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  • Judge Rules Sea Shepherd Wrongfully Sank Crippled ‘Whale Wars’ Vessel

    09/27/2015 2:15:44 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    Ecorazzi ^ | September 25, 2015 | MICHAEL DESTRIES
    The unfortunate drama surrounding the collision and sinking of the Ady Gil has finally reached a conclusion. An arbitrator last week ruled that the Sea Shepherd acted “wrongful” in their decision to scuttle the ship and not allow for proper salvage efforts. The trimaran, named for its benefactor and owner Ady Gil, a Hollywood TV businessman and animal activist, famously collided on January 7th, 2010 with a Japanese whaling vessel. The event, captured on film for Animal Planet’s “Whale Wars” reality series, drew international attention for both the conservation organization and its anti-whaling mission. While the Ady Gil was disabled...
  • Sea Shepherd to Pay Millions to Whale Killers

    06/10/2015 4:00:36 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 187 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 9, 2015 | Taylor Hill
    Sea Shepherd Conservation Society agreed to pay $2.55 million to Japan's Institute of Cetacean Research on Monday as part of a settlement to resolve a long-standing legal battle over the anti-whaling group’s tactics against Japanese whaling ships in the Antarctic. The settlement came the same day the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Sea Shepherd’s appeal of a federal court’s finding that the group was in contempt of a court order to stay clear of Japanese whaling ships. The activist group’s tactics at sea include throwing smoke bombs at Japanese whaling ships and using metal-reinforced ropes to damage propellers and...
  • Sea Shepherd ships dock in Australia without boss

    03/20/2013 9:11:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | March 20, 2013 | Rod Mcguirk
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The founder of Sea Shepherd left the environmental group's fleet of anti-whaling ships before they docked in Australia on Wednesday, though the government says it has no reason to arrest him at the moment. Three Sea Shepherd ships docked at the southern port of Williamstown after weeks of harassing Japanese whalers in the Antarctic Ocean during the annual whaling season. The Washington state-based organization, which the United States' largest federal court last month labeled "pirates," said [Paul] Watson, a 62-year-old Canadian, had left the fleet before it reached Australia for fear of arrest. His whereabouts have...
  • Sea Shepherd whale activists called pirates, lose ruling by 9th Circuit judges

    02/27/2013 11:05:06 AM PST · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | February 27, 2013 | Richard Reed
    Video and slideshow at link. A federal appeals court panel has branded a Northwest anti-whaling group "pirates," ordering a halt to attacks on Japanese whalers in Antarctic waters. The outspoken opinion, which reads at times more like "Moby Dick" than a court decision, hands a victory to Miller Nash, a Portland law firm that took the controversial step of representing Japan's whale hunters . The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals opinion issued late Monday is also unusual for ordering the transfer of a lower-court judge from the case, finding that U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones made "numerous, serious...
  • Sierra Club Decides to Break Law to Stop Keystone Pipeline

    01/24/2013 7:03:15 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jan 2013 | Brandon Darby
    The Sierra Club has announced its approval for a "one-time" use of civil disobedience. The civil disobedience is intended to step up their efforts to oppose the Keystone pipeline. Many of the other groups opposing Keystone have been engaging in civil disobedience as a tactic, including arson-based ecoterrorism. This will be the first time in the Sierra Club's history that they have approved violating the law.
  • 'Whale Wars' star sued for $5 million by Ady Gil ship owner, report says

    01/08/2013 1:08:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    Fox News/TMZ ^ | January 8, 2013
    “Whale Wars” seems to be sinking into a legal battle. According to TMZ, a new lawsuit claims Paul Watson, star of the Animal Planet series, lied about the fate of his ship, telling media that it sank after a run in with Japanese whalers. The ship’s owner Ady Gil alleges Watson actually ordered for the ship to be sunk in order to create publicity. The lawsuit, filed yesterday in a Los Angeles Superior Court, claims that while the ship—also named Ady Gil--- was indeed struck by a Japanese whaling boat, the damage could have been repaired, however Watson sabotaged the...
  • Radical environmentalism growing, report warns; Sparks Greenpeace dismissal

