Someone has illegally boarded an oil tanker — and she eats better than the average pirate. I thought Greenpeace had gone the way of the dodo until Xena Warrior Princess popped up on my CNN app.
Who wants to get in a fight with Xena the Warrior Princess?
It seems that a major oil corporation doesn’t have much of a choice. On Thursday Lucy Lawless, the actress who played Xena, and six other Greenpeace activists illegally boarded a drilling ship leased to Shell Oil off New Zealand’s western shore. The group reached a 174-foot drilling tower and held a sign “Stop Shell #SaveTheArctic.”
CNN spoke with Lawless on the Noble Discoverer Friday morning, the middle of the night in New Zealand. It was cold and noisy and she wasn’t getting much sleep. But the actress didn’t seem bothered at all. Asked to describe how she and the other protesters got on board, she said, “We walked like human beings wearing hard hats (but) I don’t want to give away any trade secrets.”
Greenpeace, in a statement, said the group had actually scaled the drillship which was in the Port of Taranaki in New Zealand. The activists were told to get off. But Lawless and the protesters refused to cooperate.
Kudos Lucy… in a world where Christian pastors are being sentenced to death, government ineptitude and corruption is extending misery at home, and American soldiers are being killed by goat-screwing Muslims in Afghanistan over g-ddamned book burned accidentally of course Arctic drilling is the prime issue.