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November 2011

An Taisce to hold public meeting on settling of Corrib gas case

By: 
Irish Times

An Taisce is to hold a public meeting in Belmullet, north Co Mayo, tonight in the wake of community criticism of its settled court action over the Corrib gas pipeline, writes Lorna Siggins .

Posted Date: 
18 November 2011

Shell Live Wire / Death Rope - In Memory of Ken Saro-Wiwa

By: 
Rising Tide

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Thursday 10th November marked the sixteenth anniversary of the killing of ken saro-wiwa and eight other activists in nigeria. on the 9th, shell, complicit in their execution, was polishing its image by sponsoring an awards event for young entrepeneurs at the centrepoint building in central london. london rising tide organised a reminder of shell's bloody history outs

ide the event, involving grim reapers, sombre drums, and hundreds of leaflets.

Posted Date: 
18 November 2011

Corrib gas rights watchdog removed

By: 
LORNA SIGGINS, Western Correspondent

Corrib gas rights watchdog removed

 

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL and Front Line Defenders have withdrawn their human rights observer appointed to monitor policing at the Corrib gas project in north Mayo, on completion of her six-month term of duty.

Australian observer Sarah Bassiuoni spent her last day as observer on the project on Friday, when Shell to Sea staged a demonstration at the Corrib gas pipeline work site at Aughoose and later outside the refinery at Ballinaboy.

Posted Date: 
14 November 2011

YouTube Video - Political Policing continuing on Corrib

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RossportSolidarityCamp - Youtube

 

Posted Date: 
10 November 2011

Death row letters tell man's story

By: 
The Belfast Telegraph

A Nigerian human rights activist executed for opposing oil exploration in his homeland took comfort from the Northern Ireland peace process, his death row letters have revealed.


The letters of executed human rights activist Ken Saro Wiwa while he was on death row have been donated to a library collection (AP)

Posted Date: 
10 November 2011

Yet Another Report Lambasts Shell Nigeria

By: 
Jerome Mwanda - InDepth NewsReport

NAIROBI (IDN) - "We help to meet the world's growing energy needs in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways," claims the oil giant Shell on its website.

Posted Date: 
10 November 2011

Shell to Sea supporter becomes President as campaign marks anniversary of baton charge

‘The people of Erris deserve protection from any company that seeks to trample over their rights. No company should be outside the law’ – Michael D. Higgins 


6th November 2011- 4 days before the baton charge - Michael D Higgins at Bellanaboy

As veteran Shell to Sea supporter Michael D. Higgins prepares to be sworn in as President of Ireland tomorrow (Friday Nov 11th), hundreds of campaigners will gather in north Mayo to mark the fifth anniversary of the infamous Garda baton charge at Shell’s refinery site. 

 

In February 2010, Michael D Higgins said of the Corrib project: “Agencies of the State got involved on the side of the developer, rather than on the side of the community. Given that alternative models were available in other countries, it was scandalous that we proceeded as we did.” [1] 

 

Speaking at a protest at the gates of Shell’s refinery site on November 6th, 2006, Mr Higgins said: “The issue is the right of the people of Erris to have security and safety. They want to be able to live their lives in peace. They deserve protection from any company that seeks to trample over their rights. What is important are issues of justice and no company should be outside the law.” 

 

He continued: “The resources of this planet need to be used responsibly for the people of the planet. The resources of Ireland belong to the people of Ireland.” 

Expanding community pipeline for NY Irish Center

By: 
Frieda Klotz - Irish Echo

On a recent Friday night in Long Island City an audience of Irish immigrants watched as a crowd of middle aged men and women chanted Hail Marys on the silver screen.

The scene was from “The Pipe,” a film about Shell Oil’s incursions into the Irish countryside over the last decade in Broadhaven Bay, County Mayo.

Posted Date: 
9 November 2011

#OccupyIreland, 6 camps and building... Dublin, Cork, Galway, Belfast, Waterford...Letterkenny..

By: 
T - Indymedia

OccupyIreland network is giving hope where previously there was none.

Posted Date: 
8 November 2011

Rossport residents say An Taisce ‘undermined’ them

By: 
Anton McNulty - Mayo News

An Taisce accused of undermining Rossport residents in gas action

Two Rossport residents who along with An Taisce settled legal actions brought against the State following consents granted for the Corrib gas have described the settlement as a ‘devastating defeat’ and accused An Taisce of ‘undermining’ them.
Peter Sweetman and Monica Muller of Rossport South, Ballina, along with An Taisce challenged An Bord Pleanála’s decision last January granting permission to Shell EP Ireland for its third proposed route for the pipeline.
The action was heard in the High Court but was settled after an eleven day hearing after an agreement by the State to properly transpose aspects of the European environmental impact assessment directive by the end of the year. An Taisce described the settlement as a victory for the environment but Mr Sweetman and Ms Muller say they are ‘at a total loss’ why they believe this. Pobail Chill Chomáin also described An Taisce’s decision as ‘baffling’. In a statement, Mr Sweetman said they don’t see it as a victory but as a ‘devastating defeat’. He also accused An Taisce of ‘undermining’ their legal actions against the Corrib projects by not supporting their cases in court.

Posted Date: 
8 November 2011