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Rising Tide blockaded Shell garage last night in memory of fellow activist

14-03-2014 17:45

London Rising Tide blockaded and shut down the Old Street Shell garage last night in memory of oil activist and sambaista Val Dazzle who lost her battle with Motor Neurone Disease in early 2010.
They were joined by Rhythms of Resistance samba band, with whom Val played for many years, even in a wheelchair just a few months before she passed away.

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Anti-Shell in Ireland: Week long protest report

06-07-2013 10:36

This is the pipe being laid between the refinery and the tunneling compound
Lots of Arrests, Police Injured, and $300,000 Damage to Machines After Week-long Protest

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Cardiff Shell petrol station rooftop occupation

29-06-2013 17:04

A report of the rooftop occupation of the Shell petrol station in Pontprennau, Cardiff on 29th June 2013.

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Sabotage Against Shell’s Pipeline in Erris, Ireland

23-06-2013 16:07

Yesterday morning around 50 Shell to Sea campaigners kicked off the Week of Action against Shell’s experimental high pressure gas pipe in Erris by tearing up the bog road Shell has laid as part of its attempt to finish the pipeline. They also destroyed the sandbag dam that Shell were attempting to build across part of the estuary in order to be able to work on the pipeline route regardless of the tides. This was accomplished in full view of about 15 security from IRMS – the security company hired by Shell to repress protest.

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Summer action camp against Shell

31-03-2013 21:00

Come over and stop Shell!
Come to Mayo on the 21st of June for a week of action against Shell.
Whether you've been to Rossport before or this is your first time, this is the week to come.
Check website for updates & more information.

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Corrib campaigners protest as Shell announce €19.6 billion profit

05-02-2013 17:16

trucks blocked
On Saturday 2nd February Shell to Sea held a morning protest outside Bellanaboy refinery to highlight Shell's announcement of profits of €19.6 billion for 2012.

Brandishing signs including “Shell Destroys Communities & Environment” and “Harmful to Local Community”, members of the community blocked trucks drawing material to Shell tunneling compound at Aughoose.

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Update in tunnel boring machine saga - community resistance strong

02-08-2012 12:10

local campaigner Terence Conway sums it up
Day three and things are still looking bad for Shell. Protesters and the Irish bog have the upper hand, with Shell receiving flack and Gardai humbled as crane sent packing.

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Shell humbled as protestors disrupt arrival of the Tunnel Boring Machine

31-07-2012 13:23

The last twelve plus hours saw protesters in Erris take on one of the largest Gardai operations Ireland has seen in some time – and ran rings around it. The mammoth operation saw hundreds of Gardai and IRMS security trying to escort the tunnel boring machine [TBM] to Aghoos. Yet Shell to Sea campaigners managed, in separate incidents, two lock-ons and used a car to blockade a bridge on the route of the TBM.

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RIP Shell

17-05-2012 12:52

RIP Shell
The road to SHELL is paved with bad intentions....... BLOODY MONEY, Tar Sands, Rossport, Niger Delta

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Wicked Work Weekend in Co. Mayo, Ireland

11-05-2012 21:04

The new summer camp
Stopping Shell, moving camp & dragging pallets!

Friday 4th May Day of Solidarity successfully stopped all Shell haulage for the day. Once folks were satisfied that Shell wasn’t going to try and do any haulage, they went to the Rossport Solidarity Camp to start taking down structures and move the camp.

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Shell targeted in anti-greenwash stunt at international conference

27-03-2012 10:17

“No-one will want to listen to me after that!”

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Roadblock stops Shell in Co. Mayo, Ireland for over 5 hours

08-03-2012 20:46

Lock-on blocking Shell's haulage route
Despite heavy sentencing in Belmullet district court two weeks ago, people continue blocking roads to halt Shell's Corrib Gas Project in Co. Mayo, Ireland.

At 7.30am on Thursday 8th March, a group of people from the Rossport Solidarity Camp blocked Shell's haulage route between Ballinaboy refinery and Shell's tunneling compound in Aughoose. They set up a concrete lock-on which two people inserted their arms into, making it very difficult for police to remove them.

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Anti Shell, Greenwash Flash MOB

29-02-2012 22:26

Anti Shell/Greenwash action tomorrow evening 1st March 5pm

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Special Sitting in Ireland for Rossport Campaigners

20-02-2012 00:11

Stop criminalising our community
On Monday February 20th the Belmullet courthouse in Co. Mayo, Ireland will be full of campaigners opposing the Corrib Gas Project. Nineteen people are facing 80 charges between them for civil disobedience, and this week has been set aside as a special sitting for the campaigners.

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Occupy Oil

05-02-2012 14:11

Occupy Oil first action of 2012 is to shut down Shell Petrol Stations around London and further afield. Register with the action planned for the 8th of Feb by texting 07752969589

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Shell's tree cutting disrupted for second day running in Mayo

12-01-2012 12:13

Disruption to the felling of the Coillte (state) woodland for Shell's planned onshore pipeline (along with the stopping of haulage trucks to the Aughoose compound), continued today as protestors intercepted a specialist 8-track tree felling machine between the Aughoose tunnelling compound and Leenamore forest.

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07-01-2012 15:06

Take the fight to the companies of the 1%, Shell to be blockaded in London 4th of Feb 2012

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Leeds: Rossport Talk & Film - Tuesday 10th January

07-01-2012 14:41

There will be a film and talk about the struggle against the Corrib gas project on Tuesday 10th of January at 7pm at the Space Project in Leeds.

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Shell's Peat Haulage Has Begun... And Been Disrupted !

25-11-2011 10:31

Shell is removing peat bog from the tunnelling compound in Aughoose, Co. Mayo, Ireland, and replacing it with stone and gravel from nearby quarries. The increased truck movements has not gone unchallenged.

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A visit to Rossport Solidarity Camp

31-08-2011 16:26

This is a brief perspective from a UK-based visitor to the Rossport Solidarity Camp, Mayo, Ireland. It gives those who have not yet visited the camp an idea of what to expect, and ways to support the campaign.

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Rossport – if Tuesday was not mad enough try today

25-08-2011 23:20

locals & campaigners in front of occupied truck
MEP assaulted, work halted for six hours, campaigners drive into
refinery and bounced back out again four hours later

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Day of Chaos against Shell at Aghoos Compound

23-08-2011 22:01

A mass trespass stops work, one person on top of a digger for 4 hours

Today 25 people from Rossport Solidarity Camp sustained a barrage of actions against the site Shell is preparing for its tunnel boring machine. Despite 80 security and three vans of gardaí they were unable to keeps the protesters out. In the chaos that ensued one person got through the lines to d-lock themselves to one of the diggers and remained up there stopping work for 4 hours. Elsewhere other diggers had to stop working as protestors approached.

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Fantastic week of blocking Shell

03-08-2011 12:00

8 hours locked on still defiant
This week saw Shell begin the next stage of their gas project by attempting to extend and secure their compound in Aughoose in preparation to lay the onshore section of the pipeline. This entailed tractors delivering fencing, machinery and other things for them to carry out the work. If all had gone to plan would have had the compound near completion now. However, there was five days of 12 hour blockades which has slowed them down tremendously. Here's a quick round up of the events of last week...

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Mayo - Shell’s construction stopped for fifth consecutive day

28-07-2011 19:23

-- Campaigners blockading heavy vehicles prevent construction of Shell’s onshore pipeline -- Press release from earlier today - more details from today plus photos to follow as soon as the folk involved catch their breath!