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Shell to Sea Campaign protest plans for this weekend

13 November 2008

There will be a protest at the Four Seasons Hotel Dublin tomorrow where Terry Nolan, the head man in Shell Ireland, is speaking to a group of Mayo businessmen. 

This week saw the anniversary of the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight others by the Shell-backed Nigerian dictatorship in 1995, and business people from Mayo would be better served by inviting someone from the Niger Delta to tell them what sort of company Shell is. 

Protest will be from 12.30PM FRIDAY November 14th Four Seasons Hotel Dublin 4. 

In Cork on Saturday there will be a seminar in UCD on the life of Ken Saro-Wiwa: 11AM-3 PM Boole Lecture Room 4, University College Cork, 15th of November 2008. Contact Philip Ikurusi on 087 190 8212 for more information. 

Speaking about the changing of the street signs near the Shell Head Office this week, Senator David Norris made this comment: 

While I would not wish to encourage a wholesale free for all in the changing of street names by individual citizens I would like to say that in the circumstances I am very happy to support the changing of the name Adelaide Road to Ken Saro Wiwa Street. The judicial murder of Ken Saro Wiwa is very well known but the implication of Shell Oil in the matter deserves also to be exposed.

Ken Saro Wiwa was a noble generous and courageous human being who lost his life in a struggle against oppression. He is much worthier to have a street in Dublin named after him than Adelaide Louise Therese Caroline Amelia of Saxe-Meningen who was the despised wife of the dissolute Prince of Wales at the beginning of the 19th century. She was a sad creature who is best left to rest in peace whereas Ken Saro Wiwa deserves to be celebrated by all mankind. 

You can see a short video of the changing of the signs here:–u4QVk 

and a few pictures here: 

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