November 10, 2005

Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa

Ken Wiwa: 'Committed to remembering' his father, writer and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa:

Looking back, the issues my father died for - greater political and ecological accountability in the oil industry - are now at the front and centre of international affairs with climate change and the war on terror dominating world affairs.

In a way, the future of the planet is very much at stake in these issues and I appreciate why so many people are committed to remembering my father.

On this tenth anniversary, around the world, thousands of people are actively preventing that erasure of memory; from the Remember Saro-Wiwa project in London to the vigils being held from Thailand to South Africa.

People are refusing to forget the name, Ken Saro-Wiwa.

As Milan Kundera wrote, "The struggle of humanity against power, is the struggle of memory against forgetting."

Posted by ronn at November 10, 2005 05:01 AM