I am living in this remote, peaceful little village at the Irish west coast.
And I am just back home from visiting my dear neighbor Maura who is staying in her car, surrounded by supporters and police, outside the gate of the corrib gas project.
She is on day 9 of a hunger strike!
She loves her homeland and has vowed to protect it with her life.
This is happening right here, on my doorstep.
And I want you all to know about it.
The pipeline Shell is planning to build is posing an extremly high risk to this land and it’s people.
Please see http://www.corribsos.com/index.php?id=1969
I am deeply moved by Maura’s deep love and her courage.
She and most of the rest of the local community have managed to stall this project for a number of years already.
Which is so amazing, Shell has definitly underestimated the guts, intelligence and deep sense of place of the people of this remote stretch of land…
And they / we need all the support we can get.
Please spread the word and write an email to the captain of the solitaire and whoever you might find relevant.
We are all just simple people wanting to protect our land.
In 2005, 5 local farmers, simple salt-of-the-earth-guys went to prison when they stood their ground.
My intention in writing this post is to save Maura’s life.