Monday, June 7, 2010

Seize BP Protests This Week

Updated: 6/7/10 to include Seattle, Washington.

All the details can be found here at Seize BP

If you come across any more, let me know and I will add to this list.

Below is a partial list of newly announced actions. Details for additional events are still coming in and being compiled, so check our website regularly for updates.


Claremont, California
Thursday, June 10, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Arco station
701 E. Foothill Blvd (Corner of Foothill and Claremont Blvd)
Contact: Claudia Strauss,

Costa Mesa, California
Wednesday, June 9 at 12 noon
Northeast Corner-Bristol and Sunflower, 3929 Bristol

Long Beach, California
Wednesday, June 9 at 4:30pm
Long Beach Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Way (Aquarium Way & Shoreline Drive)
The Aquarium, which claims its mission is "to instill a sense of wonder, respect, and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants, and ecosystems" just took $1 million from oil criminals BP and unveiled a "BP Sea Otter Habitat." This sickinging double-standard shows the utter bankruptcy of the Aquarium's board of directors and attempts to provide cover for BP's crimes.
Contact: 213-251-1025 or

San Francisco, California
Tuesday, June 8 at 5 p.m.
BP Offices
90 New Montgomery St. (near Mission St.)
Contact: 415-821-6545,


Boise, Idaho
Thursday, June 10 at 3:30 pm
Downtown Boise (Corner of Capitol & Front St. in front the Grove Hotel - approx. 245 S. Capitol Blvd)
Rally to show support of seizing BP Assets to aid the Gulf Coast Oil Spill clean up efforts.
Contact: - - -


Batavia, Illinois
Thursday, June 10, 5 p.m.
Bill Fosters headquarters, 100 block of River St.
Rally in front of Bill Foster's offices to demand the government holds BP accountable, and makes them pay for the damage and devistation they have caused.


Ann Arbor, Michigan
Tuesday, June 8 at 5:30 p.m.
Federal Building, 200 E. Liberty
Bring signs.
Contact: Catherine Wilkerson at

Flint, Michigan
Monday, June 7, 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.
BP station on corner of Dort hwy and Court Street

Muskegon, Michigan
Thursday, June 10, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
BP Station, 3003 Whitehall Road (between Whitehall and North Muskegon, Michigan)
Please feel free to join in at the location.

St. Joseph, Michigan
Wednesday, June 9 at 5 p.m.
BP gast station on the corner of Napier (2501 Niles Ave.)


Syracuse, New York
Friday, June 11 at 5:30 p.m.
Federal Building, 100 S. Clinton St
Protest to demand the federal government seize BP's assets to provide immediate relief to the workers, communities, and environment that have been devastated as a result of BP's criminal negligence.


Columbus, Ohio
Tuesday, June 8 at 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
State House West Lawn
Oil spill vigil. No "moments of silence" are planned. Bring your handheld signs and banners. Signs with sticks or poles are not permitted--the state troopers will attempt to disperse groups with sticks, etc. even when they are just holding up a sign.
Contact: or Emily at 614-519-9491.


Roseburg, Oregon
Tuesday, June 8, 8 am until nightfall
2532 NE Stephens Street (on the sidewalk)
We will be walking in between kid cents and umpqua video.
Contact: Wendy Burns at or look for us that day and join us live.


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wednesday, June 9 at 5 p.m.
Across from City Hall (15th and Market)
Visibility action


Williamsburg, Virginia
Thursday, June 10 at 3 p.m.
BP gas station, 1305 Richmond Road.
Demand the seizure of BP's assets to provide comprehensive compensation and relief for all affected people and for cleaning up the environment.
Contact: Dave Koenig at


Seattle, Washington
Tuesday, June 8th, 7:00 PM
Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
More info here:


  1. My brother inlaw is being deployed to Houma, LA for a week for training with helping with the clean up, then he'll be stationed somewhere in the Gulf for the next 2-3 months. He is a Coast Guard Reservist. Just thought maybe you could give a shout out to the men and woman of the Coast Guard who are willing to leave thier families behind to help where they are needed the most.

    norse1965 on Twitter

  2. The Aquarium of the Pacific got the money for the otter exhibit over 4 years ago... get your facts and stories straight.

  3. It is great to see companies getting a kick in the teeth for the environmental damage that they do. As an observer, I find the Americans coming saying things like 'lets seize their assets' make American sound like a bunch of hypocrites.

    I am not sure how many Americans have heard of the Bhopal disaster in India disaster which was caused by an American pesticide company in 1984. The victims of the disaster are still waiting for justice and compensation. I heard on the radio that one survivor who lost 11 members of her family was offered only 5 cents in compensation!!. Are 11 lives work only 5 cents?. Some 2,000 people lost their lives and 500,000 ere exposed to toxic gases. This is the fault of an American company. So where is the outrage from Americans?

    I just wish that Americans would fight for environmental justice for EVERYONE.

    How long must the people of Bhopal wait?

    How many children have been orphanned and grown up with mothers, fathers?

    You can read the Guardian article about the Bhopal disaster.