    07/29/2012 5:55:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | July 29, 2012 | Jim Bronskill,
    There is a "growing radicalized environmentalist faction" in Canada that is opposed to the country's energy sector policies, warns a newly declassified intelligence report. The RCMP criminal intelligence assessment, focusing on Canadian waters, cites potential dangers from environmental activists to offshore oil platforms and hazardous marine shipments, representing perhaps the starkest assessment of such threats by the Canadian security community to date. The report drew a sharp dismissal from Greenpeace — a prominent environmental group singled out in the document
  • Sea Shepherd captain skips bail in Germany

    07/26/2012 11:52:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | July 26, 2012 | Matthew Day
    The US-based Sea Shepherd group said Paul Watson had left Germany for an "undisclosed location". It is thought the captain, who handed his passport over to German authorities when he was arrested in May, may have exploited the Schengen zone to travel to France or the Low Countries. German authorities detained Captain Watson following a request from Costa Rica. The Central American country claimed that his behaviour during an incident on the high seas in 2002 had threatened the safety of the crew of a Costa Rican fishing vessel. The Sea Shepherd has also been involved in number of violent...
  • Eco-warrior, Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson faces charges in Germany

    05/13/2012 7:12:13 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 12 replies
    The Australian ^ | May 14, 2012 10:05AM | unattributed
    A FOUNDER of anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd, Paul Watson, has been arrested in Germany, the group has said. Captain Watson was arrested for the alleged violation of ships traffic in Guatemalan waters in 2002, over his involvement in interrupting the activities of a shark finning operation. A statement released by the group said Captain Watson had been given orders by Guatemalan authorities to intercept the boat, Varadero, and escort the crew to port to be prosecuted. "While escorting the Varadero back to port, the tables were turned and a Guatemalan gunboat was dispatched to intercept the Sea Shepherd crew," the...
  • Sea Shepherd sued in U.S. by whalers

    12/09/2011 5:53:47 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 23 replies
    Japan Times ^ | Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011
    A Japanese whale research group filed a lawsuit with a U.S. federal court Thursday against Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and founder Paul Watson, demanding they be ordered to cease disrupting its whaling activities. The Institute of Cetacean Research and another plaintiff, Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha Ltd., are seeking a court order to prevent Sea Shepherd and Watson from "engaging in activities at sea that could cause injuries to the crews and damage to the vessels," the research group said in a statement. Japan's whaling missions, conducted by the institute as part of what it calls research whaling, have often been obstructed...
  • Japanese Whaling Fleet goes back to Japan (Whale Wars)

    02/18/2011 5:01:18 PM PST · by Dengar01 · 25 replies
    Sea Shepherd ^ | 2/17/11 | Sea Shepherd
    VSO Day Victory in the Southern Ocean Day for the Whales Pilot Chris Aultman and crewmember Mark Cullivan in an emotional embrace. Photo: Barbara VeigaPilot Chris Aultman and crewmember Mark Cullivan in an emotional embrace. Photo: Barbara VeigaIt’s official – the Japanese whaling fleet has called it quits in the Southern Ocean, at least for this season. And if they return next season, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society will be ready to resume their efforts to obstruct and disable illegal Japanese whaling operations. “The Nisshin Maru made a significant course change immediately after the Japanese government made it official that the...
  • Sea Shepherd Interrupts Illegal Whale Slaughter (WHALE WARS)

    02/09/2011 11:51:05 AM PST · by Dengar01 · 144 replies · 1+ views
    Sea Shepherd ^ | 2/9/11 | Sea Shepherd
    The Sea Shepherd scout vessel Gojira found the illegal Japanese whaling ship Sea Shepherd calls the Cetacean Death Star at 2115 NZST on February 9th. The Nisshin Maru was caught in the process of unlawfully flensing a whale on their aft deck at the position of 74 degrees 16 minutes south and 149 degrees 2 minutes west. The Gojira immediately gave chase as the Nisshin Maru attempted to escape by entering a field of ice. The Gojira attempted to block the huge factory ship to buy time for the Bob Barker to arrive from some 28 miles away. Captain Locky...
  • Riding a Storm in Pursuit of a Black-Hearted Sun (Whale Wars Thread)

