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Diane Wilson Arrested in London

Posted By admin On April 15, 2011 @ 9:31 am In Nature & Environment | Comments Disabled

Gulf Coast shrimper-turned-environmental activist Diane Wilson was arrested on Thursday, April 14th in London while protesting outside the BP annual general meeting.

In a press statement, Diane said, “My community is dead. We’ve worked five generations there and now we’ve got a dead community . . . I am here to articulate the anger of thousands of Gulf Coast residents whose lives and livelihoods have been destroyed while the BP board continues to prosper.”

Listen to Diane’s interview [1] describing the day’s events on Democracy Now. Read more about her arrest and the delegation of Gulf Coast residents that traveled to London to hold BP accountable here [2] and here [3].

Diane’s new book is Diary of an Eco-Outlaw: An Unreasonable Woman Breaks the Law for Mother Earth [4]. Check it out along with her two other titles [5]in our bookstore now!

We’ll continue to provide updates on this story here and via our Facebook page [6], so stay tuned!


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[1] interview: http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2011/4/14/gulf_coast_fisherwoman_disrups_the_peace_at_bp_shareholder_meeting

[2] here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/apr/14/protesters-bp-agm

[3] here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/protesters-dragged-from-bp-annual-meeting-2267714.html

[4] Diary of an Eco-Outlaw: An Unreasonable Woman Breaks the Law for Mother Earth: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/diary_of_an_ecooutlaw:paperback

[5] two other titles : http://www.chelseagreen.com/authors/diane_wilson

[6] Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/chelseagreenpub

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