Direct Action Against the Oil IndustryTagged as: action cja climatechange climatejustice crudeawakening directaction environmentalism london oil
Published by group: Imc London Features
On Saturday 16th October, Climate campaigners gave the Oil Industry a Crude Awakening, taking direct action against the industry for its role in exacerbating climate change, as well as its devastating impact on local communities and environments around the world. Three blocs starting from three different places, one mass action - "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty".
Around 500 demonstrators converged on Stanford-le-Hope, site of Coryton oil refinery and Shell Haven Oils, blockading the entrances in three places using a variety of tactics. See report and pictures [2, 3, 4, 5][video,2][youandifilms][audio] See also Edinburgh Crude Awakening [flickr] - Camp Climat France: Total Refinery Action [info | pics]
For coverage:See CrudeAwakening website, follow the crudeawake and climatecamp twitter accounts or the #crudeawake hashtag, and check out the indymedia london Tumblewire, and the crudeawakening flickr account.
Crude Awakening is part of the Climate Justice Action's global week of action for climate justice, and is supported by a coalition of direct action groups: Space Hijackers, Plane Stupid, Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination, Rising Tide, Climate Camp, Liberate Tate, Earth First, UK Tar Sands network.
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