your mind back a few months to September - before the Arctic Sunrise was seized and all 30 people on board were arrested and held in Russia - you might remember Aurora, the giant polar bear that walked through central London.

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Thousands join global day of support for Arctic 30

Posted by jamie — 5 October 2013 at 4:00pm - Comments
Miss you, Daddy: message to one of the Arctic 30
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Family and friends of the Arctic 30 joined demonstrations around the world demanding their release

From Bali to Helsinki, Sydney to London and all points in between, supporters of the Arctic 30 have turned out in force today, demonstrating outside Russian embassies around the world to demand their release.

Save the Arctic banner appears during the winner's ceremony at the Shell Belgian

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.

Exposing Shell's Arctic drilling plans at the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix
Frack off - sign at fracking protest in Balcombe
Anti-fracking protester at Balcombe drilling site
Fracking protest in Balcome

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