Saturday, June 05, 2010

Hmmm, oil for thought

Funny how there's a big kerfuffles about the oil spill in the Gulf, which is rocking the developed world and Obama-ville at the moment.

....well, whats the big deal?

This isn't news to the Ogoni people of Nigeria who continue to live amidst contaminated land thanks to Shell's muck ups in the 90s.

This wouldn't have been news to Ken Saro Wiwa who was executed for going againt the might of Shell.

Its no news either for the Cofans and indigenous people of Equador who have lost a portion of their population thanks to Chevron-Texaco's oil exploration and waste that has decimated wildlife, 1 million hectares of rainforest and waterways......
And when they took the giant oil company to court, the US court decided the case should he heard in Equador, where the company are more likely to pay the judge and the President a small sum to tie their hands.

In this case, I say, whats the big deal?

Indigenous people have been crying and protesting for years at these injustices, and every time, they got shafted by the government-backed corporations....now lets see how this marriage fares in times of crisis (:



3 comments:

its just moi said...

well i hope it bites a big and hurtful chunk outa deir fat arses...mm, dats all folks!

its just moi said...

well i hope it bites a big and hurtful chunk outa deir fat arses...mm, dats all folks!

Goddess said...

haha..se malo le eva Doc, when u coming over?