Shell: Dear Greenpeace, We know where you live...

Posted by bex — 17 May 2012 at 4:23pm - Comments
Paula Bear was unmoved by Shell's legal threats after opening their letter yeste
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Paula Bear was unmoved by Shell's legal threats after opening their letter yesterday morning

Yesterday morning, staff at Greenpeace Germany received an important-looking letter from Shell - well, Shell’s Legal Services department. Over the next 24 hours or so, identical letters arrived at other Greenpeace offices, including Mexico, UK, France, Hungary, Nordic, Japan, Mediterranean, Poland, Greece, Czech Republic, Belgium, Canada and even Greenpeace’s Science Unit. I think it’s fair to say Shell had something they wanted to say to us.

We're challenging Cairn's gagging order: right to protest is as important as Cairn's right to run its business

Posted by bex — 29 November 2011 at 12:09pm - Comments
Cairn's rig - the most controversial in the world - about to start Arctic drilli
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Cairn's rig - the most controversial in the world - about to start Arctic drilling

I don't know if you read our Get Active blogs, written by our brilliant community of Greenpeace volunteers? It turns out that Cairn Energy do. Last week, Cairn's lawyers sent us a terse email warning us that we were in breach of the draconian interdict they've taken out against us.

That Cairn social media gagging order in full

Posted by bex — 22 July 2011 at 12:26pm - Comments
Cairn's tugs drag icebergs out the way of its Arctic oil drilling rig
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Cairn tugs drag icebergs out of the way of its Arctic drilling rig

A lot of people on Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere have been asking us a lot of questions about the interdict (injunction) - most of which we can't answer; we're gagged from saying anything that might be interpreted as asking others to do certain things on our behalf. We're so gagged that we probably can't even tell you what those certain things might be, in case that's seen as suggesting you do them.

So, in the public interest, we've decided to publish the full interdict (pdf). Feel free to download it, share it and discuss it; we'd be interested to hear your thoughts (although obviously we may not be able to reply).

Injunction and arrests: over to you, Gordon

Posted by bex — 9 October 2007 at 10:57am - Comments

At the top of the chimney

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After spending a full day locked onto conveyor belts inside Kingsnorth coal fired power station - potentially the site of the first new coal plant in the UK for over 30 years - most of our volunteers in the conveyor belt team were arrested last night, after E.ON served an injunction.

The small team at the top of the chimney (above) spent the night 200-odd metres above safe ground. They’re still up there but, having placed the ball firmly in Gordon Brown’s court on whether the UK faces a new coal rush, they’ll be starting the long climb down soon. It sounds as though spirits are high, if a little exhausted.

The mother of all injunctions becomes the mother of all setbacks

Posted by jamie — 6 August 2007 at 5:46pm - Comments

Despite changing a misleading title on my previous post (which seemed accurate on the scant information available earlier this morning), I'm now beginning to think even 'BAA wins its case' is a bit too strong. Sure, they managed to get something out of their High Court injunction but it's a far cry from what they applied for.

Heathrow injunction: BAA wins its case

Posted by jamie — 6 August 2007 at 12:20pm - Comments

This from Sky News on BAA's injunction:

The operator of Heathrow airport has been granted a High Court injunction banning unlawful behaviour by environmental activists next week.

BAA says it wants to protect the safety of staff and passengers during the busy holiday season.

Injunction ruling due on Monday

Posted by bex — 3 August 2007 at 4:13pm - Comments

Just a very quick update. The Heathrow injunction hearing has closed and Mrs Justice Swift will be ruling at 10am on Monday.

If you want some weekend reading to keep you going until then, The Times has a piece on the legal basis of the injunction attempt (an anti-stalkers law), the BBC has a round-up of yesterday's happenings at the High Court and Sian Berry mulls over what it all means in the New Statesman.

Heathrow injunction update: confusion all around

Posted by bex — 1 August 2007 at 6:40pm - Comments

The hearing on BAA's Heathrow injunction began today and, so far, it mostly seems to have involved debate about whom BAA did and didn't intend to injunct.

From PA (snipped for length):

Heathrow injunction: Transport for London joins the fray

Posted by bex — 27 July 2007 at 2:06pm - Comments

Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone has just joined the fray, speaking out against BAA's injunction. (If BAA wins its case next Wednesday, five million people would be banned from Heathrow airport, parts of two motorways and the entire Picadilly Line on the London Underground.)

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