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Shell to Sea: day of action: Friday 10 November

A Shell to Sea day of action has been called for this Friday (November 10th) at the Shell refinery site in Bellanaboy.

Supporters from around the country will assemble at the site in north west Mayo on Friday morning to support the local people in their struggle against Shell and the Irish government’s plan to impose a dangerous polluting refinery and an experimental pipeline scheme on them.

November 10th has been chosen based on its resonance as the date of the anniversary of the execution by hanging of the Ogoni nine. In 1995, Daniel Gbokoo, Dr. Barinen Klobel, John Kpuinen, Baribor Bera, Saturday Dobee, Felix Nuate, Nordu Eawoh, Paul Levura and Ken Saro-Wiwa were killed by the Nigerian Government because of their protests against Shell’s activities in the Niger Delta.

Around the world, November 10th is marked by those who protest against corrupt governments and rapacious multi–national companies.

Fairly basic accommodation has been arranged by the solidarity camp for Thursday night. A sleeping bag is required.

For those who desire more comfort, a hostel near the Solidarity Camp is recommended, to book call 09784621- see for info.

It is advisable to bring:
Warm clothing and waterproofs.
A packed lunch/ food for Friday morning.
A hi-visibility jacket.
A torch.

Please Note:

Spending time outdoors in north west Mayo in the winter is a serious prospect. Please bring sensible footwear and warm and waterproof clothing.
The protest on Friday morning will be entirely peaceful, and in support of the local community. There is likely to be provocation from the police and Shell contractors, however no displays of aggression from our side will be tolerated by Shell to Sea. The protest is a non-violent direct action.
For further information please call 087 6181620, 086 853 7281, or 086 168 8050.

For those who can’t travel to Mayo, in Dublin on Friday November 10th, a solidarity demonstration has been arranged at the Corporate headquarters of Shell, at 1.15PM.

A wreath in memory of Ken Saro Wiwa and the Ogoni Eight will be laid.

Steve Mills of The Sierra Club will attend as well as elected representatives from political parties which support Shell to Sea and the people of Erris. The Sierra Club is America’s oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. (

For further information on the above please call Ciarán on 0863371603.

Many protests at Shell and Statoil Garages will take place on Friday: A few confirmed so far are below. Check for more.

5:30 – 6:30pm
Statoil Service Station, Rochestown Avenue Dun Laoghaire
Contact: Daithi 087 2371202

5:30 – 6:30pm

Shell Ballyfermot  Kylemore Road, Ballyfermot.
Contact: John 087 6107620

5:30 – 6:30pm
Shell Garage Glasnevin, Opposite Glasnevin Cemetery
Contact: Ian 0876361605 and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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