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Oil spills, oil kills. Learn more and take a stand.

June 9, 2010

Crude: The Real Price of Oil
7pm  Thurs. June 17
Trinity U M Church
1100 Lake Dr. SE Grand Rapids

Rally against BP
5pm  Friday June 18
BP in Eastown
1560 Lake Dr SE, Grand Rapids

Does the oil spill make you angry? Does it have you wondering just how much more corporate inflicted damages the earth and the creatures living on it can withstand?

Here’s your chance to learn more about the true costs of oil and take action against BP.

Thursday June 17, The Bloom Collective hosts a screening of Crude: The Real Price of Oil, 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1100 Lake Dr. SE in Grand Rapids. “The inside story of the infamous ‘Amazon Chernobyl’ case, Crude is a real-life high stakes legal drama, set against a backdrop of the environmental movement, global politics, celebrity activism, human rights advocacy, the media, multinational corporate power.”

This is the film that made headlines in May, 2010, when Federal Judge Lewis A. Kaplan ordered Joe Berlinger, its producer and director, to turn over more than 600 hours of raw footage used to create the film to Chevron. Chevron acquired Texaco in 2001 and is attempting to wiggle out of potential damages of $27.3 billion for the horrific injury that Texaco’s personnel inflicted on the indigenous people.

Rally against BP!

On Friday June 18, a group of local folks is asking everyone who is fed up with BP’s actions, including its latest PR ploy to highjack Internet searches about the oil spill, to join for a 5 p.m. rally against BP at the BP in Eastown,1560 Lake Dr SE, Grand Rapids.

Take a stand for a viable future. Find out more about the BP disaster. And, come away with ideas for challenging our social and economical dependence on—and addiction to—oil.

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