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June 1, 2010

Seize BP Week of Action gains momentum
Thursday, June 3 - Thursday, June 10
Find a demonstration in your area ... or organize one!

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Seize BP action in SF, May 12, 05-12-1-U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has announced a "criminal probe" to investigate whether BP "broke any laws." That completely misses the point! Of course BP broke laws. But what everyone in the country wants to know from the Obama administration is whether the government will defend the interests of the people whose livelihoods have been destroyed and offer any hope of salvaging the environment in the Gulf of Mexico.

A criminal probe will last years. By then, the criminals at BP will have reorganized the company or dissolved it, with BP's assets handed over to some other big oil conglomerate before BP has to pay out. Its executives will be paid handsomely; the people whose lives it has destroyed will be left to suffer. The government must act now to seize BP's assets before the company "reorganizes."

From coast to coast, people are stepping up to the plate and organizing demonstrations for the Seize BP Week of Action in their cities and towns. We will take to the streets from Thursday, June 3 to Thursday, June 10 in cities across the country to demand: Seize BP! The details about upcoming demonstrations are now pouring in. A list of some of the newly announced actions follows this email.

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It is now more important than ever that we mobilize and take to the streets. While BP spews lies to cover up the spewing oil, the clock is ticking for the people and the environment along the Gulf coast. The drilling of a relief well will be completed no sooner than August, and it may not be successful then. BP has no intention to pick up the tab for the devastation it has caused, and without a mass movement, the government will not seize the company's assets to ensure justice. The people in the streets will be the decisive factor.

Be a part of this movement and help it grow! Join a demonstration in your area or organize one! If you are organizing an activity in your area, or if you know of one that's being organized, be sure to click here and let us know so that we can post it to the website.

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Below is a partial list of newly announced actions. Details for additional events are still coming in and being compiled, so check our website regularly for updates.

CALIFORNIA

Claremont, California
Thursday, June 10, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Arco station
701 E. Foothill Blvd (Corner of Foothill and Claremont Blvd)
Contact: Claudia Strauss, straussri@aol.com

Costa Mesa, California - NEW
Friday, June 11, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
3300 Bristol St (Corner of Bristol and Anton, in front of Scotts Restaurant accross from South Coast Plaza entrance)
Street corner protest agains BP contamination of the Gulf Coast-regular Peace Vigil
Contact: Chuck at 714-956-5037 or quetzalcoatl38@aol.com

Long Beach, California
Wednesday, June 9 at 4:30pm
Long Beach Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Way (Aquarium Way & Shoreline Drive)
The Aquarium, which claims its mission is "to instill a sense of wonder, respect, and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants, and ecosystems" just took $1 million from oil criminals BP and unveiled a "BP Sea Otter Habitat." This sickinging double-standard shows the utter bankruptcy of the Aquarium's board of directors and attempts to provide cover for BP's crimes.
Contact: 213-251-1025 or la@seizebp.org.
Click here for map and parking.

Los Angeles, California
Saturday, June 5 at 12 noon
Palisades Park at Ocean Ave. & Colorado Ave., Santa Monica (near the Santa Monica Pier)
Contact: 213-251-1025 or la@seizebp.org
Click here for a map.

Oceanside, California
Saturday, June 5 at 2 p.m.
Bp station, 160 Davison Ave
Bring signs and loud voices.
Contact: nfkut2001@gmail.com

San Francisco, California
Friday, June 11 at 5:30pm
1175 Fell Street @ Divisidero
Cheap oil at Arco/BP has been luring drivers for years, allowing cars to obstruct the Fell St. bicycle lane. We won't accept this or BPs pollution any longer. Bring spotted plants, chairs, anything to transform the gas station into a safe green space.
Contact: polkamaster (at) gmail . com

Santa Cruz, California - NEW
Friday, June 11, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Clock Tower, intersection of Water and Pacific Streets.
Join us to hold signs during rush hour to demand: Seize BP’s assets! We’ll also be petitioning and flyering. Meter parking is available in the area and and inexpensive parking garage is located two blocks away at Cedar and Cooper St.
Contact: santacruz@seizebp.org

