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Monthly blog archive July, 2010

Ugandan government shifts position on deal with Heritage Oil to force company to pay up its Capital Gains Tax

From the Daily Monitor: “The insistence on tax has put the entire deal on ice. The President’s feelings on the matter were put forcefully and emotively by Energy Minister Hilary Onek in a phone interview on Friday. ‘Arbitration only arises in the case of other disputes – not tax,’ Eng. Onek said, warning that the...

Ballad of the Black Gold

From the RSW blog: “New from Talib Kweli, this hard-hitting music video unpacks the story of of Nigeria’s oil curse, the Ogoni struggle and the complicit role of Western governments and companies. Warning: this video contains strong political lyrics.”  

Ballad of the Black Gold

New from Talib Kweli, this hard-hitting music video unpacks the story of  of Nigeria’s oil curse, the Ogoni struggle and the complicit role of Western governments and companies. Warning: this video contains strong political language.

Beat the Boreholes

From Rossport’s Shell to Sea Campaign: Sign up to BEAT THE BOREHOLES!!  Join a continuous mass act of civil disobedience this summer at Sruth Fháda Chonn estuary. Shell plan to drill up to 80 boreholes to survey the estuary for their proposed gas pipeline and we plan to stop them! Work will start in the coming...