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No War No Warming Protest at Richmond Chevron Refinery
Hundreds of people protested in Richmond on March 15th, 2008, to demand that Chevron stop stealing oil around the world while polluting our communities. The actions were in solidarity with the peoples, plants and animals of Ecuador, Nigeria, Burma, Iraq, Alberta and every other community exploited and poisoned by Chevron (Texaco, Unocal, etc!)
About the SlideShow: Photos by Bradley and Music, "Otro Mundo" by Manu Chao. It is 3 minutes. You can download and share, if you want ;-)
Y si no entiendes la cancion, debes que aprender español.
While hundreds of people converged on the Chevron Richmond Refinery, protests were taking place around the world against 5 years of war and occupation in Iraq, including a gathering called "Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan."
At the Winter Soldier gathering, hundreds of veterans of the two wars descended on the National Labor College in Silver Spring, Maryland to talk about what they saw, and did, in the name of America. Pacifica Radio carried the proceedings throughout the historic weekend. Why are (some) people 'surprised' that the tremendous G.I. resistance movement, specifically Winter Soldier, is being ignored by the (most) corporate media?
Listen to Archived Testimonial Audio from the Winter Soldier Event!!! (download and share!)
For a couple links to the G.I. resistance movement, see:
Iraq Veterans Against the War
The War Comes Home
For actions in the Bay Area, resources and more, check:
Direct Action to Stop the War: Nonviolent direct action to confront war and empire
See the Indybay blurb for more information, photos, etc. on the protest in Richmond
Corporate offices are seen in the background.
In Solidarity with Social Justice Movements
Protests During 5th Anniversary of US Bombing and Invasion of Iraq
March 19th, 2008 marks the five-year anniversary of the beginning of the US war and occupation of Iraq. Events will be held all over the United States to observe and protest the ongoing war and its environmental, societal, and financial tolls. The Iraq war is the second longest in U.S. history. It has killed more than one million Iraqis and 4,000 U.S. troops. The cost of the war is now running at more than $400 million per day, nearly $5,000 per second.
Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) is a social justice organization with a focus on environmental health and justice.
The three tankers in the background say something to the effect of 'Chevron: Finding a Cure for Cancer' with a pink ribbon painted as well. On the right, police stand in front of Chevron's boarded-up logo.
*NOTE. A link will be posted below to more photos. 32 of the 60 photos from the slideshow (at the top of this post) will be published on Indybay. Other folks have already published very nice photos, so please check those out here:
Hundreds Protest Pollution, War and Global Warming at Chevron in Richmond