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|Top Kill: Party to Shut Down BP/ ARCO in SF|
|Date||Friday June 11|
|Time||5:30 PM - 8:30 PM|
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|Arco (BP) station at Fell and Divisadero|
TOP KILL: PARTY TO SHUT DOWN BP/ ARCO IN SF
DON’T BOYCOTT BP- BOYCOTT ALL OIL
Friday, June 11th 5:30pm Arco station Fell and Divisadero
Are you as frustrated as we are about the ecological crisis in the Gulf? Watching powerless as oil coats countless birds and marine mammals- who did nothing to deserve the pain and suffering that is being inflicted on them by big oil. When it comes down to it, the corporations responsible for this mess care as much about wildlife as they do about you and I.
Even with the best minds and technology on the planet, humans are powerless to cap what has been unleashed. And we will be similarly helpless in the face of a planet warming dangerously out of control.
All anyone can do in response to such a horrific situation is to plant the seeds that might lead to a better future. This is a call out for people to plant those seeds in San Francisco on June 11th.
In San Francisco, the cheap oil at the Arco station (owned by BP) has been luring drivers for years, creating long queues of cars that obstruct the Fell St. bicycle lane, the only level cross town bicycle route, endangering people who have chosen a more benign method of transportation. On Friday, we will turn a hostile place into a safe green pocket park. But we need your help!
Bring along a potted plant, old tires, a tree, a bench- anything to create a green and safe space where now cyclists fight for their survival every day.
The corporation cares as much for the suffering of the birds of Louisiana as it does about the cyclist who faces injury or death having to swerve around cars lined up for cheap gas in the bike lane. On Friday we will stand with the pelicans, turtles, and dolphins being hurt by the spill, realizing that if we fail to stop our fossil fuelled nightmare, that we will not be far behind them.
The corporations are the criminals, but we are the addicts that perpetuate the damage. It's time to shut down BP here in San Francisco and send a message to the government, the corporations and well-meaning people who don't even realize they are addicted to oil.
Enough is enough.
DON’T BOYCOTT BP. BOYCOTT ALL OIL COMPANIES!
NO MORE SPILLS. NO MORE CLIMATE DAMAGE.
ALL YOU ABLE BODIED PEOPLE RIDE A FREAKIN BIKE ALREADY.