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Keep it in the Ground: Intervention from Gulf of Mexico Indigenous Delegate at Shell Annual General Meeting

PRESS RELEASE Keep it in the Ground: Intervention from Gulf of Mexico Indigenous Delegate at Shell Annual General Meeting   For interviews with delegate, high-res images and video contact: Suzanne Dhaliwal, UK Tar Sands Network  0044 777 269 4327 suzanne@no-tar-sands.org Monique Verdin, 001 504 330 0768, moniquemverdin@gmail.com Indigenous delegate from Gulf of Mexico challenges Shell’s expansion of deep-sea drilling with intervention at AGM with 10-ft photographs presented to investors and board members, depicting environmental and community impacts in the Gulf Communities in Gulf of Mexico call for moratorium on deep-sea drilling in the Gulf, supported by environmental justice organisations in UK and Netherlands Intervention comes 2 weeks after Shell spilled 88,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, after […]

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Keep it in the Ground: Intervention from Gulf of Mexico Indigenous Delegate at Shell Annual General Meeting

MEDIA ADVISORY Keep it in the Ground: Intervention from Gulf of Mexico Indigenous Delegate at Shell Annual General Meeting Photo opportunity outside the Annual General Meeting (AGM): Circustheater, Circusstraat 4, The Hague, The Netherlands, Tuesday, May 24th, 2016, 9am local time.   For interviews with delegate contact: Suzanne Dhaliwal, UK Tar Sands Network  0044 777 269 4327 suzanne@no-tar-sands.org Monique Verdin, 001 504 330 0768, moniquemverdin@gmail.com WHAT: Indigenous delegate from the Gulf of Mexico will speak out against offshore drilling at the Shell AGM 2016, and will present a pop-up exhibition of 10 ft professional photos documenting climate impacts on communities of New Orleans. An action will also take place in the Gulf coast on May 24th to amplify the Shell […]

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Royal Dutch Shell Spills Over 88,000 Gallons of Crude Oil in the Gulf of Mexico

For Immediate Release, Friday, May 13, 2016 Contact: US  Dallas Goldtooth, 708-515-6158, dallas@ienearth.org Monique Verdin, 504-330-0768, moniquemverdin@gmail.com Faith Gemmill, 907-750-0188, redoilone@gmail.com EU contact Suzanne Dhaliwal +447772694327 suzannedhaliwal@googlemail.com   Royal Dutch Shell Spills Over 88,000 Gallons of Crude Oil in the Gulf of Mexico Spills Occurs as Gulf Coast Citizens Prepare to Speak Out Against Offshore Drilling in Washington DC, Shell Annual General Meeting Netherlands   New Orleans, LA – On thursday, an 88,200 gallon oil spill was discovered in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, forcing Royal Dutch Shell to shut in all wells that flow to its Brutus platform. An oil sheen 2 miles wide and 13 miles long, 2100 barrels equal to 90,000 gallons (or at least thats what being […]

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Climate Rising and So Are We!

Yesterday we were really excited to join friends at the ‘Climate Rising’ Event in London to see how we can move forward with the fight for climate justice in 2016. We opened up the event with some reflections on the London Climate march. We really need to see immediate action on the racism we are seeing in the environmental movement. Let’s keep this conversation going to make sure we are both changing the organising the spaces that exist and that we are supporting and inspiring each other to build up our own spaces that support our communities. There are big questions that we need to address together about how and when we will resource the new movement we demand and […]

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Indigenous Communities and European Allies take action on Total in Paris during Climate Talks

    Thursday, December 10th 2015. EU – Suzanne Dhaliwal, suzanne@no-tar-sands.org +447772694327 Canada – Clayton Thomas Muller – clayton@350.org, +16132977515   Paris, La Defence, Total International HQ. Over a hundred people from indigenous communities across the globe and the climate movement from Europe gathered for a peaceful protest outside the headquarters of energy corporation Total. The Canadian government’s on-going commitment to tar sands expansion is incompatible with Prime Minister Trudeau’s promise at the Paris Climate talks to restrict planetary warming to just 1.5 Celsius warming. The extraction of highly polluting tar sands on indigenous lands continue to expand at a rapid rate. Despite that, Indigenous Rights continue to be on the chopping block of the Paris Climate Accord. Despite the […]

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Art intervention at Louvre calls for Museum to drop ENI and Total sponsorship

9th December 2015 PRESS RELEASE   Hundreds surround the Louvre’s iconic pyramid building in Paris in protest at oil sponsorship of cultural institutions Art activists from around the world call for a “culture beyond fossil fuels.” Paris Climate Accord fails to adopt legally binding commitment to rights of Indigenous Peoples, human rights and gender equality.   For interviews, photos and film footage, email culturaldivestment@gmail.com or call Beka on +1 917 202 5479 or Chris on +44 7743197203 – Interviews with indigenous delegates suzanne@no-tar-sands.org +447772694327     Hundreds take part in protest performance at Louvre Museum over oil sponsorship As the UN Climate Summit winds down, Artists and Activists call on Louvre to drop oil company sponsors Eni and Total   […]

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Indigenous Peoples demands Rights in Paris Climate Accord and end to False Solutions

  During the COP21 climate talks in Paris, Indigenous Peoples from the Arctic to the Amazon and their allies have continually gathered to demand genuine climate change solutions: which to be truly effective must include both the recognition and protection of Indigenous Rights in the operative, legally binding text of the draft Paris Accord, and the application of bottom-up initiatives originating in Indigenous knowledge, culture, and spirituality. It seems, however, that these powerful objections/demonstrations have been totally ignored – as the first week of negotiations closed on Friday with the language concerning the traditional knowledge and rights of Indigenous Peoples being “annexed” (meaning they’re not completely in the draft agreement, nor are they fully excluded), rendering their future inclusion highly […]

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A letter of love and solidarity to the Wretched of the Earth Bloc

  “When we revolt it’s not for a particular culture. We revolt simply because, for many reasons, we can no longer breathe” ~ Frantz Fanon On the 29th of November I traveled to paris with other pacific Indigenous Peoples from paris to London. We had travelled  thousands of miles from our respective homes in the Pacific to Paris to attend COP21. We decided to go to London to participate in the March in London because of the restrictions on the freedom of speech and assembly imposed by the state of ‘emergency’ in Paris. Indigenous peoples of the Pacific, like colonised  peoples of colour throughout the world are on the  front-lines of the climate crisis. It is our land that is disappearing, […]

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UK Tar Sands Network and Indigeneous Activists at the London Climate March N29 2015

Hi Everyone, Greetings from Paris! We are in the midst of working with the Indigenous Environmental Network and allies at COP21 in Paris. As you may have heard the London Climate March has raised a number of concerns and questions about our movement. Over the last few days we have been in dialogue with people about the events that took place and also trying to move forward with the work taking place on the ground here. We wanted to share an important reflection that just came from the Black Dissidents and our friend Tisha Brown.  Please read, share and also offer your thoughts. We expect more responses over the next few days to emerge and will be sharing on social media. […]

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Canadian Election Reflection and Call to Action!

  Wow, what a result. Last night, new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal party swept to victory with a clear majority of 184 seats and 54% of the vote. Conservatives won 99 seats and 29% of the vote. NDP 44 seats, 13%. Greens 1 seat, 0% vote (source Canadian Press). With so much at stake (four more years of a brutal and paranoid petro-government, argh) it felt too much like tempting fate to crack jokes but at the same time we felt like the tension sorely needed breaking on election night. That’s where Vice Canada totally saved us with a livestream of its #VICEelxnCircus show. As the polling stations began closing and results began trickling in, their […]

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