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Where Vultures Feast

Where Vultures Feast

Shell, Human Rights, and Oil in the Niger Delta

  • Author: Ike Okonta,Oronto Douglas
  • Publisher: Verso
  • ISBN: 9781859844731
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 267
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A devastating case against the world's largest oil company.

Crude

Crude

The Story of Oil

  • Author: Sonia Shah
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • ISBN: 160980063X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 232
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Crude is the unexpurgated story of oil, from the circumstances of its birth millions of years ago to the spectacle of its rise as the indispensable ingredient of modern life. In addition to fueling our SUVs and illuminating our cities, crude oil and its byproducts fertilize our produce, pave our roads, and make plastic possible. "Newborn babies," observes author Sonia Shah, "slide from their mothers into petro-plastic-gloved hands, are swaddled in petro-polyester blankets, and are hurried off to be warmed by oil-burning heaters." The modern world is drenched in oil; Crude tells how it came to be. A great human drama emerges, of discovery and innovation, risk, the promise of riches, and the power of greed. Shah infuses recent twists in the story with equal drama, through chronicles of colorful modern-day characters — from the hundreds of Nigerian women who stormed a Chevron plant to a monomaniacal scientist for whom life is the pursuit of this earthblood and its elusive secret. Shah moves masterfully between scientific, economic, political, and social analysis, capturing the many sides of the indispensable mineral that we someday may have to find a way to live without.

Understanding ExtrACTIVISM

Understanding ExtrACTIVISM

Culture and Power in Natural Resource Disputes

  • Author: Anna J. Willow
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429883897
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 294
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Understanding ExtrACTIVISM surveys how contemporary resource extractive industry works and considers the responses it inspires in local citizens and activists. Chapters cover a range of extractive industries operating around the world, including logging, hydroelectric dams, mining, and oil and natural gas extraction. Taking an activist anthropological stance, Anna Willow examines how culture and power inform recent and ongoing disputes between projects’ proponents and opponents, beneficiaries and victims. Through a series of engaging case studies, she argues that diverse contemporary natural resource conflicts are underlain by a culturally constituted ‘extractivist’ mind-set and embedded in global patterns of political inequity. Offering a synthesizing framework for making sense of complex interconnections among environmental, social, and political dimensions of natural resource disputes, Willow reflects on why extractivism exists, why it matters, and what we might be able to do about it. The book is valuable reading for students and researchers in the environmental social sciences as well as for activists and practitioners.

The Politics of Bones

The Politics of Bones

Dr. Owens Wiwa and the Struggle for Nigeria's Oil

  • Author: J.Timothy Hunt
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
  • ISBN: 1551992639
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 400
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On November 10, 1995, Nigeria’s military dictatorship executed nine environmental activists. Among them was Ken Saro-Wiwa, the charismatic spokesman of the Ogoni people, whose land in the fertile Niger River delta has been grotesquely polluted by the Royal Dutch Shell Corporation. During Ken’s incarceration, his brother, Dr. Owens Wiwa, fought valiantly to save his life. When his quest failed, Owens narrowly escaped Nigeria with his life, first to London, and then to Toronto. His story is a heart-stopping saga of personal courage and official corruption, of individual selflessness and corporate greed. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Social Movements Reader

The Social Movements Reader

Cases and Concepts

  • Author: Jeff Goodwin,James M. Jasper
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118729951
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 448
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Providing a unique blend of cases, concepts, and essential readings The Social Movements Reader, Third Edition, delivers key classic and contemporary articles and book selections from around the world. Includes the latest research on contemporary movements in the US and abroad, including the Arab spring, Occupy, and the global justice movement Provides original texts, many of them classics in the field, which have been edited for the non-technical reader Combines the strengths of a reader and a textbook with selected readings and extensive editorial material Sidebars offer concise definitions of key terms, as well as biographies of famous activists and chronologies of several key movements Requires no prior knowledge about social movements or theories of social movements

Environmental Protection and Human Rights

Environmental Protection and Human Rights

  • Author: Donald K. Anton,Dinah L. Shelton
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139498525
  • Category: Political Science
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With unique scholarly analysis and practical discussion, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the relationship between environmental protection and human rights being formalized into law in many legal systems. This book instructs on environmental techniques and procedures that assist in the protection of human rights. The text provides cogent guidance on a growing international jurisprudence on the promotion and protection of human rights in relation to the environment that has been developed by international and regional human rights bodies and tribunals. It explores a rich body of case law that continues to develop within states on the environmental dimension of the rights to life, to health, and to public participation and access to information. Five compelling contemporary case studies are included that implicate human rights and the environment, ranging from large dam projects to the creation of a new human right to a clean environment.

A History of Environmentalism

A History of Environmentalism

Local Struggles, Global Histories

  • Author: Marco Armiero,Lise Sedrez
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441170510
  • Category: History
  • Page: 208
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'Think globally, act locally' has become a call to environmentalist mobilization, proposing a closer connection between global concerns, local issues and individual responsibility. A History of Environmentalism explores this dialectic relationship, with ten contributors from a range of disciplines providing a history of environmentalism which frames global themes and narrates local stories. Each of the chapters in this volume addresses specific struggles in the history of environmental movements, for example over national parks, species protection, forests, waste, contamination, nuclear energy and expropriation. A diverse range of environments and environmental actors are covered, including the communities in the Amazonian Forest, the antelope in Tibet, atomic power plants in Europe and oil and politics in the Niger Delta. The chapters demonstrate how these conflicts make visible the intricate connections between local and global, the body and the environment, and power and nature. A History of Environmentalism tells us much about transformations of cultural perceptions and ways of production and consuming, as well as ecological and social changes. More than offering an exhaustive picture of the entire environmentalist movement, A History of Environmentalism highlights the importance of the experience of environmentalism within local communities. It offers a worldwide and polyphonic perspective, making it key reading for students and scholars of global and environmental history and political ecology.

The International Journal of African Historical Studies

The International Journal of African Historical Studies

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Africa
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The Vulture Project

The Vulture Project

  • Author: Frank E. Darrow
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595398316
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 212
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The Vulture Project is a fast paced bio-medical thriller that will keep you turning the pages as Trish Morgan, a bio-chemist working for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) becomes entangled in a sinister plot of greed, corruption, and murder as she investigates the mysterious disappearance of Dr. Calvin Wright, her best friend's husband who has been working undercover on a highly classified experiment for an unscrupulous pharmaceutical company called Bio-Med as she risks her own life following the clues left behind by Calvin. Time is running out for Trish as she tries to figure out what sinister force has been unleased on the small Colorado resort town of Mt. Wellingtion.