Greenpeace Activists Hang from Bridge to Block Shell Icebreaker

  A group of twenty six Greenpeace activists have suspended themselves from a bridge in Portland, Oregon in an effort to stop Shell icebreaker from heading back to Alaska where it is needed for the company's arctic drilling operations. The Greenpeace climbers and dozens of so-called 'kayaktivists' have positioned themselves under the St. Johns Bridge in Portland, … [Read more...]

Activists Chained to Shell Supply Vessel Decide to Come Down

  Two activists who secured themselves to a Shell offshore supply vessel moored in Bellingham, Washington this weekend have both decided to come down. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that activist Chiara D'Angelo requested Coast Guard assistance down from Arctic Challener's anchor chain at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Monday after she spent three nights … [Read more...]

Greenpeace Activists Forced Off Shell Oil Rig

Six Greenpeace activists have been forced off one of Shell's Arctic-bound oil rigs in the Pacific Ocean due to weather. The six activists boarded the semi-submersible rig Polar Pioneer on April 6 as it made its way across the Pacific Ocean from Brunei Bay, Malaysia to Seattle atop the heavy lift ship Blue Marlin. The rig is expected to head up to Chukchi Sea in the Alaskan … [Read more...]

Israeli Containership Heads for L.A. After Oakland Protest

LOS ANGELES, Sept 29 (Reuters) - An Israeli-owned container ship that was blocked from unloading its cargo at the Port of Oakland by pro-Palestinian protesters over the weekend was headed to Los Angeles on Monday, according to a ship-tracking website. The Zim Shanghai left Oakland with its cargo still onboard on Sunday evening, according to the website marinetraffic.com. It … [Read more...]

Greek Shipyard Workers Take The Offensive, Break Into Defense Ministry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqBWA56LeJ0 ATHENS--Greek shipyard workers clashed with riot police Thursday after protesters stormed the country's defence ministry in a dispute over unpaid wages. The protestors forced their way past gated guard posts and entered restricted areas on the ministry campus. Police fired tear gas and attempted to push the protestors back to the … [Read more...]