At the invitation of the local community, the Rossport Solidarity Camp was set up in June 2005 on the route of the proposed Shell pipeline. The camp has progressed through a number of different locations and incarnations in the last 5 years and played a big role in supporting the local community in their fight against Shell. As an organisation, the camp functions out of a permanent house & office. The camp infrastructure is set up seasonally at strategic points of opposition to Shell, and is run on the principles of non-hierarchical organisation, collective decision making and individual accountability, with a disciplined work ethic. And it's a dynamic and fun place to be. The Rossport Solidarity House & Camp provides a base for people who wish to visit the area and/or to stay and learn more about the community campaign called Shell to Sea.
We aim to:
- to support the community in its struggle against Shell's Corrib gas project
- to provide a base for people to visit, learn and support the struggle through a number of ways including non-violent direct action
- to work as part of the national Shell to Sea campaign
- to link with other communities under threat from the fossil fuel industry and international campaigns against Shell & other oil companies
- to try and become a model of sustainability