This Week's Program: Wednesday, December 29, 2010


MAURA HARRINGTON is a spokeswoman for the Shell to Sea campaign, from County Mayo, Ireland. The Shell to Sea campaign has been involved in a local community based protest against the SHELL OIL Company for over ten years. Kilcommon parish, Erris, County Mayo, Ireland opposes the proposed construction of a natural gas pipeline through Rossport, and also opposes the ongoing construction by Royal Dutch Shell, Statoil and Marathon Oil of a refinery at Bellanaboy intended to refine the natural gas from the Corrib gas field. The stated aim of the campaign is that the gas be refined at sea, rather than inland, as is done with Ireland's only other producing gas field off County Cork. They maintain the proximity of a natural gas pipeline is a risk to local residents. BARBARA ELK reads from "The Unfolding" - a piece authored with audio from 500 Nations serving as historical background of the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre of the Mnicoujou Lakota and eyewitness accounts with music of Ghostdance by Robbie Robertson and Someday by XIT.

Music Credits: 
Ghost Dance by Robbie Robertson
Someday by XIT