Russia http://wshu.org en Greenpeace captain heading out to sea again http://wshu.org/post/greenpeace-captain-heading-out-sea-again <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Activist and GreenPeace ship captain, Peter Willcox, was recently released from jail in Russia along with 29 members of his crew. They were arrested for protesting Russian oil drilling in the Arctic.</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:38:32 +0000 Alison Freeland 13882 at http://wshu.org Greenpeace captain heading out to sea again Ukrainian cultural curator in Stamford watching events in birthland closely http://wshu.org/post/ukrainian-cultural-curator-stamford-watching-events-birthland-closely <p>The political unrest in the Ukraine is being closely watched by Ukrainian immigrants in Connecticut and New York. Lubow Wolynetz, 75, of the Ukrainian Museum and Library &nbsp;in Stamford, Conn. says she has mixed feelings about her birth country being in the news. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 22:35:41 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 13799 at http://wshu.org Ukrainian cultural curator in Stamford watching events in birthland closely Friends, family show support for activist held in Russia http://wshu.org/post/friends-family-show-support-activist-held-russia <p>Nearly 70 people gathered in Norwalk, Connecticut on Saturday night to hold a candle-light vigil in support of a local man who is being held by the Russian government.</p><p>Environmental activist Peter Willcox is the captain of a Greenpeace ship. He and his crew were apprehended when they tried to put a banner on a Russian oil platform to protest drilling in the Arctic.</p><p></p> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 13:42:19 +0000 Tarice L.S. Gray 7396 at http://wshu.org Friends, family show support for activist held in Russia