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Support ship, come closer and start your water cannons!

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Chase their boats away!

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OK - we are lowering our aim.

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But of course, try to correct us.
We can't see at all from here.

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The stream is blocking our view.

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Try to somehow direct the stream
at them with more power.

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Negative - that's all the power we have.

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It was the first time I had taken part
in a serious climbing activity...

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...and the main challenge we faced
was from the Gazprom management...

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...who were instructing their staff
to use heavy water cannons...

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...at those of us that were
occupying the outside of the rig.

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The Russian Coast Guard were
observing what we were doing...

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...and even though the Gazprom management
put huge pressure on them to intervene...

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...they refused and observed.

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I simply request that
you reposition yourselves...

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...so that your actions appear
more powerful, decisive and targeted.

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I am under orders to take a picture...

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...so try not to look like
you're just watering flowers.

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So when we went in 2013...

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...we did expect things to perhaps
heat up a bit more.

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But nobody anticipated
the events that were to follow.

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Watch out!

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The massive system rapidly moving
across this country tonight.

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This system already deadly.

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Holy shit!

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The nation is on red alert tonight...

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...as bush fires rage out
of control across the country.

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A new scientific report has determined
the last decade was the warmest on record.

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Super typhoon Haiyan
has made a direct hit.

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The wind here is whistling.

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A wake of massive destruction...

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...unprecedented, unthinkable.

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We may have ratified our own doom.

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It's absolutely clear that
climate change is here now...

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...it's very obvious, it's not
a debate anymore in the scientific community.

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It's a clear and present danger,
it's getting worse...

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...and unless we act immediately

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...this is going to foreclose a number of
sustainable options in our future...

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...and I think that's a horrible legacy
to leave for our kids.

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You could look at the Arctic as
one of the air conditioners of the planet.

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It's a very sensitive ecosystem,
the Arctic Ocean, in and of itself.

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But it's also very important in maintaining it
as a cold system to protect global climate.

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The Arctic has been defined as
the key environmental challenge of our time.

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Therefore, it is critically important that...

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...as an organisation that has the ability
to get to the most remote parts of the world...

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...we go out there, bear witness,
tell the world what's happening...

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...so that we can both protect both
the unique biodiversity of this part of the world...

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...as well as to ensure that what
happens in the Arctic...

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...does not exacerbate and contribute to
accelerating climate change.

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Sea ice has declined by about half
in the last quarter of a century.

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You know, I'd say by 2030,
10 or 15 years from now...

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...I think there is a very good probability that the
Arctic Ocean will be substantially ice-free.

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As the Arctic sea ice began to melt
at a significant level...

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...we saw the beginnings of what
could be seen as an 'Arctic oil rush'.

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Rather than seeing it as a wake-up sign...

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...that climate change is real,
that we are getting closer and closer to the edge...

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...their approach is to say:
"Oh wow, the ice is melting...

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...so let's go and see whether
we can find some oil and gas there...

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...so that we can make the problem of
climate change even worse than it is."

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They see trillions of dollars.

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And the companies have a lot of
bravado about how well they can do it.

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But a great example for that was 2012,
when Shell came to the Alaskan Arctic...

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...in the Chukchi Sea, trying to drill
a couple of top holes...

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...with their drilling rig
winding up on the beach...

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....later on in the year,
fires on their vessels...

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And they were the most intensely
scrutinised offshore development...

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...probably in world history.

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I think everyone in the oil companies knows...

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...and governments really truly know...

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...that it's impossible to respond to a major
spill in the Arctic Ocean.

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It is truly a disaster waiting to happen...

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...and it's a question of when, where
and how bad it will be.

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However, what we are seeing then
is certain Western oil companies...

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...believing they can get into the Arctic...

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...through lower standards,
less safety considerations and so on...

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...by partnering with Russian oil companies...

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...and exploring the Russian Arctic first.

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These very same companies...

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...like Gazprom and Rosneft
and others in Russia...

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...that are promising to drill
responsibly offshore...

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...are the same companies working onshore
and they have a horrible track record.

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There are disaster stories throughout
Siberia and the Russian far east.

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The government has looked the other way...

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...and these companies have gotten away with
spill after spill, after spill.

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So, we can't trust them to work
responsibly offshore. Period.

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So they are now rushing
to the Russian Arctic.

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And Gazprom wants to construct
dozens more stationary platforms...

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...and Rosneft plans to construct more than
100 drilling and survey platforms.

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Prirazlomnaya is the first Arctic
offshore oil platform to go into production.

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That's what makes it urgent for us
to take action on that place.

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The platform is in very bad shape.

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And as you can actually see on a video posted by,
I believe, one of the employees of the platform...

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...you can literally see a part of
the platform being flushed away...

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...by a couple of waves.

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And I remember reading one high chief
from the company saying:

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"Well, the platform
can survive a torpedo strike."

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I mean, it couldn't even survive just
a couple of waves a few metres high...

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...because already a part of
the platform got flushed away.

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And it would be funny
if it wouldn't be so serious.

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Sunrise, this is Akademik seismic vessel,
Akademik Lazarev.

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One of the first stages in Arctic drilling
is called seismic testing...

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...a method of using sound
to map the ocean floor.

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So when companies all want to know
exactly where to drill...

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...they use big sound cannons that send
signals down to the ocean floor.

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Very, very loud signals that
get reflected back and recorded...

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...and those can be transformed into a map.

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What's really dangerous about seismic testing is
that the sounds made by these cannons are so loud...

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...that they can damage fish,
birds, whales and other wild life...

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...as well as simply being the preparation
for disastrous oil drilling.

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Sunrise, this is Akademik Lazarev.
What are your intentions? Over.

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So now we are entering
the Northern Sea Route.

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There's a demarcation line
at the top of the Novaya Zemlya...

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...that separates the Barents Sea
from the Kara Sea.

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We are still about 16 miles off the cost of
the Northern tip of the Novaya Zemlya...

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...that puts us in international waters.

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...and that gives us the right to
innocent passage through these waters.

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So, a day or two after we entered
the Northern Sea Route area...

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...we saw a Coast Guard ship approaching us.

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So we responded that we do not
violate any regulations...

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...we are still in international waters...

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...and that we have all the right for free passage,
for free navigation in these international waters.

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Anyway, the Coast Guard vessel
demanded to board the Arctic Sunrise...

