Judge orders biggest corporate bribery trial in history against Shell, Eni, CEO and executives

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Royal Dutch Shell and Italian oil giant Eni have been ordered to stand trial in Milan on charges of aggravated international corruption for their role in a 2011 $1.1bn deal for Nigerian oil block OPL 245. Mrs Justice Barbara handed down the ruling today. The judge set March 5 as the date for the trial to begin.

Webdoc – The New Frontiers of the Extractivist Society

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Extractivism refers to the systematic extraction of wealth of any kind from territories, combined with the forced transfer of sovereignity from those who live in those territories, to those who plunder them. “The New Frontiers of the Extractivist Society”, a new webdoc produced by Re:Common, tells the stories of communities in Italy, Nigeria, Madagascar and […]

Why NO TAP, here or elsewhere

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photo by Comitato No Tap

Written by Elena Gerebizza – Re:Common It was the end of February and the scene is Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. During an official meeting, the Italian government was severely criticised for the considerable delays in the construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), part of the Southern Gas Corridor. With his tail between his […]

When Athens can’t tell a Trojan horse

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Rural communities in northern Greece are determined to prevent the EU’s most extravagant energy project from scarring their land By Elena Gerebizza, Re:Common. Originally published by Bankwatch. Read the photostory here ————————————– “I’m a good citizen, I have always paid taxes. But if you take away food from my children’s mouth, then you’ll find me […]