Shamrocks and Oil Slicks: A People's Uprising in County Mayo, Ireland, will tell the story of courageous people--farmers, fishermen, school teachers--who fought Shell Oil's plans to build an experimental refinery and dangerous pipeline within their spectacularly beautiful rural region. Police attacked nonviolent resisters, judges sent them to prison, and mercenaries tried to kill them. They refused to give up their struggle to keep their environment from being poisoned, polluted, and ultimately destroyed. The resistance lasted thirteen years.
30 January 2017