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...and to conduct an inspection to make sure that
we do not do any illegal activities.

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You have to immediately stop your vessel...

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...and be ready to take my inspection.

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By refusal to obey I will take measures...

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...right up to preventive fire.

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You are not allowed to come in with guns.

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You are not allowed to arrest the ship.

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This is the condition for you
to come on board. Over.

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Roger that, Arctic Sunrise.

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Do you worry about an oil spill
when you see the operations happening?

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Yes, of course.

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But frankly speaking, it is not our business.

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But your work is safety at sea?

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And also protecting the interests of
Russian Federation and Russian Federation laws...

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...and Russian Federation vessels.

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And oil industry?

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Also. Also.

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So, at the end, reluctantly, the
Arctic Sunrise had to leave the area...

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...while we were escorted by
this Coast Guard ship.

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And on our way to Kirkenes we had to make a turn
and we got in a very severe storm.

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So by ourselves we could see
how harsh the Arctic can be...

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...and how difficult it is,
even to survive there...

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...let alone to conduct any
technical activities safely.

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It was quite exciting to come back to the
same port and see Arctic Sunrise down there again.

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It was very sweet.

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I remember when we were
driving down to the port...

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...and I could see a little Sunrise there
in the water and it just made my heart melt.

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Well, I have been climbing for
Greenpeace for about six years.

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So, yeah I'm seen as quite
an experienced climber.

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Climbing in protests can be dangerous
if you don't know what the risks are.

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And since I was climbing at Prirazlomnaya last year,
I knew the circumstances would be quite hard...

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...and even dangerous if
we are not prepared for it.

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Already about 70 miles off...

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...we picked up a shadow on a radar
which came closer and closer...

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...at great speed. It turned out to be
a Russian Coast Guard vessel.

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They hailed us on the VHF...

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...and told us that we should not
approach Prirazlomnaya.

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We spoke back with them, and we said:
"Well, we are in international waters...

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...we have complete freedom
of navigation in this area.

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We are planning to carry out a peaceful...

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...and non-violent protest against
the dangerous practice of Arctic oil drilling."

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But it was pretty clear that
they were very worried...

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....and they had a strong suspicion that we were
approaching Prirazlomnaya in order to do an action.

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Well, 'suspicion' -
we told them we would.

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With the full understanding that there was no way
we would be able to survive on that oil rig...

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...without our own home-built shelter,
otherwise known as 'Pod 3'...

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...the plan was to get the pod up
onto the side of the oil rig...

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...and to hold the production of oil.

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We believe that your platform and the activities
being carried out in preparation for drilling...

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...for oil in the Arctic Ocean represent a real and
immediate threat to the environment, both here and globally.

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We started being chased everywhere we went,
everywhere we tried to get a line up.

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We only had a few minutes to manage to get
climbers up underneath that heavy platform.

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But it was a chase and
we were losing time rapidly.

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I managed to get a rope up and
I started to climb up on it.

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But just when I was attaching
myself to the rope, the Coast Guard boat came...

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...and started pushing our boat away.

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They realised we were going to continue and we were
going to try our hardest to get a climber onto that rig.

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And they had made the decision
that was not going to happen...

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...and they drew guns and they pointed
it straight in my face.

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Sunrise, guns pointed in our faces.
Clear guns directly pointed in our faces.

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I used to be a war photographer in
Reuters and Agence France-Presse.

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When I saw these aggressive soldiers, I knew the
main point now is not only the hanging of the banner...

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...but I had to take photos how they pointed
the guns at the Greenpeace activists.

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It was such a bizarre thing to see,
a gun pointing at you...

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...that I maybe couldn't even take it seriously...

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...because it just felt so wrong.

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We were there doing a peaceful protest.
We were not threatening anyone or anything...

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...and they come there with their guns.

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Guns have been put back in holster, over.

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Back in holster?
Are you under arrest? Over.

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A couple of the RHIBs at this point
already were damaged...

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...by the knives of the FSB guards so
were returning to Arctic Sunrise.

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And it was at that point that the situation
started really getting out of control.

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The two climbers that were on a mooring line
were being attacked both by water hoses from the platform..

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...as well as by the Coast Guard that
were in the RHIBs underneath them.

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There was no stop in
the water sprayed on us...

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...and I just got this thought in my head
that, ok, this is not good.

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It's getting really dangerous.
We are not achieving anything anymore.

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And then I could feel 'Kruso' shaking...

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...and I realised that he was getting hypothermia.

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They wanted me to come down...

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...but they didn't realise that
when they hold the rope, I can't come down.

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So I was stuck there.

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And it was quite scary because then I realised
I didn't have a way to communicate with them.

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Whatever I said, they were not listening to me.

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So in the end, I was shouting that I am coming down...

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...and tried to pull the rope so that
I could get some slack...

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...so that I could actually go down.

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And I think the more the other RHIBs
could see that Sini was distressed...

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...and they could hear it in her voice...

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...the more they tried to assist.

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And the nearer they came in,
the more angry the FSB RHIBs became...

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...and the FSB agents on board were
going much more aggressive.

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So, at this point the action is over.

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However, we have two people who are
on board the Coast Guard ship...

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...basically held as hostages,
that's how we interpreted it.

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Arctic Sunrise, you stop
your vessel or heave to.

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If you don't do this,
presently it is taken decision...

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...on stop your vessel with using weapons.

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I understand what you are saying...

223
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...please understand what you are threatening to do.

224
00:19:07,811 --> 00:19:09,811
It's not just a legal matter, sir.

225
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I think this is also a matter
for your conscience.

226
00:19:15,531 --> 00:19:17,051
We repeated again and again:

227
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"What you are actually threatening to do is
a clear breach of international law.

228
00:19:22,771 --> 00:19:27,771
What you are actually doing is technically
an act of war against the Netherlands...

229
00:19:27,911 --> 00:19:30,011
...whose flag our ship is flying.

230
00:19:30,331 --> 00:19:34,011
You are an armed war ship
in international waters...

231
00:19:34,251 --> 00:19:36,971
...and you are threatening to shoot
an unarmed vessel."

232
00:19:40,091 --> 00:19:43,571
After some time, when I was
on board the Coast Guard ship...

233
00:19:43,771 --> 00:19:45,491
...and I was sitting in the mess room...

234
00:19:45,771 --> 00:19:52,291
...there was this kind of internal radio where
apparently the captain of the ship was shouting...

