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Oakland "No Coal" Teach-In

Tuesday, December 08, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Oakland City Hall 14th & Broadway, Oakland, CA

Teach-In on Coal Exports & Community Struggles Stop the Coal Rush!

Dear Friends & Neighbors,

No Coal in Oakland has spent the last six months fighting the influence of private developers and coal companies at Oakland City Hall. These special interests want to export millions of tons of coal through Bay Area communities for shipment overseas from a new terminal on the Oakland waterfront.

Their plan is to use public land and hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to enrich a handful of private individuals—while worsening our air quality, adding to the global climate crisis, and putting the health and safety of Oakland workers at risk.  Their game has been to make an end run around environmental review and turn Oakland into the biggest West Coast coal port in a 21st century “coal rush.”

The Oakland City Council has the power to block the dirty coal deal. They set December 8th as a deadline for themselves to take action on this—though action may now be delayed until February.

Join us for a teach-in on December 8th with speakers from Oakland Citywide Network (Oakland’s anti-displacement coalition), Black Lives Matter, and Fight for 15.  A broad intersection of Oakland’s progressive activists will connect the struggle for environmental justice with struggles across the city for social, racial, and economic justice.

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by Solar Energy Sunshine
Here is a begining union organizine song of the coal miners. circa 1898

A miners life is like a sailors
Board a ship to cross the seas
Every day his life's in danger
still she ventures being brave

Watch the rocks their falling daily
careless miners always fail
keep your hands upon the dollar
and your eyes upon the scale

You've been docked and docked again boys
You've beem loading two for one
What have you to show for working
Since this mining has begun

Worn out shoes and worn out miners
In your shanties sleep on bales
Keep your hands upon the dollar
And you eyes upon the scale

In conclusion bare in memory
Keep the pass word in you mind updates for now
Work provides for every worker Re-tool to solar energy
When in union they combine end non-renewable
fossil fuels. Unity is
Stand like men and fight together stength.
Victory for you'll prevail
Keep your hands upon the dollar
And your eyes upon the scale
by Miner's Lifeguard
chorusWhere its dark as a dungeon
Its damp as the dew
Where the dangers are double
And the pleasures are few

Where the rain never falls
And the sun never shines
Well its dark as a dungeon
Way down in the mines

Its many a man that I've known in my daiy
Who lived but to labour his whole life away
Like a fiend with his dope or a drunkard his wine
A man will have llust for the lure of the mine

The morning the evening the middle of day
Their the same to the miner who labours away
And the one whose not careful will never survive
one fall of the slate and you're buried alive
I hope when I die and the ages shall role
my body will blacken and turn into coal
Then I'll look from the door of my heavenly home
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