I’d buy a ticket, hell, I’d even buy a few shares of British Petroleum stock just so I could get in the door to watch, and then set them on fire during the middle of the meeting:
From the Independent…
“Annual general meetings are sometimes stormy affairs, but the tempest swirling around the London AGM of the oil giant BP this morning looks unprecedented.
At least half a dozen vociferous and angry groups are set to lay siege to the British Petroleum board and its American chief executive, Bob Dudley, when they go through the annual ritual of facing their shareholders at the Excel convention centre in London’s Docklands.
Fishermen and women from the Gulf Coast in the United States who were hit by the oil spill that followed the explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig will be joined in protests at the meeting by indigenous communities who are angry about the company’s involvement in tar sands extraction in Canada.”
And the quote of the day, from Diane Wilson, a commercial fisherman from Texas who will be at the meeting today, the same Diane Wilson who had to be dragged out of a US Senate hearing on the oil spill last year:
“I want to give a voice to an outrage and make it clear that these corporations need to be held accountable for what they do…I have three charges against me, have been banned from Washington DC and I could face 800 days in jail. Yet no one from BP has been charged with anything.”
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Have a nice day.