235
00:19:52,851 --> 00:19:56,771
...and he was repeating one word
a couple of times...

236
00:19:57,571 --> 00:20:02,251
...and after that I could feel
and hear the whole ship shaking.

237
00:20:03,091 --> 00:20:07,091
And I realised: Oh my god, they
are using the cannons.

238
00:20:13,891 --> 00:20:19,531
And I think all together about 10 or 11 times
they fired shots across the bow of the ship...

239
00:20:19,691 --> 00:20:21,971
...coming closer and closer and closer.

240
00:20:23,811 --> 00:20:28,091
Sunrise, this is Russian Coast Guard ship.

241
00:20:29,141 --> 00:20:34,011
I suspect you in terrorism, in terrorism.
 - In terrorism?

242
00:20:35,771 --> 00:20:41,371
I am sending an inspection party to you.
I am sending an inspection party to you.

243
00:20:44,891 --> 00:20:47,251
The Coast Guard made it pretty clear
they wanted to board us.

244
00:20:47,371 --> 00:20:50,491
They sent a boat over at some point...

245
00:20:50,611 --> 00:20:54,411
...but we didn't feel they had the right
to board us on the high seas.

246
00:20:54,691 --> 00:20:56,811
That was pretty frustrating for them.

247
00:20:58,891 --> 00:21:02,051
And I think that's one of the reasons
why they reacted so strongly the next day...

248
00:21:02,131 --> 00:21:05,411
...it was because we ignored them.

249
00:21:11,091 --> 00:21:16,371
I was sitting in the mess, I remember.
I think we were just finishing up lunch...

250
00:21:16,491 --> 00:21:21,891
...when I heard a lot of screaming
and running around in the corridors outside.

251
00:21:22,251 --> 00:21:24,261
People shouting:
"Helicopter is coming! Helicopter is coming!"

252
00:21:26,211 --> 00:21:31,211
I ran out on the deck and from that moment on
I was in the middle of a James Bond movie.

253
00:21:33,731 --> 00:21:37,371
When the boarding happened I was actually
down on an exercise machine in the hold.

254
00:21:37,611 --> 00:21:39,051
I heard the engine stop...

255
00:21:39,731 --> 00:21:43,851
...and about a minute later, some
panic-stricken crew member came running at me:

256
00:21:43,891 --> 00:21:46,731
"Oh my god! They are jumping out of a helicopter!"

257
00:21:47,011 --> 00:21:47,971
I thought: "Oh..."

258
00:21:57,611 --> 00:21:58,531
I ran out on the heli-deck...

259
00:21:59,491 --> 00:22:06,611
...and I saw the first of these masked,
camouflage-clad, heavily armed troopers...

260
00:22:07,291 --> 00:22:11,091
...slide down the wire onto the deck of
the Arctic Sunrise.

261
00:22:11,411 --> 00:22:16,091
They started shouting at us in Russian and telling us:
"Get down! Get down on the deck!"

262
00:22:16,291 --> 00:22:20,091
Guns were being pointed more or less
in the direction of the people.

263
00:22:20,491 --> 00:22:23,251
I turned around and I ran for the bridge.

264
00:22:23,611 --> 00:22:27,251
As I was running up the steps,
I saw Frank standing in front of the door...

265
00:22:27,291 --> 00:22:32,811
...and I saw him being pulled back
and thrown down to the ground by another trooper.

266
00:22:32,911 --> 00:22:36,851
I stopped in front of his body
and then I felt a hand on my shoulder...

267
00:22:36,891 --> 00:22:38,531
...pulling me back and shoving me forward...

268
00:22:39,451 --> 00:22:44,761
...and I stumbled and fell onto
Frank's prone body.

269
00:22:45,531 --> 00:22:51,731
Russian authorities on board with guns. They
are breaking into the comms room now.

270
00:22:51,731 --> 00:22:57,291
This is pretty terrifying. Loud banging. Screaming in Russian.
They're still trying to kick in the door.

271
00:22:57,291 --> 00:23:03,131
They're almost in the room. This could be our last tweet
for a while. Thanks for all your support, don't stop now!

272
00:23:14,891 --> 00:23:18,531
For me, it felt like old times.
It didn't feel anything like a surprise:

273
00:23:18,691 --> 00:23:20,811
"Oh, we're being boarded by armed guys, ok."

274
00:23:21,131 --> 00:23:21,891
What else is new?

275
00:23:23,691 --> 00:23:25,531
You know, it turned into a long evening.
I mean...

276
00:23:25,611 --> 00:23:28,291
...they put some Coast Guards
on board to take over the ship...

277
00:23:28,331 --> 00:23:33,851
...and eventually we told them we weren't going
to motor the ship to Murmansk ourselves...

278
00:23:33,891 --> 00:23:35,611
...that they were going to have to tow us.

279
00:23:35,851 --> 00:23:37,451
And then they said:
"Ok, we'll have to tow you."

280
00:23:37,731 --> 00:23:38,971
And that's what they did.

281
00:23:49,411 --> 00:23:51,091
High drama on the high seas today:

282
00:23:51,131 --> 00:23:53,811
Russian security forces have seized control...

283
00:24:22,611 --> 00:24:28,561
The Arctic Sunrise, the Greenpeace ship,
will be brought to Murmansk.

284
00:24:37,411 --> 00:24:43,111
After the ship was towed to Murmansk and
we were anchored off in the Kola Bay...

285
00:24:44,011 --> 00:24:48,311
...after a few hours we were told that
we are to be taken off the ship...

286
00:24:48,531 --> 00:24:52,971
...in two groups and this would take maybe a few hours
and then we would be back on the ship.

287
00:24:55,411 --> 00:24:57,931
Well, first we were taken on
two ships of the Coast Guard...

288
00:24:58,451 --> 00:25:02,971
...and then when we arrived on land,
the group was split in two...

289
00:25:04,371 --> 00:25:07,451
...and transferred in buses to the office.

290
00:25:08,611 --> 00:25:11,051
We drove through the night Murmansk streets...

291
00:25:11,251 --> 00:25:13,011
...couldn't see much out of the window.

292
00:25:13,171 --> 00:25:16,931
We came in to the Investigative Committee's
main building in Murmansk...

293
00:25:17,331 --> 00:25:20,531
...and saw for the first time some camera flashes.

294
00:25:20,891 --> 00:25:23,971
I remember a lot of media were standing outside...

