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Jury awards Texas family nearly $3 million in fracking case

By: 
Jenny Deam - LA Times

A family says fracking and other drilling by Aruba Petroleum near their ranch created severe health problems. The civil jury verdict may be the first of its kind in a fracking case.

In a landmark legal victory that centered on fracking, a middle-class north Texas ranching family won nearly $3 million from a big natural gas company whose drilling, they contend, caused years of sickness, killed pets and livestock, and forced them out of their home for months.

Posted Date: 
25 April 2014

Justice for All

By: 
Gerry and Rosemary Bourke and Family

To All Our Friends in Shell to Sea

I feel that I can no longer stay silent and let others speak for me. Me, Gerry Bourke, my wife Rosemarie and our family intend to take court proceedings against the Irish government and its agents, Royal Dutch Shell, Statoil and Vermillion for breaches of our basic human rights. We intend this summer to set up a Camp for Justice in our field for everybody in this country who feels that injustice has been done to them by the government. We no longer feel that we can stand silently and let our home and farm and our way of life be taken away from us. If you feel as we do that this country belongs to the people and that all the resources of this country belong to people of this country, then come and stand with us.

Justice For All

Posted Date: 
20 April 2014

Good Friday walk 2014 - Glengad to Aughoose

This years Good Friday walk will take place on Friday 18th April 2014 starting at Glengad at 12 noon and will walk to Aughoose.  It is the tenth Good Friday walk to take place against the Corrib Gas project

Every year walkers bring the crosses bearing the names of the Ogoni Nine from a memorial ground across the road from Shell's Ballinaboy refinery site. The Ogoni Nine were a group of activists organising a peaceful movement demanding the survival of the Ogoni people in the face of destruction from the activities of Shell in the Niger delta. They were murdered by the Nigerian military dictatorship of the day at the behest of Shell in 1995.

Date: 
18 April 2014 - 12:00pm

Ed Vulliamy speaking about Corrib on Tonight with Vincent Browne

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Tonight with Vincent Browne

Ed Vulliamy speaking powerfully on Tonight with Vincent Browne about Corrib, the Garda Booze and the nexus between the corporations, State and media that has tried to silence peoples' concerns.

It starts 29mins into the show.

Posted Date: 
5 April 2014

Archbishop Tutu calls for independent inquiry into policing of Corrib gas project

By: 
Lorna Siggins - Irish Times

Signatories supporting call by Afri include former UN assistant secretary general Denis Halliday and ex-Garda Sgt Bernard McCabe

South African archbishop Desmond Tutu and former United Nations assistant secretary general Denis Halliday have called for an “urgent and comprehensive” independent inquiry into the policing of the Corrib gas project.

They are among a group of signatories supporting the call by peace and justice group Afri, while the Front Line Defenders human rights organisation also said policing of the Corrib gas dispute should be included in “any Government inquiry” into Garda accountability.

Posted Date: 
29 March 2014
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