Posts Tagged ‘ Environment

Amnesty’s pulled FT Shell advert

Well hopefully FT’s (Financial Times’) decision not to publish the Amnesty advert to bring attention to Shell’s nasty Niger Delta history in time for their AGM has been seen more now than ever would have been if FT had printed it (indeed it was probably seen more in the Metro). It’s nice to see people passing on the ad via Facebook and on blogs and hopefully this has a big impact on Shell’s sense of responsibility for it’s exploits in Nigeria. Of course I feel obliged to do the same and here it is… (click to see big)

for more info, check out Amnesty’s page about this campaign…

An apology from Shell?


Too good to be true?

Yes, men!

In related news… here in Ireland, two hours ago, four Shell2Sea activists chained themselves to a stairwell inside the Department of Energy and Natural Resources in support of jailed activists Pat O’ Donnell (101 days)and Niall Harnett (31 days)


Maldives underwater politics

In the run up to the Copenhagen conferences, the President of Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed chaired a cabinet meeting underwater to make a point about rising sea levels.



Fare game for public transport?

Well I just noticed scrolling past the ticker on the TV3 news just now that the fares are set to got up on the Luas and then followed by all other public transport. Is this some kind of a joke? Only days after Noel Dempsey does his about turn and encourages people to use the car less they put up the fares! He was talking after the announcement that 29 million passengers used the Luas in 2007, a rise of 3 million since the previous year.

And this is what he said.. Read more