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

By Ben Stewart

Melting ice, an army palms race, the frenzy to use assets at any cost—the Arctic is now the degree on which our destiny may be determined. And as temperatures upward thrust 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 workforce 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 forestall Putin and the oligarchs. yet their protest is met with brutal strength as Putin’s commandos grab the Arctic dawn. Held below armed defend via masked males, they're charged with piracy and face fifteen years in Russia’s nightmarish felony system.

Ben Stewart—who spearheaded the crusade to free up the Arctic 30—tells an impressive story of ardour, braveness, brutality, and survival. With wit, verve, and candor, he chronicles the intense friendships the activists made with their frequently 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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Once the moisture evaporates, the sedge dries too, and short-hair meadows take on a golden hue well before the summer ends. Now that I’m in this particular meadow, I note that I misjudged it. A small stream flows near its edge, making it a good campsite. I’m content with the camp I’ve already established, but—and this is a powerful surprise—everywhere I look I see small flakes of glossy black volcanic glass: obsidian. The Native Americans of California used obsidian extensively to make scrapers, arrowheads, and other sharp implements.

A few minutes’ walking brings me to it. 4 The plant usually dominates the terrain it colonizes, a pattern that results at first glance in a nearly lawnlike landscape. The seasons make life difficult for the sedge. After being buried beneath the snow for six to South from Yosemite / 21 eight months each year, it usually has only about four to six weeks in which to come to life, grow new shoots, and set seed before the soil dries out. Once the moisture evaporates, the sedge dries too, and short-hair meadows take on a golden hue well before the summer ends.

The ferry landing consists of a small floating platform firmly cabled to the lake’s granite bedrock shores. An American flag has been set in a drill hole in the rock, and the snapping of its wind-whipped cloth augments the considerable din raised by the surf crashing on the rocky shore. m. South from Yosemite / 43 Lake Edison supplies water for hydroelectric power generation, and weeks of hot summer weather and the resulting electrical demand have taken their toll on the reservoir, which has been drawn down about thirty feet below the high-water mark.

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