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Inspiring resistance in County Mayo: Counterfire reviews “Shamrocks and Oil Slicks” and

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Shamrocks and Oil Slicks: A People’s Uprising Against Shell Oil in County Mayo, Ireland
170 pp, $22 pbk, ISBN 978-1-58367-846-6
By Fred A. Wilcox

Reviewed by Ellen Graubart

“Fred Wilcox tells the story of peaceful resistance met by cruel violence, over a period of fifteen years, by a people whose love for their families and communities, the sea, their rivers, lakes and bogs, pitted them against Shell Oil -one of the world’s most destructive predators. Through their struggle, they have also shown us a way of resisting the powerful corporate/government interlock which threatens communities with destruction of the environment and their way of life….”

Read the review at Counterfire

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