Why aren’t the mainstream media holding Greenpeace management to account for the sorry plight of the crew of their protest ship in Russia?
What responsibility does Greenpeace management take for sending its workers into such hostile working places and putting them at risk of serious criminal charges?
How about the safety aspect of sailing a ship into dangerous waters and then asking the crew to scale or invade a working offshore oil rig?
What risk management and safety systems does Greenpeace deploy when carrying out this work? Is it as dangerous as working in a mine or on a rig itself? These operations when carried out by other companies are normally covered by strict safety codes that allow charges against any dereliction of duty in respect of employee safety. Why should Greenpeace be exempt?
There are a hundred questions that should be asked of Greenpeace now that NZers and other crew are detained in Russia and facing possible criminal charges that could be as serious as piracy and or industrial sabotage.
What do we hear from John Campbell? Nothing other than further advocacy for the cause when really there should be severe criticism of any employer who subjects its employees to this kind of danger and risk.
The families of those detained are going to be really impressed if their fathers, mothers, sons and daughters and other relatives end up spending 5 to 15 years behind bars in Russia.
Will we see any such criticism from NZ media, who customarily fawn over environmentalists like lovestruck teenagers at a Jason Bieber concert?
When pigs pilot spaceships around the sun we might. Its long past time the media took environmentalists to task as they would any other corporate organisation. They owe it to the craft of journalism.