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Jun 24, 2010
Focus: Environment
Action Request: Protest
Location: Nigeria

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/may/30/oil-spills-nigeria-niger-delta-shell

Oil leaks in Nigeria are worse than the Gulf of Mexico spill. Local thieves and terorists are blamed by the oil companies but where true that makes no difference to the duty of care those companies have to the planet and the people of Nigeria and everywhere else that must be affected by the terrible leakages originating in Nigeria. The U.S. buys 40% of its oil from Nigeria so must take responsibility for ensuring it is produced in a safe and responsible way. There is a huge and wonderful response to the disaster on the doorstep of the United States so why is the Nigerian situation which is taking a constant toll of human lives virtually ignored in the U.S.? Is this selfishness or ignorance?

For me it was ignorance but now just give me something to sign. Please read the article and if you have the capacity to create an effective action please do that. We are one world and one people.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/may/30/oil-spills-nigeria-niger-delta-shell

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