When: Saturday, 15th May
Meet: 1PM at Oxford Circus
Second Party Flyer
Bring: a zone 1-2 tube pass, noisemakers, your friends & family and your
Oxford Circus meeting point map: http://tinyurl.com/OCnw-SVmap
Shutting down a petrol station for 5 hours on a sunny Saturday afternoon
was so much fun we’re going to do it again. Shell’s Hell – in the tar
sands and beyond - is next in the firing line.
Party 1 had Samba, twin sound systems, a live Ceilidh band, face-painting,
free cakes and 200 people. Party 2 will be bigger and better, with
activists joining us from Brighton, Oxford and beyond.
See here for a video of Party at the Pumps Part 1:
And for all you cyclists out there, there will be a special Party at the
Pumps Critical Mass making its way to the party. Meet 1PM at Marble Arch
(under the arch).
Get ready for sunshine, music, and dancing on the forecourt!
Why target Shell?
Party at the Pumps Part 2 is taking place just three days before Shell’s
AGM, where the company will come under fire from shareholders over its
plans in the Canadian tar sands; and a week before the Merthyr to Mayo
solidarity bike ride, which will link two communities in Wales and Ireland
resisting fossil fuel extraction.
Party at the Pumps is in solidarity with communities around the world who
are resisting Shell’s destruction of lives and livelihoods, poisoning of
lands and waters, and fuelling of climate chaos. In Northern Canada,
Shell’s tar sands projects are ignoring First Nations treaty rights,
causing rare forms of cancer and killing wildlife
( http://www.ienearth.org/tarsands.html). In Rossport, Ireland, a dangerous
onshore pipeline and massive refinery are transforming an area of
outstanding natural beauty into an environmental disaster zone with
serious public health and safety implications
( http://www.rossportsolidaritycamp.org). And in Nigeria, where Ken
Saro-Wiwa and eight Ogoni colleagues were hung by the Nigerian state for
campaigning against Shell’s devastation of the Niger Delta, resistance to
Shell and Big Oil continues ( http://www.remembersarowiwa.com).
These struggles may be happening in distant places, but they are driven
from Shell HQ. On May 15th, we bring the resistance to the heart of
This action is jointly called by London Rising Tide/London Tar Sands
Network and Climate Camp London.