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Monthly blog archive May, 2009

Video Coverage of ShellGuilty Courthouse Rally, New York

A noon rally outside the courthouse where the historic Wiwa v Shell trial is due to take place was well attended by international media, Niger Delta activists and concerned citizens from across America. Here you can watch a video of the rally made by volunteer Nick Gulotta. Further video footage and testimony was produced by...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Shell face global backlash

Rallies in Ogoniland, Nigeria, US and UK ahead of Wiwa v Shell trial. Wednesday 27th May 2009 CONTACT: Nigeria, Celestine Akpobari, Ogoni Solidarity Forum, +234 8032733965 Ken Henshaw, Social Action, +234 8034053707 US, Celia Alario, +1(310) 721-6517 UK, Benjamin, PLATFORM, +44 207 357 0055 Stunning protests swept three different countries ahead of the delayed Wiwa...

London Rally- Shell told: Justice is coming

Activists made sure Shell staff arriving at work this morning at their London HQ knew their company is soon to face trial for human right abuses in Nigeria. Leaflets were distributed amid chants of ‘justice is coming’ by activists brought together by the ShellGuilty coalition. Photos below: Campaigners outside Shell’s headquarters in London make sure...

Shell trial: end of the line for corporate impunity?

Jury selection for the historic Wiwa v Shell trial in New York was delayed until further notice on Tuesday, but a media storm is brewing over oil multinational Shell, who is charged with complicity in human rights abuses in Nigeria, including the execution of writer and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight of his colleagues in...

Opening of Landmark Human Rights Trial Wiwa v. Shell is DELAYED

Courthouse Rally Will Continue As Planned in New York Wednesday 27th May International Experts to Speak About Shell in Nigeria, Then and Now Who: International experts and campaigners, supporters of corporate accountability, human rights, and environmental justice.  Speakers to include:  Brent Blackwelder, Executive Director of Friends of the Earth, Steve Kretzmann, Executive Director of Oil...

Complicit then: complicit now?

The same week that Shell are on trial for complicity in brutal crackdowns against the Ogoni people, including the murder of non-violent activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, the Nigerian military has launched a large offensive against the people of the Niger Delta, in an attempt to crush armed insurgent groups. All the while, Shell, the largest oil...

London to Boston: the road to trial

Fuming shareholders who voted down Shell’s excessive pay packages at the Shell AGM on Tuesday got to see CEOs getting truly hot under the collar, as activists and performers from the ShellGuilty coalition turned up the heat on Shell. Fire-throwing jugglers dressed up as Shell CEOs brought the corporation’s ongoing gas flaring to shareholders attention...

Shell under fire as trial approaches

London- One week ahead of Shell’s trial for human rights abuses, including the murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa, activists turned up the heat on Shell at their AGM. Spectacular fire juggling brought Shell’s gas flaring in the Niger Delta to the attention of shareholders as they entered the Barbican where the UK AGM was held. The...

Activists put Shell under fire as trial approaches

London & Den Haag With one week to go until Shell stand trial in New York for human rights abuses including the murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa, activists will turn up the heat on Shell at their AGM next Tuesday 19th May. Spectacular fire-breathing performance and protests in London will bring Shell’s gas flaring in the...