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Sieze BP's Assets! Make Bill Oil Pay!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Event Type:
ANSWER Coalition
ANSWER Office: 2489 Mission St. #24
Location Details:
BP Offices
90 New Montgomery St. (near Mission St.)

Seize BP Week of Action gains momentum
Thursday, June 3 - Thursday, June 10

San Francisco Protest - Tues. June 8, 5pm

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced a "criminal probe" to investigate whether BP "broke any laws." That completely misses the point! Of course BP broke laws. But what everyone in the country wants to know from the Obama administration is whether the government will defend the interests of the people whose livelihoods have been destroyed and offer any hope of salvaging the environment in the Gulf of Mexico.

A criminal probe will last years. By then, the criminals at BP will have reorganized the company or dissolved it, with BP's assets handed over to some other big oil conglomerate before BP has to pay out. Its executives will be paid handsomely; the people whose lives it has destroyed will be left to suffer. The government must act now to seize BP's assets before the company "reorganizes."

From coast to coast, people are stepping up to the plate and organizing demonstrations for the Seize BP Week of Action in their cities and towns. We will take to the streets from Thursday, June 3 to Thursday, June 10 in cities across the country to demand: Seize BP! The details about upcoming demonstrations are now pouring in. A list of some of the newly announced actions follows this email.

It is now more important than ever that we mobilize and take to the streets. While BP spews lies to cover up the spewing oil, the clock is ticking for the people and the environment along the Gulf coast. The drilling of a relief well will be completed no sooner than August, and it may not be successful then. BP has no intention to pick up the tab for the devastation it has caused, and without a mass movement, the government will not seize the company's assets to ensure justice. The people in the streets will be the decisive factor.
Added to the calendar on Wed, Jun 2, 2010 1:53PM
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