The Naked Option – named one of 10 movies that can change the world

The Naked Option has been included in a list of 10 films that can change the world. Check out the article on the Huffington Post:


The Naked Option won the Spirit of Activism Award at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City, CA.  What an honor for those at the center of grassroots organization and mobilization to be recognized!  Thank you, Wild and Scenic Film Festival!

Women’s Protests Continue!

Women of JK4 (Edagberi/Betterland) stage peaceful protest against Shell

(read the field report)

GPS Coordinates:  Blocked bridge – Elev:9m, N 05°11.657’’, E006°29.574’’ and  Well 2 site – Elev:4m, N 05°11.655’’, E 006°29.574’’

Shell has not been fair to the community in terms of amenities says the leaders of the JK4 community, even though so much wealth is pumped out from our community soil daily. We have been drinking from the Taylor Creek that has often been polluted by crude oil spills from the company’s failed oil facilities. ERA/FoEN heard of a protest by women in the community and promptly visited the community.


$1 billion cleanup tab in Nigeria oil mess, UN says staff and news service reports
updated 8/4/2011 2:26:57 PM ET

BP did more in six months for the US … than Shell has done in 50 years,’ activist says

LAGOS, Nigeria — Shell and Nigeria’s government contributed to 50 years of pollution in a region of the Niger Delta that could need the world’s largest ever oil cleanup, the United Nations said in a report Thursday, adding that the work would take up to 30 years and require an initial tab estimated at $1 billion.  READ THE ARTICLE

Ms Magazine: Emem Okon demands environmental justice from Chevron

Women Demand Environmental Justice from Chevron, by Kari Paul, Ms Magazine, May 25, 2011

According to Chevron’s YouTube page and its “We Agree” ad campaign, it has used these immense profits to help the environment, keep workers safe, and promote education. In its 2010 annual report, CEO John Watson calls 2010 “an outstanding year for Chevron.” Women worldwide who say they have experienced the horrific environmental and human health tolls of Chevron’s business tactics beg to differ on all counts. They joined with other activists at GlobalExchange to create a third annual alternative annual report [PDF] for Chevron. It demands that instead of trying to clean up its image by greenwashing its ads, the corporation clean up its act.

Emem Okon was there and spoke out!  Read more…




New Naked Option website!

We have a new Naked Option website and it rocks! Visit us, find out about the film, join our mailing list and celebrate the power of an organized group of women!!

Emem J. Okon attending Sneak Preview

Emem J. Okon is attending the Sneak Preview of The Naked Option in San Francisco on May 21!