Pan Africanism : Nigerians angry at oil pollution double standards

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  1. Amnat77

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    Niger Delta, Nigeria (CNN) -- Nigeria's Niger Delta is one of the most oil-polluted places on the planet with more than 6,800 recorded oil spills, accounting for anywhere from 9 million to 13 million barrels of oil spilled, according to activist groups.

    But occurring over the 50 years since oil production began in the Delta, this environmental disaster has never received the attention that is now being paid to the oil-spill catastrophe hitting the U.S. Gulf coast.

    "The whole world is trembling and even the president of America had to do a personal visit to the site. The U.S. will have put serious measures in place to stop such situations happening in the future," said Ken Tebe -- a local environmental activist who is visibly shaken by what he regards as a double standard.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/africa/06/29/nigeria.oil/index.html?hpt=C1&fbid=eXN852b7E2g
     
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    because nobody gives a **** about us not even 85% of us and that is why the Ogoni people and the starvation looming inWest Africa is constantly on my mind

    I sincerly believe the ancestors and the creator allowed us to go through

    400 years of theworst crime in the world so we would be here in America to have the

    Technology

    Money

    and political clout

    to save and restore our ancestral home
    from this present and future planned hellocaust

    no one wants to talk about the escaped nazis that went to South Africa and their genocide programs

    and how many corporations today are paying for the roofs over their and their descendants heads
     
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    Don't really know what to say about this. Despite everythings thats happened to africans in history is the answer really not as clear as day???? The west doesn't give a **** about africans let alone show them any respect.
     
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    you only get respect when you demand it

    do we now, all of a sudden in this Ipad age, that snakes no longer have scales and cold blood?
     
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    Nigeria, like Uganda, is sick of having Africa used as a footstool of the west. It is just a matter of time before the people rise up and make Nigeria into a modern progressive state to rival the greatest powers in the world. Of course, the best appraoch would be to make Nigeria the center piece of a United States of Africa. I think it is very likely. The world must learn to respect Africa.
     
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    Chinelo Third Eye Is Always Open MEMBER

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    http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=133701&sectionid=3510213
     
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    Until we respect our own selves, and each other, no one else will.

    Sister Amnat ... great article, thanks for sharing.

    Much Love and Peace.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    abdurratln Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Power commands respect. Organization and Unity command power.
     
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