295
00:25:24,331 --> 00:25:29,571
...and then I was beginning to realise that
there was quite a story going on about us.

296
00:25:30,131 --> 00:25:32,811
As we were walking in through the metal detector...

297
00:25:32,931 --> 00:25:35,451
...each of us was sort of grabbed by a civilian man

298
00:25:35,471 --> 00:25:38,971
who said: "I'm your lawyer,
answer no questions, sign nothing!"

299
00:25:39,011 --> 00:25:40,611
And then we were whisked all away.

300
00:25:41,091 --> 00:25:43,451
And at some point the translator came in...

301
00:25:43,691 --> 00:25:47,091
...and she called my name and
I was one of the first to be taken...

302
00:25:47,331 --> 00:25:49,451
...for, I thought, interrogation.

303
00:25:50,131 --> 00:25:53,011
We were taken out one by one...

304
00:25:53,211 --> 00:25:56,531
...taken to an interrogator...

305
00:25:57,211 --> 00:25:59,011
...who told us what we are being suspected of.

306
00:25:59,451 --> 00:26:02,771
And this is the first time
that I heard the word 'piracy'.

307
00:26:03,571 --> 00:26:06,451
We expected to get to Murmansk...

308
00:26:06,851 --> 00:26:09,851
...pay an administrative fine,
which we did pay...

309
00:26:10,731 --> 00:26:13,891
...and then leave for Norway.

310
00:26:13,931 --> 00:26:17,331
We just never had a clue
they would try to charge us with piracy.

311
00:26:17,571 --> 00:26:21,091
That was just...
That's when the train came off the tracks.

312
00:26:21,491 --> 00:26:24,731
It was a bit like a punch in the stomach:
"What?"

313
00:26:24,931 --> 00:26:27,321
Piracy? For what?

314
00:26:27,411 --> 00:26:34,611
For waving a banner around on the water, in
international waters, next to a giant construction?

315
00:26:34,931 --> 00:26:39,331
When I first heard about this charge of piracy...

316
00:26:39,491 --> 00:26:42,091
...I looked at my investigator
and asked him again:

317
00:26:42,411 --> 00:26:44,691
"Well, have you read the article yourself?"

318
00:26:45,451 --> 00:26:49,811
And then I understood that our case
has nothing to do with the law...

319
00:26:50,011 --> 00:26:53,571
...it has nothing to do with anything,
you know, within common sense...

320
00:26:53,931 --> 00:26:56,291
...that absurdity has no limits.

321
00:27:11,571 --> 00:27:14,011
One by one, we were taken to the court...

322
00:27:15,011 --> 00:27:21,811
...and our lawyer came down to break the news
that the first have been arrested for two months.

323
00:27:22,291 --> 00:27:24,371
And then I stopped breathing for a moment.

324
00:27:28,411 --> 00:27:33,611
Being led into this court, in my prison clothes
that I hadn't changed since I had been in prison...

325
00:27:33,931 --> 00:27:37,211
...and you're put in this cage and everybody
in court is looking at you...

326
00:27:37,651 --> 00:27:39,411
...and you feel like a criminal.

327
00:27:41,571 --> 00:27:45,451
It felt very unreal and I have
to admit I was feeling bad then.

328
00:27:45,531 --> 00:27:47,211
I was very worried and afraid.

329
00:27:47,851 --> 00:27:51,891
Not for a couple of weeks or
a couple of months of jail...

330
00:27:51,961 --> 00:27:54,011
...but afraid about what would happen to us.

331
00:27:54,051 --> 00:27:57,811
Would we be convicted for piracy?

332
00:28:00,411 --> 00:28:04,891
You know, on one hand, rationally,
anywhere short of North Korea...

333
00:28:05,171 --> 00:28:10,051
...this will not stick. They can not
lock up thirty peaceful people...

334
00:28:10,311 --> 00:28:17,331
...from nineteen different countries,
for many years on an accusation as absurd as this.

335
00:28:17,531 --> 00:28:21,771
And yet, at the same time, here is
this very serious man, in a very serious uniform...

336
00:28:21,971 --> 00:28:30,011
...in a very serious office, telling me absolutely seriously
that he is convinced I have committed this crime...

337
00:28:30,091 --> 00:28:34,131
...and that he will do everything in his power,
which is not insubstantial...

338
00:28:34,491 --> 00:28:38,731
...to make sure that I spend the next
10 to 15 years of my life behind bars.

339
00:28:41,771 --> 00:28:46,091
So to get called a pirate in that situation,
when you're looking at 10 to 15 years in jail...

340
00:28:46,261 --> 00:28:47,771
...that's a very scary thing.

341
00:28:48,771 --> 00:28:53,611
And you can't help but believe that at some point,
the prosecutor is going to come to his senses...

342
00:28:53,691 --> 00:28:55,531
...or the investigator is going to change the charge...

343
00:28:55,851 --> 00:28:59,371
...especially after president Putin had come out
and said: "They are not pirates".

344
00:29:00,131 --> 00:29:02,771
And you're thinking:
"Somebody has got to be kidding."

345
00:29:03,331 --> 00:29:06,171
They are not going to put
thirty people in jail for two months.

346
00:29:06,261 --> 00:29:08,311
And that night I was in jail.

347
00:29:23,091 --> 00:29:25,811
And I remember being taken out of the van and...

348
00:29:26,051 --> 00:29:28,531
...I saw this very crappy building...

349
00:29:28,611 --> 00:29:31,371
...that looked like it was falling apart,
two dogs barking.

350
00:29:31,771 --> 00:29:35,571
And I remember Mannes
being quite optimistic.

351
00:29:35,691 --> 00:29:38,891
He said: "It's going to be fine,
it's going to take a couple of weeks...

352
00:29:38,891 --> 00:29:41,131
...maybe a couple of months,
but I have good hope."

353
00:29:41,291 --> 00:29:45,091
And I said:
"I'm not feeling it right now.

354
00:29:45,251 --> 00:29:48,091
A couple of weeks in prison,
yeah, we're going to survive that...

355
00:29:48,211 --> 00:29:53,331
...but what's going to happen after that?
Will we be stuck here, for years as innocent people?"

356
00:29:55,651 --> 00:30:00,931
It was pretty late,
it was around 11pm or 12pm when we arrived.

357
00:30:01,531 --> 00:30:04,691
It was quite a scary moment
because you didn't know what to expect.

