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Raging Grannies at Dealership ProtestingTesla's Plans to Build on Downey Toxic Dump Site
by California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day
Saturday Jan 9th, 2010 10:45 PM
The Raging Grannies of the Peninsula joined with the California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day http://www.workersmemorialday to protest plans by Tesla Motors Inc. to build a green auto assembly plant on the Downey toxic dump site.
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Raging Grannies At Tesla Motors Inc. Menlo Park Dealership On 1/9/2010 Prostesting Tesla's Plans For Building On Downey Toxic Dump Site
Stop Tesla’s Plans to Build Auto Plant On Downey Dump Site
Is Tesla Nuts Building An Auto Plant At A Toxic Dump Site?

California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day
http://www.workersmemorialday.org

Raging Grannies Action League http://www.RagingGrannies.com

The California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day and the Peninsula Raging Grannies are calling on the Tesla management and the Google major stake holders Larry Page and Sergey Brin along with former owner of Paypal Elon Musk and Tesla CEO to stop any plans to build a Tesla auto assembly plant on the Downey toxic dump site. At present, they are moving ahead with plans to build a “green” auto assembly plant at the toxic downey dump site in Southern California where hundreds of workers have been sickened. IATSE Local 44 movie propmaker and former Downey Studio worker Steve Basile visited the world headquarters of Tesla in San Carlos on December 9, 2009 and was told by Tesla Vice President for communications Ricardo Reyes that they were concerned and would make arrangements to meet with the workers. Instead Reyes and Tesla have refused to return email and calls from the injured movie workers at the Downey site.
http://blip.tv/file/2979892
Tesla has received a $465 million loan from the Obama Department of Energy DOE to build the non-union assembly auto plant.
The Peninsula Raging Grannies are active supporters of “green” technology and electric cars but do not believe that Tesla should be building or considering to build such a site at a former Super Fund toxic dump site where IATSE movie propmakers and SEIU Kaiser workers have become sickened. The site owner and toxic developer Stuart Lichter who owns IRG and toxic dump sites around the country recently lost a SLAPP suit in which he charged the injured workers and advocates had slandered him and his business. Has Tesla learned the results of this suit of Stuart Lichter to cover up the deadly dangers at the toxic dump site?
Concerned workers, residents and supporters of Green cars should contact Tesla to let them not that this is not “green” engineering and planning.

California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day
http://www.workersmemorialday.org
http://blip.tv/file/2453925 Press Conference Los Angeles Press Club
http://blip.tv/file/2483914 Testimony by Downey Workers At Downey Kaiser Hospital Site
http://letsintroduceourselves.us/wordpress/
http://downey.kaiserpapers.info/




§Is Tesla Nuts?
by California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day Saturday Jan 9th, 2010 10:45 PM
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Is Tesla Nuts?
§Why build A Green Auto Plant On A Toxic Dump Site?
by California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day Saturday Jan 9th, 2010 10:45 PM
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§Raging Grannies Protest Tesla plans to build on toxic dump site
by California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day Saturday Jan 9th, 2010 10:45 PM
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Raging Grannies Sing A Song For Solidarity And Workers Health and Safety
§"Why Not Nummi"
by California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day Saturday Jan 9th, 2010 10:45 PM
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Raging Grannies ask why instead of closing NUMMI isn't it going to be used to build the Tesla green car?

Comments  (Hide Comments)

by awake
Sunday Jan 10th, 2010 10:57 AM
... to the Raging Grannies for their dedication and courageous commitment towards social justice!
by how many of these
Monday Jan 11th, 2010 11:13 AM
How many of these people have even spent time on the site? None. Talk to the people that worked there for decades.
by RG
Monday Jan 11th, 2010 12:11 PM
You don't need to have gone to Iraq to know that war is wrong! See the Grannies statement at: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/01/09/18634820.php. They are asking Tesla to investigate the disproportionate number of illnesses. Many many more people have become ill than would be statistically expected were the site not a brownfield.
by workersmemoriaday.org
Tuesday Jan 12th, 2010 1:08 AM

How Many should know that many have been sickened including IATSE Local 44 movie propmaker Steve Basile and Gail Shephard who was a cast tech at Downey Kaiser and a member of SEIU UHW.
Listen to Steve Basile talk about what he is going through.

Tesla Motors Visited By IATSE44 propmaker Steve Basile "Tesla Don't Build An Auto Plant At Stuart Lichter owned Downey dump site"
http://blip.tv/file/3017234

On Dec. 10, 2009 IATSE Local 44 movie propmaker Steve Basile with his wife Skye went to the world headquarters of Tesla Motors Inc. to let them know about the dangerous conditions at the Stuart Lichter IRG owned Downey site where they are considering building a "green" auto assembly plant with $465 million of Department of Energy DOE funds. He met with Ricardo Reyes VP Communications who promised that he would meet with them again. Reyes has refused any further communication. For further information go to: http://www.workersmemorialday.org Produced by Labor Video Project laborvideo.blip.tv http://www.laborvideo.org (415)282-1908

The picture is of the fungus in Kaiser hospital worker Gail Shephard's feet and legs. Tesla knows about this but still wants to build at Downey