top
East Bay
East Bay
Indybay
Indybay
Indybay
Regions
Indybay Regions North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area California United States International Americas Haiti Iraq Palestine Afghanistan
Topics
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature

Direct action to end the war planning meeting

Date:
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Time:
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Event Type:
Meeting
Organizer/Author:
Location Details:
AK Press
674-A 23rd Street
Oakland
(near 19th Street BART)

Join us as we plan our strategy to stop the war in Iraq. (We'll be passing a hat, so please bring notes if you can.)

DIRECT ACTION TO END THE WAR IN IRAQ

END EMPIRE
NO WAR, NO WARMING

----

Wed. Mar. 19th
DIRECT ACTIONS ON THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE IRAQ WAR: DOWNTOWN SAN FRANCISCO Multiple actions at multiple locations.

Join an existing action against a government or corporate target, or plan and carry out your own! Help send a clear message to the economic and political interests behind this war: We will actively confront you every step of the way until the war is ended.


Sat. Mar. 15th
DIRECT ACTION & RALLY: CHEVRON RICHMOND REFINERY 11am ­ Rally at Judge G. Carroll Park W. Cutting Blvd & S. Garrard Blvd, Richmond 1pm ­ Nonviolent Direct Action at Chevron Refinery
841 Chevron Way, Richmond
(Ongoing shuttle buses from RICHMOND BART)

Chevron is profiting from the war in Iraq; the company is a primary driver behind the U.S. Government's campaign to pressure the Iraqi Parliament to privatize the country's oil fields so companies like Chevron can control and profit from the war. Chevron's Richmond Refinery processes Iraqi oil and pollutes the surrounding population of poor communities and communities of color.


Early Feb.
ACTIONS AGAINST PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES
(stay tuned for details)

Let's ensure that candidates take a stand against the war during the 2008 presidential campaign.

----

March 19th, 2008. The fifth anniversary of the U.S. government's illegal war in Iraq for oil and global domination is upon us. Five years later, and no weapons of mass destruction has been found, the country has descended into civil war, and the lives of over 3900 U.S. soldiers and over 600,000 Iraqis have been lost.

Meanwhile, Iraq's oil is being refined at Chevron's Richmond Refinery and other refineries across the country, polluting nearby poor communities and communities of color, and contributing to global warming, the greatest environmental threat humanity has ever faced. Our dangerous addiction to oil and empire has to end.

The U.S. Government has spent $2.8 trillion dollars in the last five years on war. We could spend $2.8 trillion on peace, universal health care, education and rebuilding an ecologically sane society. Ask yourself: What could we do with $2.8 trillion?

STEP IT UP
Neither the Democrats or Republicans have demonstrated a genuine commitment to stop this war. Both parties have consistently voted to approve war spending.

It's time for us to step up the pressure on the corporations (like Bechtel and Chevron) and political leaders that are driving this war, and all unsustainable and unjust wars for resources and empire.

As a movement of grassroots people power, we have the power to accomplish enormous social change. The direct action protests in Seattle in 1999 against the World Trade Organization (WTO) generated global public attention, and inspired ongoing major protests and opposition to the point where the WTO is essentially in a coma. The anti-war movement can achieve similar success.

JOIN US
1. Come to a planning meeting. Help plan an action with us, or organize your own.

Next planning meeting: Jan 6th, 4pm-6pm, at AK Press 674-A 23rd Street, Oakland (near 19th Street BART)

2. Tell others to join us. Talk to your allies, forward this email, distribute our flyer (email the address below if you need a copy).

3. Take action!

takedirectaction [at] riseup.net
(510) 984-2566
Added to the calendar on Thu, Jan 3, 2008 7:43PM
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

Donate

$ 120.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.

Publish

Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network