In Jail for trying to save the Arctic from Oil Drilling.

While you and I crave for cleaner oceans, less pollution, as we speak our speak. Others are walking their talk, and doing something to raise awareness in defence of our Environment in one of the last untouched places on Earth by man..  The Arctic….  I hope that if you are already an Avaaz member you will have already clicked and signed the petition, but if you are new to the organisation, then please feel free to read and pass on and I hope you will add your voice to that of others who want to stop this injustice for these Greenpeace warriors who want a greener peaceful world. 

This only came in my email box today and already 594,675, have signed..

Thank you for reading, and I am still in catch-up mode so trying to work my way down my email lists..

Blessing to you all for a Peaceful Weekend Sue

Update 

Update: 28 October 2013
Breaking news: last week the piracy charges were replaced with charges of hooliganism — still a wildly disproportionate punishment that carries up to seven years in jail. Let’s continue to stand with the brave Arctic 30 until these false charges are dropped entirely. Sign now and forward this campaign!

 

 

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Dear friends,


Ana Paula and 29 of her Greenpeace crewmates are trapped in a Russian jail for trying to save the Arctic from oil drilling. But our community could set them free if we help Greenpeace build a massive global outcry targeting Russia’s biggest global partners. Let’s reach 1 million to free the Arctic 30 — sign now by clicking below:

SIGN THE PETITION

Ana Paula is a 31-year old from Brazil who wanted to peacefully protest Russia’s plans to drill the Arctic. Now she, along with her 29 crewmates from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, is locked in a Russian jail with no release in sight. But we can throw her and the rest of her crew a lifeline.
The Greenpeace staff, some in solitary confinement, are now facing fifteen years in prison on trumped up charges of piracy. Their crime? Hanging a banner on a Russian oil rig to protest dangerous deepwater drilling in one of the earth’s most beautiful and fragile places. Many western governments have already spoken out, but now Ana Paula and Greenpeace are asking the Avaaz community to help build a truly global outcry.
Together we can call on some of Russia’s strongest trade and political partners — Brazil, India, South Africa and the EU — to call for the release of the Arctic 30. Let’s reach 1 million to free Ana Paula and her friends. Once we hit that mark, Avaaz will project their faces in key public places to keep this story at the top of the news:
http://www.avaaz.org/en/free_the_arctic_30_loc/?blGazab&v=30393
This is what Ana Paula’s sister said about her: “In many ways, my sister is a typical Brazilian — talkative, friendly, and full of life. But she’s also simply extraordinary, passionate about nature since she was little, and never hesitating to stand up for it even at great personal risk.”
Now Ana Paula and her crewmates could lose 15 years of their lives, all for trying to hang a banner on a Gazprom oil rig, the first of its kind in the Arctic. This is an aggressive backlash against defenders of our environment — stopping oil drilling in the Arctic is about protecting the last great wilderness on earth, where oil spills are almost impossible to clean up.
Greenpeace has hired great lawyers who point out that the 30 were arrested in international waters, making Russia the one violating the international Law of the Sea. But being on the right side of the law may not be enough to regain their freedom, and their dreadful fate may be sealed soon unless the international community lets Russia know that this is a scandal that’s not going to go away.
Avaaz has a particularly powerful voice in many of these countries with huge memberships — 5 million in Brazil alone! If we all weigh in now and build a one million strong petition, Avaazers in Brazil, South Africa, India, and the EU can ramp up the pressure. Sign now to help build 1 million people to help free the Arctic 30:
http://www.avaaz.org/en/free_the_arctic_30_loc/?blGazab&v=30393
These Arctic 30 were brave enough to confront the oil industry in one of the last untouched places on earth. They are being silenced and intimidated by the oil industry for their bravery. Our community has stood strong for campaigners across the world — now let’s free these 30.
With hope and determination,
Jamie, Alex, Emma, Lisa, Ricken, Marie, Julien, Diego and the rest of the Avaaz team


MORE INFORMATION
Russia accuses Greenpeace crew of ‘piracy’ in Arctic (BBC)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24222392
Dutch sue Russia to recover ‘pirate’ Greenpeace crew (France24)
http://www.france24.com/en/20131004-netherlands-russia-greenpeace-oil-arctic-piracy-justice
What Russia’s Treatment of Greenpeace Activists Reveals About its Arctic Policy (The Atlantic)
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/10/what-russia-s-treatment-of-greenpeace-activists-reveals-about-its-arctic-policy/280352/
Legal analysis by International law professor Prof. Dr. Stefan Kirchner
http://fr.scribd.com/doc/173374193/Comment-on-the-institution-of-arbitration-proceedings-between-the-Kingdom-of-the-Netherlands-and-the-Russian-Federation-concerning-the-case-of-the-shi
Black Ice: Russia’s ongoing oil spill crisis (Report, Greenpeace)
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/climate-change/arctic-impacts/The-dangers-of-Arctic-oil/Black-ice–Russian-oil-spill-disaster/

50 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. shamanictracker
    Oct 18, 2013 @ 17:18:16

    Signed already but thanks for sharing! I really hope they will be able to do something, Russia seems to be one of the toughest to influence… xox

