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Bay Area activists "celebrate big oil" at RNC

by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist (jeff [at] paterson.net)
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
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§Ret. Army Col. Ann Wright loves the cash
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Getting the party started
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§"Support Our Oil Companies"
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Money bags
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Cash
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Chevron exec
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Straight talk express
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Sarah Palin defeats polar bear
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Republican delegate refuses money
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§John McCain
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Oil exec
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Polar bear on last legs
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Sarah Palin on top
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Money
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§More money
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Real oil party goer not happy
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§"Thank You Republican Party"
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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Way to Go Bay Area Activists!
Mon, Sep 8, 2008 2:57PM
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