Critical Mass meeting point: 1PM at Marble Arch
Bring: a bike, noisemakers, your friends & family and your dancing shoes
Marble Arch meeting point map: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&tab=wl&q=marble%20arch%20
(Meeting point for those without bikes – Oxford Circus, 1PM.)
Critical Mass 15th May
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.
Facebook event – http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=112331352138187
Check out our video call-out here:
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).
This action is jointly called by London Rising Tide / London Tar Sands Network and Climate Camp London.
Celebration, demonstration, communication, emancipation, good vibration, determination, liberation, jubilation, politicization, revelation, calculation, realization, no gas station, new equation, world rotation, bicycle nation, CRITICAL MASS!