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Who is Essential Action?
Ideas for Days of Action and your own events
1. Take action at your local Shell station! Remember to hand them a
letter explaining your outrage at Shell's activities in Nigeria, and your
commitment to boycott Shell products until Shell addresses your concerns.
2.Street theater! During demonstrations and events act out Shell's exploitation
of the Niger River Delta; the effects of drilling for oil on indigenous
populations; Shell lining the pockets of Nigerian military with money;
the effects of petroleum products and the automobile on the environment
and the world.
3.Have a table on campus and get passers-by to sign a petition or write
4.Start pressing your university to divest (sell its stock holdings) in
5.Get the student senate to pass a resolution stating support for a selective
purchasing rule (saying your school won't buy Shell products).
6.Rename (permanently or temporarily) a street/building/common area after
Ken Saro-Wiwa and hold activities throughout the day, such as reading Ken
Saro-Wiwa's final statement to the military tribunal, showing Delta Force,
7.Hold a poetry/essay/prose reading with writings by Ken Saro-Wiwa and
other Authors and Poets writing about RESISTANCE, ENVIRONMENT, INDIGENOUS
RIGHTS, INJUSTICE, HUMAN RIGHTS.
8.Hold a candle light vigil in remembrance of the Ogoni 9.
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