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Reflections on Yuletide greetings from Shell lawyers

The threats about defamation, breach of contract, contempt of court, potential action by third parties etc are also duly noted; a fairly typical variety of seasonal greetings from Shell. Is this part of the policy of dealing with me “sympathetically” as promised in writing by Mr Wiseman on 26th November 2002? If this is the […]

ALFRED DONOVAN AND ROYAL DUTCH SHELL

AN OPEN LETTER TO MR MICHIEL BRANDJES, COMPANY SECRETARY & GENERAL COUNSEL CORPORATE, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC. SUBJECT: THE DEATH OF MY FATHER, ALFRED DONOVAN From: John Donovan <[email protected]> Subject: THE DEATH OF MY FATHER, ALFRED DONOVAN Date: 2 August 2013 12:46:37 GMT+01:00 To: [email protected] AN OPEN LETTER Dear Mr. Brandjes I am disappointed, but […]

A Unique Relationship With Shell

Because of the “royaldutchshellplc.com” domain name, we regularly receive job applications, business proposals, pension enquiries, and sometimes even terrorist threats meant for Shell. We deal with all such matters as agreed with Mr Brandjes, sometimes corresponding with third parties on behalf of Shell, occasionally passing on correspondence to him.  We have been offered oil wells […]

Shell Oil Axes Exec For Alaska Drilling Fiasco. Will More Heads Roll?

Christopher Helman, Forbes Staff: I’m based in Houston, Texas. Energy capital of the world. David Lawrence, the executive vice president directly responsible for Alaskan operations has left the company. A Shell spokesman says that “Mr. Lawrence’s departure from Shell is by mutual consent.” Lawrence had been with Shell since 1984. His departure was first reported […]

royaldutchshellplc.com website protected by the First Amendment

Law of the Internet by George B. Delta and Jeffrey H. Matsuura (Oct 2008) Excerpt from 2011-1 SUPPLEMENT 8-28 “The Sixth Circuit took the position that these negative domain names used in conjunction with Web sites that raised criticism of commercial conduct were forms of expression protected by the First Amendment.93 In some instances, critics […]

How two men and a website in Colchester humbled one of the oil industry giants

Derek Brower (Editor, Petroleum Economist): 25 February 2007 It is not the kind of place you would expect to find at the centre of a global energy war. John Donovan’s office is in a modest house in a suburb of Colchester. No electronic maps of Europe adorn his walls, as they do the walls of […]

Shell endorsement of Donovan website

The following extract printed in red text is from a Shell internal email supplied to us by Shell in response to a Subject Access Request we made under the UK Data Protection Act (equivalent of U.S. Freedom of Information law). Some third party information has been redacted by Shell. FROM A HAPLESS SHELL OFFICIAL: John […]

Shell Job Application Farce

Shell has been prepared to put up with the ignominy of its “No1 Enemy” receiving private communications meant for the company. Several years ago Mr Michiel Brandjes (right), Company Secretary & General Counsel Corporate, gave us written permission to vet incoming mail on behalf of Shell, using our discretion to remove and destroy what we […]

Gripesites: How to Gut Goliath by Becoming an Interactive Hub of Dissent

By John Donovan GRIPE WEB SITES At long last, someone has written an invaluable guide on how ordinary individuals can publicly criticize the rich and powerful, including multinational corporations, by using the Internet. My father and I pioneered the use of websites for exposing Royal Dutch Shell.  Indeed, the author, Robert Eringer, uses our experience […]

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST: The Corrib Gas controversy

EXTRACTS FROM “ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST” BY LORNA SIGGINS FROM THE FOREWORD (BY FINTAN O’TOOLE) Though theoretically citizens in a liberal democracy, those who have stood in the way of the exploitation of the Corrib gas field by a consortium led by Shell found themselves with very little protection from their own […]

Story linking Shell with Jewish skin lamp shades is gutter press

POSTING ON SHELL BLOG BY “LONDONLAD” SAT 28 JAN 2012 I am afraid that there clearly is very little news (i.e. aspects of Shell’s work) for the Donovan’s to rant on about recently. A great deal is re-printed as though it’s new but is merely old stories and anti-Shell propoganda that is old history. Yes, […]