Wednesday, June 02, 2010

June 3: SEIZE BP

NYC Protest to demand: SEIZE BP!
National Days of Action

Thursday, June 3, 5pm

JP Morgan Chase World Headquarters*
270 Park Avenue (48th Street)

(6/E/V Trains to 51st St)
(*Chase owns close to 30 percent of BP's public stock)

(RSVP on Facebook)

Yesterday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced a "criminal probe" to investigate whether BP "broke any laws." That completely misses the point! Of course BP broke laws. But what everyone in the country wants to know from the Obama administration is whether the government will defend the interests of the people whose livelihoods have been destroyed and offer any hope of salvaging the environment in the Gulf of Mexico.

A criminal probe will last years. By then, the criminals at BP will have reorganized the company or dissolved it, with BP's assets handed over to some other big oil conglomerate before BP has to pay out. Its executives will be paid handsomely; the people whose lives it has destroyed will be left to suffer. The government must act now to seize BP's assets before the company "reorganizes."

From coast to coast, people are stepping up to the plate and organizing demonstrations for the Seize BP Week of Action in their cities and towns.

The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition will take to the streets from Thursday, June 3 to Thursday, June 10 in cities across the country to demand: Seize BP!

For more information: 212-694-8720,

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