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Wed Sep 28 2022 (Updated 09/29/22)
Oakland Youths Join Global Climate Strike Protests
As Extreme Climate Events Increase, Demand for Change Intensifies
In Oakland on September 23, over a thousand "Youth vs Apocalypse" high school and grade school students marched from Frank Ogawa Plaza to the police station where they held a brief sit down rally. Intense drumming paced the march and many banners and signs demanded that Oakland repudiate all coal related activity.

Three days earlier at San Francisco's Chase Center, runners in the bank's PR "Corporate Challenge" event saw "kayaktivists" in the water off the third street bridge holding signs demanding Chase stop fossil fuel funding. Adjoining the running track "Lamentors" were there proclaiming the dire effects of global warming.

A cardboard bank featured a large pipe gushing oil (coffee). At the finish line a large banner read "Stop Funding Fossil Fuels" and as darkness fell, messages calling out the bank's fossil fuel lending were projected on to the side of their building. An announcer at the event actually characterized the event as a "celebration of corporate camaderie."

photo Oakland Youths Join Global Climate Strike Protests | photo Chase PR Event Gets Message Calling Out Its Fossil Fuel Funding | photo Beyond Oil & Gas Alliance urged to deliver on real climate leadership during Climate Week | calendar Biden's Imperialist Climate Bill: The Devil Lies in the Big Picture | photo Biden Administration Backs Offshore Fracking in California | photo OPA CA appreciates Newsom’s leadership directing CARB to ensure state meets climate goals | photo Guerrilla Movies & Community Art Action in Financial District

See Also: Only a progressive tax revolution can stop climate collapse | CA advocates call on lawmakers to 'beat the heat' with action to address climate change | Legal Agreement to Permanently Close Oil Wells, Restore Habitat in California’s Carrizo Plain National Monument | Offshore wind creates opportunities but Manchin stops climate plans - we need more leases | Lawmakers, Organizations Warn Biden Against Rushed Pipeline Restart Off California Coast | photo Demands on Wells Fargo to Stop Funding Climate Crisis Continue | calendar Stop the Money Pipeline Day of Climate Action

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