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Ken Saro Wiwa

The Niger Delta Problem: Can It Be Resolved this Decade?

Atim Oton | Posted 01.26.2012 | Black Voices
Atim Oton

I was born in the Niger Delta, and lived in the Niger Delta in Nigeria until I came to the U.S. In some ways, I can be considered a child of big oil -- Mobil Oil -- to be specific. But I own no oil fields and none of my family works in the oil sector.

Why Philanthropist Richard Goldman Died Happy

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

Richard N. Goldman, who co-founded the Goldman Prize, which gives annual awards to environmental activists on each of the six inhabited continents, died on Monday at the age of 90.

Tom Friedman Calls the Kettle Black

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

In his op-ed column in the Times, Tom Friedman says he's identified the ugliest political sight one can see. You want ugly?

Coca-Cola Co. Denies Involvement in Murder and Rape, Blames "U.S. Judicial System"

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Michael Johnson

Coca-Cola has long marketed itself as synonymous with American values. But after recent allegations that it covered up acts of murder and rape at a Guatemalan subsidiary, Coca Cola may face up to justice.

Justice or Just a Step?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Powerful, wealthy global oil companies routinely partner with repressive or corrupt regimes, and then blame the local government or its local partners.

Shell's Settlement Doesn't Hide Unsettling Reality in Nigeria

Stephen Kretzmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Kretzmann

Is $15.5 million is enough to compensate for the hanging of nine men, the death of thousands more, and for the destruction of an ecosystem?

Nigeria: Shell Agrees To Pay $15.5M In Landmark Human Rights Case

AP | CHRIS KAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK — Royal Dutch Shell agreed to a $15.5 million settlement Monday to end a lawsuit alleging that the oil giant was complicit in the execu...

The Free Market's Marked Men, From The Niger Delta To The Amazon

Amy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy Goodman

Ken Saro-Wiwa's family and others just won a landmark settlement in U.S. federal court, ending a 13-year battle with Shell Oil. Alberto Pizango's ordeal is just beginning.

Shell Human Rights Abuses Case Delayed (VIDEO)

VOA News | Carolyn Weaver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Shell human rights abuses case has been delayed in New York due to court order. No explanation has been given. For a video primer on the case, scr...

War for Oil in Nigeria

Stephen Kretzmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stephen Kretzmann

Nigeria's Government is failing its people, but it is also important to ask why Shell continues to operate in an area where the price of its oil operations is so tragically high.

The Video Shell Doesn't Want You to See

Han Shan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Han Shan

Multinational oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has done everything in its power to stop a trial that would require them to answer to charges of human rights abuses.

The Real Modern Pirates? MNCs Beyond the Rule of Law

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Terra Lawson-Remer

The most common modern pirates are multinational corporations operating beyond the rule of law. The U.S. can and should take firm measures against this kind of piracy, just as we have against the Somali pirates.

Shell on Trial: After 13 Years, Justice for Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni?

Han Shan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Han Shan

The effort to hold Shell accountable has been a true David & Goliath struggle, with impoverished Nigerian villagers and their scrappy human rights attorneys facing down a multinational oil giant.

Remembering Goldman Environmental Prize Winner Ken Saro-Wiwa

Ka Hsaw Wa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ka Hsaw Wa

Fourteen years ago, Ken Saro-Wiwa leadna powerful non-violent movement against oil giant Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria. He was hanged seven months later after a sham trial condemned around the world.

Bowoto v. Chevron: Approaching the Arguments

Scott Gilmore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Gilmore

Why do police negotiators generally refuse to pay ransom for hostages? To do so would actually encourage more kidnappings by providing an incentive to would-be kidnappers.