WHERE: BP Headquarters 501 Westlake Park Blvd., Houston
WHEN: May 24, 2010 at 11:30 am
Naked, dripping with oil and dragging nets full of dead fish, CODEPINK activists will expose the atrocities of BP’s latest and greatest drilling disaster on the Gulf Coast.
“We will lay bare the naked truth of ‘drill baby drill’,” says CODEPINK cofounder and environmentalist Jodie Evans. “What is more indecent–our bodies or the horrific effects of BP’s naked greed and our nation’s obsession with oil?”
The protesters will mourn the deaths of the 11 workers and devastation of wildlife and livelihoods all along the Gulf Coast. They will call for BP to be held accountable, for an end to offshore drilling and for a total restructuring of our energy towards renewable sources.
“At the BP headquarters we will put our bodies on the line to hold BP accountable for the rape and plunder of our planet,” says Diane Wilson, a fourth generation fisherwoman from the Gulf. “We call for stripping BP of its corporate charter and seizing its assets to pay the victims, clean up the Gulf and try to restore the devastated wildlife.”
“We’ll be exposing BP for what it is—a criminal company that ignored crucial safety issues, cut corners, and spent millions lobbying Congress to fight regulations,” says CODEPINK cofounder Medea Benjamin. “BP has a sordid history of recklessly pursuing profits at the expense of workers’ lives and the environment, and it’s got to stop.”