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Monday, August 30, 2010
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Event Type:
MCJ West
Location Details:
Justin Herman Plaza (Embarcadero BART), San Francisco

Jonathan Henderson, who leads the BP drilling disaster field operations in the Gulf of Mexico for the Gulf Restoration Network
Rev Kenneth Davis (Civil Rights veteran and community leader from North Richmond)
Antonia Juhasz, author of the Tyranny of Oil, just back fron meeting with impacted communities in the Gulf.
Rebecca Solnit, author and activist who has written on Katrina and the current Gulf disaster.
Carla Pérez, Movement Generation
Dave Room, Bay Localize

Join us for a march on BP and Big Oil's SF locations and those who choose to will risk arrest taking nonviolent direct action in what may be the largest nonviolent direct action since the BP Gulf disaster. We'll be targeting the offices of BP for their roles in environmental and community destruction in the Gulf, in the Bay Area, and around the world. We'll also visit the U.S. EPA to demand an end to the use of toxic dispersants, to follow the Clean Air Act that mandates they regulate the greenhouse gas pollution that causes climate change and stand up to industry pressure to expand drilling and prevent action to stop climate change.

Join us in demanding: Moratorium on New Offshore Drilling. No Use of Dispersants.

Full Access to Media and Civil Society.

Big Oil corporations pay their debt to all impacted communities - Gulf Coast to Richmond, CA and around the world.

Big Oil pay for community livelihood and ecosystem restoration, clean energy, public transportation, and healthcare for impacted communities.

Big Oil Out of Politics!

Big Oil Corporations destroy our health, environment and the livelihoods of our communities. From the Gulf Coast Oil disaster to the Niger Delta, from the Canadian Tar Sands to Richmond, California - these corporations pollute our communities and cause climate change, destroying the environments we depend on. Big Oil makes billions, while buying and lobbying governments for subsidies, against public oversight, and against solutions to climate change.

As BP tries to spin the ongoing Gulf of Mexico worst-environmental-disaster- in-US-history out of view, Gulf Coast communities ask us to keep the spotlight on and to increase the pressure for justice. George Monbiot, author of Heat: how to stop the planet burning writes, "The oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon well is scarcely more damaging, and its eventual impacts scarcely more expensive, than the oil which is captured by neighboring rigs then processed and burnt as intended." And as climate-related extreme weather disasters sweep the globe killing thousands and displacing millions, Amy Goodman writes, "The U.N. climate conference will convene in Cancun, Mexico, in December, where prospects for global consensus with binding commitments seem increasingly unlikely. Ultimately, policy in the United States, the greatest polluter in human history, must be changed. That will come only from people in the United States..."

Join us in taking action to stop Big Oil's destruction and support clean energy and positive solutions.

Get Involved:
Form an "Affinity" or Action Group: to participate in the nonviolent direct action-- ask your friends, family, co-workers, fellow students or group members. Come to the training on Aug 29, take the day off work or school and take action!
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