The Independent - 21 February 2006 | By Philip Thornton
Oil prices surged in London yesterday after Nigerian militants blew up a pipeline in the latest act of sabotage against the world's eighth largest exporter.
Markets were already reeling from a weekend of violence that saw attacks on Shell installations that knocked out of a fifth of production from the west African state.
She had a lot of important points to say and that made me realize the magnitude and effect of my own awareness and concerns that others do not know themselves. To me, when this pipeline issue is mentioned, it is clearly being said that no one knows anything. Everyone thinks that the Mackenzie pipeline will bring us money, joy and happiness. But is that the case?
Gwich'in once more into the breach for ANWR
Gwich'in leaders from the Yukon are packing their bags for yet another trip to Washington to fight against proposals to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Earlier this week Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski promised to try once again to hitch a vote on oil drilling to an overall vote on the U.S. budget.
While nationalization of resources to some may seem an attractive alternative to the pounding progress of privatizing forces, we have to remember that states have never sided with those most oppressed, just ask the indigenous peoples of the world. Another world is not possible without the knowledge of indigenous cultures that have lived sustainably within the mega biodiversity that is the Amazon rainforest. We need to support these movements while allowing them to decide their own destiny. We must struggle to ensure that they can continue to live their lives as they wish.
Past experience with energy industry makes Mackenzie pipeline trust difficult
By BOB WEBER
FORT MCPHERSON, N.W.T (CP) - Carolyn Kay shakes her gnarled, 91-year-old fingers, still bloody from the caribou she's been butchering, as she emphasizes the message she wants taken to hearings on a northern gas pipeline.
Legal challenge to pipeline review returns to court as hearing reveal
By BOB WEBER
INUVIK, N.W.T. (CP) - As environmental hearings into massive energy
development in the Mackenzie Delta head into their second week, legal
efforts to derail the whole process are resurfacing in a Vancouver
Trapper questions Imperial Oil plans
By BOB WEBER
INUVIK, N.W.T. (CP) - Randall (Boogie) Pokiak has been hunting and trapping everything from mink to grizzly bear on the very tip of the Mackenzie Delta for most of his 56 years, and if anyone feels social or environmental effects from a proposed $7-billion energy development down the Mackenzie Valley, it'll be him.
Feb. 18, 2006
via Pan African Press (PANA)
Another set of foreign oil workers
kidnapped in Nigeria
Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Suspected militants
Saturday kidnapped nine foreign oil workers
in Nigeria's restive oil-producing Niger Delta
region, the second such incident in as many
months, according to sources close to the
joint military task force operating in the
|BBC News International| Feb. 17, 2006|
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta has given oil companies and their employees until midnight on Friday night to leave the region. The movement wants greater control of the oil wealth produced on their land, because despite the money generated from oil, many people still live in poverty and are bullied by government supported military action and occupation on behalf of Shell.
Shell makes record $23bn profit
Feb 03, 2006
By Michael Harrison
The oil giant Royal Dutch Shell defended itself yesterday against charges of profiteering at the expense of motorists and householders after announcing the biggest profit in UK corporate history.
By JIM MACDONALD| Canoe News| Feb. 7th 2006
EDMONTON (CP) - A major oil spill near a popular Alberta resort lake has led to a multimillion-dollar lawsuit by an aboriginal band that has lived on the east shore for hundreds of years.
Green Left Weekly, February 1, 2006
Green Left Weekly’s Federico Fuentes spoke to Soliz Rada just days before the election of Bolivia’s first indigenous president, Evo Morales, about what a Morales government would mean and the centrality of the issue of gas in Bolivia. Soliz Rada will now play a direct and strategic role as the newly appointed minister for hydrocarbons - a move that has many transnational corporations concerned.
Chavez warns U.S. over refineries if cuts ties
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez warned on Saturday he could shut his government's U.S.-based refineries and sell oil to nations other than the United States if Washington decided to cut diplomatic ties, as relations between the two countries continue to worsen.
Oil and 2 ways of life in Alaska
Native villagers divided over drilling debate
Zachary Coile, Chronicle Washington Bureau
Friday, February 3, 2006
Washington -- President Bush's surprising call during his State of the Union speech Tuesday for America to end its addiction to oil has rekindled debate in Congress among advocates and opponents of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
UN Human Rights Committee condemns Canadian government inaction on Lubicon land claim
By Richard Milligan | Briarpatch Magazine | December 2005
ON OCTOBER 17, representatives of the Lubicon Cree delivered a formal complaint to the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva. The delegation sought the UN’s help to pressure the Canadian government on two demands: to return in good faith to land claim negotiations, and to cease its support for the systematic destruction of Lubicon land through illegal resource extraction for narrow corporate interests.