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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:29 PM
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Protesting villagers in Nigeria vow to remain at Shell platforms until demands met
The Associated Press
Published: October 28, 2006

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria

Protesting villagers who took over three Shell oil platforms in Nigeria's troubled southern delta region will not end their occupation of the facilities until their demands for aid are met, a community spokesman said Saturday.

Members of the Kula community living near Royal Dutch Shell PLC's Ekulama 1, Ekulama 2 and Belema oil pumping stations took over the facilities Wednesday, accusing the oil giant of failing to meet the terms of an agreement to provide them aid.

After talks with the Rivers State government, the protesters had agreed to leave but insisted that Shell provide a written assurance that their demands would be met.

Community spokesman Dan Opusingi said Saturday that Shell has not reassured the protesters and so they have indefinitely extended their occupation of the facilities, which are also known as flow stations ...


http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/10/28/africa/AF_GEN...
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:31 PM
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1. Everywhere in the world people are standing up for their rights....
everywhere but here.
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:11 PM
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2. More power to them!
Oil and gas companies, owned by, guess who?, are raping Nigerians of their resources. I applaud them for fighting back.

These same companies want to take LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) from these unhappy Nigerians and ship it to my community.

FU, Dead Eye Dick!
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:46 AM
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3. standing up to Oil Men with guns
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