[mgj-discuss] FW: Spill into Washington DC, A Protest Against BP & Big Oil This Saturday & Sunday!
nbloch at igc.org
Fri Sep 3 23:24:46 EDT 2010
*"Who has the authority to say someone else is not being a good steward of
*"Anyone who notices."*
Spill into Washington DC, A Protest Against BP & Big Oil!. *Rally* Saturday
September 4th, 2pm Lafayette park. *Concert* Sunday September 5th, Solar
Powered on the National Mall (Air & Space Museum) 11am-4pm. Featuring
National Speakers & Supporting Artists:
*DC LABOR CHORUS*
*with SHEPHERD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS*
*This is a remarkable ensemble that cuts across generations and races. They
will be singing Pete Seeger's newly written BP Protest song "Countin' on Me,
Countin' on You" directed by Elise Bryant, with music teacher Ken Giles
(guitarist). They will also perform "Solar Carol" a positive environmental
song, and others. They represent the best of what American education is
about, passing on from one group to the next the SONGS OF FREEDOM AND
JUSTICE that moved them as they moved others before them...Odetta, Joan
Baez, Martin Luthor King Jr., Pete Seeger, Paul Robeson, Duke Ellington. The
students learn about "the power of song" and they learn, as we did before
them, that "it is empowering to sing together" for a better world. *
*Pete Seeger's newly reworked Protest song "Countin' on Me, Countin' on You"
*"It's time to turn things around, trickle up, not trickle down,*
*God's countin' on me, God's countin' on you.*
*And when 'drill, baby, drill' leads to 'spill, baby, spill'*
*God's countin' on me, God's countin' on you."*
*& special guests -* *Katherine Archer*
As the BP Oil Gusher grew in the Gulf of Mexico, so did singer/songwriter
Katherine Archer's frustration. Rather than sit around feeling totally
helpless, she channeled that angst into her song, BLACK BLACK BLOOD. In her
words, "I felt compelled to help give all those effected by this disaster a
Katherine is a native Virginian who now resides in St. Augustine, Florida.
Natural Florida is her muse, and the focus of her music is to educate and
inspire people of all ages to take care of our precious planet and all her
*Johnny Bonneville - *The Traveling Man, Story Teller & Green-Friendly DC
area Roots Musician *Johnny Bonneville *performs *“Oyster Shell Blues”**.*
*Linda Hooper-Bui from LSU*
*John Wathen from Waterkeepers Alliance*
*Diane Wilson from Codepink (Saturday only)*
*Medea Benjamin from Codepink*
*Lydia** Johnson *- Rally founder, Sociologist and Professor
*Lee Perkins *- Creator of the Boycott BP Facebook page which has over
*Gary Holland *- Audio engineer for Jacques and Jean-Michel Cousteau since
1983 will serve as our MC for this event.
*Kindra Arneson *- fisherman's wife and Gulf activist who has inspired
countless to stand up and take action.
*Cherri Foytlin *- Gulf resident who has been requesting a personal meeting
with Barack Obama to address the problems caused by the Spill.
*Magenta Burton *is riding a bicycle from Wisconsin to Washington D.C. to
attend the rally. She'll tow her four year old son behind her the entire
*Merela Monte *is an environmental activist and immigrant from the Eastern
*Rick F*rye is a BP oil spill activist and Gulf Coast resident who recently
relocated due to the spill's related health and safety issues.
*Kimberly Wolf *is a life-long Gulf Coast resident who became an
environmental activist on 4/20/10.
*Lauren Goldfinch*, a New Orleans native, is with the Krewe of Dead
Pelicans, a grass-roots group that came together to demand action as a
result of the Gulf Oil Disaster. She will speak on the public health crisis
that continues in the Gulf.
*Stuart Smith *is a native of New Orleans and an attorney with the firm of
Smith Stag. His firm specializes in representing individuals who have been
injured by toxic chemicals and defective products and obtained a verdict of
over $1 billion against Exxon/Mobile. He is working on behalf of many of
the victims of the BP Gulf Oil Disaster.
*Jerry Moran *is a photographer from New Orleans, whose images have been
shown all over the world. He is presently devoting himself full-time to
documenting the devastation caused by the BP Disaster throughout the Gulf.
*Dr. Linda Hooper-Bui: *Professor from LSU who will be addressing the
science blackout which is making it nearly impossible to collect data for
analysis about the state of water and wildlife in the Gulf Of Mexico.
For More Information Visit http://spillintowashington.org
Or to become a volunteer, Call John at 202-286-5586
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