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January 2011

Undercover cop attended Corrib protests

Áine Ryan - Mayo News

UNDERCOVER British police officer, Mark Kennedy, may not have been the only agent provocateur to infiltrate the Corrib gas campaign. That’s according to John Monaghan of Pobal Chill Chomáin who told The Mayo News last night the community has always known there were agents embedded in the controversial campaign, which has caused  a bitter community divide and led to violent clashes between gardaí and protestors in north Mayo.

Anger at City meeing on economy

Galway Bay FM

A public meeting on the economy, organised by Galway West Fianna Fáil T.D, Frank Fahey, in the city last night [17/1] was abandoned amid safety concerns.

The meeting, at the Clayton Hotel, chaired by Aer Arann's Padraig Ó Céidigh had to be abandoned as speakers hurled abuse at Frank Fahey and his guest speaker, Dr. Alan Ahearne.

Shell led Sakhalin II construction threatens endangered gray whales

RIA Novosti

The multi-billion-dollar project, led by Royal Dutch Shell, has also been accused of inflicting large-scale damage on Sakhalin’s ecosystem, including illegal deforestation, the dumping of toxic waste, and soil erosion.

The Great Gas Giveaway - How the elites have gambled our health and wealth.

A 16 page booklet from AFRI written by Michael McGaughan and Andy Storey about the Great Gas Giveaway.

In it they state:

"An international study in 2002 found that only Cameroon took a lower share of the revenues from its own oil or gas resources than Ireland"

Appeals for inquiry into British police spy's activities

Mary Kennedy - Irish Times

CALLS ARE growing in Britain for a wide-ranging inquiry to establish the full extent of undercover police operations within protest movements, following the unmasking of a covert officer who had spent time with several campaigns in Ireland, including the Corrib Gas protest.

PC Mark Kennedy, a Metropolitan Police officer who infiltrated several environmental and anti-capitalist campaigns in Britain and several other European countries after he adopted the fake identity of Mark Stone in 2003, visited Ireland on several occasions.

Part of Shell Brent Bravo oil platform falls into North Sea

Rebecca Buchan - The Press and Journal

Good Morning John: Please find link to an article in the mornings Aberdeen press and Journal.  It would appear that Brinded’s “Touch F***All” initiative is alive and well in the Shell organisation! The natural enemies of safety are still:- Ignorance, arrogance and complacency, all three are still being lovingly cared for within the Shell Business Principles .

Production Stops at Shell’s Brent Bravo

Court adjourns case against Shell (over arms dealing)


A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Thursday adjourned till February 3 further hearing in the suit filed by a Lagos-based arms dealer, Gabriel Akinluyi, against Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC).

Mr Akinluyi had in 1994 sued SPDC over an alleged breach of contract on arms deal. The plaintiff, who also joined XM Federal Ltd and one Mr V. Oteri in the suit, wants the defendants to pay him the sum of $2 million (about N300 million) for the services he rendered.

Eco-spy infiltrated Irish protests


The Irish Times - Saturday, January 15, 2011

Eco-spy infiltrated Irish protests

A story of state and corporate corruption

St.John Ó Donnabháin - Left Curve 'forthcoming'

As part of the recent storm around the release by Wikileaks of thousands upon thousands of US diplomatic cables, a report from the US ambassador to Nigeria has been prominent. The cable concerned the oil industry in that country, and specifically referred to discussions with Ann Pickard of Shell, the dominant player in the Nigerian oil industry. Pickard, then Shell’s vice-president for sub-Saharan Africa, where she ‘sought to share intelligence with the US government on militant activity and business competition in the contested Niger Delta’.

Department denies knowledge of agent provocateur

Scott Millar - Irish Examiner

THE Department of Justice has denied any knowledge of the activities of a British undercover policeman who associated with environmental campaigners at the Corrib pipeline site and assisted with organisation of protests in Dublin.