Murder is Bad. Even in Nigeria.
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Read the full press release and the email we sent to Shell employees.
HISTORY AND BACKGROUND
In the 1990’s when Nigerians began to nonviolently protest Shell’s oil development, Shell collaborated with the Nigerian military regime to violently suppress opposition. More than 60 villages were raided, over 800 people were killed, and 30,000 more were displaced from their homes.
On October 1st the Supreme Court heard the case, Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, in which Shell is arguing that because they are a corporation, they can’t be held accountable for these murders in US Courts. If they get their way, corporations will be free to commit crimes against humanity overseas without fear of answering to an American court. The US Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling in coming months.