New Zealanders from Dunedin to Auckland led globalised protests to commemorate the one-year anniversary of BP’s Gulf Oil Disaster by demanding an end to the environmental destruction and climate destabilization created by fossil fuel and other extractive industries. Communities of Aotearoa stood alongside environmental, climate, and social justice groups all over the world in an International Day of Direct Action Against Extraction.
New Zealanders in Taranaki, Wellington, Dunedin, Whanganui, Nelson, Auckland, the East Cape and more were joined by Gulf Coast residents fighting offshore drilling, Appalachians resisting mountaintop removal coal mining, Pennsylvania and New York residents opposing natural gas hydrofracking, Canadians fighting tar sands mining in Alberta and more across the globe.
Reports of global activities are being compiled by Rising Tide North America at the www.extractionaction.net website.
Looks like we’ve got a movement on our hands…
Anniversary of the BP oil spill | Camp For Climate Action Aotearoa
New Zealand Wakes Up To The Global Day Of Action Against Extraction | Voxy.co.nz
Wellington.scoop.co.nz » Protestors deliver anti-mining message to Wellington businesses
Group rallies at Mount Maunganui against sea drilling
Oil spill remembrance marked by city march » The Gisborne Herald
Protest against oil exploration in New Zealand – Wellington | Demotix.com
Gisborne, NZ actions | Act Against Extraction
No Drilling Raukumara
Disaster marked with drilling protest | Stuff.co.nz
Gisborne hikoi against East Cape oil prospect
Global day of Action | Protest raises the dangers of oil spill
International [more updates coming through at www.extractionaction.net]
Gas stations have hoses locked in apparent anti-oil protest | abc7news.com
Flyover, vigils mark Gulf oil disaster anniversary – Action 3 News – Omaha, Nebraska News, Weather,.
Anti-BP Activists Stage Nude Lie-In, Pour Oil at Tate Britain
Protest Held In North Philadelphia To Mark Anniversary Of BP Oil Spill
Fishermen protest BP spill in Biloxi, MS | Act Against Extraction
Washington, DC: Activists tie up BP office doors with banner | Act Against Extraction
Photos and Video
Photo Essay: Apanui Iwi Protest Deep Sea Oil Drilling in NZ | Scoop News
Ahi Ka Action Group | Demotix.com
Wellington protest against oil drilling
anti drilling campaign 20th April
Outside the Brazillian Embassy
Flickr: The Day of Action against deep sea oil Pool
Taranaki in Solidarity – Global Day of Action Against Extraction
Hikoi Against Extraction: Remember the Gulf of Mexico.