Greenpeace holds global protests for release of detained activists

05 Oct 2013  —  Dmitry Zaks, Sapa

hk_greenpeace_1Activists came out with a united call for Russia’s release of 30 Greenpeace activists after being jailed for protests against Arctic oil drilling.

Rock stars and celebrities joined a worldwide vigil on Saturday in support of 30 Greenpeace activists whose jailing by Russia after a protest against Arctic oil drilling sparked a new row between Moscow and the west.

Pressure has been mounting on Russia from both activists and governments shocked by Moscow’s decision to level full-blown piracy charges against Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise crew. But Moscow displayed few signs of leniency on Saturday as it hit out at both Greenpeace and the Dutch government under whose flag the environmental lobby group’s ship sailed. Continue reading

November 6: Massive Protest at White House to Stop Tar Sands Pipeline


Nov 6, 2011 by AssociatedPress

Thousands of protesters gathered across from the White House to oppose a transnational oil pipeline they fear could harm the environment. The Keystone XL project would carry oil derived from tar sands in Alberta, Canada, to refineries in Texas. (Nov. 6)

India: 2 killed in Srikakulam as police fire on protest challenging power project

Two protestors were killed and many injured when police attacked and opened fire

15/07/2010

K. Srinivasa Rao

Sompeta on the boil; protestors launch agitation against proposed power project

SOMPETA (Srikakulam dt): Two persons were killed and dozens injured when police opened fire and resorted to lathicharge to quell angry agitators protesting the establishment of a 2,640 MW thermal power project here on Wednesday.

The two agitators killed in the police firing at Baruva near here were identified as G. Krishnamurthy of Lakkavaram village and Bandi Joga Rao of Palasapuram. Unconfirmed reports said two more, K. Venugopala Rao and E. Mohan Rao, also fell prey to police bullets. Continue reading