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PDX Indymedia gets GreenPeace Ship Pre-Tour

On Saturday Portland Independant Media Journalists got a Pre-Tour of the GreenPeace Ship the "Arctic Sunrise" which just docked on Portland, Oregon's Tom McCall Waterfront Park Friday Night. The International Crew is stopping in Portland on their way from South America enroute to Alaska. There will be free public tours on the ship on Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. including activities for children. The Arctic Sunrise is one of the three GreenPeace ships operated by a Multi-talented International Crew. GreenPeace, often identified by a big green peace sign, is well known world wide as an educational public awareness group. Greenpeace is a non-profit organization which according to their website "focuses on the the most crucial worldwide threats to our planet's biodiversity and environment.".
Arctic Sunrise Docked on Portland's Waterfront Park
Arctic Sunrise Docked on Portland's Waterfront Park
Deck of GreenPeace Ship with crew and speedy boat
Deck of GreenPeace Ship with crew and speedy boat
Greenpeace Camera Boat onboard Arctic Sunrise
Greenpeace Camera Boat onboard Arctic Sunrise
Symbol on side of the Arctic Sunrise
Symbol on side of the Arctic Sunrise
Banner pictures of previous stops laid out on deck
Banner pictures of previous stops laid out on deck
More Banner pictures of previous stops laid out on the deck
More Banner pictures of previous stops laid out on the deck
Public's first steps and a view onto the Arctic Sunrise deck
Public's first steps and a view onto the Arctic Sunrise deck
Captain Mike-d. at the Helm of the Arctic Sunrise
Captain Mike-d. at the Helm of the Arctic Sunrise
"Number One" Tessab peers into periscope on the Arctic Sunrise
On Saturday Portland Independant Media Journalists got a Pre-Tour of the GreenPeace Ship the "Arctic Sunrise" which just docked on Portland, Oregon's Tom McCall Waterfront Park Friday Night. The International Crew is stopping in Portland on their way from South America enroute to Alaska. There will be free public tours on the ship on Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. including activities for children.

The Arctic Sunrise is one of the three GreenPeace ships operated by a Multi-talented International Crew. GreenPeace, often identified by a big green peace sign, is well known world wide as an educational public awareness group. Greenpeace is a non-profit organization which according to their website "focuses on the the most crucial worldwide threats to our planet's biodiversity and environment.". Greenpeace has a presence in 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific.

Greenpeace has been campaigning against environmental degradation since 1971 when a small boat of volunteers and journalists sailed into Amchitka, an area north of Alaska where the US Government was conducting underground nuclear tests. This tradition of 'bearing witness' in a non-violent manner continues today, and their ships are an important part of all of their campaign work.

homepage: homepage: http://www.greenpeace.org


slashdot and the greenpeace boat - wireless internet 04.Jul.2004 23:29

none

Slashdot has an article pertaining to Portland, OR and this boat too!
http://slashdot.org/articles/04/07/05/015228.shtml?tid=137&tid=193&tid=215
Setting Up The Greenpeace Ship w/WiFi
If you're on any wifi related mailing lists, you've probably heard of Nigel Ballard of joejava.com, Minister of Propaganda for the Personal Telco Project in Portland Oregon. The Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise came into Portland and wanted some an alternative to Inmarsat for their Internet access. Nigel set Greenpeace up with equipment and got VeriLAN to provide access.

rally 06.Jul.2004 09:38

tessab

I believe there is a press conference at the boat today at 11. and a rally this week also. Know when the protest is? anyone?