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20 Years Later, Shell Hopes Supreme Court Will Endorse 'Business As Usual'

Katie Redford | Posted 04.27.2013 | World
Katie Redford

This Supreme Court has already ruled that companies have a First Amendment protected right to purchase elections. Now it should recognize that when corporations are granted the same rights as human beings, they must also be endowed with the same responsibilities.

African Villagers Sue Shell In Landmark Case

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green

* Nigerian fishermen, farmers seek damages * Shell says three spills caused by sabotage * Could clear way to more cases ...

Free to Speak, Free to Kill?

Brian Giacometti | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Brian Giacometti

The personhood debate stems from legal rights enjoyed by corporations. Do they have standing in court? Can they donate to their favorite politician? Do they have freedom of speech? And joking aside, these are legitimate debates.

Shell Accepts Liability For Two Oil Spills In Nigeria

The Guardian | John Vidal | Posted 10.03.2011 | World

Shell faces a bill of hundreds of millions of dollars after accepting full liability for two massive oil spills that devastated a Nigerian community o...

Clean Water -- A Basic Human Right

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

In a society driven by profits and politics, clean, safe water is the result of a sustained, vigilant effort. But how do our actions in the United States impact the rest of the world's water?

BP and the Niger Delta: A Horrendous Tale of Two Oil Spills

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The first drop of oil had barely shot to the surface following the murderous explosion on BP's Gulf oil rig when President Obama and BP officials publ...