- Amsterdam Roots Reggae that's one of the best, positive manifestation for tolerance and against racism. Beside of the music from all around the world there is also market with all kind off things mainly from Africa. We found also few organisations for social change and human and animal rights, so we interviewed them and one by one we will present their message at Spirit Of Squatters Collective channel. Together we are stronger so support them by spreading this info and video !
- Here is the plan of the Following movies:
- (At the earlier posts You can see already those movies which are written thick)
- 1. Varkens In Nood - animal rights organisation
2. One Men (can make a difference) - human rights supporters
3. Jongeren Milieu Actief tegen Shell actie.
4. Vrijwillige Internationale Aktie - volunteering organisations coordinating short and long term volunteering projects.
5. Varkens In Nood by Jonge Activisten - a child is teaching about animal rights
6.Jongeren Milieu Actief - young part of dutch equivalent of ecologic organization Friends Of the Earth.
- Also all "Roots" interviews we will play today in radio show Awakening in radio patapoe 88.3fm More info below:
Spirit Of Squatters Collective : This is solidarity action(like most of our videos). The solidarity is stronger when it is seen by as many people as possible.So...Please use it ! Pass this info to everybody who could be interested !!!
Feel free to embed,link it,send it,screen it etc. Use it=don't loose it. Reclaim the media with us !
... So get inspired. TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER !!!
radio awakening every tue from 16.00~19.30 in radio patapoe 88.3 fm (links below)
Awakening and Polonia Aktywna
Awakening it's a program on radio patapoe.It's talkactive. It means we talk for more than three hours, mainly about politics,squatting,activism,
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Invitation to our program Awakening in radio patapoe 88.3fm
To all positive organizations &
To whom it may concern,
If you would like to come to on our show called awakening to talk about, ecology, squatting, local politics, food, animal rights you are more than welcome.
Ps: There are also possibilities to make interviews through phone or skype
Pass this information further. Let the media to be free.
Nigeria is on fire. Shell, stop it!
On its website Shell states that its scientists, engineers and entire technical community are working on the development of technologies to reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.
|IIn Nigeria, Shell keeps 110 gas flares burning, day and night. Together, these gas flares produce as much CO2 as four million cars. But this gas could be used for other purposes, such as electricity generation. Tells the harsh truth.|
Nigeria is on fire. Shell, stop it!
Nigeria is on fire
Natural gas is often released in the extraction of oil in
Nigeria. Shell sets this gas on fire. The gas flares release
large quantities of greenhouse gas. Furthermore, they
waste an enormous amount of energy that Nigeria could
put to good use. In this factsheet, Milieudefensie
[Friends of the Earth Netherlands] gives information
about the consequences to the climate of flaring gas in
Greenhouse gas emissions
Flaring gas in Nigeria increases greenhouse
gases, the source of climate change, in two ways:
1. Burned gas
The first way is in the form of the greenhouse gas
carbon dioxide (CO2). Natural gas released in oil
production is set on fire. When the gas is burned
completely, CO2 is released. About 98 per cent
of the total amount of flared gas is burned
2. Leaked gas
Not all the gas is burned. A small portion (2 per
cent) of the gas leaks away or is not fully burned.
This methane (natural gas) is a much more
powerful greenhouse gas than the CO2 that is
released when the gas is burned completely.
Methane has 20 to 60 times more impact on the
climate, depending on the period over which the
warming up is calculated.
The emission of greenhouse gases by Shell in
Nigeria is equal to that of four million passenger
cars: half the number of cars in the Netherlands.
Emissions in perspective
Exact figures for the amount of burned or leaked
gas are not known. In Nigeria, a total of 40
tonnes of greenhouse gases is emitted per year
(3). According to Shell's own estimates, the
company is responsible for nine tonnes (2).
Under ordinary circumstances, gas flaring by Shell
in Nigeria produces 4 per cent of all greenhouse
gases in Sub-Saharan Africa (2)(4). Flaring by all
the oil companies in Nigeria together equals 10
per cent of emissions in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Children playing near a gas flare. Photo: Elaine Gilligan
Shell's gas flaring in Nigeria seems to be
declining. Shell reported lower emissions in 2007
and 2008. According to Shell, flaring decreased
by 30 per cent between 2002 and 2008 due to
measures such as exporting LNG (liquefied
natural gas) and converting gas in electric power
The largest portion, however, is the result of
shutting down oil operations in Ogoniland by
government order. That occurred following largescale
protests by local people against pollution
by Shell. Before the protests, the emissions
amounted to 21 tonnes of greenhouse gases (2).
It is feared that Shell plans to start production
again as soon as possible and thus to carry on
with the flaring.
Wasted energy, wasted money
The gas that Shell flares in Nigeria is natural gas,
which could be gathered and used. The amount
of gas flared is equivalent to the amount of gas
used by three-quarters of all Dutch households.
This is thus a huge waste of energy and money.
Gas flared in Nigeria was worth 1.5 million dollars
in 2007 alone. It has been estimated that 27
billion dollars worth of gas has been wasted over
This is even more deplorable when one considers
that most people in the Niger Delta still have no
electricity in their homes. According to the World
Bank (1), gas flared by oil companies in Africa in
2000 would have been sufficient to provide half
of all electricity used in Africa that year.
The Nigerian government has developed a gas
master plan, which would provide gas-fuelled
electric plants, helping to restrict the gas flaring
and furnishing a much-needed supplement to
Nigerian electricity provision (5). Shell has so far
built two electric power plants in the Niger Delta.
The progress of other projects lags behind.
(1) ICF Consulting Ltd and Triple E Systems Associates
2006, Nigeria Carbon Credit Development for Flare
Reduction Projects, Guidebook.
(2) Shell plc 2009, 2007, Sustainability Report 2008, 2006
(3) World Bank 2004, Report No.3 Global Gas Flaring
Initiative: Regulation of Associated Gas Flaring and
Venting – A global overview and lessons learned.
(4) World Resources Institute http://earthtrends.wri.org/
(5) EIA 2005 country analysis brief Nigeria,
Milieudefensie, April 2010