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Protest at ChevronTexaco Shareholders Meeting 4/27!
by Chevron Campaign
Friday Apr 15th, 2005 12:16 AM

CHEVRON TEXACO
ANNUAL SHAREHOLDERS MEETING
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27
7:00am - 10:30am
*PLEASE POST, SHARE WITH OTHERS, HELP US ORGANIZE, AND JOIN US!
chevroncampaign [at] riseup.net (sorry, no web site yet)

PROTEST RALLY!

CHEVRON TEXACO
ANNUAL SHAREHOLDERS MEETING
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27
7:00am - 10:30am

COME AND EXPOSE THE REAL COST OF OIL AT HOME AND AROUND THE WORLD. STOP
ALL WARS FOR OIL.

*
COME *Support *Ecuadorian Indigenous Activists Attending the Shareholder
Meeting to Demand $6 billion in Compensation for ChevronTexaco's
Destruction of Their Homes, Lives and Livelihood!

COME *Support* Peace Activists Exposing ChevronTexaco's War Profiteering
in Iraq!

COME *Support *The Soldiers Who Do Not Want to Die or Kill For Chevron's
Bottom Line!

COME *Support* Richmond Community Members Fighting ChevronTexaco's Toxic
Pollution of Their Homes, Lives and Livelihoods!

COME *Support* Environmentalists Opposing ChevronTexaco's Intentions of
Drilling in the Alaskan National Wildlife Reserve!

COME and JOIN the Protest Rally in Support of Alternatives to Oil and Oil
Addiction! In Opposition to Corporate Greed and Wars for Oil
Wherever they Are Fought!

Rally! Begins at 7:00am
Shareholders Arrive 7:00am - 8:00am
Shareholder Meeting: 8:00am - 10:00am
Report Back from Ecuadorian Indigenous Leaders Attending Meeting: 10:00am
Rally While Shareholders Depart!

We want the shareholders to hear from the Ecuadorian Indigenous
leaders who have traveled a great distance to speak truth to power. We are
therefore eager for the Shareholders to be able to attend the meeting and
for the meeting to take place.

ChevronTexaco's World Headquarters:
6001 Bollinger Canyon Rd (at Sunset, immediately East of Hwy 680)
San Ramon (Walnut Creek BART)
We Are Going to Make Shuttle Arrangements from BART and Will Also
Coordinate Car Pools – more details as they emerge – Directions Below

We are a group of bay area residents who want to join with you to stop
ChevronTexaco's war profiteering and their criminal environmental, social
and political acts wherever and whenever they occur. We
support communities in on-going struggle against ChevronTexaco. We will
stop all wars for oil. Please join us!

Want to help us organize this event? Wanto to learn More? Have questions?
Have suggestions? Please E-mail us at chevroncampaign [at] riseup.net

For more info. on campaigns against ChevronTexaco and more, visit:
http://www.amazonwatch.org <http://www.amazonwatch.org>,
http://www.stratsolve.net/West/West_home
<http://www.stratsolve.net/West/West_home> ,
http://www.amnestyusa.org <http://www.amnestyusa.org>,
http://www.seen.org<http://www.seen.org>,
http://www.globalpolicy.org <http://www.globalpolicy.org>
(these are just groups we like, we did not ask them to endorse this flyer)

*WAR ON IRAQ*
"Iraq possesses huge reserves of oil and gas – reserves I'd love
Chevron to have access to."
- Chevron CEO Kenneth T. Derr, San Francisco, 1988.

"So I think this is very promising to the American investors and to
American enterprise, certainly to oil companies."
- Bush-Backed Iraqi Vice President and former Finance Minister Abdel Mahdi
on
plans for a new law to privatize Iraq's oil, and open it to foreign
ownership, December 2004.

ChevronTexaco has profited from Iraq's oil for a decade. It sold
Iraqi oil under the UN's Oil-for-Food Program and it was the first oil
company to sell Iraq's oil after the 2003 invasion of Iraq. It refines
that oil in Richmond. ChevronTexaco's Iraqi war profits, plus its
unprecedented profits from the increased price of oil due to the war, made
2004 the most profitable year in ChevronTexaco's 125-year
history.

