PLATFORM continue to focus on the issues of corporate responsibility for oil conflict in the Niger Delta through their project Remember Saro-Wiwa. The Guardian‘s extensive story on a new report by the social and environmental activists highlights the consequences of Shell paying off militia groups to stop them damaging pipelines. This funds and stimulates conflict with other groups. Shell periodically changes sides, thus exacerbating the situation. But Shell are proud that none of this disrupts production, regardless of the number of people who die as a consequence: at least 60 in one incident.
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