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Wednesday, 18 April 2007

OIL OUT WAR.


In the swamps of the Niger River delta there are a group of militant Irajaw tribesmen who've frormed themselves into the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) they are not Communists or even revolutionaries, just extremely bitter men. They are taking the fight to the giant oil companies and continuing the struggle of Ken Saro Wiwa, who demanded the oil companies paid compensation for the damage they were doing to the land and also an increase in profits from the oil for the local population. Ken was stitched up by the government and hanged for murder.
The 'beauty of capitalism' has made some of the worlds richest countries the most poor. Corrupt governments in places like Niger mean that just 1% of the population get a share in the billions of oil dollars, the rest live in poverty amongst the environmental devastation caused by the oil industry. All because the West refuses to slow down production and consumption, isn't it about time we MEND our ways?

No.13 out of 16: NEWTOWN NEUROTICS - When The Oil Runs Out: http://www.sendspace.com/file/gvdskx

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