British Petroleum, and its wholly own subsidiaries of the US Government® and US Corporate Media, talk about the Deep Horizon Oil-Cano in terms of “leak” or “spill.”
Leaking is something that plumbing or snotty noses do and there’s “No use crying over spilt oil.” Right? Wrong!
No one knows for sure how much oil the Oil-Cano is spewing in the gulf, but it is millions and millions of gallons (the last estimate I heard was 60,000 barrels per day). In our quest for cheap fuel and due to our tawdry love affairs with our single-person automobiles, life on this planet will be severely compromised for a very long time.
Not only is our dependence on oil one of the reasons for the spew—it’s also partly responsible for our resource wars in the Middle East and Asia. BP is also the number one supplier of jet fuel to the US Air Force.
We rightfully rail at BP and at this government, but things only change if and when the people use our power to make these changes.
July 4th (is it already almost July 4th?) Peace of the Action will be kicking off our Sizzlin’ Summer Protests with a protest in Lafayette Park in DC called: Declare YOUR Independence from Oil!
We realize that this revolution in grass-roots energy independence won’t happen over night, but each of us can make incremental changes and reduce our relationship with oil.
On July 4th, we will be gathering in Lafayette Park at 1pm with banners, fliers and signs to reach out to the thousands of people who will be gathering in DC on that day.
If you can’t come to DC, consider having a protest in front of your local BP/Arco AMPM in solidarity with our protests that day.
If you are going to have a protest, please let me know at:
Cindy@PeaceoftheAction.org, so we can help you get the word out about your action.
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