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mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday July 04, 2011 18:04 by lump   text 1 comment (last - thursday july 07, 2011 12:52)   image 2 images
At 7:30am on Monday 4 July, about 17 campaigners arrived to the Shell office building in Belmullet to block the Shell workers from getting in. This was done remind the office employees that they are implicated in the ongoing Corrib Gas Conflict, and to stop them having meetings or doing any work at the office today.
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mayo / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday June 29, 2011 17:29 by Rossport Solidarity Camp
Greetings from Mayo!
July looks set to be a really busy month. Come up for one of the events listed below or feel free to visit us at any time; there's always loads to do and it's a great chance to learn more about the campaign and get involved. We offer accomodation & food, donations welcome.
Looking forward to seeing you soon, everyone at camp x read full story / add a comment
Line formed across road
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday June 29, 2011 15:58 by Rossport SC   image 4 images
Three actions in as many days at the Aghoos site in Mayo as protests against Shell continue unabated. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / news report Friday June 24, 2011 18:03 by C   text 1 comment (last - friday june 24, 2011 18:07)   image 8 images
Yesterday, one Corrib campaigner was hospitalised and several other injured as Gardaí stood by and allowed IRMS to assault and violently remove a group of people that had peacefully sat in front of the doors of the Shell offices in Belmullet. One member of the group had to be brought by ambulance from Belmullet to Castlebar by ambulance after being hit in the back by a IRMS security guard, while another protester was punched in the face by IRMS senior supervisor Derek Bolger. read full story / add a comment
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Friday June 10, 2011 16:00 by Frank   text 12 comments (last - tuesday june 14, 2011 23:44)   image 13 images
Wednesday and Thursday saw a serious of occupations and actions against the drilling compound at Aghoos in Mayo as part of the ongoing campaign against Shell. The events culminated in an eight-hour lock-on and a nine hour occupation of machinery which stopped all work for the day. Over thirty people were involved in the events. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Friday June 10, 2011 10:22 by DD   video 1 video file
While in previous years the weather has been typically sunny and dry – apart from the unforgettable rain, cold and high winds of 1991 – it is sobering to remember that the original famine walk occurred in weather that would have been worse than that experienced this year, taking place in bitterly cold and hail storm conditions in March 1849.
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Party against the pipe
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Sunday May 29, 2011 16:10 by party against the pipe   text 1 comment (last - monday may 30, 2011 20:27)   image 1 image
Only a week to go before the Party Against the Pipe celebration of 10 years of resisting Shell in Mayo.
There's loads to do and it's a great atmosphere on camp with everyone busily making it all come together. We need you! read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / news report Thursday May 26, 2011 11:58 by C   text 6 comments (last - saturday september 03, 2011 10:49)   image 9 images
On Tuesday afternoon (24th May), Shell work at the Aughoose compound was successfully stopped from 2pm for the rest of the day. read full story / add a comment
the protest begins at 7.30am
mayo / environment / news report Wednesday May 25, 2011 21:36 by rossport solidarity camp   image 5 images
Shell's Belmullet office was once again shut down by protestors to highlight the ongoing concerns by local residents and supporters about Shell's proposed Corrib gas project. This morning (wed 25th may) the blockade began at 7.30am and for 2 1/2 hours protestors were able to stop Shell workers entering the building. IRMS arrived around10am to end the blockade. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Tuesday May 24, 2011 18:30 by Contaminated Crow
In Rossport an international solidarity meeting hears from activists of the Choctaw Nation, from Guatemala and from the campaign for justice in Bhopal read full story / add a comment
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mayo / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday May 24, 2011 17:42 by party against the pipe   image 1 image
Come join us for the June Bank Holiday weekend & celebrate a decade of resistance to Shell’s Corrib gas project…it’s going to be a good family friendly party! You’ve seen The Pipe now come & see this incredible place for yourself. If this is your first time down to Mayo, we warmly welcome you. This event is open to all supporters of the Shell to Sea campaign.

