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TorgoX (1933)


"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont

Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Sunday August 04, 2002
04:33 PM

The mamas

[ #6892 ]
Dear Log,

«The Goliath in the case - ChevronTexaco - has been forced to promise jobs, electricity and other improvements to villages in the Niger Delta after 600, mainly Itsekiri tribeswomen stormed the company's huge Escravos oil terminal, bringing it to a standstill for 10 days.

The activists, aged from 30 to 90, were led by a core group of middle-aged women affectionately known as "the mamas". And they had one simple but effective weapon: they threatened to remove all their clothes. The gesture, known as "the curse of nakedness", is a traditional way of shaming people and remains as potent as ever.»

--"Hands up or we strip!"

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