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WTO: Peaceful March for Global Justice, Not Environmental Racism
Date Saturday November 10
Time 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorWest County Toxics Coalition
Location Details
Richmond BART - march or shuttle-bus to Chevron refinery for festival
GLOBALIZE JUSTICE- NOT WAR! RESIST THE WTO GLOBAL DAYS OF ACTION AGAINST THE WTO MEETING IN QATAR SAT NOV 10, 12 NOON Peaceful March for Global Justice, Not Environmental Racism Richmond BART Schedule 12noon: Gather: Community activists from Richmond will welcome everyone and prepare to peacefully March for Global Justice, Not Environmental Racism and War March: The march is just over two very flat miles. The march will go west (right as you come out of BART—towards the Bay) on MacDonald through Richmond and residential areas, left on Richmond Parkway, right on Garrald Blvd. Under Highway 580 into the town of Point Richmond, right on Richmond Ave, first right on Railroad Ave, in one block as Railroad ends-- left on Tewksbury Ave, first right (under the Highway again) on Castro, left on Chevron Way to the Refinery Gate. Driving directions below. 2 pm: Festival of Resistance: at the gates of Chevron Refinery—lively protest, ceremony for victims of globalization and environmental racism, street theater, spoken word, Chumpi Ramiro—indigenous representative of the Achuar of Ecuador, Nigerian activist, Hiz Panic Latin Hip Hop, Starhawk. At the request of local environmental justice groups we are acting in solidarity with, we are not planning direct action for Saturday Nov 10th. Where: Richmond BART, last stop on the Richmond BART line, on the MacDonald side, which is to the right after you go down the stairs/escalator. We encourage people to take public transit, if possible. Driving directions below. There is plenty of free parking at BART. Food/Water: On Saturday people are encouraged to bring water and some food. There will be some water available and some food provided by East Bay Food Not Bombs and Seeds of Peace. Volunteer: To volunteer on the day of the actions, arrive at the designated location at 10:30am. We need volunteers to help carry art, images, murals and puppets, to help with traffic, leafleting the public, take sign ups for future work and more. We need volunteers to help get out postcards and posters that URGENTLY need to get out into windows and on the street. You can pick up posters at Project Underground at 1916A Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Berkeley. Or in San Francisco pick up materials at JustAct in San Francisco (333 Valencia #325), near 14th St. People are usually in 9-6pm Call (415) 431-4204 extensions 201 thru 211 We need volunteers to help answer phone calls about the actions and generally help out the organizing at Project Underground. Please leave a message for David or Catherine after the message if you can come in and help. ------------ Two years after its defeat in Seattle, the World Trade Organization(WTO) will meet again, November 9-13, in Doha, Qatar,a Persian Gulf dictatorship where protest is all but illegal. In response, people across the globe are localizing their resistance to once again stop the WTO's destructive agenda. After the tragedies of September 11, as the world mourns, as the US government bombs Afghanistan, as racist attacks take place, as our freedoms come under fire, and as the government manipulates this tragedy to push "free trade" agreements including dangerous new WTO agreements at the November meeting, it is now more important than ever to stand up for global justice as the foundation for real security. Our work for global justice is inseparable from our local community efforts against the day-to-day impact of the global system at the root of our social, economic and ecological problems environmental racism, skyrocketing incarceration, attacks on immigrant rights, housing displacement, low wages, lousy working conditions and cuts in social services. On Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10, we will support local environmental justice movements' fights against the toxic pollution from PG&E facilities across San Francisco and from Chevron and other industries in Richmond. PG&E and Chevron epitomize the corporations that benefit from WTO "free trade" policies, devastating local communities and environments across the globe from San Francisco, to Richmond, to Nigeria, to Ecuador and everywhere in between. November 10 is the anniversary of the execution of Nigerian environmentalist and Ogoni leader Ken Saro Wiwa. On the agenda for the WTO meeting in November are ways to expand corporate control over energy and oil, among other devastating negotiating topics. Another world is possible and a global & local movement is rising up to make it happen. Join us! Action for Local/Global Justice: Cosponsred by: Literacy for Environmental Justice, West County Toxics Coalition, Communities for a Better Environment, Laotian Organizing Project of Asian Pacific Environmental Network, West Contra Costa County Rainbow Coalition, Richmond Greens, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Freedom Rising Affinity Group, Art and Revolution, Project Underground, Solidarity, Left Turn, Bridges, , People for Children’s Health and Environmental Justice, Revel Alliance Affinity Group, Fog Town Action Avengers Cluster, Cultural Links, Bay Area Police Watch, JustAct, Greenaction , Direct Action Network-Sonoma County, Vandenburg Action Coaliton, East Bay Peace Action, The Ecology Center, ACT UP/East Bay, Berkeley Stop the War Coalition, Books Not Bars
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