358
00:30:06,531 --> 00:30:10,851
There were some police taking us there...

359
00:30:11,051 --> 00:30:15,171
...and when I saw the look on their faces
when they left us there...

360
00:30:15,251 --> 00:30:16,891
...it made me really worried.

361
00:30:19,411 --> 00:30:22,211
When I first arrived at the prison...

362
00:30:22,891 --> 00:30:27,571
...I saw these giant, tall metal gates
and rolls of barbed wire.

363
00:30:27,611 --> 00:30:29,691
I could hear the barking of the dogs...

364
00:30:30,651 --> 00:30:36,651
...and there was this man
in a sky blue camouflage uniform...

365
00:30:36,811 --> 00:30:39,661
...who said to us in this voice that...

366
00:30:40,251 --> 00:30:42,371
...was a voice of absolute control. He said:

367
00:30:43,371 --> 00:30:45,461
"Welcome to your new home.

368
00:30:45,531 --> 00:30:47,911
You'll be spending quite a long time here."

369
00:30:54,971 --> 00:30:57,511
I'll happily admit it:
I was scared in prison.

370
00:30:57,651 --> 00:30:58,451
It was there.

371
00:30:58,531 --> 00:31:00,011
I know I felt fear.

372
00:31:00,331 --> 00:31:03,971
No question. I know I lost 10 kilos
in three weeks...

373
00:31:04,051 --> 00:31:05,931
...because I was weighing myself on the scale.

374
00:31:06,091 --> 00:31:07,771
And it wasn't the food...

375
00:31:07,891 --> 00:31:09,731
...it was just the stress.

376
00:31:14,091 --> 00:31:19,011
Well you know that the conditions in prison,
especially in Russian prisons...

377
00:31:19,431 --> 00:31:20,771
...are very tough.

378
00:31:20,931 --> 00:31:23,691
And you are really,
really scared about that.

379
00:31:23,971 --> 00:31:28,531
But I think that it was
the initial moment...

380
00:31:28,891 --> 00:31:33,411
...then I found out that, well,
even in jail...

381
00:31:33,891 --> 00:31:36,371
...people are just human beings.

382
00:31:36,691 --> 00:31:43,411
And even if they are charged with severe charges,
they can be really good neighbours.

383
00:31:43,731 --> 00:31:45,131
They can be even friends.

384
00:31:45,251 --> 00:31:47,311
They can be very supportive.

385
00:31:47,651 --> 00:31:51,251
So the hardest thing for me was
not the neighbours...

386
00:31:51,571 --> 00:31:54,011
...nor the conditions of the cell.

387
00:31:54,731 --> 00:32:01,211
The most terrible thing was
this sense of uncertainty:

388
00:32:02,011 --> 00:32:04,611
why I am here...

389
00:32:04,971 --> 00:32:07,091
...and what will come next?

390
00:32:21,271 --> 00:32:23,771
In Russia, it's very easy to detain a person.

391
00:32:23,891 --> 00:32:28,611
So criminal suspects, in the majority of cases
will be detained for the period of investigation

392
00:32:28,971 --> 00:32:35,111
...and once someone is a criminal suspect,
in most cases, they will get convicted.

393
00:32:36,251 --> 00:32:40,891
It was clear that from the
perspective of the Russian authorities...

394
00:32:41,501 --> 00:32:43,531
...they wanted to hold them indefinitely.

395
00:32:44,131 --> 00:32:47,171
These were not really legal proceedings.

396
00:32:48,011 --> 00:32:50,651
A political decision had been taken.

397
00:32:51,211 --> 00:32:54,231
This was, if you like,
a kind of show trial...

398
00:32:54,331 --> 00:32:58,811
...rather than anything that would be
expected in a proper court of law.

399
00:33:00,971 --> 00:33:03,611
I think they wanted to punish us.

400
00:33:03,811 --> 00:33:07,331
I think some big decisions
had been made quite high up...

401
00:33:07,531 --> 00:33:09,161
...to teach Greenpeace a lesson...

402
00:33:09,291 --> 00:33:14,091
...to teach any NGO prepared
to take direct action or to protest...

403
00:33:14,611 --> 00:33:17,611
...in Russia, that they were not
to be messed with.

404
00:33:19,931 --> 00:33:25,411
We all know about the famous cases of
Khodorkovsky and Pussy Riot etc...

405
00:33:25,811 --> 00:33:31,371
...so I think this is just
another event in that series...

406
00:33:31,811 --> 00:33:39,111
...which shows that Russia - supposedly
a democratic country - is not.

407
00:33:41,211 --> 00:33:43,691
For me it's obvious
that the case of the Arctic Sunrise...

408
00:33:43,691 --> 00:33:46,711
...is purely political.

409
00:33:47,211 --> 00:33:51,261
For me this is an obvious warning...

410
00:33:51,391 --> 00:33:55,461
...possibly for Greenpeace or for other countries...

411
00:33:55,651 --> 00:33:57,611
...that the Arctic is ours and stay out of there.

412
00:33:57,891 --> 00:34:01,311
I believe that, for the president
and for Russia in general...

413
00:34:01,491 --> 00:34:05,311
...the Arctic is this baby they are raising...

414
00:34:05,611 --> 00:34:10,810
...thinking it will be crucial to
Russian society and its economic growth...

415
00:34:10,910 --> 00:34:13,910
...just like space was for the Soviet Union.

416
00:34:24,890 --> 00:34:27,230
I think this moment was
particularly sensitive for Russia...

417
00:34:27,650 --> 00:34:29,610
...with the Olympic Games coming...

418
00:34:29,610 --> 00:34:34,511
...with Russia facing increasing pressure
internationally over its human rights record.

419
00:34:34,850 --> 00:34:37,130
It must have been terribly annoying...

420
00:34:37,471 --> 00:34:42,931
...that some foreigners come to what
Russia regards as its territory...

421
00:34:43,130 --> 00:34:46,890
...and the habit dictated that
they had to be dealt with harshly.

422
00:34:47,250 --> 00:34:50,250
Now, they don't want to be seen
acting under pressure...

423
00:34:50,890 --> 00:34:52,931
...but clearly that pressure
does make a difference...

424
00:34:53,091 --> 00:34:56,410
...and I think it was making
the whole situation very awkward...

425
00:34:56,761 --> 00:34:58,091
...for Russia.