    01/16/2011 4:11:55 PM PST · by Dengar01 · 15 replies
    Sea Shepherd ^ | 1/15/11 | Sea Shepherd
    Riding a Storm in Pursuit of a Black-Hearted Sun It is Day Seventeen since finding the Japanese whaling fleet, and it is a wee bit uncomfortable today after the whaling fleet supply vessel Sun Laurel decided to lead us into a storm to try and shake the Bob Barker and the Steve Irwin off its tail. We are now over 300 miles north of the Antarctic Treaty Zone Boundary and the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary as the Sun Laurel wanders northward and eastward hoping to unload her cargo of heavy fuel for the Nisshin Maru and diesel fuel for the...
  • Japan to host summit of 27 whaling nations (Whale Wars Thread)

    11/23/2010 7:21:01 PM PST · by Dengar01 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Australian ^ | 11/24/10 | Rick Wallace
    JAPAN has attracted 27 countries to a summit of pro-whaling nations to be held next week. This comes as the Japanese whaling fleet prepares to leave port for its annual hunt in the Southern Ocean. The Japanese Fisheries Agency announced it would convene the summit after the collapse in June of international talks on a compromise plan to phase out the Antarctic whale hunt in return for a resumption of limited commercial whaling. The contentious Antarctic hunt - expected to again be the target of protests from the Sea Shepherd conservation group - is carried out under Japan's officially sanctioned...
  • Scientific American Proposes Global Warming Solution: Contraception and Safe Abortion

    10/15/2010 4:38:53 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 38 replies · 3+ views
    The Business & Media Institute ^ | October 15, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    The use of birth control has been an issue debated by ethicists in the United States for over a century. Until now, it’s been a moral issue, and few mainstream voices ever advocated the use of birth control for environmental reasons. On Scientific American’s website, an Oct. 11 article by David Biello argues that if we were able to lower the growth of the world’s population, the amount of carbon that is expected to be emitted into the atmosphere would significantly diminish. He cited a study from the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research that explained demographic ties to the...
  • Anti-whaling activist says Sea Shepherd sank its own ship

    10/07/2010 9:23:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    AFP ^ | Oct 7, 2010
    A former Sea Shepherd activist on Thursday accused the militant conservation group of deliberately sinking one of its own ships as a publicity stunt after a collision with a Japanese whaler. New Zealander Pete Bethune labelled Sea Shepherd's leadership "morally bankrupt" for allegedly ordering the hi-tech trimaran "Ady Gil" to be scuttled after it collided with a Japanese whaler last January in the Southern Ocean. Bethune, the Ady Gil's captain, said Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson ordered the ship's sinking to "garner sympathy with the public and to create better TV" in the publicity battle against Japan's Antarctic whaling program....
  • Whale Warrior “Captain Pete Bethune” Free to Return Home (Whale Wars)

    07/07/2010 4:31:09 PM PDT · by Dengar01 · 38 replies
    Sea Shepherd ^ | 7/7/10 | Sea Shepherd
    On January 6, 2010, Captain Hiroyuki Komura of the illegal Japanese whaling vessel the Shonan Maru #2 deliberately rammed and destroyed Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s vessel, the Ady Gil. Captain Komura almost killed six Sea Shepherd volunteer crewmembers and did not respond to the Ady Gil’s mayday distress signal. Japanese authorities refused to cooperate in investigations and declined requests by Australian and New Zealand maritime authorities to question Captain Komura. Instead, Captain Peter Bethune, the man who Captain Komura almost killed and whose ship was destroyed, was taken back to Japan literally as a prisoner of war abducted from the...
  • Whale Wars Cast on Larry King Tonight (Dumb Hippies)

    07/01/2010 12:42:53 PM PDT · by Dengar01 · 47 replies
    Larry King Live ^ | July 1, 2010 | Larry King Live
    Hippies on Larry King Live!!! Watch stupidity in action!!!
  • Anti-whaling boss on Interpol wanted list: Japan

    06/30/2010 6:40:27 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6/25/10 | MARI YAMAGUCHI
    TOKYO — The leader of a U.S.-based anti-whaling organization is now on an international wanted list for allegedly masterminding the group's disruption of Japanese whale hunts in the Antarctic Ocean, Japan's coast guard said Friday. The move — done at Japan's request — signals Tokyo's escalating anger against the Sea Shepherd group, which it accuses of putting whalers' lives at risk during the annual Antarctic hunt. The Canadian founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Paul Watson, 59, has been on the Interpol list since Wednesday, Coast Guard spokesman Shinichiro Tanaka said. He said Watson's whereabouts is unknown. [excerpt]
  • Japan seeks arrest of Sea Shepherd chief

