Last week Convergence activists in Chicago staged an action outside of BP’s offices to protest the release of 500 gallons of tar sands oil into Lake Michigan from a BP owned refinery. Check out the full video of the Press Conference and local news coverage from WFLD Fox News at 9.
This article was originally published on Socialistworker.org. “PEOPLE, PLANET and peace over profit.” That’s the slogan for the Global Climate Convergence, a campaign of education and activism set for […]
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On Monday March 10th, hundreds of protesters assembled in front of the Philadelphia Federal Building demanding that President Obama not issue a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, a proposed 1,700 mile pipeline that would transport oil from the tar sands of Northern Canada to oil refineries in Texas. Dozens of people blocked the doors of the federal building, including 2012 Green Party Vice Presidential candidate and Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign national coordinator Cheri Honkala, protesting the State Department’s conflict of interest in regard to the pipeline.
Monday afternoon, March 24, an estimated 500 gallons of oil from the tar sands in Alberta, Canada, leaked into Lake Michigan, poisoning the source of drinking water for 7 million people in and around Chicago.
Watch Global Climate Convergence members Jill Stein, Lauren Regan of the Civil Liberties Defense Center and Richard Monje of Workers United give keynote speeches at the 2014 Public Interest Environmental […]