Oil, Shell, Nigeria, and Struggle: The story of Ken Saro-Wiwa and the people of the Niger Delta.

AudioCommunique #67(mp3)
27min+, 64kbps, 13Mb+

In 1995 a Nigerian author and playright, Ken Saro-Wiwa was murdered along with his fellow activists, following years of resistance and struggle against the oil companies that were destroying their land and killing their community. This podcast is just a little reminder of that story, that is long from over, especially when so many fret about the price of oil.

I mention: Project Underground, Shell Press Releases, Democracy Now.

Music includes:

Tower of Power – Only so much oil in the ground
Fela Kuti – Who are you?
Bill Frisell – Baba Drame
Billy Bragg – Price of Oil
Richard Bona– Muna Nyuwe