"The government has relinquished control over the offshore areas of our industry. Norway was tough regarding oil companies from the start. You now have an almost embarrassingly large pension fund. The situation for Irish communities, however, is as in Ogoniland in Nigeria - oil is a curse,”
by Joe Black - WSM (personal capacity) Wednesday, Sep 27 2006, 3:49pm ireland / britain / community struggles / link to audio Locals prevent shell resuming work on Corrib pipeline at Rossport
An interview with a member of the Workers Solidarity Movement who is at the Rossport Solidarity Camp and has been joining the pickets preventing Shells attempts to resume work on their planned refinery this week.
Picture from indymedia.ie
On Tuesday after a break of more than a year Shell attempted to resume work on the refinery near Rossport. Last year they jailed five local men for months for resisting this project and in particular the laying of the pipe carrying unprocessed gas at high pressure just 70m from houses in Rossport.
In this 5 minute MP3 a member of the WSM who has moved to the protest camp at Rossport talks a little about the background, the numbers involved and what has been happening. Mp3 file is on radio.indymedia at http://radio.indymedia.org/uploads/shellrossport.mp3