A b(oil)ing topic – or – Who can You trust

Posted on December 9, 2010


An individual can be abused in so many ways, imprisoned for expressing their opinion, tortured, killed etc. You can also as an individual be indirectly abused, environment affecting food, water, housing etc. Indirectly abused is nowadays very much on the agenda, especially when you talk about the “black gold”. Companies such as Lundin Oil and Shell is struggling to clean themselves just like the killer trying to make evidence disappear after taking someone’s life, but there ain’t no way you can make the trace disappear. We have blood diamonds and we have blood oil, since it’s all about the money.

Thousands and thousands of beautiful human beings are left in despair everyday because the lack of empathy by the above moneymaking dinosaurs. Children, adults, elderly of any gender has been affected in many ways, that have lead to death, diseases and entrapped generations to come (the bad inheritance) . Not to mention, that often these human beings do not get the chance to speak up for themselves and cannot afford the best lawyers. They can only depend on the goodwill (which often lacks) from the companies or they hopefully will be helped by an organization or likewise. Unfortunately, the companies also seems to be cheered on by the countries which they reside in, because these countries will receive a better economy with a major multinational company visiting.

The powerful oil-fueled companies I have mentioned earlier are bound to follow every decree, contract, treaty and law there is, that contains issues about how a company should take their responsibility regarding the using of an area, their workers and the environment. If they do not intend to follow the game-plan of human rights, there will be a lot of actors on this field that will make their living not so good. Such actors can be You and me, but also organizations and other control mechanisms. Therefore I put some links in this message where You can read about what crimes the above committed and what they should do to rehabilitate, compensate for the abused environment and the abused people.

Shell: http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/AFR44/017/2009/en

Lundion Oil: http://www.ecosonline.org/reports/2010/UNPAID_DEBT_fullreportweb.pdf

“Money drives me crazy, money drives me insane” (W.A.S.P.)

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