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[1] was produced by Caitlin Clay and Masha Medvedkov from human rights group Witness.  You can also view some of the recent news coverage here[2], and visit ShellGuilty[3] for the latest updates on the trial.

Demonstrators called for corporate accountability, stressing that Shell’s human rights abuses in the Niger Delta continue on a daily basis. Flags and banners brought a splash of colour and to the civic buildings around Foley Square, Manhattan. Spokespeople from Amnesty International US, Friends of the Earth US, Oil Change International and PLATFORM.

  1. testimony: http://hub.witness.org/en/ShellOnTrial
  2. here: http://www.foxbusiness.com/search-results/m/22379138/oil-troubles-hit-home.htm
  3. ShellGuilty: http://www.shellguilty.com