National Union of Ogoni Students

Dedicated to the memory of Ken Saro-Wiwa, the Ogoni people, and all indigenous students around the world

March 30, 2006

bring over content

Filed under: setting up @ 1:03 am


That’s excellent that you posted the poem.  I added a category called “poems” and put that one in it.  You can add more categories by clicking on manage  from the admin site.  So think about what categories you want and let me know if you have any trouble adding them.
Also, we can certainly delete any of this “setting up” stuff before the site goes live, but even so, you might want to comment on admin stuff rather than on content we’re going to keep, like the song.

I’m not yet convinced about the colors and layout, but we can tweak that as we go, before we go live.

March 29, 2006

The Sin of Ignorance

Filed under: poems @ 12:42 pm

There is a ’smile’ in me

That frowns at lies told by kin-breathren

Preachers of love that know no love

Justices that seek death of the innocence

Listen to my song-

On truth was our great foundation layed

On truth, our forebears gave their lives

In deceit we live and groom our young

And deny them a lasting smile, a future

With a sigh, I watch, I write, I sing, with fist and hope

Tomorrow, I know, will come with light for all

And our sin of ignorance, overcome.

Charles Wiwa (Jan 4, 2006)

March 25, 2006

next steps

Filed under: setting up @ 3:51 pm

Okay, let’s assume the place looks alright for the time being. Now that you (Charles) are registered and changed to an administrator, you can put information here. There are two ways to do that, both accessed through the Dashboard. When you get to the dashboard, click Write. You’ll now have two option, Write Post and Write Page.

I’m using Write Post for this message. All posts are arranged here in reverse chronological order. This is a great place to post news of all kinds, like when something happens in the Shell case, or when contact information changes or something, or any kind of announcement.
Write Page is what I used for the Song. See how that’s in a section in the top-left corner? That’d be a great place for contact information (a Contact Us page), instructions on how to join the mailing list (Mailing List page), etc.

I’d suggest you play around wtih this, bringing over the most important information from the old site first, or if there’s new information that we don’t even have on the old site, then just write new stuff here.

Please let me know if you have questions.

progress on layout and style

Filed under: setting up @ 12:04 pm

I’ve found a theme (style for the page) that I think will work. I’m still working on it, so if you don’t like the colors they’ll probably still change. Feel free to comment.

One problem I’ve noticed is that links in the text don’t show up until you hold your mouse over them. I defintiely need to find a light green instead of the light orange for the text areas. How do you like these colors? I’m not convinced about the text-area green. It might be too green. Maybe if I can get it halfway between what we have and white, that’s be better. What do you think?

Okay, I fixed the link issue. They show up underlined now. I think I’m done for the day. Let me know when you’ve seen this.

March 24, 2006

temporary location of nuos-ogoni redesigned site

Filed under: setting up @ 12:09 am

Hello to Charles and anyone else you invite here during our re-design process. Please note that the address for this site is only temporary. Once we’re happy with it, we can switch it over to

My plan is to document progress here on the site, and we can delete these administrative messages if we want to before the site goes live.

So, here’s what I think needs to be done. Please add more in the comments if you have more:

  • Charles, register yourself here and I’ll give you administrator permissions - that way you can help me build the site, or at least work on the content side of things
  • pick a template we like, with colors we like
  • put content here, the way we want it, including the flag (we’ll expand this item into it’s own list as we get going)
  • add anyone else that should be here as an admin

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