Tar Sands Tour Revealed!

Tuesday 12th April, 7pm

Calling BP to Account – Tar Sands, Deepwater Horizon and beyond…

Rich Mix, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA

You are invited to a public meeting in advance of BP’s AGM, that will bring together a diverse coalition of individuals and organisations who are working together to call BP to account for the social and environmental impacts of their activities around the world. Join First Nations from Canada, fishermen and women from the Gulf of Mexico, shareholders, NGOs, lawyers and activists for an evening of information sharing and strategising, on the eve of BP’s Annual General Meeting (14th April).A chance to listen to first-hand accounts of how BP’s decision to go into the Alberta tar sands will affect indigenous communities, the local environment and the global climate. A chance to hear from those whose livelihoods have been destroyed by the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe. And a chance to build stronger links between different campaigns and strategies working to restrain the destructive activities of one of the world’s oil giants.

Calling BP to Account – Invitation

Please RSVP to [email protected]

Co-hosted by Greenpeace, PLATFORM, FairPensions and Rising Tide.

Thursday April 14th, 10:30 am


We will be inside and outside BP’s Annual General Meeting with a clear message: ‘don’t go into the Tar Sands.’ If you would like to join us email [email protected]

Friday April 15th, 7pm

Tipping the Balance – Tar Sands, Indigenous Rights and Community Resilience workshop and film screening.

Grow Heathrow, Vineries Close, Sipson, West Drayton, UB7 0JG

Indigenous activists resisting the Alberta Tar Sands will join with Transition Heathrow for a workshop on building community resilience and the UK Premiere of the new documentary: Tipping Point – The Age of the Oil Sands!

What are the Tar Sands? Learn more about the Tar Sands giga-project and the growing resistance. What have they got to do with us in the UK? Learn about how the UK is involved in the tar sands and the vibrant movement in the UK working in solidarity with First Nations community members to shut down the tar sands. Building community resilience: The resistance to extractive destructive mining, response to peak oil and airport expansion all require the re-envisioning how our communities work together both locally and internationally.

8:30 pm UK Premiere Tipping Point: The Age of the Oil Sands!

This documentary takes us to the heart of the struggle of resistance to the world’s largest industrial project. Not to be missed!

Sunday 17th April, 2pm

BP and Culture: Time to Break It Off!

Tate Modern, London

In the week between BP’s AGM on April 14th and the one year anniversary of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on April 20th, we are calling for actions and creative interventions to show the true nature of BP’s damaging activities around the world, and to persuade our most prestigious galleries and cultural spaces to liberate themselves from BP’s dirty money. On the anniversary of the Gulf spill, let’s reveal the sticky black stuff behind BP’s shiny green logo, and pile on the pressure to kick BP out of our cultural spaces for good. We will join the Rising Tide, Liberate Tate, Climate Camp London, Climate Rush and Art Not Oil for a day of action against extraction.

Monday April 18th 7-9pm

Clean the Banks! RBS People’s AGM

Edinburgh University Chaplaincy, Edinburgh

Canada’s tar sands are the biggest energy project in the world, creating pollution ponds visible from space, felling the ancient boreal forests and threatening indigenous people’s rights. From this test-bed, the industry is now expanding globally; to Madagascar, Venezuela and Congo. After a massive public bailout RBS continues to provide finance for companies mining tar sands around the world. On the eve of the RBS AGM in Edinburgh this event is a vote against UK tax money financing fossil fuels!

Indigenous people in Canada are fighting ‘the most destructive project on earth’ – the extraction of oil from tar sands and the building of a super-pipeline through their ancestral lands. Hear their stories first hand and learn what we can do to cure RBS of its oil addiction and help stop tar sands spreading to other parts of the world.

FREE, register here.

Organized with WDM, Indigenous Environmental Network, People & Planet Edinburgh, UK Tar Sands Network, Friends of the Earth Scotland, Platform and SEAD.

Tuesday April 19th, 10:30 am


First Nations community member will be inside RBS’s Annual General Meeting to raise their concerns with banks investment in the destruction of their homelands.

One Response to “Tar Sands Tour Revealed!”

  1. […] campaign for the UK Tar Sands Network and the IEN, you can find out more about their tar sands tour here. Both the Network and IEN have worked with the Council of Canadians in warning of the risks of the […]

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