the nine activists hanged by the Nigerian government
with the collusion of Big Oil .
Sponsoring classy exhibits of Nigerian art
does not absolve Big Oil of guilt.
Ogoni people remember
and continue the fight
to protect the Niger Delta and their livelihoods
from destruction by drilling and pollution.
They know that the promises of shared prosperity are hollow-
like a noose that has done its work.
They remember and speak naked truth to Power.
Ogoni People of the Niger Delta have used many forms of resistance to the dominance of Big Oil, that pollutes their land and waters, that has become a curse rather than a partner in economic and social well-being.
Niger Delta Women for Justice www.ndwj.kabissa.org
For all people who speak Truth to Power and for those who preserve