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Delta Force, a Documentary by Glen Ellis about Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Struggle for the Ogoni People

Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Case Aganist Shell:  Film Screening and Panel Discussion
April 15, 6pm San Francisco 
 
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Dear Friends,   

We are pleased to announce that an Ogoni activist will be joining the panel! 

Join: Justice in Nigeria Now on April 15 in  San Francisco 

Delta Force, a Documentary by Glen Ellis about Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Struggle for the Ogoni People

Followed by a Panel Discussion about the upcoming case against Shell in New York on May 26

6pm – Wine and Beer Reception
7pm – Film Screening
8pm – Panel Discussion

Artist Television Access
992 Valencia Street (at 21st) – Map
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415)824-3890
[email protected]

This is a benefit screening for JINN

$10-$30 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Panelists include:

Cindy Cohn – Counsel to the plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed against Chevron  by Nigerian villagers for human rights abuses committed in 1998 and heard in US court last fall in San Francisco.  The Chevron case is now entering the appeals process. Cohn is the Legal Director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation as well as its General Counsel.

Beresuanu Kingston – Ogoni activist now living in the San Francisco Bay Area who has first hand experience with Shell’s abuses in Ogoniland.

On November 10, 1995, Nigerian environmental activist and internationally acclaimed non-violent resistance leader Ken Saro-Wiwa and 8 of his Ogoni colleagues were executed by Nigeria’s brutal military dictatorship. This one hour documentary, tells the story of the rise of Saro-Wiwa and the Movement for Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) and its violent suppression by the Nigerian military with the complicity of Shell Oil.

On May 26, 2009 relatives of Ken Saro-Wiwa and other MOSOP members will bring Shell to trial in New York for the company’s complicity in the death of Ogoni leaders and the destruction of Ogoni villages at the hand of the Nigerian military.

Join us at this benefit for Justice in Nigeria Now (JINN) to support JINN while socializing and learning about the Ogoni and the upcoming trial.


This event is co-sponsored by  Global Exchange and the CounterCorp Film Festival (this year’s festival is May 28-30, 2009)

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Shell announces plans for summer offshore exploration drilling

Shell plans to drill its first test well in the Chukchi Sea in the summer of 2010 or 2011, using the Frontier Discoverer drill ship. The company also plans to drill a second well in the Beaufort Sea with the same vessel later in the summer, according to Pete Slaiby, general manager for Shell Exploration and Production's Alaska operations.

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Remembering Goldman Environmental Prize Winner Ken Saro-Wiwa

Fourteen years ago, Ken Saro-Wiwa received the Goldman Prize for his leadership of a powerful non-violent movement against oil giant Royal Dutch Shell in the Ogoni region of Nigeria. He was hanged seven months later after a sham trial condemned around the world.

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.