Capitalism as planetary gangsterism/30

Feliz domingo de pandemia..just glanced at NYT’s weekend briefing and among all the rather depressing news I almost screamed regarding the following: “Big Oil has made billions in profits in the vast Niger Delta region from decades of extraction. Now some companies are pulling out— and leaving a mess behind…Today, the delicate ecosystem of the Niger Delta is one of the most polluted places on the planet.” Why didn’t anyone do anything to prevent this ecological disaster/planetary capitalist gangster/corporate terrorist act to even occur? And now that this terroristic act has become a NYT weekend briefing item, will anyone be held accountable for this blatantly obvious crime against humanity and Mother Earth? Is Chevron, et al, allowed to simply pull up their stakes and ride of into the sunset, raking in billions while leaving behind regional communities that will experience generations of avoidable suffering, illness, and death? Mi gente, this is only one example of the state of our world. Is anyone even paying attention?…may the people/communities of the Niger Delta region receive material reparatory justice in this lifetime. The briefing ends, “Now hundreds of women, who do most of the fishing in the creeks and marshes, are trying to call the oil companies to account.” Doesn’t it always seem like the sisters — mothers, daughters, aunts, grandmothers, etc, who do most of the daily work, also step in the breach to try and make something happen to address these acts of gross, death-based criminality, as perpetrated by Big Oil! Blessings to THEM ALL!!! Anima Mundi o Muerte…Venceremos…🙏🏽❤️🌼🪘

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