426
00:35:04,131 --> 00:35:08,310
The level of solidarity and support
for the Arctic 30...

427
00:35:08,611 --> 00:35:11,171
...was moving, inspirational
and humbling.

428
00:35:13,890 --> 00:35:18,131
We had every country in the world's
people standing up and speaking out.

429
00:35:18,410 --> 00:35:21,451
We had the human rights
and other NGOs...

430
00:35:21,731 --> 00:35:23,451
...standing shoulder
to shoulder with us.

431
00:35:23,731 --> 00:35:26,571
We had religious leaders and
trade movements standing with us.

432
00:35:27,131 --> 00:35:30,611
And we also got support from
quarters we don't always do...

433
00:35:30,611 --> 00:35:34,611
...and that is from heads of state,
calling president Putin...

434
00:35:34,731 --> 00:35:36,330
...and putting pressure on him...

435
00:35:36,770 --> 00:35:40,511
...as well as from very well-known
arts and culture celebrities.

436
00:35:48,971 --> 00:35:54,731
The rig - the rig that they were on -
they were campaigning on last year...

437
00:35:54,810 --> 00:35:56,310
...and they walked away.

438
00:35:56,571 --> 00:36:01,211
Obviously, if it's a rig, it's not a vessel
and if it's not a vessel, then they can't be pirates.

439
00:36:11,850 --> 00:36:14,310
Finally, I was actually getting some letters...

440
00:36:14,611 --> 00:36:21,890
...and I realised that there was starting
to build a fairly big worldwide campaign...

441
00:36:22,290 --> 00:36:24,211
...of support for the Arctic 30...

442
00:36:24,691 --> 00:36:26,410
...and demands for our release.

443
00:36:26,810 --> 00:36:28,971
And that was a wonderful feeling.

444
00:36:36,611 --> 00:36:40,971
My counsels came and visited me
and they kept coming with these stories...

445
00:36:41,451 --> 00:36:45,051
...and first it was tens of thousands of people,
then hundreds of thousands...

446
00:36:45,211 --> 00:36:50,971
...then two million people that signed
a petition calling for our release...

447
00:36:51,091 --> 00:36:54,731
...and that was so touching and moving.

448
00:36:56,971 --> 00:37:00,971
People were thanking us
and saying that we are heroes...

449
00:37:01,250 --> 00:37:05,211
...and we've done so much
for the climate and for the Arctic.

450
00:37:05,451 --> 00:37:10,370
We can avoid disastrous climate change
and we can save the Arctic...

451
00:37:10,451 --> 00:37:13,410
...because there are so many
people around the world who care...

452
00:37:13,711 --> 00:37:15,410
...and who care really a lot...

453
00:37:15,451 --> 00:37:18,731
...and are ready to do many things and...

454
00:37:20,171 --> 00:37:25,731
Yeah. Just the feeling of this solidarity,
it really gave me so much hope.

455
00:37:31,290 --> 00:37:33,451
Tens of million of people
around the world...

456
00:37:33,451 --> 00:37:35,651
...who had never even thought
about the Arctic before...

457
00:37:35,810 --> 00:37:38,011
...or didn't know exactly where
the Arctic was to start with...

458
00:37:38,711 --> 00:37:40,971
...were beginning to say:
“Why is this important?"

459
00:37:41,171 --> 00:37:48,091
"Why would these people take the risks that they did
to draw our attention to what is happening?"

460
00:37:48,810 --> 00:37:50,171
And at the end of the day,
it is clear to us...

461
00:37:50,171 --> 00:37:54,770
...it is that people power that
showed the Russian authorities...

462
00:37:54,810 --> 00:38:04,910
...they would have to tread carefully about how
they actually treat the case of the Arctic 30.

463
00:38:09,410 --> 00:38:12,691
All of us who know Russia under Putin...

464
00:38:12,691 --> 00:38:19,810
...know that those activists have not been detained
for what they were actually doing there.

465
00:38:19,810 --> 00:38:21,810
This is purely a political move.

466
00:38:22,160 --> 00:38:27,511
Within the relations between the EU
and the Russian Federation...

467
00:38:27,511 --> 00:38:29,211
...this is unacceptable.

468
00:38:29,611 --> 00:38:36,091
We should certainly not lose sight of
the issue they were attracting attention to.

469
00:38:36,571 --> 00:38:40,731
This peaceful protest should be a signal...

470
00:38:40,910 --> 00:38:44,211
...not just to Russia
but also to the rest of the world...

471
00:38:44,310 --> 00:38:47,330
...highlighting our responsibility for
what is happening there.

472
00:38:47,691 --> 00:38:53,131
I beg your pardon but Gazprom is
not the 29th member state of the EU.

473
00:38:53,330 --> 00:38:56,731
And I would like to see the EU
speaking up with louder voice...

474
00:38:57,051 --> 00:39:01,011
...and that the European governments
tell Mr Putin and Gazprom...

475
00:39:01,111 --> 00:39:03,111
...that they cannot just do what they like.

476
00:39:05,410 --> 00:39:08,971
Clearly the political pressure
as well as the public pressure...

477
00:39:09,211 --> 00:39:11,731
...was beginning to mount in this case.

478
00:39:12,091 --> 00:39:17,370
And we have of course,
at that time, the King of the Netherlands...

479
00:39:17,410 --> 00:39:22,451
...was about to make his first
state visit to the Russian Federation...

480
00:39:22,850 --> 00:39:28,131
...and it therefore took quite a lot of
diplomatic courage, I think...

481
00:39:28,310 --> 00:39:29,731
...for the Netherlands to say:

482
00:39:30,131 --> 00:39:37,250
"We are going to take this case to the
International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea."

483
00:39:41,451 --> 00:39:45,211
The Dutch government was
taking an unprecedented step.

484
00:39:45,651 --> 00:39:53,910
No one had ever challenged the authority
of the Russians to invade a ship in this way...

485
00:39:54,560 --> 00:40:00,091
...and it was something that, I think,
the Russians never calculated on happening...

486
00:40:00,651 --> 00:40:07,361
...and they made, I think, the very foolish
mistake of boycotting the proceedings.

487
00:40:13,451 --> 00:40:20,971
Pavel, my lawyer, suggested that
hooliganism was being touted as the charge...

488
00:40:21,250 --> 00:40:26,611
...that we were going to probably face
in court, if and when it went to court.

