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Remove Shell's Illegal Fences - National Day of Action - CALL OUT

category mayo | environment | feature author Monday May 04, 2009 13:23author by Shell to Seaauthor email rossportsolidaritycamp at gmail dot comauthor phone 085 1141170 Report this post to the editors

Saturday 9th May, 2009 at 6pm - Day of Action - Support Needed to Remove Shell Fences from Glengad.

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Tearing Down the Barricades

This is a Call Out from the united community of Erris Co Mayo to all our national and international supporters, asking you to come to Glengad this coming Saturday 9th May at 6pm in the evening, on a Day of Action to help us remove Shell's illegal fences from the area.

As you know, Shell returned to Glengad with fences and machinery on Wednesday 22nd April, with force and violence. Since then there have been a number of attempts at removing the fences and stopping the work, with a mixture of failure and success.

As you can see from the photos and footage below, the will is clearly there to fight Shell, in spite of the fact that large numbers of Shell security and Gardai have been drafted into the area. But what is also clear is that numbers are needed to achieve success. Numbers, People, Bodies. That means you. Please come.

By way of background to the current mood in Erris, let's remind ourselves of 2 key recent events.

In the early hours of Thursday 13rd April, Shell mercenaries viciously attacked Willie Corduff within the confines of the Shell compound.

On Thursday 30th April at a community meeting with Ministers Eamon Ryan and Eamon O'Cuiv, people realised that trying to 'talk' to these guys was a fruitless exercise. There were calls from all corners of the community for civil disobedience, the physical stopping of the project and the taking of the 'law into our own hands', when the ministers refused to invite Shell to pull back to allow breathing space to resolve the conflict.

This is serious stuff. The mood in Erris now is that people are willing to pay any price to Stop Shell, and to take action accordingly.

But we need support, in numbers, to achieve the critical mass of people required to be effective. To be effective in pulling down Shell fences in order to remove them.

This protest is about taking direct action against the Shell machine and removing it from Glengad.

The pictures and footage included in this article, which show local people attempting to remove fences today, demonstrate that Action has begun in earnest this Spring and will continue in the coming weeks and months. But it's going to be a battle, when faced, like today, with strong fences and large numbers of Shell security and Gardai. A similar attempt was made last Friday by members of the local community which included Pobal Le Cheile, Pobal Cill Chomain, the Rossport Solidarity Camp and Shell to Sea, but numbers were limited. All groups agreed, at a meeting on the ground, that a National Day of Action next Saturday 9th May was required to build momentum. That is why local people are calling for support, in numbers, to build strength against the show of force against us.

The weather is improving steadily and The Rossport Solidarity Camp is being rebuilt near the shore. People are welcome to come and stay at the camp or the camp house. Phone 085 1141170 or email rossportsolidaritycamp (at) gmail (dot) com

Join us in taking action against Shell. Don't come empty-handed. Please spread the word amongst your friends, groups and networks.

See you in Glengad.

Related Link: http://www.shelltosea.com

Caption: Attempt at Shell Fence Removal - Sun 3rd May, 2009.

Caption: Erris People Call Out for Support against Shell.

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Call Out for Support     Erris People    Mon May 04, 2009 01:01 
   Pictures of Sunday 3rd April Action at Glengad.     Michael Gallagher    Mon May 04, 2009 01:05 
   How things evolved on Sunday.     Niall and Carol    Mon May 04, 2009 01:09 
   More pics.     Niall and Carol    Mon May 04, 2009 01:12 
   More pics.     Niall and Carol    Mon May 04, 2009 01:15 
   More pics     Niall and Carol    Mon May 04, 2009 01:21 
   Yay!     lulu    Mon May 04, 2009 09:11 
   Fair Play     harry    Mon May 04, 2009 22:25 
   Meeting 2nite for all interested in going to Mayo on Saturday.     Dublin Shell to Sea    Tue May 05, 2009 09:56 
 10   Another Call to Glengad this Saturday 9th May.     the People of Erris    Tue May 05, 2009 13:42 
 11   Some More Photos From Glenagad     Michael Gallagher    Tue May 05, 2009 17:54 
 12   ...     Michael Gallagher    Tue May 05, 2009 18:24 
 13   Self activity or clientelism?     DIY    Tue May 05, 2009 20:53 
 14   Scars on the landscape     James    Tue May 05, 2009 21:07 
 15   S2S     Conor    Tue May 05, 2009 22:25 
 16   The V signs     Michael Gallagher    Tue May 05, 2009 22:47 
 17   Think-Er!!!!!!!!!     Arm-a-Gedden    Tue May 05, 2009 23:17 
 18   More......     Michael Gallagher    Tue May 05, 2009 23:41 
 19   Last Photo     Michael Gallagher    Wed May 06, 2009 00:44 
 20   GLENGAD cannot happen!!!!     Margaret    Wed May 06, 2009 07:28 
 21   Turn your anger onto the people that caused this crime     old codger    Wed May 06, 2009 11:38 
 22   Full Stop!     Ken Lee    Wed May 06, 2009 17:13 
 23   Please Paste and Post Any of These You Require     Michael Gallagher    Thu May 07, 2009 12:40 
 24   .     Michael Gallagher    Thu May 07, 2009 13:01 
 25   Really?     Hoganstander    Thu May 07, 2009 15:43 
 26   Directions to protest     Raymond    Thu May 07, 2009 17:47 
 27   Directions     Local    Thu May 07, 2009 19:34 
 28   Thanks     Raymond    Thu May 07, 2009 20:57 
 29   babysitters? what is that!?!     S2S    Thu May 07, 2009 23:06 
 30   Just A Reminder...     Michael Gallagher    Fri May 08, 2009 00:11 
 31   Anyone kniow what it means? By Michael     Arm-a-Gedden    Fri May 08, 2009 00:41 
 32   A Military Style Badge?     Michael Gallagher    Fri May 08, 2009 13:47 
 33   .     .    Fri May 08, 2009 13:52 
 34   .     .    Fri May 08, 2009 14:08 
 35   parking     foxy lady    Fri May 08, 2009 18:02 
 36   .     .    Fri May 08, 2009 21:57 
 37   .     .    Fri May 08, 2009 23:24 
 38   .     .    Fri May 08, 2009 23:38 
 39   Be carefull     old codger    Sat May 09, 2009 14:42 
 40   HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORS     Sean D    Sat May 09, 2009 16:07 
 41   keep it going lads     McOi    Sat May 09, 2009 19:24 
 42   The "CRIME CORRESPONDENT" is back in Mayo     James Kelly    Sat May 09, 2009 19:58 
 43   Updates from tonites action     Observer    Sat May 09, 2009 20:12 
 44   update     Observer    Sat May 09, 2009 22:24 
 45   Walter Mitty RTE     Arm-a-Gedden    Sat May 09, 2009 23:38 
 46   To the last poster     Billy idle    Sun May 10, 2009 04:18 
 47   They are stil with us.     Fred Johnston    Sun May 10, 2009 11:39 
 48   More pictures form last sunday     Bev    Sun May 10, 2009 11:49 
 49   More pictures from last sunday     Bev    Sun May 10, 2009 11:59 
 50   'PR'? Those who own the papers also own the land     lulu    Sun May 10, 2009 14:41 
 51   Reply to procan -     Bev    Sun May 10, 2009 16:55 
 52   Info     Formor    Mon May 11, 2009 15:56 
 53   Report on the Day of Action.     Friend    Mon May 11, 2009 22:09 

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