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EF! Drops Banner Next To Richmond Bridge, As Broad Alliance Prepares For August 15th
by robin hood
Friday Aug 14th, 2009 12:02 AM
What: Banner targeting Chevron and the connection of their industry to climate change is hung off island next to Richmond/ San Rafael Bridge, in advance of August 15 Mass March Protest at Chevron Richmond Refinery.
When: Thursday, August13th, 2009 at 4pm.

Where: Red Rock Island, on South side of the Richmond Bridge (close to the Richmond side).

Who: Earth First!, as part coalition of the Mobilization for Climate
Justice-West: http://www.west.actforclimatejustice.org/

Why: As part of an Earth First! revival in the Bay Area, Chevron is being targeted as a false propagandist who tries to promulgate a “Jobs vs. the Environment” controversy, when in fact Chevron is a gross polluter of Richmond and the world. This action is in solidarity with the Mobilization for Climate Justice –West, and in support of August 15thMass Festival, March, and Protest at Chevron Richmond Refinery.

The banner’s large letters say “Hey Chevron: No Jobs on a Dead Planet!”

Members of the Mobilization for Climate Justice are a diverse network of over 25 organizations and concerned community members demanding clean air and appropriate green jobs for Richmond, and climate justice for all. Visit: http://www.west.actforclimatejustice.org/ for more background.
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Comments  (Hide Comments)

by pc
Monday Aug 24th, 2009 8:42 AM
I drive on the RSR Bridge twice a day and have been trying to read the sign; a couple of things:
1. the sign is too small- make it bigger
2. what happens when we get some serious wind, the sign is on the lee of the island (lucky) but there tends to be a lot of wind in that region of the bay
3. Aside from people who live/work in Marin- who are you targeting?
by Don Kingery
Thursday Sep 10th, 2009 1:45 PM
I appreciate the concern Earth First has for the planet and their activism against those they feel are not being responsible citizens. I belong to a local kayaking club and there has been some discussion about the banner on our email list-serve -- mostly asking what it said and wondering if the people who put a large piece of plasic out on Red Rock are planning on retrieving it. Today someone posted that it has blown over and is torn up and less readable than before. It seems to be serving no useful purpose at this point and is now trash. Are the guys who put it out planning on cleaning up after themselves?