As the 20th anniversary of Ken Saro-Wiwa’s death in Nigeria approaches – the devastating environmental and social legacy of Shell’s behaviour continues unpunished, and Shell remain unrepentant.
Shell’s destructive influence knows no bounds – from Canadian tar sands, to Argentinian shale gas, from the lobbies of Brussels institutions, to offshore Arctic drilling and Nigerian blood oil. As it undermines action on climate change, it cripples communities and remains committed to fossil fuels. Yet little is done to punish Shell, and it remains unapologetic.
November 10th will mark the 20th anniversary of the execution of Nigerian poet and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and 8 others –killings connected to Shell’s operations and political influence in Nigeria. Saro-Wiwa’s case remains a tragic reminder that the impacts of Shell’s operations go far beyond global greenhouse gas emissions and environmental destruction.