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It’s time to give oil that crude awakening

Posted: September 22nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Events | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

On Saturday 16th October, somewhere in Central London, activists from all over the country are going to give oil a Crude Awakening.

There is a lot of mystery and anticipation around what form of protest will actually take place. There is 10 unspecified targets and from the video above it looks like holding a space could be involved. Whatever happens, it is going to be exciting.

Here is the callout:

Floods in Pakistan, drought in Russia, huge glaciers breaking up in Greenland… Our climate system is rapidly sliding into crisis, as oil companies destroy people’s lives and the environment to keep sucking up their profits. Oil saturates every aspect of our lives. Oil profits lubricate the financial markets and its sponsorship clings like a bad smell to our cultural institutions. It flows through pipelines to the pumps, airports and factories of our cities. The failure of the UN COP15 process showed us – if there was ever any doubt – that government and industry can’t tackle climate change. It’s up to us and it’s time to up the ante. As a movement, our actions against coal and aviation have made a real difference. Now oil’s time is up. Together, on October 16, let’s give the oil industry a Crude Awakening. Meet in central London. Be ready to move. Be ready to stay and stand your ground. Be creative. Be prepared. Be there. Find out more, get involved and sign up for text alerts at www.crudeawakening.org.uk Facebook: http://bit.ly/c6S0kg Twitter: @crudeawake

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