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roowyrm | 09.02.2010 17:55 | Tar Sands | Climate Chaos | Globalisation

The Canadian Tar Sands Oil-ympics - The Race to the Tar Sands is On!
Saturday February 13th, is the opening day of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. That’s right, it’s time for the Oil-ympics, and you can participate!

All you need to bring is ‘sports clothing’ (winter if possible) and a sense of mischief and fun to Canada House in Trafalgar Square, this Saturday, February 13th at 12:00 pm. Attendees will be divided into three oily teams: ‘BP’, ‘Shell’ and ‘Total’, all ready to ‘Race to the Tar Sands’?

Ever tried curling? Come along and and help sweep out BP, Shell, and RBS as they all race headlong into the Tar Sands.

The Canadian Tar Sands in Alberta is one of the single biggest industrial projects on earth, the environmental and social nightmare that is the Tar Sands – is currently producing the dirtiest oil on the planet. There is currently a global “race to the tar sands” and the main competitors Shell, Total and BP are all racing ahead to extract unconventional oil from the Canadian Tar Sands, regardless of the environmental and social costs of extraction and opposition from local communities affected by the

Although the oil is being extracted in Canada, there are direct links to the UK. Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and Barclays are all invested in the tar sands. Britain’s very own BP are about to reverse their decision to stay away from the destructive project, making ‘Beyond Petroleum’ nothing more than a Broken Promise.

This action is in solidarity with Canadian First Nations groups whose lands and communities are being devastated in the name of corporate profit, and who have called for a moratorium on the tar sands.

For more info about the Canadian Tar Sands, the Oil-ympics and the UK Tar Sands Network check out these links.


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