489
00:40:27,971 --> 00:40:35,131
That was worrying because
piracy was clearly, utterly fiction.

490
00:40:35,850 --> 00:40:38,850
With hooliganism, we felt worried...

491
00:40:39,451 --> 00:40:42,451
...because we felt they had actually thought
about what they were doing now.

492
00:40:44,810 --> 00:40:46,810
And that was a nasty change.

493
00:40:47,451 --> 00:40:51,961
Well, I personally think that
what they were doing...

494
00:40:52,290 --> 00:40:57,850
...they were doing without giving
any second thought to what happens next.

495
00:40:58,131 --> 00:41:00,770
So it was an immediate emotional reaction:

496
00:41:00,810 --> 00:41:03,131
"Well, fuck them up!"

497
00:41:03,330 --> 00:41:04,810
But what happens next?

498
00:41:05,571 --> 00:41:09,091
Then they started thinking how
to get out of this situation.

499
00:41:09,410 --> 00:41:13,091
How to get out of this situation
without losing their face.

500
00:41:41,651 --> 00:41:47,410
We hadn't actually seen our lawyers for over
two weeks during the transition from Murmansk.

501
00:41:48,330 --> 00:41:52,691
In actual fact, the first time I got
to see anybody was the British Consul.

502
00:41:53,261 --> 00:41:57,931
The bad news was that the IC,
the Investigative Committee...

503
00:41:58,451 --> 00:42:00,971
...had actually applied for
three months' extension.

504
00:42:01,731 --> 00:42:07,091
And he leaned forward and he said:
"Maybe this is time for an apology:

505
00:42:07,451 --> 00:42:11,091
this is time to apologise to
the Russian government."

506
00:42:11,850 --> 00:42:15,250
Indeed that was the advice from
quite a few Russian experts...

507
00:42:15,451 --> 00:42:18,731
...that the only way out of there
was going to be a full apology...

508
00:42:19,370 --> 00:42:22,770
...on our behalf by Greenpeace,
or by us ourselves.

509
00:42:23,451 --> 00:42:26,290
And I'm so glad
he said that because...

510
00:42:26,560 --> 00:42:28,171
"Apology"?

511
00:42:28,451 --> 00:42:32,660
And I remember it absolutely stiffened
all of my resolve.

512
00:42:32,971 --> 00:42:34,971
I thought: "Apology?"

513
00:42:35,410 --> 00:42:38,290
We don't apologise for
trying to save the Arctic.

514
00:42:38,691 --> 00:42:42,330
That's exactly, fundamentally
what we're here for.

515
00:42:47,691 --> 00:42:52,571
When we got down to St Petersburg, we started
getting visited by some really high officials...

516
00:42:52,731 --> 00:42:55,410
...with stuff just glittering off their shoulders.

517
00:42:55,611 --> 00:43:00,310
I mean, I don't know what
they were but they were high.

518
00:43:01,111 --> 00:43:03,410
He came in, spoke good English.

519
00:43:03,451 --> 00:43:05,571
First he spoke to my roommate and said:
"What are you here for?"

520
00:43:05,810 --> 00:43:08,810
My room mate said, "Drugs", and
the guy said, "You're toast."

521
00:43:10,211 --> 00:43:12,111
Then he looked at me and said:
"How are things going?"

522
00:43:12,111 --> 00:43:14,211
And I said:
"You tell me: how are things going?"

523
00:43:14,330 --> 00:43:17,250
And he said:
"Your problems will be over very soon."

524
00:44:01,491 --> 00:44:05,491
Coming out from the prison,
it was just amazing.

525
00:44:06,131 --> 00:44:08,531
Really, the best moment of my life.

526
00:44:09,370 --> 00:44:13,571
It felt like being new-born or something.

527
00:44:18,971 --> 00:44:20,810
I felt like I looked like in the picture.

528
00:44:21,250 --> 00:44:24,810
I was full of smiles, really happy.

529
00:44:25,211 --> 00:44:30,810
Really, really keen to get away
from the prison.

530
00:44:31,370 --> 00:44:34,810
And really, really keen to have my freedom.

531
00:44:41,571 --> 00:44:44,571
I am not glad I spent
two months in prison, for sure...

532
00:44:44,890 --> 00:44:50,370
...but it is clear that this whole period,
the action and the follow-up...

533
00:44:51,171 --> 00:44:56,290
...the result of it has gone way, way
beyond our wildest dreams.

534
00:44:57,491 --> 00:44:59,111
It is wonderful we are out...

535
00:44:59,211 --> 00:45:02,810
...but it is still not over and we have a lot to do.

536
00:45:03,011 --> 00:45:06,611
They say Prirazlomnaya will start drilling in December...

537
00:45:06,810 --> 00:45:10,611
...so we haven't won yet.

538
00:45:10,971 --> 00:45:13,491
It's just one step towards victory.

539
00:45:13,810 --> 00:45:17,651
But it feels so good to breathe
the air of freedom - no question!

540
00:45:18,451 --> 00:45:24,531
We have now been able to speak to an audience of
people we would have never been able to talk to before.

541
00:45:24,770 --> 00:45:29,410
We have raised the problem of the melting
Arctic, of the threat of the oil drilling...

542
00:45:29,571 --> 00:45:34,410
...of the threat of the climate change in minds
that were closed to us before.

543
00:45:38,761 --> 00:45:45,290
You know, I think this present day and time
is a crossroads for the future of the Arctic...

544
00:45:45,651 --> 00:45:50,971
...and I think fifty years from now,
looking back to 2014, 2015 and this period...

545
00:45:51,571 --> 00:45:57,691
...will be seen historically as the time that
we either laid down the correct path for the Arctic...

546
00:45:58,091 --> 00:46:02,810
...or we blew it and applied the same model,
dysfunctional model, that we've applied elsewhere.

547
00:46:03,131 --> 00:46:07,890
So I think this is the time to get
this thing right and we don't quite have it yet.

548
00:46:10,131 --> 00:46:13,571
What we are seeing is that a foundation has been laid...

549
00:46:13,691 --> 00:46:20,011
...for us to be in with a chance of getting all
governments in the world to work together...

550
00:46:20,250 --> 00:46:23,330
...to declare the Upper Arctic a global sanctuary...

551
00:46:23,571 --> 00:46:25,971
...with no industrial activity taking place.

552
00:46:28,451 --> 00:46:33,011
The proposal to establish
a High Arctic sanctuary is great.

