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Hundreds protest Chevron in Richmond

by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
Anti-war groups joined the demonstration today in Richmond, California because Chevron is directly responsible for the war in Iraq. From the era of the Saddam Hussein dictatorship, Chevron has worked diligently to gain access to Iraqi oil.
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On August 15th, 2009 activists and community members from around the Bay Area joined Richmond, California residents to protest the Chevron corporation’s devastating environmental and human rights record around the world. They work with a coalition of dozens of social justice and environmental organizations, called the Mobilization for Climate Justice, to highlight and stop Chevron’s legacy of criminality. From faulty environmental impact reports for a dirty crude expansion and ongoing pollution in Richmond, to using the Nigerian military to murder environmental activists in the Niger Delta, to toxic waste sites and subsequent harm to human health (that dwarfs the Exxon-Valdez spill) in the Ecuadorian Amazon, Chevron is responsible for a substantial roster of injured people and denuded environments throughout the globe. Not the least of which are the lands and people of Iraq. -From the "Why we protest Chevron" statement by anti-war groups.
§Festive rally near Richmond BART
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§"Clean up Chevron"
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Performer from San Jose
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Festive rally near Richmond BART
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§"Revolutionary but gangster"
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§"Peace not profits" in art tent
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Repainting a car
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Chevron out of Burma
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§"Listen to your mother"
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Pipeline - "United Against Chevron"
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Legal?
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Organizer David Solnit at Chevron gate
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Organizer Antonia Juhasz at Chevron gate
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Protesters block Chevron gates
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Die in to symbolize deaths from Richmond pollution
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§A dozen activists entered Chevron property to stage die in
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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well meaning puppets die-in
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thanks, Jeff!
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