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Direct Action at Chevron Headquarters in San Ramon, 3/19/07: video and photos
by dave id
Tuesday Mar 20th, 2007 2:43 AM
"Protest Chevron" organized a direction action at Chevron World Headquarters in San Ramon, CA to mark the 4th anniversary of the start of the war on Iraq.
The event called attention to Chevron's role in promoting military and economic empire that hurts peoples across the globe from Richmond to Iraq, be it from poisoning local communites or by profiting from military repression such as the pending "Iraq Oil Theft Law" which would privatize Iraq's oil to the benefit of global oil conglomerates such as Chevron.

About 80 people participated, from locking themselves to "oil" barrels in order to block one entrance to Chevron's headquarters to participating in street theater such as the "tug of oil war" between Chevron's oil barrens and "The People" whereby Bush offered cash to some of the people in order to sway them to chose Chevron over their own self interests. There was a climate change grim reaper with a container of "the last ice on earth".

The Reagan Home for the Criminally Insane took part, with Bush, Condi, and Cheney dancing to songs about money and greed while they held large handfuls of hundred dollar bills.

In 1998, Kenneth Derr, then chief executive of Chevron, told a San Francisco audience, “Iraq possesses huge reserves of oil — reserves I’d love Chevron to have access to.” And it just might happen unless people stand up and fight back.
§The Reagan Home for the Criminally Insane
by dave id Tuesday Mar 20th, 2007 2:43 AM
§US Labor Against the War
by dave id Tuesday Mar 20th, 2007 2:43 AM
§Video of the action
by dave id Tuesday Mar 20th, 2007 2:43 AM
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(with much thanks to the creative talent who created the event poster)

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by more
Tuesday Mar 20th, 2007 10:36 AM

UNITED NATIONS - /, UN/ - 19 March 2007 -- Thirty-nine people have been arrested so far in this morning's protests against war profiteering at the New York Stock Exchange.

As the United States entered the fifth year of the war in Iraq, opponents of the Bush administration policies have spent three days voicing their opposition across the country.


Many of the New York City protesters in and around Wall Street were members of the local chapter of the War Resisters League (, the country's oldest secular peace group, an endorser of the March 19 Coalition.

"We come to the Stock Exchange today to call attention to the companies that are profiteering from the war," declared the coalition, "companies like Lockheed Martin, which has seen its stock price rise 116 percent since the start of the war."

One of the Wall Street protesters who had not been arrested so far was Frida Berrigan, a policy analyst at the Arms Trade Resource Center of the World Policy Institute at The New School University and a member of the WRL local group and of WRL's national executive body.

Echoing the coalition statement, she added, "As we move into the fifth year of a war that is costing $8 billion a month, the only winners are companies like Lockheed Martin and Raytheon."
Call congressional campaign contributor and war contractor General Electric Corporation at 203 373 2211 and ask for the public relations department. Tell the person in public relations that you want the GE CEO to get Bush to end the war in Iraq and then Bush resign with Cheney and until that happens you will not buy any GE consumer products with a GE logo and that you will tell your friends about this.

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