There are three and a half weeks left until the Wiwa v. Shell trial opens in NYC. This is the time to to build more visibility around the case and the issues of critical importance at stake: corporate accountability, environmental justice and human rights. We had great coverage on the issues this week –help us spread the word on the Facebook community and beyond.
This week, David Love of The Black Commentator wrote “Is Oil Worth More than Blood in Nigeria?”, an in-depth article on the case. You can read it at http://blackcommentator.com/322/322_col_oil_worth_more_than_blood.html. On Wednesday, CCR attorney Judith Chompsky was interviewed on New York City’s WBAI radio station about Wiwa v. Shell. Visit http://wiwavshell.org/attorney-judith-chompsky-on-wake-up-call-wbai-radio-show/ to hear the full interview. Also this week, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the United States Congress heard testimony on Shell’s devastating environmental abuses in Ogoni and the grave abuses opposed by Ken Saro-Wiwa and other Ogoni leaders who were murdered in opposition to. Read more at http://wiwavshell.org/press/press-releases/congressional-commission/.
For those in New York City tomorrow, Ken Wiwa, Jr. will be speaking at PEN’s "World Voices Festival of International Literature" along with author Richard North Patterson. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more about the event at http://www.pen.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/3240/prmID/1831.
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in your hometown. You can organize a screening of "Delta Force," a moving documentary that tells the story of Ken Saro-Wiwa, MOSOP and Shell’s environmental devastation in Nigeria and its partnership with the Nigerian military government to suppress the nonviolent Ogoni opposition. Send us a message or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or for materials to organize a screening. You can also share information about the case and Shell’s practices in Ogoni – print out or share PDFs of our factsheets at http://wiwavshell.org/resources/factsheets-faq/ and repost the links available the Cause page.
Thanks for your continued support in the fight for justice.