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Shell’s pipeline – the final leg, the final conflict

Saturday, March 12 · 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Wynn’s Hotel 35-39, Lwr. Abbey St.Dublin 1, Ireland

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Shell’s pipeline – the final leg, the final conflict

A decade after the process was begun to impose an experimental raw gas pipeline and refinery on the people of Erris we are entering into the final stage of the battle opposing its construction. Shell are about to attempt to lay the onshore pipe. Shell always expected this to be the most difficult part of the struggle which is why they left the attempt to build this section of… pipeline till last.

Dublin Shell to Sea are asking you to come to a meeting to plan how we can resist this final stage.

We believe this plan can be disrupted and halted in its opening
months, a campaign that will also put the enormous pressure needed on the new government to renegotiate the Great Oil & Gas Giveaway.

Over that decades thousands of us have stood in solidarity with local resistance to this project and hundreds have spent days, weeks and months in the area. Despite the deployment of hundreds of Gardaí and the Navy to aid Shell, one of the largest companies in the world, it has seen its plans delayed and defeated time and again, forcing repeated returns to the drawing board and huge delays in the project.

Concessions have been won that have cost the corporation tens if not hundreds of millions but which fail to address either the fundamental dangers of accident and pollution inherent in the project design or the fact that Shell and other corporations are being given vast quantities of Oil & Gas for next to no benefit for the people in Ireland.

Shell’s plan for the final stage of the project which will involve
trying to tunnel under Sruwaddacon Bay, a Special Area of
Conservation. Our examination of the Shell plan reveal an enormous project which will leave installations surrounded by electric fences and permanent security spy points for the decades to come when Shell hope to pipe & refine the raw gas.

We are therefore making this appeal to you to come along to a meeting to hear the details of Shell’s plan and to together discuss how we can defeat it.

Meeting 2pm Wynn’s Hotel, 12 March

Opening speakers to bring everyone up to speed

– Shells plans & where we are at now: Paul from Rossport Solidarity Camp
– What do the local community want: Pat “The Chief” O’Donnell.
– Short Question & answer session facilitated by Caoimhe from Dublin Shell to Sea

We will then move on to a group discussion of the practicalities of what we in Dublin can do to show solidarity with the struggle both here and by traveling to Erris. The point of this meeting is not for Dublin Shell to Sea to tell people what our plans are to oppose the final stage of the inland gas refinery in Mayo. It is for people who are committed to being involved in the final stage of this struggle to let us know what they can do and for us to plan together accordingly on that basis.
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Shell has a History around the world  and they are creating a history here in Ireland

source: http://www.shellguilty.com/


After making a few last minute changes I managed to show up at Wynn’s Hotel this meeting to show support for these brave patriots who are trying to secure for the Irish people our natural resources. In a time where there are vulchers lurking in the wings, proposing the selloff of our countries family silver. We do need to support all of our communities in maintaining our countries resources and supporting this group is a very good start.

In the coming weeks we in Wicklow  will be proposing to launch a one day boycott of all local shell petrol service stations and their associates stations to highlight Shells heavy handed operations in Africa and in Mayo we hope we can count on you help when the time comes!

good news for multi National companys

If you are a multi National company the good news is the same crooks are still in power and I here they are strapped for cash and you can pick up the countries electrical supply company that enjoys a monopoly for peanuts along with some other choice bits of infrastructure so get on the phone and call me here at home and I’ll tell you another bedtime story .
general election now!

What’s your poison

We woke up refreshed after a nights sleep to be  proud of – no midnight meetings and no early start- hooray! After a leisurely breakfast, we gathered for an 11am meeting to finalize the plans for our solidarity demonstration at the prison… Pat O Donnell (local fisherman) and Niall Harnett (long term resident of the Rossport Solidarity Camp) are currently serving 5 and 6 months in prison for convictions due to their involvement in the Shell to Sea campaign. For many of us on the ride coming to Castlerea to show our love and respect for Pat and Niall is one of the most important events of the ride.

full report link  http://www.shelltosea.com/

related posting http://thepressnet.com/2010/06/03/drunk-on-the-perks-and-the-merck%e2%80%99s/

What if this oil spill was off the coast of Ireland?


If this had happened in Irish waters the Government would have told the nation that we were all responsible and we must all put our shoulder to the wheel and help stop this well from leaking any more of our precious oil .They would also blame the single mothers and the Unemployed for using up badly needed financial resources that would otherwise be spent plugging the well.

A call for a national bond would be made and everyone in the work would be made pay a new oil cleanup carbon tax levy and the Unions would tell the members that we have no choice as this is the only option for the country

Gormley would employ a few green pals to count all the dead fish and Ryan would call for a national day of mourning .Brian lenihan would go on national TV to tell us we must tighten out collative belts yet another two notches!
Bertie Ahern would look for another “Dig out” from his pals to help pay his levy!
Having got it he would then seek an exemption from the revenue on the grounds he was a struggling artist!
The Government would then blame the protesters of shell to sea for the disaster and have them all thrown into jail!

Disaster off the Irish coast?


Is this the kind of headlines we will some day read??

The BP saga continues off the coast of the US, and the question which has to be asked is could this kind of accident happen in the corrib gas field off the Irish coast. A fundamental review of all safety procedures must be top priority.

The whole notion that a foreign national can just plunder our national resources cannot be allowed to continue.

No government has the right to sell off the natural energy resources of the nation

The explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig that precipitated the vast Gulf of Mexico oil spill came after the well was capped with a relatively cheap type of casing, BP papers have revealed.

To cap costs, how do we know that Shell are doing the same off the Irish coast?

The fact we have the Greens in government, it is astonishing that they have not even called for such reviews on safety

I suppose we have yet again an example of the greens dumping their values for the allure of political power

The brave people fighting the shell company’s grab of Irish Gas should be supported as in my view they are the real eco warriors!

Protesters at Anglo Irish Bank


It appears the four people on ledger were arrested as well as two or three people who had been outside. All this took place in the space of ten minutes. Inspector Gannon who led the assault on Shell to Sea campaigners at Polthomas pier in Rossport was spotted among the Gardai and witnesses reported they had the clear impression that the Gardai were acting under orders that no further protests against the bank bailouts were to be tolerated.

Up to 100 Gardai are now around Anglo Irish bank with a second protest having being called by eirigi for 14.00 today. It has been confirmed that this protest will still be going ahead as will Tuesdays protest at the Dail.

We would call on people to join the anti-capitalist block at 19.00 at the Wolfe Tone statue on Tuesday (opposite Shelbourne Hotel) where we will discuss how to best respond to the attacks on bank bailout protests before proceeding to the Dail. 

Full report at source

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