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Gulf Coast Fisherwoman ‘Breaches the Peace’ at BP Shareholder Meeting

By Renee Feltz
Democracy Now

Security officers at BP’s shareholder meeting [on April 14] in London blocked the entrance of a delegation of four fishermen and women from the Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coast area heavily damaged by last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Among them was Diane Wilson, a fourth-generation fisherwoman from the Texas Gulf Coast. She was there to present BP executives with the Ethecon Black Planet award for companies who represent a danger to the planet.

Wilson is a past recipient of the the group’s Blue Planet Award and author of Diary of an Eco-Outlaw An Unreasonable Woman Breaks the Law for Mother Earth. She confronted BP’s former CEO Tony Hayward when he testified before Congress last June. She told Democracy Now! what happened when she tried to enter the BP meeting.

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April Activism: New Books to Fire You Up

By Chelsea Green

Whether it’s union protests in Wisconsin or populist uprisings in the Middle East, ordinary people right this minute are refusing to yield to government dictators and corporatocracies. There’s never been a better time to stand together for our rights and take action on the issues that matter.

We’re excited to announce the release of two activist titles: Get Up Stand Up by Bruce Levine and Diary of an Eco-Outlaw by Diane Wilson. Get the tools you need to organize in your community by taking advantage of our April Activism book sale. Now through April 10, all items are 25% off.

Jailed more than 50 times for civil disobedience, Diane Wilson has stood up for environmental justice and peace around the world – a fact that has earned her many kudos from environmentalists and peace activists alike, and that has forced progress where progress was hard to come by.

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