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Tesla: What Kind of Green?
by GB
Saturday Jan 9th, 2010 11:13 PM
Photos of demo in front of showroom in Menlo Park, Calfornia. Corporate media aired coverage of the demonstration at 6 and 11 pm on Bay Area Channel 5.

What kind of green does Tesla like best? Green as in environmental or as in "big profits"?

Photos: R. Robertson under Creative Commons License except where indicated. Contact indybay for permission to reproduce in profit-making media.

Thanks to the Raging Grannies for these songs:


Tesla Don't Go to Downey (tune: MICHAEL ROW THE BOAT ASHORE)

Tesla dreamt up fancy cars, in San Caaar-los
They're a start-up on the move, in San Caaar-los
Now they're selling these cars on, El Camino
Fancy showroom for the stars on, El Camiii-no
Why not build the cars nearby, like in Fremont
There's an empty auto site, right in Fremont
Can't believe they'd build green cars, down in Downey
Where some toxic wastes were found, down in Downey
Electric cars will pave the way
People Rise Up
Built in Safe Environments
Tesla Wise Up!

GREEN CARS (tune: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean)

Oh, Downey LIes on a big brownfield
OH downey is in a strange place
If Tesla is green why a brownfield
Please build on a site that is safe!

Green Cars Green Cars
Oh why would you build them on toxic waste
Green Cars Green Cars
Don't make this decision in haste!


§solidarity with labor
by GB Saturday Jan 9th, 2010 11:13 PM

§Speaker
by GB Saturday Jan 9th, 2010 11:13 PM

Photo by B. Good
§greeting other demonstrators
by GB Saturday Jan 9th, 2010 11:13 PM

§Grannies line-up in front of the showroom
by GB Saturday Jan 9th, 2010 11:13 PM

§Kickin' up heels while singing
by GB Saturday Jan 9th, 2010 11:13 PM

photo by B. Good
§cough cough along El Camino
by GB Saturday Jan 9th, 2010 11:13 PM

§Grannies Say: Why Not Nummi?
by GB Saturday Jan 9th, 2010 11:13 PM

The Nummi plan in Fremont is closing down...why can't Tesla hire the displaced UAW workers?
§Popo spotted
by GB Saturday Jan 9th, 2010 11:13 PM

Actually 'twas not a problem, said the Grannies. They protest along this strip of El Camino now and then, and have a "friend" in "Officer Matt".
Photo by B. Good.
§Officer Matt says Grannies know the rules
by GB Saturday Jan 9th, 2010 11:13 PM

§Granny Mary's sandwich board message
by GB Saturday Jan 9th, 2010 11:13 PM