CONNECTICUT

Milford, Connecticut
Saturday, June 5, 12 noon
BP Gas Station, 231 Cherry Street
Picket along the sidewalk in front of station. Bring signs or pictures. Only a few will be made by organizer.
Contact: megangrosso@yahoo.com or 203-556-9133 or Facebook page (click here)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Washington, D.C.
Thursday, June 3 at 5 p.m.
BP Amoco Gov’t Affairs Office
1101 New York Ave., NW (on the north side of I St. b/w 11th & 12th Sts.)
Contact: 202-265-1949 or info@seizebp.org

FLORIDA

Destin, Florida
Saturday, June 5 at 1 p.m.
202 Harbor Boulevard - Ground zero for Okaloosa county

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - NEW
Sunday, June 13 at 5 p.m.
712 Northwest 2nd Street (Elks Lodge, 2nd floor)
Contact: 305-710-3189
$5-$10 dollar donation requested (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Flyer: Click here.
Map: Click here.

Ft. Myers, Florida
Sunday, June 6, 12 noon to 1 p.m.
Ft. Myers Mayor's office at 2200 2nd St.
Contact: spence.joseph1@gmail.com

Key West, Florida
Monday, June 7, 12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Duval Street, from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic.
A show of solidarity, and a call to arms, to protect the waters we love! Turn your anger and frustration at BP into a positive act of unity in protecting our most precious natural resource. 

Miami, Florida
Saturday, June 12, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Near BP station at 9901 SW 40 St.
A demonstration to encourage government to seize BP's profits for the purpose of using them to help the cleanup efforts, families directly impacted from the spill, and wildlife.
Contact: wildlifewarriors2010@hotmail.com

Orlando, Florida
Saturday, June 5, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Lake Eola Park (meet up at the corner of E Robinson St and N Eola Drive)
Street Meeting and Outreach Event
Contact: 321-437-4785 or florida@seizebp.org
Click here for a map.

Tallahassee, Florida
Saturday, June 5 at 11 a.m.
Old Capitol (corner of Apalachee Pkwy and Monroe St)
Contact: Florida State University Center for Participant Education at fsucpe@gmail.org (www.fsucpe.org

Tampa, Florida - NEW
Saturday, June 12, 3 p.m. until dusk
University of South Florida (4202 E. Fowler Ave. at Main Entrance)
At the front of USF Tampa Campus on Fowler Ave where there is a lot of traffic- We will be using the Seize BP signs provided. Also we will be using signs with volunteer sites the public can go to, to sign up to volunteer. Signs of ruined wildlife also.
Contact: Facebook

GEORGIA

Atlanta, Georgia
Saturday, June 5 at 1 p.m.
BP Station near the intersection of Moreland Avenue and Euclid/McClendon. (Listed on the BP website as 350 Moreland Avenue but on Google Maps it seems to be erroneously listed as a Shell Station. This is the BP station nearest Little 5 Points.)
This is a correction to an earlier listing as there was some confusion to the previously posted info. Please bring your own signs etc. We will try to stay public property, (i.e. sidewalks) as we are not protesting against the owners of BP stations.
Contact: Allyson Bowers, (404) 731-3941

HAWAII

Anahola / Kuhio, Hawaii
Saturday, June 5 at 12 noon
Anahola / Kuhio Highway - Meet at the Lei stand
Contact: Marcia McPhail at 808-640-5761

IDAHO

Boise, Idaho
Thursday, June 10 at 3:30 pm
Downtown Boise (Corner of Capitol & Front St. in front the Grove Hotel - approx. 245 S. Capitol Blvd)
Rally to show support of seizing BP Assets to aid the Gulf Coast Oil Spill clean up efforts.
Contact: boiseseizebp@gmail.com - www.myspace.com/boiseseizebp - www.facebook.com/boiseseizebp - www.twitter.com/boiseseizebp

ILLINOIS

Batavia, Illinois
Thursday, June 10, 5 p.m.
Bill Fosters headquarters, 100 block of River St.
Rally in front of Bill Foster's offices to demand the government holds BP accountable, and makes them pay for the damage and devistation they have caused.
Contact: salukiseth@hotmail.com

Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, June 3 at 5 p.m.
BP Offices in Chicago
Corner of Randolph & Michigan
Bring your signs, banners and voices of protest!
Contact: 773-463-0311

Normal, Illinois
Thursday, June 10 at 6 p.m.
BP gas station, Main St. and Raab Rd.
We will be carrying signs and chanting - a protest.
Contact: nid7700@yahoo.com

KENTUCKY

Louisville, Kentucky - NEW
Thursday, June 10 at 5 p.m.
Douglass Loop (Bardstown Rd./Douglass Blvd./Dundee)
Contact: Larry Hovekamp at 502-594-1451 or ellisplatt@hotmail.com

LOUISIANA

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Tuesday, June 15th at 12 noon
Louisiana State Capitol Building
Join fishermen, shrimpers, cleanup workers and all your Gulf Coast friends and neighbors and say: STOP USING COREXIT! Safety for cleanup workers, now!
Contact: http://murderedgulf.wordpress.com/2010/06/07/protest-tuesday-june-15th-12pm-baton-rouge/ 

New Orleans, Louisiana
Sunday, June 6 at 1 p.m.
Jackson Square, Amphitheater section
Public speakout on the BP Oil Spill. There will be an open mic.
Contact: Mike at howellnow@bellsouth.net

MARYLAND

Baltimore, Maryland
Saturday, June 5 at 1 p.m.
General Sam Smith Park (SE corner of Light St. and E. Pratt Street., by the flag pole nearby the Inner Harbor)
Visibility action
Contact: baltimore@seizebp.org

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston, Massachusetts
Friday, June 4 at 5 p.m.
Park St. T station
Visibility action
Contact: 857-334-5084 or boston@seizebp.org

MICHIGAN

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Tuesday, June 8 at 5:30 p.m.
Federal Building, 200 E. Liberty
Bring signs.
Contact: Catherine Wilkerson at catwilk@sbcglobal.net 

Ann Arbor, Michigan- NEW
Saturday, June 12, 11 a.m.
BP station across from Arborland on Washtenaw
calling for the seizure of BP's assets
Contact: Catherine Wilkerson at catwilk@sbcglobal.net

Flint, Michigan
Monday, June 7, 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.
BP station on corner of Dort hwy and Court Street
Contact: randallwscott3rd@hotmail.com

Muskegon, Michigan
Thursday, June 10, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
BP Station, 3003 Whitehall Road (between Whitehall and North Muskegon, Michigan)
Please feel free to join in at the location.

St. Joseph, Michigan
Wednesday, June 9 at 5 p.m.
BP gast station on the corner of Napier (2501 Niles Ave.)
Contact: jbounds1029@gmail.com

MINNESOTA

Duluth, Minnesota
Sunday, June 13, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
BP Gas Station, 2 E. Central Entrance (across from the other BP gas station)
Rain or Shine. Please RSVP if possible.
Contact: n.corporate.accountability@gmail.com

MISSOURI

Springfield, Missouri
Thursday, June 10 at 9 a.m.
Corner of Glenstone and Battlefield
Petition and collecting donations
Contact: 417-569-9215 or bossyrachel@yahoo.com

NEVADA

Las Vegas, Nevada
Sunday, June 6 at 10 a.m.
Flamingo and Maryland Parkway intersection.
Demonstration at one or more corners of the busy intersection. Bus stops there going all 4 directions. Will pass flyers to bus riders and pedestrians. Traffic flow should be busy.
Contact: David K. or Teri K. at 702-408-4819 or 408-5622 or pulbiz@aol.com - Please RSVP

Reno, Nevada
Sunday, June 6, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Intersection of S. Virginia and S. McCarran Blvd
Click here for a map.
Contact: atteberry_ben@yahoo.com

NEW MEXICO

Albuquerque, New Mexico - NEW
Saturday, June 12 at 12 noon
Taos Plaza
Seize BP Vigil. BP is a leading producer of natural gas in the San Juan basin of Colorado and New Mexico, where the company operates gross production of 900 million cubic feet per day.
Contact: Keith McHenry at 575-770-3377 or menu@foodnotbombs.net

