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Shell - a neighbour from Hell? Public meeting, LSE, 23.6.05

Bo | 22.06.2005 22:02 | Rossport Solidarity | Social Struggles | London

A neighbour from Hell?

Shell’s fenceline communities tell their stories

Public Meeting Invite 23rd June 7:30pm

Meet communities who live on Shell’s doorstep and find out first hand what it is like to have Shell as a neighbour. Talks by communities who are in the UK to attend Shell’s AGM on the 28th at ExCel followed by discussion on what we should be doing to hold Shell accountable for its impacts on people’s health and the environment.

Room G108, 20 Kingsway Building, LSE (entrance from Portugal Street opposite Peacock theatre), London. Map
(the meeting is free)

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The Speakers:

Monique Harden, Advocates for Environmental Human Rights (USA)
provides legal counsel and advocacy support to communities in their fight for environmental justice.

Siziwe Khanyile, groundWork (South Africa)
works on giving justice to vulnerable communities affected from poor air quality.

Elena Lopukhina (Sakhalin Environment Watch, Sakhalin Island, Russia)
works on Sakhalin II project to force Shell to improve the project to give more benefits to local people and the environment.

Felix Majabague, United Front to Oust Oil Depots (The Philippines)
is campaigning to relocate an oil depot away from the communities of Manila and create a truly safe buffer zone.

Tashica Miles, Community In-power Development Association (USA)
is trying persuade Shell to address the human and environmental cost of its operations


Shell is a 'neighbour from hell' to many communities and environments across the globe.

>From 21st-28th June communities around the world who are campaigning against Shell in their area are visiting the UK. >From fighting industrial pollution in Durban, South Africa to campaigning against the Sakhalin project in Russia, they all have inspiring and motivating stories to tell.

Shell’s neighbours want to point out that, whilst Shell is considered a leader in Corporate Social Responsibility and has many policies on the environment and human rights, it is failing to operate in an environmentally and socially acceptable and sustainable way in many parts of the world.

They come to the UK this year with the hope of having their voice heard by Shell, the UK public, media and British politicians.