Oil Spill at Shells Science Slam in Berlin

Wunderschöne Aktion vom Peng! Collective beim von Shell organisierten Science Slam in Berlin. Der ganze Abend lief wohl nicht so ganz, wie sich das die PR-Agentur und der Konzern vergestellt hatten, und dann kam der krönende, mit Öl verschmierte Abschluss. Die Veranstaltung wurde abgebrochen. Well done.

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Die Metronauten haben die ganze Story:

Schon zu Beginn der Veranstaltung war spontan ein Rapper aufgetreten, der gegen Shell freestylte. Und die ersten beiden Slammer nutzten das Event, um die Rolle von Mineralölkonzernen für Umwelt und Klima deutlich zu machen.

Den krönenden Abschluss machte ein Aktivist, der eine Maschine mitgebracht hatte, die als CO2-Rückgewinnungexperiment getarnt war. Die Maschine verspritzte schwarzen Ölschlamm auf Bühne und Publikum – und brachte die hässliche Fratze des 500-Milliardenkonzerns direkt ins hippe PR-Event im Berliner Tempodrom.

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Snip von der Website zur Aktion:

On December 11th, 2013, Shell opened the doors to the Science Slam, hoping to present young scientists` ideas about renewable energies and bolster their public image of corporate responsibility. They definitely did not expect this.

WHAT`S SO BAD ABOUT SHELL?
They consciously create socio-ecological damage and show no real commitment to changing this. They work hard to make it look like they care about the impact of their endless quest for oil, distracting the public with showy PR events like the Science Slam. This is called Greenwashing. It is the opposite of responsibility. Taking actual responsibility would be Shell cleaning up its mess and taking action to prevent further damage. Taking responsibility would mean not fulfilling plans to drill in the Arctic.

HOW DOES SHELL DO GREENWASHING?
Every day in Nigeria, approximately 3000 barrels of oil are spilled, destroying the livelihood of much of the population. Shell pays off warlords and corrupt governments to continue drilling there. The corporation is the worldwide biggest producer of CO2 and other chemicals damaging the world`s climate. In Europe, it tries to divert attention from the harm it causes elsewhere, producing campaigns like the "Eco Marathon". It props up the contemporary myth that technology will solve our global problems. It is about time this company started taking responsibility for its actions.

SLAM SHELL! RESPONSIBILITY IS SOMETHING ELSE