Over two months after the oil spill
began seeping into the Gulf of
Mexico, the flow has not been stopped and the world's outrage against BP
is at a new high. Activist Adam Quirk has an idea
how to compel greater action from BP where threats of federal regulation
and President's Obama $20 billion escrow fund have not succeeded. Quirk
is raising $2,000 -- he's just over halfway there -- to stage the
ultimate World Cup-inspired protest. "In order to put a bit of public
pressure on them, we plan to buy 100 vuvuzelas and hire 100 vuvuzela
players off Craigslist to play in front of BP's International
Headquarters in London for an entire work day. Ideally, the players will
keep coming back every day until they fix the gusher," Quirk writes.
half of the raised funds will go towards vuvuzela-related activities.
The other half is meant to be donated to a Gulf recovery fund
by the Center for Biological
Diversity. Quirk concedes, "I know this isn't going to change anything,
but it will draw attention back to BP after the invevitable 24hr news
cycle finds some celebrity sex scandal to distract us with.
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