Daily Archives: February 14, 2017

Exxon’s Climate Cover-Up Just Got Bigger: Docs Suggest All Major Oil Giants Have Lied Since 1970s


2015, the hottest on record, was also the year ExxonMobil was caught in a more than three-decade lie. Internal documents revealed Exxon knew that fossil fuels cause global warming in the 1970s, but hid that information from the public. Now it turns out that Exxon isn’t alone. A new exposé from InsideClimate News reveals nearly every major U.S. and multinational oil and gas company was likely aware of the impact of fossil fuels on climate change at the same time as Exxon. We are joined by Neela Banerjee, the InsideClimate News reporter who broke this story.

The Case Against Shell: ‘The Hanging of Ken Saro-Wiwa Showed the True Cost of Oil’


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Uploaded on May 18, 2009

In May 2009, multinational oil giant Shell will stand trial in United States federal court to answer to charges that it conspired in human rights abuses including murder in Nigeria in the 1990s. This mini-documentary tells the story of the rise of an inspiring and nonviolent movement for human rights and environmental justice, and the lengths Shell was willing to go to stop it. For more information, visit: http://shellguilty.com/wiwa-v-shell-v…

Shell on Trial: Landmark Trial Set to Begin Over Shell’s Role in 1995 Execution of Nigerian Human Rights Activist Ken Saro-Wiwa

May 26, 2009
A landmark trial against oil giant Royal Dutch Shell’s alleged involvement in human rights violations in the Niger Delta begins this Wednesday in a federal court in New York. Fourteen years after the widely condemned execution of the acclaimed Nigerian writer and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, the court will hear allegations that Shell was complicit in his torture and execution. [includes rush transcript]

Monbiot Meets Jeroen Van Der Veer – Nigeria


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Uploaded on Jan 12, 2010

Britain’s leading green commentator, George Monbiot, goes head-to-head with the chief executive of oil giant Shell, tackling ethics, greenwash advertising, renewable energy investments and gas-flaring in Nigeria.
For more information: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfr…

Oil Turmoil – Nigeria


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Uploaded on Sep 10, 2007

March 1999
This beautifully-shot expose takes you to the heart of the corporate/tribal struggle. Nigeria’s impoverished oil-producing communities are outraged.

They see few returns from the myriad of oil wells that pollute their villages. We see forests destroyed by disastrous oil spills, whilst Shell provides evidence to suggest many spills are sabotage, in order to gain compensation. But time has run out for the beleaguered multi-national: Ijaw youths issued the ‘Kaiama declaration’, demanding Shell leave their land by December. The deadline was ignored and the Ijaw have relaunched a new bout of forced closures and hostage-taking. Shell is powerless to defend itself without calling in the corrupt and vicious army. Wounded youths lie in crude hospitals, victims of the army’s defence of the flow stations they fail to seize. Felix Tuodolo, signatory of the Kaiama declaration, says the crisis will continue:’We will keep going down to those flow stations. Our blood will flow.’ He claims the Ijaw remain unarmed, but reports of armed youths training in the bush spell out a bleak future. Shell says it is ready to negotiate, but it may be too little, too late.

The people of Nigeria versus Shell (English)


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Uploaded on Jun 10, 2008

Friends of the Earth Netherlands, her Nigerian sister organisation ERA and four Nigerian farmers and fishermen claim that Royal Dutch Shell is liable for the damage oil spills have caused in the villages of Nigerian people. Because a Dutch company with an annual profit of 27 billion dollars cannot ignore the responsibility for the consequences of its actions.

General Flynn’s resignation ‘very corporately handled’ – Ed Schultz