>Sending BP A Message

>Folks around the world are not happy with BP and they are spreading the word in a variety of interesting ways. National news media has done a piss-poor job of covering what’s happening on the grassroots level, so I’ve compiled a list of stuff you won’t see on CNN.

• On Tybee Island, Georgia, protestors staged a mock oil spill.

• A market in New Orleans bakes a cake:

• At BP’s London, England HQ, Greenpeace protestors re-style the BP logo:

You can watch video here:

http://news.sky.com/sky-news/app/skynewsflash/OBU_Player_30.swf?type=embedded&baseColor=6710886&highlightColor=16711680&channel_key=News&ad_channel=2169867&ad_alias=pre_skynews_skynews_Home_Business&networkId=999.1&unique_id=09361&media_title=GreenpeaceBPHeadquartersProtest&attrib_url=http://news.sky.com&video_url=http://static1.sky.com//feeds/skynews/latest/flash/200510-bp-headquarters-greenpeace-protest.flv&smoothing=true&tracking_account=DM530320KARC

People have staged protests in cities like Los Angeles, Seattle, Palm Beach and St. Petersburg, while in New Orleans there are calls for a more organized march.

Meanwhile, on the Wall Street end of things:

(Reuters) – A BP Plc shareholder in Alaska on Thursday sued the corporation’s chairman and board members, alleging the officials’ mismanagement led to the disastrous Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and spill and have devalued BP stock.

That should be interesting.

Anyway, I’m sure there’s lots more stuff happening at the grassroots level. Keep your eyes and ears open.

MORE:

They are donating campaign contributions (albeit small ones):

May 18, 2010 (Chula Vistas)– Assemblymember Mary Salas, Democratic candidate for State Senate in the 40th District, donated a $500 contribution she received from British Petroleum (BP) to the San Diego League of Conservation Voters in protest of the company’s response to the massive Gulf Oil spill.She also accused her primary opponent, Juan Vargas, of being “in the pocket” of big oil companies.

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4 responses to “>Sending BP A Message

  1. >I haven't bought an Exxon product since the Exxon Valdez and I'll never buy BP.

  2. >Juan Vargas has been around San Diego politics for some time. He is certainly well-liked and respected about town.

  3. >We're ok now, this oil disaster thing, its all over. Obama has appointed a panel to discuss how to make offshore drilling safe. Thats right, he ordered a bunch of guys to figure out how to drill MORE wells. He gave the panel six months to come up with its ideas. What a guy! Talk about a take charge leader! Nobody but nobody understands how to create a committee like Barack Obama to make it look like he's actually doing something.The oil leak? Oh, right. Yeah, its still pouring out oil at up to 20 times what BP admits to. But don't worry, Obama put BP in charge. He palmed it off, its off his plate, we can all rest easy now. And to think I voted for this idiot. 37North

  4. >Oh joy, liberals destroying private property.Big surprise there.