553
00:46:33,571 --> 00:46:37,211
It could be patterned perhaps off the Antarctic Treaty
where nations of the world said:

554
00:46:37,651 --> 00:46:42,011
"We need to set this area aside free from
military and commercial development...

555
00:46:43,011 --> 00:46:44,810
...for the future of all human kind."

556
00:46:45,091 --> 00:46:47,370
They did. It's a remarkable success...

557
00:46:47,651 --> 00:46:51,211
...and the same possibility needs
to be explored for the Arctic.

558
00:46:53,410 --> 00:46:57,971
When people started talking about Antarctica
being declared a global sanctuary...

559
00:46:58,111 --> 00:47:01,211
...loads of people said:
"Unrealistic. Impossible."

560
00:47:01,451 --> 00:47:08,451
We can do the same to declare the Upper Arctic
a global sanctuary with no industrial activity...

561
00:47:09,091 --> 00:47:13,731
...and I'm sure history will record that
part of that success, when we win it...

562
00:47:13,971 --> 00:47:22,091
...will be as a result of the contribution
made by the Arctic 30.

563
00:47:42,290 --> 00:47:47,370
Well, I just signed my document
that says that the case is dropped...

564
00:47:47,651 --> 00:47:51,731
...due to the amnesty that
recently passed in the Duma.

565
00:47:52,211 --> 00:47:57,410
So, this finally means it's over. It's over.

566
00:48:09,711 --> 00:48:11,850
A few moments ago, the first shipment of oil...

567
00:48:12,011 --> 00:48:15,211
...from the Russian Arctic shelf
in the Pechora Sea was announced.

568
00:48:15,511 --> 00:48:19,511
The first tanker of oil
from Prirazlomnaya is getting ready.

569
00:48:19,711 --> 00:48:25,330
This is in essence the beginning of
a large scale operation in the Arctic for our country...

570
00:48:25,410 --> 00:48:28,051
...on extracting mineral resources and oil.

571
00:48:28,660 --> 00:48:32,711
It will strengthen the economy as a whole
and our energy sector in particular.

572
00:48:33,971 --> 00:48:35,511
Dear Vladimir Vladimirowich...

573
00:48:35,611 --> 00:48:41,011
...the loading of the first oil from
the Prirazlomnaya platform has successfully begun.

574
00:48:41,310 --> 00:48:45,131
The oil is being loaded onto
the tanker Mikhail Ulyanov.

575
00:48:45,491 --> 00:48:50,711
I congratulate you and all your colleagues
with this great success.

576
00:48:51,211 --> 00:48:52,511
Thank you very much.

577
00:49:03,770 --> 00:49:07,611
We came to the Arctic to protect the Arctic.

578
00:49:09,011 --> 00:49:14,511
When they start oil drilling,
it will affect the entire planet.

579
00:49:14,770 --> 00:49:22,491
So I want my kid to see and to know that
polar bears are not just on pictures or in a zoo.

580
00:49:22,810 --> 00:49:26,511
That there is a North Pole,
that there is ice, that there is Antarctica...

581
00:49:27,491 --> 00:49:29,531
...that there are other parts of the world.

582
00:49:29,770 --> 00:49:32,451
Why on earth should we destroy all this…

583
00:49:32,810 --> 00:49:36,370
…just within, you know, two,
three, four generations?

584
00:49:38,810 --> 00:49:40,810
Coming up on the left.

585
00:49:41,000 --> 00:49:45,370
Yes, this is our tanker: the Mikhail Ulyanov.

586
00:49:46,011 --> 00:49:47,810
Hello, old friend.

587
00:49:57,451 --> 00:50:00,491
When I started out doing
environmental work forty years ago...

588
00:50:00,731 --> 00:50:06,910
...there was, at least for me, a big sense of optimism
that this was a job we could tackle and win.

589
00:50:07,410 --> 00:50:11,560
And here we are, forty years later
and I am scared for the future of my kids...

590
00:50:11,560 --> 00:50:13,890
...and that is no exaggeration.

591
00:50:14,091 --> 00:50:17,410
Scientists are telling us
we can't burn the oil we already have...

592
00:50:17,410 --> 00:50:19,111
...we don't want to cook the planet.

593
00:50:20,611 --> 00:50:23,651
Rainbow Warrior, this is the police speaking.

594
00:50:23,991 --> 00:50:28,611
I hereby order you to stay clear of
the Russian vessel entering Rotterdam right now.

595
00:50:31,810 --> 00:50:35,611
Even during my darkest moments in prison...

596
00:50:36,171 --> 00:50:40,211
...there wasn't a single moment I
regretted taking action to save the Arctic.

597
00:50:40,691 --> 00:50:42,330
I knew what I was up against...

598
00:50:42,370 --> 00:50:46,691
...and if this is what they want
to do to me and the others to intimidate us...

599
00:50:47,131 --> 00:50:50,931
...well, that's one thing, but I'm not going
to stop campaigning to protect the Arctic.

600
00:50:54,091 --> 00:50:56,281
Maas Entrance, this is Greenpeace.

601
00:50:56,691 --> 00:51:01,060
We are doing a peaceful action
against the Mikhail Ulyanov.

602
00:51:01,060 --> 00:51:03,931
We will not interfere with its navigation.

603
00:51:03,931 --> 00:51:07,211
We are doing a peaceful action.

604
00:51:08,211 --> 00:51:11,810
Mikhail Ulyanov, Rainbow Warrior.
Please be aware we have swimmers in the water.

605
00:51:12,011 --> 00:51:14,571
We have swimmers in the water.

606
00:51:16,531 --> 00:51:17,961
Giving up is not an option.

607
00:51:18,091 --> 00:51:20,911
Turning the Arctic over
to Gazprom is not an option.

608
00:51:21,011 --> 00:51:25,131
We have to tell them: "Stop."
Enough is enough.

609
00:51:25,330 --> 00:51:26,810
And I would do it again.

610
00:51:27,691 --> 00:51:29,310
I'm not backing down.

611
00:51:32,504 --> 00:51:33,968
Lock down! Lock down!

612
00:51:35,106 --> 00:51:36,252
Everyone in and off the bridge!

613
00:51:39,651 --> 00:51:40,890
- You're the captain?
- I am.

615
00:51:40,890 --> 00:51:43,910
- You are under arrest!
- Oh no, again?

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