    04/29/2010 11:15:05 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 23 replies · 660+ views
    Nine News ^ | April 30, 2010
    Japan plans to seek an international arrest warrant against the leader of the anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd over tense high-seas clashes, the nation's public broadcaster says. The Japan Coast Guard has obtained an arrest warrant in Tokyo against 59-year-old Canadian Paul Watson for allegedly instructing members of his group to obstruct Japan's whaling mission and causing injury to Japanese crew, NHK said on Friday. Japan will seek his arrest through the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol), NHK said. No immediate confirmation of the report was available from the coast guard. The last ship of Japan's Antarctic whaling fleet sailed home...
  • Sea Shepherd Receives an additional €1 Million Euros from the Dutch National Postcode Lottery

    02/20/2010 5:13:31 PM PST · by at bay · 121 replies · 1,191+ views
    Sea Shepherd Society ^ | February 19, 2010 | Paul Watson
    Extra funds to support ongoing project to protect the Galapagos Marine Reserve On February 4th, 2010, at the Goed Geld Gala in Utrecht, the Netherlands, the Dutch National Postcode Lottery not only donated the annual amount of half a million Euros, they also handed over an additional check worth €1 million to Geert Vons, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s General Director of the Netherlands and Alex Cornelissen, Director of Operations, Galapagos. The extra funds will support Sea Shepherd’s ongoing efforts to protect the Galapagos, a UN World Heritage Site. Despite clear rules and legislation, commercial fisheries are still exploiting the legally...
  • Ady Gil sinks after whaling skirmish

    01/07/2010 6:52:08 PM PST · by myknowledge · 458 replies · 10,212+ views
    The Sea Shepherd's anti-whaling speedboat Ady Gill has sunk after it was sliced in two by a Japanese whaling vessel during a clash in the Southern Ocean on Wednesday. Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson told ABC News Breakfast the Ady Gill went down shortly before 3:30am AEDT while it was being towed to a French research base by the group's Bob Barker boat. "I think they were towing for about six or seven hours," he said. "Even the act of towing was taking more water on. The Japanese vessel had cut the vessel completely in half and made it unseaworthy."...
  • Anti-sealing activists to appear in court ( Sea Shepherd )

    04/13/2008 9:40:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies · 332+ views
    CBC News ^ | April 13, 2008
    The captain and first officer of the anti-sealing ship the Farley Mowat were due to appear in court in Sydney, N.S., on Sunday, a day after their arrest off the west coast of Newfoundland. They have been charged with interfering with the seal hunt after a confrontation with a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker two weeks ago. Their vessel was boarded and seized Saturday in the Gulf of St. Lawrence by RCMP officers, working with officials from the federal Fisheries Department and the coast guard... Paul Watson of the international group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which owns the vessel, said its...
  • Activist a 'pirate,' not eco-terrorist

    02/28/2007 12:16:19 PM PST · by Dane · 34 replies · 1,261+ views
    AP, Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | February 28, 2007 | Rod McGuirk
    Activist a 'pirate,' not eco-terrorist By ROD MCGUIRK ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER MELBOURNE, Australia -- Paul Watson flies the Jolly Roger from his ship and boasts of ramming more boats than any living seafarer, part of an anti-whaling crusade that even Greenpeace calls too radical. Watson and his group came under withering criticism this season, summer in the Antarctic, for tactics that some say put the lives of whales above the lives of people. A Japanese whaling ship caught fire after being chased and harassed by Watson's fleet, the ships and volunteers of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which not only...
  • Pirates of Compassion Sail Into Hostile Waters(eco terrorists are pirates)Aargh

    01/07/2007 2:06:01 PM PST · by mdittmar · 35 replies · 864+ views ^ | 8 January 2007 | Press Release: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
    The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship Farley Mowat is now officially a pirate vessel. We are at sea without a flag, in search of illegal whaling operations in hostile and remote waters at the bottom of the world. The Farley Mowat cleared Australian Customs in Hobart, Tasmania on December 29, 2006 only hours before the nation of Belize struck our flag. The Belize registry had only been issued ten days before on December 19, 2006 The Belize registry was sought after Britain pulled the registry in early December the same day it was issued. In October, the Farley Mowat, registered...
  • U.S. Supports and Protects Known Terrorist Group

