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  • Equator Principles; Principles, Profits or just PR?

    NGOs ask hard questions at anniversary of Bank Standards Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Jun 3 2004 | Friends of the Earth US One year after the launch of the Equator Principles (EP), a bank-led initiative to establish common environmental and social standards for project finance, NGOs have released an assessment on the implementation and effectiveness of…

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  • Embracing Autocracy: What they say about BP in Azerbaijan

    Open publication – Free publishing – More azerbaijan

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    21 Feb 2012 admin
  • Permis social : Complicité à l’ère de l’extraction

    This article was first published in Le Journal des Alternatives. by Kevin Smith and Clayton Thomas Mueller À première vue, il ne semble pas y avoir un lien manifeste entre les activistes indigènes au Canada, la performance des artistes au Royaume-Uni et les activistes environnementaux dans ces deux pays. Cependant, la controverse internationale au sujet…

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    1 Feb 2012 admin
  • El oscuro historial de Shell en Nigeria

    This article was first published in the Spanish newspaper, Diagonal, NÚMERO 166 on 24 January 2012.  by Ben Amunwa El 20 de diciembre de 2011, una fuga en la plataforma petrolífera de mar abierto de Shell en Bonga, una de las mayores de esta multinacional en Nigeria, derramó 40.000 barriles de petróleo al océano Atlántico.…

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  • British foreign policy and the ‘Arab Spring’: the transition to democracy

    Evidence submitted by Platform to the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee: UK foreign policy on Libya focused excessively on improving relationships with the Gaddafi regime and promoting British business interests, at the expense of human rights and engaging with popular and oppositional opinion.

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  • Canada’s Dirty and Dangerous Oil Sands

    This article by Ben Amunwa first appeared in The Huffington Post on  19 October 2011. EthicalOil.org has a reputation for using just about anything to promote Canada's tar sands. The local mayor, Aboriginals and environmentalists have all been thrust into EthicalOil.org's narrative, some against their will. This Monday it was my turn to get 'tarred' as…

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  • Can we stop Shell abusing human rights?

    This article first appeared on the Amnesty International UK, Press Release Me, Set Me Free blog on 17 October 2011.  by Ben Amunwa Can we stop Shell abusing human rights? In the case of Shell in Nigeria this is a question well worth asking. Over the past few months, Shell’s appalling legacy of pollution and human rights abuses…

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  • Economics of Extraction

    by Ben Amunwa This article first appeared in Foto8 magazine, The Legacy of Oil edition, 14 October 2010. Outside the plane window at the Niger Delta, the oil region of Nigeria, I can see a solid bed of rainforest with wide ribbons of water the colour of coffee dregs coiling through it. I try to…

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  • The price of oil: Shell in the Niger Delta

    This blog first appeared on the Greenpeace UK blog on 7 October 2011. This time last year I was standing in a vast pool of oily water. It used to be a fish pond for local villagers, but now everywhere was coated with oil and the stench of petroleum was overpowering. A light rain was falling.…

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