Nigerian Action

Nigerian women occupy four more oil facilities

Nigerian newspaper Punch quoted an Ijaw women’s spokesperson, Lucky Lelekumo, as saying that the action was to draw attention to widespread poverty in local villages.

She said they had gained nothing from Chevron’s 30-year-old operations in the region.

This is exactly the sort of (essentially) peaceful protest I love to see. All these women are unarmed, there has been no violence (to my knowledge) and all theu really want is for Chevron to actually contribute to this nation they’re currently pillaging. Compare what oil has brought to Alberta vs. what oil appears to have brough this region of Nigeria. The (anecdotal) differences are astounding.

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