Divesting from fossil fuels and ending environmental racism goes hand-in-hand with defunding the police in the fight for racial justice and reinvestment in Black and Brown communities.
There is growing international pressure on the Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, to repeal a controversial, dangerous, draconian Terror Bill, which is in the process of becoming law in the country.
Shell’s latest grotesque greenwashing propaganda was put out for International Women’s day, when the company rebranded its logo to “She’ll”, along with the strapline: “#Makethefuture gender balanced.”
We are struck by some parallels between the Ogoni struggle, the insistent energy of the recent School Strikes and Extinction Rebellion’s actions over the past weeks.
Some twenty four years after Saro-Wiwa’s death, along with eight of his colleagues, who were illegally murdered by the Nigerian Government for their campaign against Shell, a Dutch court today heard from the widows of those hung.
The breaking news from a trial in Chelmsford in Essex, north of London, is that 15 non-violent peaceful activists have just been convicted of a terror-related offence, for which they could be jailed for life.
Last week, the British Prime Minister, Theresa May hosted the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, for a meeting at Downing Street, which included the signing of a new energy deal between BP and the Azerbaijan State Oil Company
Amnesty International is calling for an investigation into Shell’s complicity in “murder, rape and torture in Nigeria” in the nineties.
As we edge ever closer to a full-blown Trump Presidency, there is still an outside chance that oilman Rex Tillerson may not make it through the confirmation process.
Over 60 foreign companies are preparing to bid for rights to explore for oil or gas in 30 offshore fields in the latest bidding round in Burma, described by the Financial Times as one of the most exciting for years.