MoJo & Greenpeace: Petition for “The Arctic 30”

Hi there, Fifteen armed Russian security forces agents descended from a helicopter, boarded and seized the Greenp

Heute um 12:01 AM´via e-mail
Mother Jones

The following sponsored message from Greenpeace has been sent to you via Mother Jones.

Greenpeace
        Hi there,
Fifteen armed Russian security forces agents descended from a helicopter, boarded and seized the Greenpeace ship the Arctic Sunrise on September 19.
The ship was towed to the Russian city of Murmansk where the 28 Greenpeace activists from around the world along with two freelance journalists who were onboard were charged with piracy and hooliganism by the Russian authorities. If convicted, each could face several years in a Russian prison.
These activists urgently need your help.
Please sign our petition to Russia’s US Ambassador demanding Russia immediately drop the charges of piracy and hooliganism, release the activists and put an end to offshore oil drilling in the Arctic for good.
This is the most serious threat to Greenpeace’s environmental work since French secret service agents bombed and sunk the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior – killing a crew member – back in 1985.
But we didn’t back down then and can’t back down now – no matter how far those in power go to silence the people who speak out against Arctic oil drilling and environmental destruction. We can stop drilling in the Arctic just like we stopped French nuclear weapons testing three decades ago.
The right to peaceful protest is vital when governments fail to respond to issues of climate change. It must be protected.
Sign our urgent petition to the Russian Ambassador and demand that Russia immediately drop the charges of piracy and hooliganism, release the activists and put an end to offshore oil drilling in the Arctic for good.
The Arctic 30 need your support now more than ever. The environment needs your support more than ever. Please take action today.
For the Arctic and for the right to peaceful protest,
Nicky Davies Campaigns Director Greenpeace USA
Advertisements

7 thoughts on “MoJo & Greenpeace: Petition for “The Arctic 30”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s