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...

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...

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...

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...

ShellGuilty TV Ads Launched to Hold Shell Accountable for Gas Flaring in Advance of Wiwa v Shell Trial

Ads demand Shell finally end gas flaring that Ken Saro-Wiwa died trying to stop; they will begin running in New York City this week New York City The ShellGuilty campaign announced today it will begin running TV ads in New York City this week to hold Shell accountable for its continued toxic gas flaring in...