Oil, war and climate change - Dismantling the Oil Economy

 Oil, war and climate change  
   

Oil, war and climate change - Dismantling the Oil Economy
For more details of the No New Oil campaign and the gathering held on Sat 11th Oct please see the new No New oil website:

www.nonewoil.org

BP Annual General Meeting 2004

BP ultimate propagandaBP AGM

Police surround BP's AGM to silence alternative opinions

BP AGM background information...

Ecuador's Largest National Park Opened for Oil Development

Matt Finer and Margot Bass
QUITO, Ecuador, September 23, 2004 (ENS)

Environment News Service

Controversy is raging over oil development activities slated for Ecuador's largest national park - Yasuni National Park, which protects one of the world?s most megadiverse regions. Jaguars, harpy eagles, caimans and 13 primate species live in this lowland rainforest, the ecological treasure of the western Amazon basin.

Last month, Ecuador?s Environment Ministry granted the Brazilian national oil company Petrobras a long-awaited license to begin pumping oil out of the park in northern Ecuador.

CARNIVAL AND KRITICAL MASS TOUR OF THE G8's TOP CLIMATE CRIMINALS

15.10.04

As part of the many grassroots events sprouting up all around the European Social Forum in London, London Rising Tide today (dis)organised a very public exposure of some of the forces that are sending our planet tumbling into climate chaos.

London Rising Tide's critical mass theme was London in 2050 when sea levels may be a tad higher than at present.

Aimed at highlighting how big business and government are ignoring the massive threat of climate chaos and rising sea levels caused by the continued burning of fossil fuels in their frenzied "business as usual". Many costumes of a distinctly nautical flavour. The samba band was also out in force. Completely over the top police presence, Forward stupidity Team photographers

Indymedia Under Attack - FBI Seizes UK Indymedia Servers

FBI seizes IMC servers in UKIn a chilling case of censorship, the FBI, acting on a request from Italian and Swiss authorities, ordered two servers confiscated from Rackspace in London last Thursday morning effectively removing 20 Indymedia sites and some others from the internet.

Indymedia is regularly used by UK climate change activists to post events, reports and photos from actions that are ignored by the mainstream media.

More from indymedia.org...

Greenwash or Us: an activist’s diary

 

 A true portrait of BP?

Behind the mask: A true portrait of BP?

 

 

29 July 2004

 

 

 

An Activist’s Diary of ‘Greenwash or Us’, London Rising Tide’s inaugural ‘Exhibition of Resistance’ to BP’s hijacking of the arts

 

For the past 12 months, direct action group London Rising Tide has been planning an inaugural ‘exhibition of resistance to Big Oil and the corporate sponsorship of the arts’, specifically targeting oil giant BP and its sponsorship of the annual National Portrait Award.

Breaking the chains: oil and slavery

The writing on the wall is simple: We need to start dismantling the oil economy now. Although this sounds radical, unachievable and unrealistic, it’s something which we could and should have started years ago...

This new article by Jo Hamilton draws the links between ending the slave trade, and ending the oil economy.

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A blast from the past...

Here is a randomly selected article from our website; a blast from the past in the ongoing fight for climate justice ...

  • Actions and Resources for Fossil Fools Day 2009


    FFD LogoFFD is soon! We know of various affinity group actions around the UK but thought we’d upload some inspirational public actions you can get involved with on the April 1st and some resources to help inspire you to take action in you local area. So, whether you’ve been looking for a chance to dip a toe into the growing climate action movement, or have had your kick-ass action planned since last year, now is the time to do it – whatever it is. On April 1st, join the global day of resistance and pull a prank that packs a punch.

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