$16.00 donated in past month
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Sat Jun 12 2010 (Updated 06/13/10)Bike Party Held to Shut Down BP Station in San Francisco
Sat Jun 12 2010 (Updated 06/13/10)SF Protest Targets Environmental Disaster in Gulf of Mexico and Unsafe Bike Lanes
Since the April 20th BP oil spill began in the Gulf of Mexico, a number of related protests have been held across the country and locally. On June 11th, a group of bikers blocked entrances at a BP owned ARCO gas station at Fell and Divisadero in San Francisco. The demonstrators were protesting the environmental outrage in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as a dangerous bike lane that is perennially blocked by cars lining up to enter the station.
Michael Steinberg reports: "The message is clear at the ARCO gas station at the corner of Fell and Divisadero streets in San Francisco: $2.99. That once extravagant price for a gallon of gas is now considered cheap, and continually draws heavily oil addicted drivers in need of a quick fix.
"In doing so, the drivers’ vehicles habitually sit in the bicycle lane that runs down Fell Street while awaiting entrance to the mainline pumps. This in turn forces bikers into the race car traffic roaring up Fell, and injuries to two wheelers are consequently also habitual.
"But that message changed today when dozens of protesters blocked the two entrances off Fell into the station. They filled the entrances with potted plants, blocked them with their bodies, with banners, with a bike powered sound system whose beats inspired dancing and whooping and carried their message to the neighborhood and beyond."
Read More | Video | Photo | Event Announcements: 1 | 2
Upcoming: Protest Big Oil at the Beach! June 26th | Check Indybay Calendar for More Related Events
Previous Related Indybay Feature: SF Protest Demands Government Seize BP and Its Assets; Berkeley Protest to Target UC & BP
SF HERE Hotel Workers Shut It Down In 1980 "Union Town” Sunday May 21st 9:02 PM
Bay Area Mesopotamia Solidarity Committee (BAMSC) to Stage 24-hour Hunger Strike Saturday May 20th 7:02 PM
CWA AT&T Workers Strike Mobility In SF: $21 K an Hour For CEO $16 An Hour For Workers Friday May 19th 5:10 PM
Arrest UC Pres. Napolitano! UC Workers/Students Protest Corruption, Privatization & Fees (1 comment) Wednesday May 17th 6:46 PM
UC UAW 2865 Calls For Resignation of UC Pres Janet Napolitano "we support ...resignation" (1 comment) Tuesday May 16th 4:36 PM
Paying More for Being Poor — Bias and Disparity in California’s Traffic Court System Monday May 15th 7:13 PM
Korea Pres. Moon Jae-in: Free The Jailed Korean Unionists Now! Rally At SF Korean Consulate Saturday May 13th 5:41 PM
Plastic Pollution at Four Coastal California Hotspots Violates Clean Water Act Thursday May 11th 9:03 AM
UESF Teachers/Staff Demand Living Wages at SFUSD Board-Housing Costs Driving Teachers Out Tuesday May 9th 8:52 PM
On May Day 2017 Workers & Their Kids Speak Out In SF - Defend Workers & Immigrants Monday May 1st 9:03 PMMore Local News...
[ × close ]
Pelosi - “we’re capitalists, and that’s just the way it is” Friday Feb 3rd 12:13 AM
Prison Strike Organizers to Protest Food Giant Aramark Sunday Jan 8th 9:10 PM
Trump Election Exposes Crises of US Capitalism & Imperialism; Creates Opportunity (2 comments) Thursday Dec 1st 2:38 PM
Evidence of Feared Israel-Led Censorship as Zuckerberg Facebook Bans Palestinian Editors (1 comment) Thursday Sep 29th 6:18 AM
Is Wells Fargo an on-going criminal enterprise? (4 comments) Monday Sep 12th 6:08 AM
Senator Ben Allen Nominated for Presidential Champions of Change Award Thursday Sep 1st 8:33 AM
The Politics of My OSC Complaint At OSHA/DOL Monday Aug 15th 9:55 AM
Killer whales remain protected in Washington Wednesday Jun 15th 5:03 PM
Pre-Paid Phone "Security" Law Threatens to Make Black Lives Even Harder Thursday May 12th 9:37 PM
Police evicts No Border Camp in Greece (2 comments) Wednesday Apr 20th 5:13 AMMore Global News...
[ × close ]
SF Police state terrorism; Housing Crisis, Nuclear Contamination of Pacific Ocean Monday May 8th 8:01 PM
Gavin Newom Shilling For Developers And Billionaire Speculators Monday May 8th 12:24 PM
Corrupt SF Mayor Lee's Ally SEIU 87 Pres Miranda Physically Assaulted Dissident At Union Thursday Apr 27th 12:47 PM
San Francisco 1916 Preparedness Day Bombing Frame-up & The Labor Movement Friday Apr 7th 8:30 AM
Hawaii Judge Tosses 2d Muslim Travel Ban (1 comment) Wednesday Mar 15th 7:24 PM
Fukushima Catastrophe at 6: Normalizing Radiation Exposure Demeans Women and Kids and Risk Monday Mar 6th 6:33 AM
SF Mayor Ed Lee's "Conflicted" "education advisor" Hydra Mendoza-McDonnell Attacks KALW Thursday Mar 2nd 10:04 AM
CA pols can't figure out what to do with Airbnb. $250,000 To Demo Hack Newsom Saturday Feb 4th 4:49 AM
Labor, Unions, Culture & Arts In The Era Of Trump Saturday Jan 21st 6:45 PM
UAW2865 UCB Workers Discuss J20 Mass Walk-Out and Trump Government Friday Jan 20th 11:19 AMOpen Newswire...
[ × close ]