Action group Crude Awakening in collaboration with Climate Justice Action and Climate Camp have organised a day of protest against the oil industry and the oil companies destruction of the environment. The planned mass action is due to take place on Saturday October 16 in central London. A statement on the Crude Awakening website crudeawakening.org.uk says:
"Floods in Pakistan, drought in Russia, huge glaciers breaking up in Greenland...
Our climate system is rapidly sliding into crisis, as oil companies destroy people's lives and the environment to keep sucking up their profits.
Oil saturates every aspect of our lives. Oil profits lubricate the financial markets and its sponsorship clings like a bad smell to our cultural institutions. It flows through pipelines to the pumps, airports and factories of our cities.
The failure of the UN COP15 process showed us – if there was ever any doubt – that government and industry can’t tackle climate change. It’s up to us and it’s time to up the ante.
As a movement, our actions against coal and aviation have made a real difference. Now oil’s time is up.
Together, on October 16, let's give the oil industry a Crude Awakening.
Meet in central London. Be ready to move, to HOLD A SPACE and to leave that space in a way that shows we've been there.
Be creative. Be prepared. Be there."