Shell accused of fuelling violence in Nigeria

PLATFORM continue to focus on the issues of corporate responsibility for oil conflict in the Niger Delta through their project Remember Saro-WiwaThe Guardian‘s extensive story on a new report by the social and environmental activists highlights the consequences of Shell paying off militia groups to stop them damaging pipelines.  This funds and stimulates conflict with other groups.  Shell periodically changes sides, thus exacerbating the situation.  But Shell are proud that none of this disrupts production, regardless of the number of people who die as a consequence: at least 60 in one incident.

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  1. Further Shell activity – please respond to this also (extract from Rainforest-rescue email):


    Please also help the Guaraní Indians in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul with their desperate struggle against oil corporation Shell.

    The current situation of the indigenous Guaraní in Mato Grosso do Sul is dramatic. The Shell Group is converting their native land into sugar cane plantations – to produce ethanol fuel for the European market. The most recent case goes to show just how brutally Shell’s henchmen are treating the Indians: Last week, two settlements were raided, women and children were displaced, and men were injured. “Over there, about 45,000 Guaraní are suffering from extreme social exclusion“, the famous Brazilian conservationist and politician Marina Silva pointed out. The indigenous Guaraní need our support.

    Click here to sign our protest letter:

    Many thanks and best regards,

    David Vollrath
    Rettet den Regenwald e. V.
    Hamburg, Germany
    +49 40 4103804

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