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May 2011

Shell 'apologises' for worldwide damage in “erratum” to annual report

By: 
Friends of the Earth International

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS, May 17, 2011: During the Shell annual general assembly (AGM) in The Hague, today, Friends of the Earth International presented an “erratum” [1] to Shell’s 2010 annual report. In this spoof “erratum”, which was distributed among shareholders, Shell 'admits' that it is “causing a lot of unwanted and unnecessary damage” in its global oil-gas- and biofuels operations.

Posted Date: 
19 May 2011

Belmullet Shell offices shut down by campaigners.

By: 
KatyB - Shell to Sea / Rossport Solidarity Camp - Indymedia

In response to Shell's AGM today in The Hague and London, the Shell to Sea campaign have shut down the Belmullet Shell office in protest against the on-going controversial Corrib Gas project which has no local consent or benefit to the people of Ireland. Shell will attempt to begin construction on the high pressure raw gas pipeline shortly despite a legal challenge by An Taisce and two local residents.

Posted Date: 
18 May 2011

Human rights observer appointed to Corrib

By: 
Áine Ryan - Mayo News

AS CORRIB documentary, The Pipe, wins another prestigious international film award, a human rights observer for Amnesty International and Front Line will start work this week in north Mayo, where protests continue against the controversial project.
Risteard Ó’Domhnaill’s hard-hitting documentary recently took the overall prize, the Grand Prix, at Circom, the network of regional European broadcasters, which has a membership of over 300 television stations.  The award ceremony was held in Romania earlier this month.

Posted Date: 
18 May 2011

Rossport – a decade of struggle against Shell

For 10 years there has been a struggle against the Corrib gas project in Western Ireland. For the last five years many campaigners have made the journey to show their support with the local people as they show the international oil company that they cannot have their own way. This year a critical stage is being reached and Rossport Solidarity Camp is gearing up to play its role in the continuing resistance. Read on for a history of the campaign and for information if you are planning to come across.

Posted Date: 
18 May 2011

Ugheivwen Kingdom: 50 years of Shell exploitation and environmental destruction

By: 
Kenneth Mukoro

 

Children carrying water near gas flares at Shell`s Obigbo oilfield, near Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

 

Posted Date: 
18 May 2011

Corrib Gas film wins top prize

By: 
The Connaught Telegraph

A hard-hitting documentary from north Mayo has beaten off strong competition to take the overall prize at Circom, the network of regional European broadcasters. An Píopa (The Pipe), commissioned by TG4 with funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and theIrish Film Board, had already taken the best documentary category at Circom and was awarded the Grand Prix, the overall winner prize, announced at the weekend in Timisoara

Posted Date: 
18 May 2011

Corrib building blockaded as Shell AGM held in The Hague and London


By: 
Áine Ryan - Mayo News

AS ROYAL Dutch Shell holds its AGM in The Hague and London today (Tuesday),  protestors blockaded the Corrib Natural Gas building in Belmullet, to highlight the giant oil company’s huge profits.
The small group of Shell to Sea and Rossport Solidarity Camp protestors stopped workers from entering or exiting the building from about 7.30am.
A Shell spokeswoman confirmed there were company personnel already in the building and that some work continued.

Posted Date: 
17 May 2011

Shell office shut down by campaigners

News Release - Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

In response to Shell's AGM today in The Hague and London, the Shell to Sea campaign have shut down the Belmullet Shell office in protest against the on-going controversial Corrib Gas project which has no local consent or benefit to the people of Ireland.

Shell will attempt to begin construction on the high pressure raw gas pipeline shortly despite a legal challenge by An Taisce and two local residents.

‘The Pipe’ upcoming theatrical release in England & Scotland

By: 
RoyalDutchShellplc.com

Documentary charting the battle between the tiny village of Rossport and the Oil Giant Shell is coming to England & Scotland.

Theatrical release coming up in England & Scotland. If you can organise a grassroots screening in your area please get in touch   thepipethefilm@gmail.com. Thanks a million.

www.thepipethefilm.com/main-sect/cinema-showings/

Posted Date: 
17 May 2011

Full-time human rights monitor appointed for Corrib gas project

By: 
Lorna Siggins, The Irish Times

Amnesty International and Front Line have appointed a full-time human rights monitor for the Corrib gas project who will start work next week, writes LORNA SIGGINS . 

Sarah Bassiuoni, an Australian, has taken up the post, funded jointly by the two groups, and will work with a team of trained voluntary human rights observers in north Mayo.

It was confirmed yesterday that Ms Bassiuoni will start on Monday, and will be based in the region from later next week.

Posted Date: 
14 May 2011