By Linda Milazzo, originally posted on Huffpo There are some things we humans have just one of. We have one heart, one liver, one tongue, one nose… Of course, there are probable anomalies to even these similarities. I’m sure in the annals of medicine there are cases of individuals with multiples of even these, although [...]
By working together, our CODEPINK team in Detroit brought a lot of smiles, creativity, and solidarity to the USSF. We made it happen, from carrying banners to speaking at workshops to circulating petitions and flyers and tabling to shuttling folks to jail solidarity to pitching in for whatever was needed at the moment, together. And there was a magical element working with us too, which was especially present when the skies were clear on the day it was supposed to rain during our Hummer Burial, and when the full moon arose over the river as we did a spiral dance, and when we secured an indoor table to share with National Assembly, and so many other little bright moments throughout.
What’s even more needed, however, is to work together not only to mourn the dead, repair the damage done as much as humanly possible, and to seek justice for those whose livelihoods have been stolen, but to move from Big Problems to Begin the Phase Out from a fossil fuel economy. This is a political task that has been left undone for decades. It entails mustering us as citizens, not only consumers, to demand that serious governmental and corporate investment go to building the sustainable energy economy that we have talked about, but never really committed to.
June 19 is the International Day of Action against BP.
Diane Wilson is mad as hell and not going to take it anymore. She inspired about 100 of us to join her in exposing British Petroleum's unbridled greed and the naked truth behind drill baby drill. Concerned Texans from all over the state gathered, mostly nude outside BP's Houston headquarters to drive home the message that we too, are mad as hell.
Diane Wilson, a fourth generation shrimper from the Gulf, poured oil on herself at today’s Senate Energy Committee hearing in protest to the committee’s co-chair blocking the Big Oil Bailout Prevention Act. The co-chair, Republican Lisa Murkowski, blocked the bill that would have lifted the oil companies’ liability cap. Wilson was removed from the hearing [...]