Remember Ken Saro-Wiwa

«He laughed gently and I relaxed
Happy to find
In spite of the gun.
He was still a man.
It lit the dark
that gentle laugh
In the pith of night…
But it was only the low laugh
Of one who was soon to die..
»
(from Songs in a Time of War, 1985)

On November 10th 1995, Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight Ogoni colleagues were executed by the Nigerian state for campaigning against the devastation of the Niger Delta by oil companies, especially Shell and Chevron.

As far as we are responsible european citizens we should punish all the companies that harvests other’s countries wealth and they bring them death and pollution as a gift.

You can read more about him in the following links:

http://www.remembersarowiwa.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Saro-Wiwa

http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/saro.htm