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Russians Start Charging Greenpeace Activists With Piracy

The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise anchored near Murmansk with a Russian Coastguard  gunboat and tug.

The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise anchored near Murmansk with a Russian Coastguard gunboat and tug, indications are that Greenpeace are going to need a new crew, assuming the Russians let them have Arctic Sunrise back.

The world now knows, the Russians are playing hardball with the self appointed Green Guardians of Gaia, and not before time it must be said, for too long now insidious Green NGO’s have had the ear of governments, contributed to the junk science of the IPCC and feel they can interfere with legal operations of any country, if they, Greenpeace do not agree with it.

There would be at least some credibility if the position Greenpeace adopted was based on sound observed science, instead according to Dr Patrick Moore one of the founders of Greenpeace, who has since parted company with the NGO:

 

The speaker was also highly critical of the organization he co-founded, claiming it’s counter-productive today from an environmental standpoint.

“The organization should at least base its positions on science,” he said.

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Russians Charge All Greenpeace Activists On Arctic Sunrise With Piracy

All Greenpeace activists on the Arctic Sunrise have been charged with piracy by the Russians.

All Greenpeace activists on the Arctic Sunrise have been charged with piracy by the Russians.

The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise has been towed into the northern Russian port of Murmansk, and all 30 activists have been charged with piracy by the Russian authorities.

The story is still breaking so is there is a certain amount of variance between the reports coming in.

abc News:

Russia filed piracy charges Tuesday against Greenpeace activists who tried to climb onto an offshore drilling platform in the Arctic owned by the state-controlled gas company Gazprom.

The activists are on a Greenpeace ship, the Arctic Sunrise, which was seized last week by the Russian Coast Guard and towed Tuesday into a port near Murmansk.

It was unclear how many of the 30 activists on board face piracy charges, which carry a potential prison sentence of up to 15 years and a fine of 500,000 rubles (about $15,500). The Investigative Committee, Russia’s federal investigative agency, said it would question all those who participated in the protest and detain the “more active” among them.

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