Ten years ago, a great battle was fought in the streets of Seattle to defeat corporate power. On the tenth anniversary of this victorious fight, DC climate activists delivered “melted glaciers” to the offices of “Climate Criminals.”
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Rough video of Bank of America melted glacier delivery
The DC protests on the 10th Anniversary of the Battle of Seattle were staged to demand that “climate criminals” like Shell,BP, Conoco-Phillips(oil), Bank of America(coal), the American petroleum Institute, and the US Chamber of Commerce NOT send their lobbyists to the Dec 7 to Dec 18 Climate Conference in Copenhagen.
The Bank of America, BP, Concoco/Phillips, and several other corporate targets had water from the glaciers they have melted thrown on the floor of their fancy lobbies. The US Chamber of Commerce and the American Petroleum Institute(API) predicted they would face attack and were too heavily defended, so the melted glacier water was dumped outside, but within the zones they were defending. At API this was over the aggressive objection of security guards who had yellow taped off the building and set a defensive perimeter outside.
Betweeen these targets the march took to the streets in a festive snake march, bottling up traffic in places like I, K, L sts and Connecticut Ave. The total target list was
the Chamber of Commerce at 1615 H St, a branch of the Bank of America at 888 17th st, the offices of both BP ahnd Conoco/Phillips at 1776 I st,API at 1220 L st, the US Council on International Business at 1400 K st #905, and finally the offices of sHell and Chevron at 1401 I st.
Meanwhile, the World Trade Organization is foolishly meeting on the tenth anniversary of the Battle of Seattle, no doubt in another futile attempt to remove the stake from the Doha Round(Seattle Round)’s heart.
On Saturday, November 28, protesters in Geneva, Switzerland, burned luxury cars and smashed banks and upscale shops. Reuters reported that ” A pall of smoke hung over the city centre” though they could not say which side had generated it.