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People's Forum - 2015

This year the annual People's Forum considers the idea of commemoration of two important anniversaries in the context of the Shell/Corrib project in north Mayo.
A panel of illustrious speakers will address the forum after which a discussion will take place among all those who present.

28 November 2015 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Extra Judicial Death of Ken Saro-Wiwa & all the Ogoni 9

Danny Dullea - 10 November 2015, Dublin Ireland

At the Doorstep of Royal Dutch Shell Headquarters in Dublin.

Independent Irish TD’s Mick Wallace & Clare Daly with Maura Harrington

Shell to Sea Activists and AFRI commemorated the 20th Anniversary of the deaths of Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni Nine outside “Corrib House:” Shell’s Irish Headquarters in Dublin. The activists carried crosses bearing the names of each of the men executed by the corrupt Nigerian Government on 10 November 1995. Many sources believe that these executions were done at the behest of Shell. Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni people, had been actively leading successful civil society actions and demonstrations thwarting Shell’s development of oil on the land of these indigenous farmers and fishermen. Even though it hasn’t been explicitly proven that Shell ordered the killing… they did benefit from the outcome and later paid reparations to the families. (In 2009 Shell settled out of court to the tune of 15.5 million dollars to the families of the victims to avoid going to court in the USA.)

Posted Date: 
12 November 2015

Erris is Awesome - Shell is Awful

Erris Abú - YouTube

In 2008 Shell began funding "Errris Beo" to "solely market and promote the Erris region" ... and participate in an awful Corrib Gas Project propaganda video that is now the subject of this parody :)

Posted Date: 
6 November 2015

Ogoni Nine 20th Anniversary

Remember the Ogoni Nine outside Shell HQ in Dublin

Remember the Ogoni Nine on the 20th anniversary of their murder by the Nigerian government at the behest of Shell.

Crosses remembering the Ogoni Nine in Mayo

10 November 2015 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

You are entitled to freedom of expression – but not near the Shell Refinery in Ballinaboy!!

Two of the disappeared signs

In 2007 the local community opposed to Shell’s Corrib Gas Project erected 9 crosses  in memory of the Ogoni 9 and highlighting the struggle for a clean environment, proper management of natural resources and respect for our human rights  that connects the two communities.

The place was then blessed by a Nigerian clergyman and by th local Parish Priest.

A number of signs were also carefully positioned there as to not interfere with road safety or the environment but highlighting the ongoing ecological and economical  destruction, the injustices and the breaches of citizen’s rights that are happening here.

But these signs must have interfered with the conscience of some people. In an act of vandalism and censorship the signs which have been in place for years, were taken last week, coinciding with the expected of visits from dignitaries and the media which are being organised by Shell’s PR team.

Posted Date: 
13 October 2015
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