It’s time to
make Shell history.
Every year in May, shareholders of Royal Dutch Shell meet in Scheveningen (The Hague), for the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
The AGM is where the company fulfills its legal duties: approving the Annual Report and discussing the plans for the following year. It is where they openly decide to carry on their destructive business-as-usual.
In the midst of a climate emergency, the last thing we need is shareholders of an oil giant meeting to discuss how they are going to maximise their profits.
- DISMANTLE SHELL by any legal, economic political means necessary
- provide a JUST TRANSITION for the workers in the fossil industry
- ensure REPARATIONS for impacted communities and ecosystems
- build a decentralised and socialised ENERGY DEMOCRACY for all
What is codeROOD? Who is behind this?
- codeROOD is a cooperation between people who together battle the fossil fuel industry and its power. This means all forms of oil, gas and coal. The most important thing these people share is that climate breakdown and the damages caused by the fossil fuel industry cannot be stopped with just individual actions. We take action against corporations who are responsible for extracting, transporting and burning fossil fuels. We also come into action against governments who let this happen freely.
- codeROOD takes civil disobedience to the masses by making it visible and palpable. This happens by openly announcing the action day and by mobilizing nationally and internationally. codeROOD helps local communities who experience the direct effects of the extraction of fossil fuels. codeROOD stands in solidarity with other movements against the fossil fuel industry and climate change and other forms of injustice, extortion, repression and discrimination.
Aren’t there already so many anti-Shell campaigns going on? What are you adding to this?
- There is indeed great momentum against Shell: from frontline resistance and court cases, to exposing tax evasion and obscene profits, there are many ways to make life hell for Shell.
- We are inspired by and would like to contribute to the success of these campaigns. A mass disobedient offensive can help converge and amplify our diversity of tactics.
Where does the name Shell Must Fall come from?
- The campaign title Shell Must Fall is inspired by the South-African Rhodes Must Fall and Fees Must Fall campaigns, in which students demanded the decolonisation of the education system and large-scale social and economic transformations, with the aim of tackling deep rooted racism, inequality and injustice. The fossil giant Shell is built on similar colonial structures and aggregates existing inequalities and (climate) racism. This must end. The Shell Must Fall campaign fights for a systemic transformation in solidarity with the student-activists from the campaigns in South Africa.