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Occupy Forum — Film “Just Do It”
Date Monday September 08
Time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Global Exchange
2017 Mission Street near 16th Street BART
San Francisco, CA
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorRuthie Sakheim
To honor Thursday’s non-violent direct action
at Kinder Morgan,

Occupy Forum presents the film: “Just Do It”

This Thursday, more than a dozen Bay Area citizens (our comrades from Sunflower Alliance, OccupyOakland, and others in this affinity group) chained themselves to a gate at the Kinder Morgan rail terminal in Richmond to stop operations. The citizens risked arrest to protest mile-long oil trains that threaten the safety of area residents and are a massive new source of air and carbon pollution in the region.

Among the demonstrators were residents of Richmond, Rodeo, Martinez, and Benicia, all towns that currently see dangerous oil trains moving through residential areas. Earlier this year the regional air quality agency, known as the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, changed an existing permit to allow oil trains at the rail facility. Demonstrators contend that the agency broke the law when it modified the existing permit without additional environmental and safety review. “Bomb Trains” are an environmental justice issue, a climate issue, and one of the most reckless, heedless gambits Big Oil has thrown our way.

In honor of our sisters and brothers who are leading the way for us all in the Bay Area and around the country, OccupyForum will screen the film “Just Do It – A Tale of Modern Day Outlaws” by Emily James. The documentary follows climate activists as they blockade factories, attack coal power stations and glue themselves to the trading floors of international banks despite the very real threat of arrest and abuse. It seems the time has come for everyone who can muster up the courage to put our bodies on the line.

Discussion and Announcements will follow.

Donations to OccupyForum to cover our costs are encouraged; no one turned away!

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