Activist Cindy Sheehan To Lead Protest Against Deepwater Horizon Unified Command Center In New Orleans

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June 20, 2010

Peace Activist, Cindy Sheehan to join other activists, scientists, and environmentalists in protest against BP’s “Oil-Cano” in the Gulf.

CONTACT INFO: Call Cindy Sheehan, National Director of Peace of the Action: 707-301-6177

As one of the People’s responses to a historic meeting of activists from all over the country, there will be a protest at the: Deepwater Horizon Unified Response Command Center in New Orleans, LA, on Monday, June 21st from 12pm to 2pm.

“Obviously, the government and British Petroleum are not as invested in this planet as the people are,” said Sheehan from New Orleans. “As usual, we the people need to force the corporatists to meet our needs.”

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American Crusaders: The rise of Christian nationalism in Post-9/11 America (2008)

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Christians cannot love their enemies and kill them, too
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A harrowing exploration of the rapid rise of American religious fanaticism after 9/11. This film explores an emerging ultra-rightwing mass movement seeking dominion over all aspects of contemporary American society. The film weaves archival video, contemporary Christian Nationalist movement propaganda (recruiting videos, apocalyptic/military video game imagery, etc. and original investigative material) to create an intense examination of the mindset and its will to power.

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Gulf oil spill: A hole in the world by Naomi Klein

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by Naomi Klein
The Guardian
19 June, 2010

Everyone gathered for the town hall meeting had been repeatedly instructed to show civility to the gentlemen from BP and the federal government. These fine folks had made time in their busy schedules to come to a high school gymnasium on a Tuesday night in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, one of many coastal communities where brown poison was slithering through the marshes, part of what has come to be described as the largest environmental disaster in US history.

“Speak to others the way you would want to be spoken to,” the chair of the meeting pleaded one last time before opening the floor for questions.

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