"The Government have clearly sent the message to Shell, ‘you can do whatever you want’. Fortunately due to protest, the refinery remains unconnected to the gas field. If, as Shell planned, gas had been flowing by now, we would potentially all be dealing with a gas leak and explosion.”
UK Tar Sands Network, Indigenous Environmental Network, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN), Women of Africa, Platform, Rising Tide UK, FairPensions, Greenpeace, Shell to Sea, Climate Rush & Art Not Oil present:
Get The Shell Out!
18th May 2012, Toynbee Hall, 7.30pm
You are warmly invited to a public meeting in advance of Shell’s AGM, that will bring together a diverse coalition of individuals and organisations calling Shell to account for the social and environmental impacts of its activities around the world.
Millions are being affected by Shell’s past, present and future operations. The world’s largest oil company has been violating indigenous rights for 55 years in the Alberta tar sands, committing grave human rights abuses in Nigeria, pumping dangerous levels of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, destroying communities in Ireland, lobbying against effective climate action in Europe and is now set to exploit the Arctic – which could devastate the world’s most fragile ecosystem.
Come and hear stories from community members on the frontline in Alberta, Alaska, Ireland and Nigeria, share ideas and information, and meet activists, academics, lawyers and investors united in their resolve to curb the oil giant’s destructive activities.
- Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, ACFN Tar Sands Communications Coordinator Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation
- Alice Ukoko, Women of Africa
- Robert Thompson, Chairman of REDOIL & Inupiat resident of Kaktovik
- Ben Powless, Indigenous Environmental Network
- Ron Plain, Aamjiwnaang First Nation
Free drinks will be provided. Donations towards the cost of the event welcome!
Address: Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street, Greater London E1 6LS
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org