Occupy and reclaim Nigeria: The rise of people power in a (divided) petro-state
Mar 22, 2012, 2:30pm-4:30pm
Speaker: Omoyele Sowore, Nigerian pro-democracy activist and publisher of SaharaReporters.com (see YouTube profile).
Lead discussants: Pablo Idahosa, African studies, York University; Asume Osuoka, PhD student in environmental studies, York University. For over a week in January 2012, a general strike and massive street protests left Nigeria almost ungovernable as citizens of Africa’s largest oil exporter overwhelmingly expressed their rejection of hikes in the prices of consumer fuels. In solidarity rallies in Toronto, New York, London and other global cities, there was show of resolve to "reclaim Nigeria" from the ruling elite and their international allies. How did "Occupy Nigeria" express the strength of peoples’ power, amidst Islamist and Niger Delta insurgencies in the north and south?
|Location:||401 Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies Building|
|Sponsor:||Faculty of Environmental Studies|
|Posted by:||Joanne Guidi|