When President Obama comes to Providence, let him know that people in RI want to end the wars and occupations, protect civil liberties, and money for jobs not war. The event is at the Convention Center in downtown Providence.
Even as combat troops are pulled out of Iraq, 50,000 troops remain along with a surge in private contractors (75,000 and counting), along with numerous military bases. It is time to end the occupation. And time to end the occupation of Afghanistan. Time to end the drone attacks in Pakestan, Yemen and Somalia. Time to end the funding of Israel's occupation of Palestine. Bring all the troops home and stop funding wars and occupations. Demonstration and street theater.
Not only is BP destroying the Gulf, but it's transporting dirty tar sands for refining on the shores of Lake Michigan as well. What happened? How did BP shift from being the "cleaner" of the energy companies, to *this*?
It's time we start asking the hard questions and demanding real answers:
* Why were federal regulations ignored? And who in government allowed this?
Midwest Regional Action to support BDS We're planning something big for this year's shareholder meeting, and need your support at the protest! If you travel for one BDS event this year, consider making it the Caterpillar shareholder meeting in Chicago!
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