Think You Know Greenpeace? Look Again

Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

An urgent public health crisis exists. An effective, humanitarian response is available. But rather than pitching in and helping to save lives, Greenpeace is attacking the aid workers.

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The Arctic Sunrise is a Greenpeace vessel. Last month, its crew tweeted the following: “BREAKING: we’ve got 4 boats in the water heading towards Gazprom’s Arctic rig. We’re going to try and stop the drilling. #savethearctic.”

Greenpeace says it was engaging in “peaceful protest.” But peaceful protest is about moral persuasion. It does not encompass intimidation and coercion – in which you swarm an industrial oil rig, board that rig without authorization, and physically bring its activities to a halt – all the while placing other people’s lives at risk.

Soon afterward, Russia arrested the 30-person crew and seized the Greenpeace vessel. I have no idea whether Russia’s prosecution of the activists as pirates rests on…

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Utopia - you are standing in it promotes a classical liberal view of the world and champion the mass flourishing of humanity through capitalism and the rule of law. The origin of the blog is explained in the first blog post at https://utopiayouarestandinginit.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/why-call-my-blog-utopia-you-are-standing-in-it/

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