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The icebreaker and #ShellNo: How activists determine the course

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“I don’t know any of the 13 activists who lowered themselves from the St. John ’s Bridge in Portland, Oregon, nor any of the dozens of kayakers paddling in the Willamette River below them, but they succeeded in a temporary blockade of the Shell-leased Arctic-bound icebreaker MSV Fennica. I know that the activists participated in our democracy—they were nonviolent and far more civil than many members of Congress. The ship was in Portland for repairs of damage to the hull, which ironically occurred when it was scheduled to leave for the Arctic as part of the safety conditions Royal Dutch Shell Oil needed to fulfill for federal approval to drill for oil after a series of accidents in 2013.”

Author: Patrick T. Hiller
Published in: The Cap Times http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/column/patrick-t-hiller-the-icebreaker-and-shellno/article_985ed62d-edb3-54b7-8faf-297f47cbe829.html
South Coast Today http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20150802/OPINION/150809966
Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/07/31/the-icebreaker-and-shellno-how-activists-determine-the-course/
Truth Out http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/32211-the-icebreaker-and-shellno-how-activists-determine-the-course
gilmer free press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/fpopin/the_icebreaker_and_shellno_how_activists_determine_the_course/
New Berry Observer http://newberryobserver.com/opinion/editorials/1302/the-icebreaker-and-shellno
The Portland Observer http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/lccn/sn83025151/2015-08-12/ed-1/seq-7/
Date: July 31,august 1,2,4,7,8,2015

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