The Albacore mission is now in its second year, patrolling the waters off Gabon’s shores in cooperation with the country’s government. Six marines and four inspectors sail with the Bob Barker, inspecting foreign fishing boats to make sure they’re legal. The boarding team consists of Baptiste Brebel (1st Mate, France) and Giuseppe De Giorgi, a former Italian Navy Chief of Staff and Sea Shepherd rookie, as well as Michelle Clarke Deckhand (Great Britain), who is on her 7th campaign aboard the Bob Barker.
The Bob Barker is one of 10 vessels in Sea Shepherd’s flotilla. Ironically, though the ship now protects whales, it was actually built as a Norwegian whaler in the 50s. The ship boasts a huge fuel tank that allows it to conduct operations in the Antarctic where there is no place to refuel. With a crew of about 30-35, everyone on board takes an active part in every mission. The volunteers are also strictly vegan and always use cleaning agents that are sea-safe and not tested on animals.
The October Revolution, also called the Bolshevik Revolution, was the second and final phase of the Russian Revolution of 1917. On October 25 (November 7, New Style), 1917, the Bolshevik Party seized power, inaugurating the Soviet era. @RT360 gives you an opportunity to follow the revolution in 360. This episode takes you to 1916, when Russia is struggling with World War I. The economy is in ruins and countless soldiers are dying on the battlefield every day. People crave peace, and their dissatisfaction with the authorities is rising. Revolutionary sentiments are soon to engulf the empire.
The October Revolution, also called the Bolshevik Revolution, was the second and final phase of the Russian Revolution of 1917. On October 25 (November 7, New Style), 1917, the Bolshevik Party seized power, inaugurating the Soviet era. @RT360 gives you an opportunity to follow the revolution in 360. Though a Provisional Government took power after the February Revolution, long-awaited changes are not materializing. The Russian Empire is still at war. There is no end to the food crisis. Some leave the capital fearing what is to come, while others arrive inspired by new opportunities. Everyone must learn to adapt to the new environment.
Ahead of the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution, when the Bolshevik Party seized power in Russia, @RT360 gives you an opportunity to follow the events in 360. This episode takes you to July 1917, when political tensions are reaching a climax. After armed militias flood the streets of Petrograd, Cossack patrols are specially ordered to the capital to suppress the revolt against the Provisional Government.
During the February Revolution, criminals who had broken free attacked the prisons. They used the turmoil caused by the revolution to release their ‘brothers in crime’ and destroy archives, erasing their criminal records so the new authorities would have no database to rely on.
The events of 1917 engulfed the capital and spread further to other cities and towns of Russia. Many estates, abandoned by their previous owners, were taken over by locals. Peasants and farmers erect revolutionary slogans painted in red, musicians rehearse the L'Internationale and poems about “the new freedom” resound.
Spring 1917. Vladimir Lenin returns from Europe. He calls for an immediate end to war. However, his views spark protests by veterans, still bitter from battle. Society is divided by different ideas and different slogans – but the biggest changes are yet to come.
Students from the country's most prestigious academic institute, coincidentally Kim Il Sung's University, dance on mass in the open air on Star Day to mark the great leader Kim Jong Il's birthday. Dozens take part and rehearsals begin weeks in advance and they practice after class every day. Young ladies are required to appear in national dress while their partners wear formal trousers and jacket.
Every morning propaganda teams work in the streets of Pyongyang. They accompany city residents to their workplaces, aiming to raise morale and revive spirits. As a rule, the teams consist of housewives. Every morning the Inminban chairperson, the district’s senior propagandist, gathers the women and they organise two-hour performances with flags and drums in various districts of the city.
Compressor mining is a highly dangerous activity in which miners dive 30 feet underwater using only a plastic tube to breathe. Some stuff their ears with cotton and wear masks to protect their eyes. When they reach the bottom of the pit they dig out the earth and place it into rice sacks, which are hoisted to the surface for sifting. Divers get paid twice the amount of other workers.
Explore the Philippines’ deadly underwater gold mines. Here, locals dive 30 feet deep into muddy water in the hope of finding gold so they can feed their families. Our crew visited the gold town of Paracale in the coastal province of Camarines Nortes to find out how it works.
Paracalenos celebrate their mayor’s birthday with a beach cleanup operation. Their hope is to attract more tourists in their quest to find alternative sources of income to gold mining. Mayor Lourdes Villamonte Briguera aka ‘Mayor Baby’ is urging other officials to help find a way out for her constituents who depend solely on the gold trade, be it legal or illegal.
The earth is panned for gold on the surface. The process involves rotating a pan until the gold sinks to the bottom – one of the cheapest and easiest ways of extracting gold. Kids often start work by helping out in the panning areas before moving on to diving.