NEW YORK

Albany, New York- NEW
Monday, June 14, 12 noon
outside the offices of Sen. Schumer, Sen. Gillibrand and Rep. Tonko
Leo O'Brien Federal Building

New York, New York
Thursday, June 3 at 5 p.m.
JP Morgan Chase World Headquarters*
270 Park Ave. (at 48th street)
*Chase owns close to 30 percent of BP's public stock
Contact: 212-694-8720, nyc@seizebp.org 

Saratoga Springs, New York- NEW
Thursday, June 17, 6 p.m.
outside Scott Murphy's Saratoga office

Syracuse, New York
Friday, June 11 at 5:30 p.m.
Federal Building, 100 S. Clinton St
Protest to demand the federal government seize BP's assets to provide immediate relief to the workers, communities, and environment that have been devastated as a result of BP's criminal negligence.
Contact: Syracuse@SeizeBP.org

NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte, North Carolina
Saturday, June 12 at 1 p.m.
BP Station at Randolph Rd & Sharon Amity Rd
Demand Action to Save The Wildlife & Marine Life & Clean Up This Environmental Catastrophe NOW!! - Stop U.S. Aid to Israel & Use the $3 billion A Year for Jobs, Schools, & Cleaning Up The BP Oil Spill & Protecting Nature & Wildlife
Contact: http://charlotteaction.blogspot.com/ or charlotteaction [at] gmail [dot] com or 704.759.6529

Greensboro, North Carolina
Thursday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Outside the Guilford County Courthouse
Contact: Please call Nikki at (336)362-9186 and leave a message

OHIO

Columbus, Ohio - NEW
Thursday, June 17, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
BP gas station, 4487 N. High St
We will be demonstrating for approximately 1 hour with signs, props, etc to bring attention to the crisis going on in the Gulf. Attendees are encouraged to bring signs, props of their own.
Contact: Samantha Decker at 614-378-7695 or samdecker@hotmail.com or Mackenzie Bailey at 614-461-0734

Oregon, Ohio
Sunday, June 13 at 2:30 p.m.
Toledo BP Refinery (4001 Cedar Point Rd). Meet up at Pearson Metropark at 2:30 p.m.
Contact: Keith Sadler 419-329-8719, Molly LaMountain 419-206-0075, MacKenzie Bailey 203-545-3909 - http://www.facebook.com/#!/protestbptoledo?ref=ts - k_marx1@yahoo.com 

OREGON

Roseburg, Oregon
Tuesday, June 8, 8 am until nightfall
2532 NE Stephens Street (on the sidewalk)
We will be walking in between kid cents and umpqua video.
Contact: Wendy Burns at oregonheads@gmail.com  or look for us that day and join us live.

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wednesday, June 9 at 5 p.m.
Across from City Hall (15th and Market)
Visibility action
Contact: philly@seizebp.org

TEXAS

Austin, Texas
Saturday, June 5, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Southeast corner of 6th and Lamar
Signs will be available.
Contact: austin@seizebp.org

Irving, Texas
Friday, June 4 at 12 noon
ExxonMobil Corporate Headquarters, 5959 Las Colinas Blvd
Click here for a map. 

VIRGINIA

Front Royal, Virginia
Sunday, June 6, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
BP station on the corner of Hwy 522 and Hwy 55
Contact: lowendunlimited@yahoo.com

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Friday, June 4 at 10 a.m.
21st Street and Atlantic Ave (on boardwalk)
Contact: Facebook page for more info and to rsvp to event.

Williamsburg, Virginia
Thursday, June 10 at 3 p.m.
BP gas station, 1305 Richmond Road.
Demand the seizure of BP's assets to provide comprehensive compensation and relief for all affected people and for cleaning up the environment.
Contact: Dave Koenig at peacesurgeall@gmail.com

WASHINGTON

Seattle, Washington
Friday, June 4 at 4:30 p.m.
Westlake Park (4th and Pine)
Contact: seattle@seizebp.org


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