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Protest BP Oil Spill! Make BP Pay!
Date Wednesday May 12
Time 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Location Details
at BP Offices, 90 New Montgomery St.
btwn Market & Mission Sts.
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorANSWER Coalition
Emailanswer [at]
AddressANSWER Office: 2489 Mission St. #24
The government of the United States must seize BP and freeze its assets, and place those funds in trust to begin providing immediate relief to the working people throughout the Gulf states whose jobs, communities, homes and businesses are being harmed or destroyed by the criminally negligent actions of the CEO, Board of Directors and senior management of BP.

200,000 gallons of oil a day, or more, are gushing into the Gulf of Mexico with the flow of oil growing. The poisonous devastation to human beings, wildlife, natural habitat and fragile ecosystems will go on for decades. It constitutes an act of environmental violence, the consequences of which will be catastrophic.

Possibly the greatest environmental disaster in U.S. history ...
Added to the calendar on Thursday May 6th, 2010 5:39 PM

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by Kim Rohrbach
Saturday May 8th, 2010 1:49 PM
BP's liability for this catastrophe of unknown proportions is limited to 75 million. The corruption, psychosis and nihilism of it all is stunning beyond words. Even if BP's liability were the 10 billion that some lawmakers are now proposing via a change of law, 10 billion is a drop in the bucket.

Truth is, there is not enough money in the world to protect us from the threats we and most other species face due to the rape of the planet by corporations. Nor is there enough money in the world to mitigate the consequences of this recent atrocity.

Will this latest crime against the earth -- whose aquatic ecosystems are already strained by the impacts of global warming; the effects of an inundation of complex chemicals and plastic (the latter which accumulates and forms "islands" the size of Texas before disintegrating and being consumed by wildlife); the creation of vast dead zones due to agricultural run-off -- be the trigger for a rapid wave of mass extinctions that have a rippling effect and ultimately spell out our collective death??

In true Dr. Strangelove-ian fashion, some apparently suggest nuking the leak -- located a mile beneath the sea -- to see if that works!
by michelle
Tuesday May 11th, 2010 9:00 PM
my heart is broken for all the wild animals who are dying, and who will die from the oil and toxic dispersants. they are the ones who matter here. beautiful dolphins, whales, birds and fish, i am so sorry my species is so selfish and greedy.
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