Calling all people in South Florida, if you’re angry about the Gulf oil spill and all its associated crimes, please come to an organizing meeting for a new coalition to fight back against these atrocities and those responsible. I’ll be there — hope you will too!
Here’s the Facebook page:
Mass Organizing Meeting to Stop the Gulf Ecological Disaster
Date: Saturday, July 10, 2010
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Location: St. Maurice Catholic Church (Hospitality Room), 2851 Stirling Road, Dania Beach, Florida
Building on the heels of June 26th’s huge Hands Across the Sand protest and numerous local initiatives protesting BP and offshore drilling, a number of activists and people new to activism are starting to combine forces to begin building a powerful MOVEMENT demanding action against the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, full immediate compensation for all those affected, an end to offshore drilling and support for clean, renewable energy sources.
We’re just starting out and we’re having our first MASS PUBLIC MEETING. We’re looking at building support for a variety of creative tactics to channel our outrage, our sadness, our commitment, and our determination to win. THIS IS A LONG-TERM FIGHT! It will need to be a huge mass movement if it’s going to go anywhere. It’s taken the ongoing ecocide in the Gulf to take this organizing to a whole new level. But we also realize the problem is much larger than just BP or any single company.
You have an historic opportunity to get in on the ground floor of this newly emerging movement. We’ve yet to decide on how we want to organize ourselves, what we want to do next, even what we call ourselves. Because we’re in South Florida, what we say and do can have a national and international impact. We’re making connections with folks organizing in the Gulf Coast and beyond. But we need YOU if we’re going to make this into a large and powerful force that can actually win.
Our mission is nothing less than saving Planet Earth. Help make history on Saturday, July 10th. It’s up to you.
St. Maurice Church is located at 2851 Stirling Road in Dania Beach (Broward County), FL. From I-95 Stirling Road exit, go west about a mile to the traffic light at Lakeshore Dr. Turn on Lakeshore and the parking lot is immediately there on your right. The Hospitality Room is on the first floor of the only two-story building on the campus, right next to the Chapel (not the Church).