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seaneeboy says:

... and if so under Moblog T&C; Should it be highlighted?

23rd Feb 2007, 12:37

Alfie says:

Seaneeboy, the legality or illegality of this action does not impact on the images highlight-worthy-ness. We are not aware that their actions are illegal, and if notified by the authorities that they are, would take relevant action. Highlights are the choice of the individual moderator and so are chosen for any number of reasons.

23rd Feb 2007, 12:43

seaneeboy says:

But it does impact on whether it should be allowed on the site at all - See the driving debate etc.

I've flagged it up on the forums for discussion.

23rd Feb 2007, 12:46

greenpeace says:

Whether this represents a breach in the terms and conditions is a matter for the mods (and we'll abide by that decision) but our argument would be that this is a legitimate protest about an issue that affects all of us. By publishing material from the protest here, we're raising awareness and engaging this community in the debate.

But we've also posted images and video from other direct actions on moblog in the past, and to my knowledge it hasn't been a problem.

23rd Feb 2007, 13:34

Rich says:

Don't worry about it Greenpeace, just carry on doing what you're doing.

By the way, any news on that Japanese whaling ship you rammed in the antarctic? The one that was on fire and threatening to spill oil everywhere?

Don't carry on doing stuff like that.

23rd Feb 2007, 13:36

greenpeace says:

It's also worth pointing out that by renewing Trident, the government could be breaking international law, not to mention several disarmament treaties that the UK is signed up to - more info.

23rd Feb 2007, 13:38

greenpeace says:

Oh, you mean the ship that was involved with in the incident with the Sea Shepherds, a completely separate and unaffiliated group? That one's doing fine as far as I know.

The one threatening environmental catastrophe is a different ship, which our ship has offered to tow back to port, an offer which was refused.

23rd Feb 2007, 13:45

Rich says:

hahah, seperate and unafflliated. Right.

23rd Feb 2007, 13:45

Jim(james-dot-benstead-at-gmail-dot-com) says:

Rich: got any proof that the Sea Shepherds are affiliated to Greenpeace? I don't think you should make allegations like you did without some proof.

Just to say, too, that I found the Greenpeace action at Faslane so inspiring. Well done to all involved!

24th Feb 2007, 16:47

mat says:

"Green Peace and Sea Shepherd were born from the same roots and we have always been and we will always be associated, linked, and bonded together."

so say the Sea Shephards...

24th Feb 2007, 16:53

Viv says:

taking just that quote is a bit misleading Mat - but the article was interesting and I wish both movements well
- they won't always get everything right but non of us do and they do have the guts to act on their beliefs and I believe in all our interests

24th Feb 2007, 19:46

mat says:

Oh, completely disingenuous of me, I agree.

But you must admit it reads sensationally.. :)

For the record, I believe Greenpeace when they say there's no link. I'm sure unofficially some members of Greenpeace talk to some people in the Sea Shepards, but that doesn't mean they entirely share agendas.

25th Feb 2007, 02:44

Viv says:

that's what I understood

25th Feb 2007, 13:36

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