Don't Trust, Don't Fear, Don't Beg: The Extraordinary Story by Ben Stewart

By Ben Stewart

Melting ice, an army hands race, the push to take advantage of assets at any cost—the Arctic is now the degree on which our destiny may be made up our minds. And as temperatures upward push and the ice retreats, Vladimir Putin orders Russia’s oil rigs to maneuver north. yet one early September morning in 2013 thirty women and men from eighteen countries—the team of Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise—decide to attract a line within the ice and protest the drilling within the Arctic.

Thrown jointly by means of a standard reason, they're decided to prevent Putin and the oligarchs. yet their protest is met with brutal strength as Putin’s commandos grab the Arctic dawn. Held less than armed defend by means of masked males, they're charged with piracy and face fifteen years in Russia’s nightmarish legal system.

Ben Stewart—who spearheaded the crusade to liberate the Arctic 30—tells an superb story of ardour, braveness, brutality, and survival. With wit, verve, and candor, he chronicles the intense friendships the activists made with their usually murderous cellmates, their conflict to outwit the felony guards, and the fight to stick precise to the reason that introduced them there.

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