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  2. Visionkeeper
    Oct 18, 2013 @ 17:35:38

    Already done…Thanks for sharing that so others may sign!!! Have a happy weekend DW and enjoy the last of your garden…Blessings and love…VK

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 19, 2013 @ 13:25:40

      Again thank YOU, for your support VK, the Gardening is winding up, just need to give it a winter dig.. We still have some produce such as brussels, cabbage, beets, and leeks and swedes … So lots to keep us going and busy 🙂

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  3. marina kanavaki
    Oct 18, 2013 @ 18:33:53

    Thank you for sharing this. I just signed and tweeted. xx
    🙂

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  4. livingsimplyfree
    Oct 18, 2013 @ 21:25:21

    Signed as well, the abuse of our freedoms has gotten way out of hand, I hope the entire crew is released soon.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 19, 2013 @ 13:21:40

      Thank you Lois, me too… I know of lesser prospective jail terms which have been served for murder!… Totally out of order is this charge of piracy ..

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      • livingsimplyfree
        Oct 20, 2013 @ 02:12:23

        Sue, with my son most recently having worked as a prison guard I have heard some of the horrible sentences some get. None of it makes sense.

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        • Sue Dreamwalker
          Oct 20, 2013 @ 12:53:33

          Yes, there is so much injustice out there…. It’s hard not to allow it to upset us… xxx

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          • livingsimplyfree
            Oct 21, 2013 @ 06:13:57

            I get so frustrated some days I wish I could be running the show, but I couldn’t handle the frustrations it would come with. 🙂

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            • Sue Dreamwalker
              Oct 21, 2013 @ 11:42:52

              No me either Lois, It matters not who is in power, I bet they all start off with good intentions as they go into politics to think they can help change the systems.. But the systems are not those in power, but those who run them behind the scenes…. It makes me so cross knowing that Energy companies hold us to ransom, with Higher Energy costs and our Governments know full well what is happening, while the little old ladies on a single pension can die of hypothermia because they can not afford to pay their heating costs… A disgrace!.. These are my frustrations… But nothing will change while those Big Corporations call the shots!

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            • livingsimplyfree
              Oct 21, 2013 @ 19:57:56

              Exactly, I think often of John F. Kennedy who was president of the US in the early 60s. He made known he was going to change the way things were being done and was assassinated before he could implement the changes and clean up the government.

              We do have one program here that is helpful for winter, if you heat is about to be shut of or already was they will pay to turn it back on for you if you are low income. I don’t know the exact dates but between November and April if you fall behind the utility companies are not allowed to turn your heat off. Although if you can’t get things caught up your heat will be turned off come April.

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  5. prenin
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 02:01:07

    I signed as soon as I got it.

    Russia thinks they can screw with the rest of the world because they are too big to stop…

    Love and hugs!

    Prenin.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 19, 2013 @ 13:19:58

      Yes its not just Russia though.. All those BIG Companies, BP included are all in it for themselves, and think nothing of the environment that is being destroyed… Thanks again for being so supportive to such great causes… Big hugs back 🙂

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  6. shreejacob
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 02:29:35

    Done! Signed the petition!
    When I first started reading the article / email ..I couldn’t help but wondering, Why. There must be a better way. Because sometimes peaceful isn’t really peaceful and sometimes peaceful needs to a little more creative and a little less self righteous. But then a thought came to me and that was…each has his part to play. There will be those that heal the world by healing themselves, there will be those that heal the world by sending out the vibrations needed, those that will heal one person at a time, those who will heal many at a time and then there are those who will DO what is needed. So, in the end…every thing is okay 🙂

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  7. Valentine Logar
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 02:39:11

    Done already! Passed along on both my twitter feeds.

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  8. gingerfightback
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 07:37:28

    Done

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  9. jacksjottings
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 10:49:17

    Greenpeace, France was disgraced when they bombed Greenpeace in Auckland.
    I do not usually give support for protests but I signed my support for this one. Testing bombe in paradise and risking an oil spillage in the Artic, just being their causes damage. This is a real test for me too stay calm and serene, actually for everyone to stay cool. Surely these people with no respect for nature realise in time Mother nature will retaliate.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 19, 2013 @ 12:04:58

      Thank you Jack, Mother Nature is retaliating… but maybe we have not seen the worst of her wrath as yet.. But its coming. I feel it…

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      • jacksjottings
        Oct 25, 2013 @ 09:04:18

        Life will go on but as Spock of the Star ship Enterprise said.” There is life Captain Kirk but not as we know it.”
        You and I understand others have to be forgiven for their ignorance.
        We can only teach by example and mother Nature will teach in her way.
        May the force be with you. I am a bit of a fan of some science-fiction.

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  10. Deb
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 12:17:57

    Just signed and tweeted, Sue!
    Hugs xoxo

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  11. natswans
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 16:16:57

    Signed Sue they need the support, xx

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  12. giselzitrone
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 21:00:17

    Hallo liebe Sue einen schönen späten Abend für dich,ja Russland ist schön eine starke Macht,heute hatten wir mal Sonne war nicht viel am P.C.Wünsche dir einen schönen Sonntag.Grüße und Freundschaft.Gislinde

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  13. Unsungpoet
    Oct 20, 2013 @ 00:09:58

    So awesome of you to bring light to this Sue, I signed and joined and will remember them in prayer!

