BEHOLD! OUR MOTHERS VS CHEVRON
|NIGERIA:OIL TRADE AND LOCAL RESISTANCE ||Aug 5 2002 |
Alas, the battle is on! Didn't just start now. It started decades ago. Dated back to early 50s. Men, youth and children have fought in time past. Even for this same cause were elders, chiefs and even activists killed. Some died by hanging, others by assassination and even very many got missing in action. I mean..No trace. There have always been lots of cases where women, mothers and wives have to bear the agony of loosing their husbands and children fighting for a better and healthy Niger-delta community. Their environment and the people have always gotten compensation from TNCs not as cash or development, but as pollution, unemployment, degraded farming land, dirty water, murder, destroyed culture/ tradition and above all complete neglect of host communities all in the name of business. But at last, the Nigeria women and mothers actually took the bull by the horn (Cant leave it all for the men alone) and went into the street and straight to the killer -CHEVRON, Demanding for an END to injustice and indiscriminate looting of their only resource (source of livelihood) without care and respect for the people and their environment. They fought...they struggled and they won! A huge victory of local people over TRADE. For Full Coverage and links CLICK the following LINKS: Nigerian Women Take On Oil Giant .
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