*OUR SONS, DAUGHTERS, HUSBANDS, WIVES AND FRIENDS SHOULD NOT DIE OR KILL
FOR CHEVRONTEXACO'S BOTTOM LINE
*
ChevronTexaco's 2004 net income was more than $13 billion, compared to $7
billion in 2003. ChevronTexaco's biggest worry? What to do with all its
excess cash. The answer? Pass the savings on to consumers in the form of
reduced gas prices? NO. Demand that the Bush
Administration end a war to expand U.S. access to oil? NO.
ChevronTexaco – like the other world oil companies, is hording the cash,
putting it into cash reserves for a rainy day and expanding
their global empire by acquiring new companies – like their recent
purchase of oil giant Unocal. The people are fighting back to oppose war
for oil and you can join us on Wednesday, April 27!

*WAR ON ECUADOR
*Between 1971 and 1991, Texaco extracted more than 1.5 billion barrels of
oil from the Ecuadorian Amazon, devastating one of the most
biologically fragile places on earth by destroying rainforests and
creating massive oil spills. In order to save millions of dollars, Texaco
simply dumped 20 billion gallons of highly toxic wastes from its
operations into the pristine rivers, forest streams and wetlands, ignoring
industry standards. Now, ChevronTexaco denies the effected peoples of
Ecuador their right to compensation, and instead is trying to get back
into Ecuador for a new round of devastation. The people of Ecuador are
fighting back. They have sued ChevronTexaco for over $6 billion in
compensation for their lost health, land, lives and way of living.

*WAR ON RICHMOND*
The ChevronTexaco refinery in Richmond spews a deadly array of toxins into
the air, water, and land, including cancer-causing dioxins, on the largely
African American, South East Asian and Latino communities. Since 1999,
there has been a 20% increase in toxic emissions in
Richmond and most of the increase can be attributed to the Chevron
Refinery, the largest polluter in the city. The refinery and plant have
had hundreds of accidents, including major fires, spills, leaks,
explosions, toxic gas releases, flaring and air contaminations
inflicting severe illnesses including asthma and deadly cancers, on the
people of Richmond. Despite decades of requests, demands, lawsuits and
protests, Chevron has continued to place executive salaries and corporate
profits over the health and safety of the community and
workers. The people of Richmond are fighting back and demanding that
Chevron clean up or get out.

*JOIN US!*
(chevroncampaign [at] riseup.net)

*USE PEOPLE POWER TO
TOPPLE BUSH'S WAR*

Remove Pillar #1 – THE SOLDIERS
Support the troops by brining them home. Support war resistors.
Support counter-recruitment efforts. Support alternative job
opportunities. Support the families of soldiers and the soldiers when they
come home.

Remove Pillar #2 – THE CORPORATIONS
Eliminate the profitability of the war. Expose corporate war
profiteering. Expose the lack of rebuilding taking place in Iraq.
Expose corporate war criminals. Expose the crony capitalism fueling the
war. Cut the fuel by cutting the profits.

Remove Pillar #3 – THE CORPORATE MEDIA
Expose the lies being told to the public by the corporate media.
Expose the lies being told by the Bush Administration. Listen to
Alternative media and spread the message of resistance!

Public Transport/Bike Info to ChevronTexaco World Headquarters in San Ramon:

County Connection Bus 121:
Leave W.C. BART
Arrive San Ramon Transit Center (Bollinger
Canyon at S.R. Central Park)

County Connection Express Bus 960B
Leave Walnut Creek BART
Arrive Chevron-Texaco
County Connection fare is $1.50 regular and
$1.75 for the express bus

Leave West Oakland BART
Arrive Dublin BART

County Connection Express Bus 970B
Leave Dublin BART
Arrive Chevron-Texaco

For more information and additional connections,
see: http://www.bart.gov <http://www.bart.gov> or
http://www.cccta.org<http://www.cccta.org>
Bike options:
Leave MacArthur BART
Leave Pleasant Hill BART
Cross Treat Blvd., at corner of Jones Rd.
Ride bike on Iron Horse Trail south for about 9
miles to San Ramon Central
Park and Bollinger Canyon Rd.
or
Leave West Oakland BART
Leave. Dublin BART
Ride bike on Iron Horse Trail (from right outside
BART station), north for about 5 miles to San
Ramon Central Park and Bollinger Canyon Rd.


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