SHELL CLIMATE CRIMES EXPOSED IN NEW REPORT

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Environment groups criticize Shell CEO van der Veer for undermining Climate Policies Brussels, Amsterdam, London, Washington – 29th June 2009 Fresh evidence of oil giant Shell’s colossal contribution to global climate change and its continued investment in carbon intensive fossil fuels has been revealed today in a new report.[1] The...

Flawed logic of Nigeria’s response to insurgency

Is there any logic to the Nigerian Federal Government’s latest offer of amnesty to armed insurgents in the oil-rich Delta region? The offer follows one of the largest military offensives in the region, in which hundreds of innocent civilians have been killed and many thousands displaced. The government’s idea of winning the hearts and minds...

Scraping the Barrel: Shell’s Article in Guardian Comment

Shell’s Malcolm Brinded wrote an article recently in the Guardian’s Comment section, that was savaged for its patronising tone and ‘all-round offensiveness’. Brinded would like us all to believe that Shell are the nice guys in Nigeria, who settled out of court as a ‘humanitarian gesture’ to the Ogoni people. The very notion is an...

Evidence Against Shell Continues in Independent on Sunday

An article by on 14th June in the Independent on Sunday highlighted the damning evidence of Shell’s involvement in human rights abuses. Andy Rowell writes: Serious questions over Shell Oil’s alleged involvement in human rights abuses in Nigeria emerged last night after confidential internal documents and court statements revealed how the energy giant enlisted the...

Channel 4 News Expose Unpublished Evidence Of Shell’s Military Partnership

When a settlement was announced in the landmark Wiwa v Shell case, Shell stated that it ‘had no part in the violence that took place’ , and denied any responsibility for the military crack downs in Ogoniland that led to the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa and his colleagues. This evening, the company’s denial of liability...

ROYAL DUTCH SHELL FORCED TO SETTLE HUMAN RIGHTS CASE OUT OF COURT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2009 Damning Evidence Reveals Shell’s Complicity In Crimes Against Humanity; Landmark Case Resolved in Favor of Ogoni Plaintiffs After 14 Year Legal Battle New York– After legal battles lasting nearly fourteen years, oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has been forced to pay a $15.5 million out-of-court settlement. Plaintiffs from the...

Trial Delay & Latest Update

For our interpretation of the recent delays in the much anticipated Wiwa v Shell trial, please read this excellent blog post by ShellGuilty campaigner Han Shan: Today, there was another delay in the Wiwa v. Shell trial, causing teeth-gnashing by journalists who have dedicated resources to cover the trial, hand-wringing by Ogoni people and human...

Scenes from New York: the trial in focus

During a recent stop-over in New York for pretrial publicity, Ben Amunwa of PLATFORM’s remember saro-wiwa project used the time to capture some vivid moments at the courthouse rally and in the surrounding court district, lower Manhattan. To get closer to the action, click below to view a special slideshow by flickr, and see above...

Shell’s complicity in the spotlight

Another week of publicity is keeping the spotlight firmly on the forthcoming Shell trial, with BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme dedicating a prominent feature to Shell’s role in the Niger Delta executions, Al-Jazeera News interviewing Ben Amunwa from remember saro-wiwa (see video), and an excellent article by Steve Kretzmann of Oil Change International in the...

More Delay in Wiwa v. Shell Trial as Public Interest in Case Heats Up

MEDIA ADVISORY Next Pre-trial Conference in Wiwa v. Shell Now Set for Wednesday June 3rd ‘Video Shell Doesn’t Want You to See’ Viewed More Than 60,000 Times in Past Four Days New York– There has been another postponement in the landmark human rights trial at which Shell is expected to defend itself against charges that...

CNN Reports from Ogoniland, Nigeria

CNN producer Christian Purefoy visits Ogoni and the grave of Ken Saro-Wiwa to report on the ongoing grievances against Shell, and the feeling of local Ogoni people about the upcoming Wiwa v. Shell trial. Includes interviews with the Ogoni Solidarity Forum. Embedded video from <a href=”http://www.cnn.com/video” mce_href=”http://www.cnn.com/video”>CNN Video</a>

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...