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  14. Marko
    Oct 20, 2013 @ 09:56:17

    Autumn greetings from Poland.

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  15. Dennis Cardiff
    Oct 20, 2013 @ 12:48:52

    Hi Sue, I’ve signed the petition. A Canadian native friend of mine is protesting a similar situation: “We will not allow the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines, or similar Tar Sands projects, to cross our lands, territories and watersheds, or the ocean migration routes of Fraser River Salmon.” ~ Dennis

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 20, 2013 @ 12:50:59

      Hi Dennis, lovely to have you visit.. and yes I am aware of the Tar Sands projects disgusting in there treatments of those Native Americans who have to live within its turmoil..
      Thank you very much Dennis for signing… 🙂
      Enjoy your day
      Sue

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  16. pictimilitude
    Oct 21, 2013 @ 01:30:45

    Signed the petition. It’s sick and wrong what is going on with all this drilling.
    Sigh. I hold out hope that we’ll learn.
    Thank you, too, for your sweet words and comments over at my blog. Oh, you just make me breathe a breath of fresh air. 🙂 I just love seeing your beautiful words.
    Alas, I’ve been so busy with school, my poor blog is gathering dust bunnies. I’ll keep it going – I hope – it’s just the last few weeks have been so busy with conferences and trainings on top of mid-terms and papers.
    I do miss my photography walks and I finished an art project – when I have it all put together, I hope to blog about it. 🙂
    Many hugs. Peace. Hope, and Love.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 21, 2013 @ 11:16:26

      Will look very much forward to your next posts, when you can put it all together for us to share..
      Thank you for signing I do appreciate everyone who has given their support to this injustice.. Like you it makes you so sad to think how we are destroying our own environment, when we know especially that their are more eco friendly ways to cleaner fuels… But those at the top of the tree hang on.. But nature will ultimately shake them up and we will then ALL have to rethink how we Live..
      Much love and Peace in return dear Cyndi..

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  17. Ruth Nina Welsh
    Oct 21, 2013 @ 10:07:36

    Sue, really good to highlight this. I saw the piece on BBC news 24. Horrifying to think of the beautiful arctic being so spoiled. Much love to you, I’m still not able to do much so forgive me for not catching up on all of your posts. Sending positive thoughts and thanks your way dear friend. Ruth xxxx

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 21, 2013 @ 11:54:53

      Sending you a Healing Hug over the airwaves Ruth, and hope you will soon be feeling better.. Please don’t worry about catching up, I know how time consuming catching up is.. And when you are far from 100% that’s the last thing that you should be worrying about.. So I fully understand,..
      I thought you were not well, as I had been sending out via the web of thought to you.

      Yes, Horrifying is a good way to describe the possible destructive impact this could have on the environment of the Arctic.. But Profit and Greed opens many doors as those back handers turn many a blind eye to the consequences for the future of Earth.. I little like what is happening with the Nuclear Power stations at the moment in Hinckley
      http://news.sky.com/story/1157272/hinkley-point-nuclear-plant-deal-to-go-ahead

      This makes me feel ‘Sick’ !
      Wishing you a wonderful Week too xoxox

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  18. Shakti Ghosal
    Oct 21, 2013 @ 13:54:25

    Hi Sue,

    I just became a member and signed the petition. Thank you for pointing me to this great initiative.

    To be frank, your opening line, ” While you and I crave for cleaner oceans, less pollution, as we speak our speak. Others are walking their talk, and doing something…….” hurt. It hurt because is the truth. Most of us merely rave and rant and believe we have done our bit. We somehow lull ourselves to believe that based on what we are saying, someone, somewhere would have the good sense to do the right thing. If only the world was such a fair and rational place!

    Reading about Ana Paula only drove home the point how much more empowered and evolved she is compared to someone like me. As I salute her, I can only agonise within……

    In distress…….. Shakti

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 21, 2013 @ 16:57:01

      Dear Shakti,
      I totally agree with every word.. these are the True Warriors of Peace for a Greener World we all wish to live… and they put the rest of us to shame!…

      Thank you kindly for your words
      Sue

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  19. Sabina Brave
    Oct 22, 2013 @ 16:48:09

    Somebody has to give a lesson to Russia. They have to stop thinking, that they can make their own rules against free world.
    Hugs, and blessings.
    xoxoxo

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 25, 2013 @ 11:41:33

      Yes, I agree Sabina, a Nation which thinks itself great often fails on basic principles of respecting others rights and rules not with justice but with to tools to keep Fearful those whom they wish to control… Like their problems with Gay Rights, and Racism… But the world is waking up…. And when it does then we will all have to make new rules to live by in a free world.. Where we need to respect each other and all life in Nature… Thank you dear Sabina, for taking the time to comment..
      Loved having you back..
      Sorry I have taken an age to reply but Life has been very busy of late..
      Hugs and more Hugs your way 🙂
      Love Sue

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