Upcoming Events

International | Environment

no events match your query!

User Preferences

  • Language - en | ga
  • text size >>
  • make this your indymedia front page make this your indymedia front page

Blog Feeds

forward

Irish Left Review
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left

offsite link We Are All Dunnes Stores Workers Tue Mar 31, 2015 21:57 | Michael Taft

offsite link Not a Vintage Year Tue Mar 31, 2015 13:45 | Michael Burke

offsite link Kelly Tue Mar 31, 2015 13:35 | Kevin Higgins

offsite link Grassroots Gathering 2015 Tue Mar 31, 2015 09:36 | Irish Left Review

offsite link The March Issue of Socialist Voice is Out Now Sun Mar 29, 2015 23:23 | Communist Party of Ireland

Irish Left Review >>

Spirit of Contradiction

offsite link America’s Palestinians: Lessons from The American Indian Experience for Israel... Sun Mar 29, 2015 20:00 | Jerome Nikolai Warren

offsite link Spain is not Greece, or is it? Electoral prospects for the left in 2015. Thu Feb 05, 2015 19:00 | modulus

offsite link SYRIZA and Memnosyne Sat Jan 24, 2015 09:09 | Jerome Nikolai Warren

offsite link Why the Workers’ Party Wed Jan 21, 2015 20:08 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

offsite link “It’s boring but necessary”: An Interview with Jos Alembic (aka “Q”) o... Mon Jan 05, 2015 18:44 | Jerome Nikolai Warren

Spirit of Contradiction >>

Public Inquiry
Just another WordPress site

offsite link An open letter to the leader of the Green Party Eamon Ryan

offsite link Oh my God, Sinn Fein must now be outlawed Anthony

offsite link Rabbitte and cronies begin to stampede? Anthony

offsite link Kelly’s bluff and bluster will not save his ‘legacy’ or his go... Anthony

offsite link Irish Water: The meltdown begins. Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

NAMA Wine Lake

offsite link Farewell from NWL Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake

offsite link Happy 70th Birthday, Michael Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake

offsite link Of the Week? Sat May 18, 2013 00:02 | namawinelake

offsite link Noonan denies IBRC legal fees loan approval to Paddy McKillen was in breach of E... Fri May 17, 2013 14:23 | namawinelake

offsite link Gayle Killilea Dunne asks to be added as notice party in Sean Dunne?s bankruptcy Fri May 17, 2013 12:30 | namawinelake

NAMA Wine Lake >>

Shell targeted in anti-greenwash stunt at international conference

category international | environment | news report author Tuesday March 27, 2012 11:31author by Rising Tideauthor email london at risingtide dot org dot uk Report this post to the editors

Yesterday's prestigious Planet Under Pressure 2012 conference in the International Conference Centre (ICC) at the ExCeL Centre, London was interrupted by two London Rising Tide protesters.

shell_nomoregreenwash.jpg

Yesterday's prestigious Planet Under Pressure 2012 conference in the International Conference Centre (ICC) at the ExCeL Centre, London was interrupted by two London Rising Tide protesters.

During a panel discussion entitled “The planet in 2050”, at the exact moment that Shell's senior energy advisor Martin Haigh was about to speak the two protesters walked calmly across the stage, banner in hand, and were greeted with a loud, spontaneous round of applause from hundreds of people in the audience. As the protesters left the auditorium they were rewarded with hand shakes, thumbs up and another round of applause. Haigh was flustered and responded with words along the lines of “No-one will want to listen to me after that!”

London Rising Tide are asking why Shell were ever allowed to take part in this conference in the first place, given their record of environmental and human rights atrocities in Nigeria, Ireland, and Canada to name but a few places, and their investments in carbon-intensive fossil fuels such as oil from tar sands and shale gas, while abandoning funding for renewable energies.

The action got a lot of support on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/#!/OrganicInfinity/status/184308641137041410
https://twitter.com/#!/ResearchEurope/status/184232560602267649
https://twitter.com/#!/AndyMorse/status/184232610237648898
https://twitter.com/#!/TheRoadTo/status/184233068549259265
https://twitter.com/#!/SimonLLewis/status/184233073259450368
https://twitter.com/#!/PeterPannier/status/184238015571431425
https://twitter.com/#!/chiversdanny/status/184242136982622208
https://twitter.com/#!/ruthdavis27/status/184244851615870977
https://twitter.com/kaisakosonen/statuses/1842622116933...22240
https://twitter.com/ClimateRush/status/184237300870430720
https://twitter.com/#!/350_Espanol/status/184272812062674944

And even a post from blogger sat firmly on the fence:

http://scidevnet.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/a-protest-aga...hell/

More information:

Rising Tide: http://risingtide.org.uk/
Shell To Sea: http://shelltosea.com/

Related Link: http://risingtide.org.uk/

sam_0020.jpeg

author by karma - planet watcherpublication date Tue Mar 27, 2012 14:17Report this post to the editors

Well done. I think I see a Shell to Sea protester ! I was at the conference and you guys made my day.

author by Rational Ecologist.publication date Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:53Report this post to the editors

This has brought a smile to my face. A very effective action. Well done! The planet is on the line.

 
© 2001-2015 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy