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Take action on the BP disaster: protests near you (including national events on 6/12 and 6/26)

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Hello all - hopefully I can make this into some kind of a short series or get someone to help me with this, but if not you'll probably see at least one more diary on the subject from me. Basically, here's a post where I'm trying to assemble all the information for protests that you need to know in order to take action against BP and for some kind of a clean energy future.

(Just because of my own time constraints, I've only listed events in the US)

First off, if you're in or near Philadelphia, I'm organizing two protests. Here's a copy of the information I posted to the site youngphillypolitics.com:

FLOURTOWN (suburb)
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: BP Station
Street: 1674 Bethlehem Pike
City/Town: Flourtown, PA

We'll meet up at the shopping center right next to the station at 5 PM then head to BP

On google maps: Google Maps

ROXBOROUGH (Philly neighborhood)
Date: Monday, June 14, 2010
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Roxborough BP Station
Street: Intersection of Ridge Ave and Shawmont Ave
City/Town: Philadelphia, PA

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We will meet up at the Shawmont School on Shawmont Ave down the street at 5 PM and then head to BP.

The BP station: Google Maps

The Shawmont School: Google Maps

GENERAL INFORMATION

Our list of demands include:
NATIONALLY
-Make BP (and any other corporation responsible) pay for the ENTIRE cost of clean up
-Permanent moratorium on offshore drilling in US waters
-A real, strong climate and energy bill...that means something better than cap and trade and no fossil fuel bailouts like the current bill
LOCALLY
-Higher gas tax in Pennsylvania
-More and better public transportation
-A moratorium on all new natural gas drilling in the Marcellus shale

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One useful tool is the facebook page BP=Biological Predator's list of events. Here they are for all of you who aren't hooked into facebook (if you are, they're linked, so you can RSVP on facebook). I didn't include the two protests I'm organizing, even though they are listed on the facebook page.

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CHICAGO OIL SPILL RALLY (Link)

Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Pritzker Park (Corner of State & Van Buren) & march peacefully to Millenium Park.

We will march peacefully to Millenium Park in honor of World Ocean Day and to raise awareness for all the beings suffering on the gulf coast. Let's be a constructive force by bringing attention to the importance of minimizing our own energy consumption. We will meet at Pritzker Park (Corner of State & Van Buren). Bring a sign if you can.

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Ross Levin a young activist who also writes for keystonepolitics.com, operationitch.com, independentpoliticalreport.com. He first became active in politics in the 2008 presidential campaign through Mike Gravel's quixotic run for the Democratic (more...)
 

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