On this day in 1995 Ken Saro Wiwa and 8 of his comrades were hanged by the Nigerian government of trumped up and unfounded charges because of their struggle against the destruction wrought by the oil extraction operations of Shell in the land of the Ogonis in the Niger delta.
To this day, the list of community rights defenders, human rights advocates, environmentalists, and social activists killed in the course of their struggle against mining, oil and gas around the world continues to grow longer.
On November 10 we take time to honor the lives and struggles of these heroes, our fallen comrades, during the Global Day of Remembrance of Heroes and Martyrs in the Resistance Against Mining, Oil and Gas.
So wherever you are please light a candle, read a poem, post a picture, say a prayer, sing a song, hold a ceremony, hang your banners … any heartfelt remembrance action will mean a lot … on November 10.
- “I am more Dangerous Dead” – Ken Saro-Wiwa (lemixmedia.com)
- Hearfelt Appreciation (lemixmedia.com)
- The SSS provocateur and Ken Saro-Wiwa(2) (vanguardngr.com)
- National Day of Solidarity (seachranaidhe1.wordpress.com)
- Ken Saro-Wiwa: The Man Who Is Soon To Die (lemixmedia.com)
- A 2nd Visit to the Idiotic Characterization of the Ogoni People (lemixmedia.com)
- Victory Dance In Ogoniland (lemixmedia.com)
- Travel Advisory: How Jonathan’s aide stirred Europe (vanguardngr.com)
- Ogoni 9: US Supreme Court to hear Nigeria-Shell rights case (vanguardngr.com)
- Oil pollution in Ogoni land may require world’s biggest clean-up effort, says UN (saferafricagroup.com)