Bands, music, circus, dance, comedy, performance, crafts, kid’s activities. Free camping. read full story / add a comment
7.30am..
mayo / environment / news report Tuesday May 17, 2011 23:31 by KatyB   image 3 images   video 1 video file
In response to Shell's AGM today in The Hague and London, the Shell to Sea campaign have shut down the Belmullet Shell office in protest against the on-going controversial Corrib Gas project which has no local consent or benefit to the people of Ireland. Shell will attempt to begin construction on the high pressure raw gas pipeline shortly despite a legal challenge by An Taisce and two local residents.

This protest is also to highlight the fact that every hour Shell accumulates another £1.6 million pounds sterling ( 1.83 million Euro) by destroying communities across the globe, from the Niger Delta to the Canadian Tar Sands. Shell's appalling record of human rights abuses, oil spills, gas flaring and accidents forces people to protect their communities and their environment.

We call on all shareholders to disinvest.

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Come help us get ready!
mayo / environment / press release Tuesday May 17, 2011 15:10 by Rossport Solidarity Camp   image 1 image
We are calling out for folks to come & help prepare the camp for Party against the Pipe.
No experience or skills needed, just come along and get stuck in, there's loads to do! read full story / add a comment
A recent action pulling up Shell's bogmats
mayo / environment / feature Saturday May 07, 2011 20:21 by rossport solidarity camp   text 1 comment (last - saturday may 07, 2011 12:55)   image 4 images
We are taking continuous action to frustrate Shell's work and need your support. Shell's Corrib Gas Project is already decade late and 3 times over budget - impressive for a rural community fighting one of the biggest multinationals in the world! The injustice faced by the community here is symbolic of the corruption and problems faced by people all over Ireland. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / news report Saturday May 07, 2011 19:01 by Party against the pipe   text 1 comment (last - thursday may 12, 2011 21:34)   image 4 images
Come & join us in celebrating over a decade of resistance to Shell's Corrib gas project...it's gonna be a good party!

June Bank Holiday weekend 4-6th, Aughoose, Co.Mayo

Bands, music, circus, dance, comedy, performance, crafts, kid's activities. Free camping area.
Transport is being organised from most cities in Ireland, see website for details partyagainstthepipe.wordpress.com

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mayo / environment / news report Wednesday May 04, 2011 14:49 by Shell to Sea   text 4 comments (last - wednesday may 04, 2011 20:08)   image 8 images   video 1 video file
Yesterday 4 campaigners were arrested as work was stopped at Shell's compound in Aughoose for over 7 hours. In a damning sequence of events, Gardaí continue to use inappropriate and unsafe methods to police the protests. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Wednesday April 27, 2011 20:05 by Rossport Solidarity Camp   text 2 comments (last - friday april 29, 2011 09:55)
Come up to the Rossport Solidarity Camp Summer Gathering for the May Bank Holiday weekend to see for yourself what's at stake and learn more about the campaign.

The injustice faced by the community here is symbolic of the corruption and problems faced by people all over Ireland.
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Outside the Shell compound in Aughoose
mayo / environment / news report Saturday April 23, 2011 15:28 by Shell to Sea   text 7 comments (last - monday may 02, 2011 13:05)   image 9 images
The annual Good Friday walk went ahead yesterday despite the heavy rain. About 83 people walked the length of Shell's 9km proposed raw gas pipeline. The walk is a symbolic act to push Shell out of this beautiful area. read full story / add a comment
Stopping Shell
mayo / environment / news report Tuesday April 19, 2011 22:42 by Rossport Solidarity Camp   text 1 comment (last - wednesday april 20, 2011 11:36)   image 3 images
A digger was stopped today for a short time by 2 people just standing nearby. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / news report Monday April 18, 2011 13:59 by J Debender   text 2 comments (last - monday april 18, 2011 14:07)   image 12 images
On Friday 15 April, work was halted when two people locked on in front of the gate to Shell's compound. read full story / add a comment
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