    02/08/2006 12:08:34 PM PST · by Anne_Conn · 7 replies · 479+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Wednesday, February 8, 2006 | Myles Higgins
    For many of those who contribute to the Sea Shepherd Society, Paul Watson is recognized as a man who cares about nature and has dedicated his life to protecting it. I don’t doubt that there is some truth to that perception, but many others outside his sphere of influence also recognize him as nothing more than a home grown terrorist.
  • Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

    01/11/2006 7:50:02 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies · 460+ views
    Activist Cash - Center for Consumer Freedom ^ | 2006 | Center for Consumer Freedom
    “We’re not a protest organization, we’re a policing organization,” Paul Watson...of his Sea Shepherd... A pirate organization is more like it. Sporting the skull and crossbones, his black or battleship-gray ships sail menacingly through the waves. They are painted with the names of the boats Watson has rammed and sunk. The ships are fitted with...a concrete-filled bow made for ramming, and an attachment dubbed the “can opener” that can tear open a boat’s hull. In his book Earth Warrior, David Morris writes that Watson wears a long bowie knife at his side and carries AK-47s on board. He blasts Richard...
  • The Green Left's Favorite Terrorist

    05/04/2004 3:42:42 AM PDT · by kattracks · 30 replies · 235+ views ^ | 5/04/04 | Thomas Ryan
    The guise of modern-day terrorism is no longer limited to Palestinian suicide-bombers or the visceral images of the tragedy of 9/11. In a world of ever-increasing ideological disharmony, a new, equally violent terrorist has emerged – the eco-terrorist. Like the purveyors of radical Islamic terrorism, the eco-terrorist uses fear, intimidation, and violence in attainment of its goal, which for the eco-terrorist is simply the reclamation of the Earth to its pre-humanity condition, no matter what the cost. Heading-up this domestic terrorist offensive of radical animal-rights and extreme environmentalism is Paul Watson, who, even amidst the nation’s grief over 9/11, made...
  • Critical internet communication flaw revealed

    04/21/2004 9:38:57 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 12 replies · 355+ views
    newscientist ^ | April 21, 2004 | Will Knight
    A serious problem with the most commonly used internet communications protocol has been revealed by computer experts. Experts say the flaw in the Transmission Control Protocol (TPC) could be used to knock out many brands of router - the machines that direct traffic between computer networks on the internet.Details were revealed in an advisory issued by the UK government's National Infrastructure Security Co-Ordination Centre (NISCOC) on Tuesday. The advisory rates the issue as "critical" but states that different hardware and software will be affected to different degrees. Roger Cumming, director of NISCOC says exploitation of this vulnerability could affect the...
  • Arms at the Heart of India-Israel Embrace

    09/10/2003 6:01:23 AM PDT · by dennisw · 6 replies · 241+ views
    latimes ^ | September 9, 2003 | Paul Watson, Times Staff Writer
    NEW DELHI — Once bitter foes, India and Israel plan to strengthen their defense, intelligence and trade ties when Ariel Sharon attends a summit here today in the first official visit by an Israeli prime minister. Although Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and Sharon are expected to sign a joint declaration on drug trafficking, the environment and other issues, the most significant deals are likely to be negotiated behind the scenes. Flush from a booming economy, India has gone on an arms-buying spree and wants to purchase advanced systems from Israel. At the top of the shopping list is...
  • Rioters Stab L.A. Times Reporter (Ladies & gentlemen, the new Fisk! Stabbed in the butt!)

    04/17/2003 11:03:49 AM PDT · by Timesink · 35 replies · 250+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 16, 2003 | Paul Watson
    WAR WITH IRAQ Rioters Stab L.A. Times ReporterBy Paul WatsonTimes Staff Writer April 16, 2003 MOSUL, Iraq --[...] But the mob wanted blood, and I could see two men who had pulled out knives. "Let me through — I want to kill him!" screamed one. After several minutes of struggling and stone-throwing, the mob knocked me to the ground and kicked me repeatedly in the head and back before stabbing me in the buttocks.[...]