Paul Watson http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/40637/all en Anti-whalers return to Australia claiming win over Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/anti-whalers-return-australia-claiming-win-over-japan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Sea Shepherd anti-whaling fleet docked in Australia Wednesday claiming victory over Japan, as Canberra indicated fugitive founder Paul Watson would not face arrest if he came ashore.</p> <p>The ships Steve Irwin, Bob Barker and Sam Simon returned from a bitter campaign in the Southern Ocean in Antarctica with an estimated Aus$1.0 million (US$1.03 million) damage bill after run-ins with Japanese whalers.</p> <p>Their fourth ship, the Brigitte Bardot, was at an undisclosed location with Watson, wanted by Interpol after skipping bail last July in Germany, thought to be on board.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/anti-whalers-return-australia-claiming-win-over-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Environmentalism Paul Watson Whaling AFP Wed, 20 Mar 2013 05:15:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5788408 at http://www.globalpost.com Criminal or conservationist? Paul Watson marks year at sea after fleeing arrest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130715/criminal-or-conservationist-paul-watson-marks-year-at-sea-af <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - He's been sailing the world's oceans for a year to avoid arrest, has been forced to become an observer at one of his most cherished campaigns and hasn't held his young granddaughter since she was a newborn.</p> <p>But the Canadian founder of the radical environmental group Sea Shepherd remains as self-assured as ever.</p> <p>"I intend to weather it out no matter what the consequences are. Whether they apprehend me or not, Sea Shepherd's campaigns will continue to go on," Paul Watson tells The Canadian Press in a phone interview from a ship on the Southern Ocean.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130715/criminal-or-conservationist-paul-watson-marks-year-at-sea-af" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Environmentalism Paul Watson Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Social Issues The Canadian Press Mon, 15 Jul 2013 11:33:13 +0000 The Canadian Press 5884180 at http://www.globalpost.com At sea for months, Sea Shepherd fugitive founder disembarks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131031/at-sea-months-sea-shepherd-fugitive-founder-disembarks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>After 15 months at sea, fugitive eco-warrior Paul Watson has disembarked in the United States despite an international Interpol request for his arrest, his organisation Sea Shepherd announced Thursday.</p> <p>Watson, a 62-year-old Canadian, arrived in Los Angeles on Monday, passed through customs and "was not arrested", Lamya Essemlali, head of Sea Shepherd France, told AFP.</p> <p>He decided to disembark to testify in a court case due to take place next week in Seattle over his marine conservation organisation's actions in Antarctica against Japanese whalers, Essemlali said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131031/at-sea-months-sea-shepherd-fugitive-founder-disembarks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eco-terrorism Environmentalism Paul Watson Sea Shepherd Conservation Society AFP Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:01:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5976688 at http://www.globalpost.com Fugitive eco activist lands in US after 15 months at sea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131031/fugitive-eco-activist-lands-us-after-15-months-at-sea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fugitive eco-warrior Paul Watson has arrived in the United States after 15 months at sea on the run from an international Interpol request for his arrest, he announced Thursday.</p> <p>Watson vowed to continue campaigning "undaunted" and said he was heading for Seattle after arriving in Los Angeles earlier this week, to defend himself from legal action there.</p> <p>"I have returned to the United States," he said in a statement on his Facebook page, adding that an Interpol "Red Notice" from Costa Rica "has been dropped."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131031/fugitive-eco-activist-lands-us-after-15-months-at-sea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Environmentalism Paul Watson Sea Shepherd Conservation Society AFP Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:37:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5976787 at http://www.globalpost.com Fugitive eco-activist eyes anti-whale battle from afar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131105/fugitive-eco-activist-eyes-anti-whale-battle-afar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fugitive eco-activist Paul Watson is due in a US court this week for his latest legal battle -- but, after 15 months on the run, he says he is happy to leave the high seas clashes to friends in Australia.</p> <p>The Canadian-born Sea Shepherd founder arrived in California last week more than a year after fleeing arrest in Germany, spending most of the intervening time at sea in the South Pacific and Southern Ocean.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131105/fugitive-eco-activist-eyes-anti-whale-battle-afar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environmentalism Paul Watson Politics Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Whaling AFP Tue, 05 Nov 2013 07:02:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5980150 at http://www.globalpost.com Canadian anti-whaling activist Paul Watson testifies in U.S. court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131106/canadian-anti-whaling-activist-paul-watson-testify-us-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEATTLE - A fugitive activist known for attacking Japanese whaling vessels off Antarctica insisted "we're not pirates" Wednesday as he addressed a U.S. appeals court considering whether he and the organization he founded should be held in contempt.</p> <p>Paul Watson, the Canadian founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, took the witness stand in a Seattle courtroom. Japanese whalers accuse them of violating a court order demanding that they leave the whalers alone.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131106/canadian-anti-whaling-activist-paul-watson-testify-us-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environmentalism Paul Watson Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Whaling The Canadian Press Wed, 06 Nov 2013 08:01:37 +0000 The Canadian Press 5981407 at http://www.globalpost.com Whale militants to head to Atlantic if Japan abides http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140331/whale-militants-head-atlantic-if-japan-abides <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Environmental movement Sea Shepherd said Monday it was ready to refocus its attention on stopping whaling by Norway and other European nations if Japan abides by a UN court order.</p> <p>The US-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which systematically harasses Japan's whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean, hailed a decision by the International Court of Justice in The Hague that ordered Tokyo to halt its hunt.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140331/whale-militants-head-atlantic-if-japan-abides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environmentalism Paul Watson Sea Shepherd Conservation Society War Whaling AFP Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:19:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6109769 at http://www.globalpost.com