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Bay Area activists "celebrate big oil" at RNC
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist ( jeff [at] paterson.net )
Monday Sep 8th, 2008 2:32 PM
Bay Area activists joined tens of thousands to protest at the RNC in St. Paul, Minn. last week. For these two actions, Courage to Resist, Global Exchange, Oil Change USA, Rainforest Action Network, Codepink and the Ronald Reagan Home for the Criminally Insane hosted “rallies” in “support” of Big Oil’s in-bed relationship with the Republicans. The first street theater production took place outside a GOP party at Epic Entertainment, sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute. For the second, we meet the Texas Delegates for breakfast outside of their hotel with yellow “Support Our Oil Companies” ribbons. Rolling around in the millions of “Oily Dollars” given back to Republican candidates was a highlight for many.
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§Sarah Palin joins the party
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Monday Sep 8th, 2008 2:32 PM
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§Ret. Army Col. Ann Wright loves the cash
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Monday Sep 8th, 2008 2:32 PM
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§Getting the party started
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Monday Sep 8th, 2008 2:32 PM
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§"Support Our Oil Companies"
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Monday Sep 8th, 2008 2:32 PM
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§Money bags
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Monday Sep 8th, 2008 2:32 PM
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§Cash
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Monday Sep 8th, 2008 2:32 PM
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§Chevron exec
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Monday Sep 8th, 2008 2:32 PM
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§Straight talk express
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Monday Sep 8th, 2008 2:32 PM
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§Sarah Palin defeats polar bear
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Monday Sep 8th, 2008 2:32 PM
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§Republican delegate refuses money
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Monday Sep 8th, 2008 2:32 PM
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§John McCain
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Monday Sep 8th, 2008 2:32 PM
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§Oil exec
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Monday Sep 8th, 2008 2:32 PM
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§Polar bear on last legs
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Monday Sep 8th, 2008 2:32 PM
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§Sarah Palin on top
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Monday Sep 8th, 2008 2:32 PM
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§Money
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Monday Sep 8th, 2008 2:32 PM
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§More money
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Monday Sep 8th, 2008 2:32 PM
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§Real oil party goer not happy
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Monday Sep 8th, 2008 2:32 PM
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§"Thank You Republican Party"
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Monday Sep 8th, 2008 2:32 PM
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by Way to Go Bay Area Activists!
Monday Sep 8th, 2008 2:57 PM
That's our SF Bay Area political allies in action. Love it!
Thanks, Jeff!