Five members of the art activist group Culture Beyond Oil poured non-toxic black oil around the British Museum's world famous Easter Island sculpture, in protest at BP's sponsorship of the museum.
When: Saturday, 15th May Meet: 1PM at Oxford Circus Bring: a zone 1-2 tube pass, noisemakers, your friends & family and your dancing shoes Oxford Circus meeting point map: http://tinyurl.com/OCnw-SVmap Shutting down a petrol station for 5 hours on a sunny Saturday afternoon was so much fun were going to do it again. Shells Hell in the tar sands and beyond - is next in the firing line. Party 1 had Samba, twin sound systems, a live Ceilidh band, face-painting, free cakes and 200 people. Party 2 will be bigger and better, with activists joining us from Brighton, Oxford and beyond. And for all you cyclists out there, there will be a special Party at the Pumps Critical Mass making its way to the party. Meet 1PM at Marble Arch (under the arch). Get ready for sunshine, music, and dancing on the forecourt! Why target Shell? Party at the Pumps Part 2 is taking place just three days before Shells AGM, where the company will come under fire from shareholders over its plans in the Canadian tar sands; and a week before the Merthyr to Mayo solidarity bike ride, which will link two communities in Wales and Ireland resisting fossil fuel extraction. Party at the Pumps is in solidarity with communities around the world who are resisting Shells destruction of lives and livelihoods, poisoning of lands and waters, and fuelling of climate chaos. In Northern Canada, Shells tar sands projects are ignoring First Nations treaty rights, causing rare forms of cancer and killing wildlife (http://www.ienearth.org/tarsands.html). In Rossport, Ireland, a dangerous onshore pipeline and massive refinery are transforming an area of outstanding natural beauty into an environmental disaster zone with serious public health and safety implications (http://www.rossportsolidaritycamp.org). And in Nigeria, where Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight Ogoni colleagues were hung by the Nigerian state for campaigning against Shells devastation of the Niger Delta, resistance to Shell and Big Oil continues (http://www.remembersarowiwa.com). These struggles may be happening in distant places, but they are driven from Shell HQ. On May 15th, we bring the resistance to the heart of London. This action is jointly called by London Rising Tide/London Tar Sands Network and Climate Camp London. http://www.no-tar-sands.org http://www.risingtide.org.uk http://www.climatecamp.org.uk/london Distributed by Tubemogul.
BP is about to join the scramble for the tar sands. 'Beyond petroleum' has become 'back to black' as BP's plunge into the most destructive extraction project on Earth makes a mockery of its own PR greenwash. On Fossil Fools day, 2010, London Rising Tide and the London Tar Sands Network decided to help BP with a rebranding strategy to reflect their renewed commitment to environmental devastation and catastrophic climate change. Unfortunately, BP's UK head office didn't appreciate the delivery of the new 'back to black' marketing materials, although they kindly decided not to press charges over the 'criminal damage' caused by the protest. Sadly no-one seems to be pressing charges against the corporations engaged in planetary scale criminal damage in the Canadian tar sands. For more information visit http://www.no-tar-sands-org
During the UN Climate Conference in December 2009 a demonstration was held outside the Canadian Embassy in Copenhagen to protest against the environmental devastation of the tar sands (oil sands) mining operations in in Alberta. Naomi Klein and others give speeches about the impact of tar sands on the climate and First Nations communities in Canada.
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