Lucy Lawless Arrested in Eco-Protest
by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wellington, New Zealand, Feb 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Shell’s plan to drill five exploratory wells in the Arctic received a major boost when the police removed six protesters including actress Lucy Lawless from the drilling vessel Noble Discoverer in Port Taranaki.
Lucy and five other Greenpeace campaigners climbed up the ship and prevented the vessel from starting on its trip which was scheduled to start over the weekend. The protesters stayed in the 174-foot drilling tower.
Our struggle to defend the trees and the forest is first and foremost a democratic struggle that must be waged by the people. The sterile and expensive excitement of a handful of engineers and forestry experts will accomplish nothing! Nor can the tender consciences of a multitude of forums and institutions — sincere and praiseworthy though they may be — make the Sahel green again, when we lack the funds to drill wells for drinking water just a hundred meters deep, and money abounds to drill oil wells three thousand meters deep!
As Karl Marx said, those who live in a palace do not think about the same things, nor in the same way, as those who live in a hut. This struggle to defend the trees and the forest is above all a struggle against imperialism. Imperialism is the pyromaniac setting fire to our forests and savannah.
—Thomas Sankara, Save Our Trees, Our Environment, Our Lives
Sankara was THE PERFECT MAN!!
He was decades in advance on his time.