Environmental Justice Committee

The Environmental Justice Committee is collaborating with activists from other Occupies and organizations on a series of actions for Earth Day. We are planning actions related to community gardens, Chevron’s environmental impact, and an analysis for Earth Day that highlights the ecological devastation caused by the 1% and its disproportionate affect on communities of color and neighborhoods experiencing economic oppression.

environmentaljustice@occupyoakland.org

Alameda Labor Council, OEA and Alameda Greens Speak Against the DAC.

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ALAMEDA LABOR COUNCIL, AFL-CIO Resolution In Support of Civil Liberties in Oakland and Alameda County Adopted unanimously at the Mar. 10, 2014 Alameda Labor Council Delegates’ Meeting. Whereas the Alameda Labor Council, AFL-CIO, supports and promotes American freedoms and constitutional civil liberties;   And, whereas the particular rights to peaceably assemble and speak freely are essential to the collective exercise by working families and their unions of their rights to organize and to bargain collectively;   And, whereas the Alameda Labor Council advances the struggles for justice by organized labor, and … Continued

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Check out these environmental actions

Did you know that on Sunday, March 2, a thousand demonstrators, mostly young, protested the Keystone Pipeline in Washington, D.C., and close to 400 were arrested?  http://priceofoil.org/2014/03/03/hundreds-students-arrested-xl-dissent-action/ Did you know that on the next day there was a support action in San Francisco, and well over 100 people attended?  Nine were able to get into the State Department Building, where they were arrested.  The crowd locked outside chanted and heard stirring speeches from young activists.  Neither of these events has been covered by the mainspring press.  http://politicalblindspot.com/media-blackout-massive…/ This spring a … Continued

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Demonstration against Chevron – Wed. Oct. 3 3pm meet at Richmond BART

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    Demonstration against Chevron Wednesday, October 3   Assemble 3 pm at Richmond BART 2nd Assembly point Washington Park 4:30 pm 3rd Assembly point in front of the Chevron Refinery Gates 5:00 pm Points of Unity for the March/ Messages for Banners/ Speakers:… 1. Install the Air Quality Monitoring System NOW! 2. Community Compensation! 3. Reduce Emissions! 4. Worker and Public Safety First! 5. Pay Your Fair Share of Taxes! The goal is to deliver the demands to Chevron staff and demand that they give them to Chevron Management. … Continued

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SHUT DOWN, NOT MELT DOWN Anti-nuclear action

On the Anniversary of Hiroshima & Nagasaki Occupy the Energy Supply! Our Government disregards radioactive pollution from the corporations that fund their elections, and the people are unprotected from the nuclear threat. From Fukishima to California Shut Down, Not Melt Down! MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012 2 PM Assemble at Japanese Consulate, 50 Fremont Street, San Francisco Followed by March to PG&E 3 PM Protest at PG&E, 245 Market Street/Beale Join with the OccupySF Environmental Justice Working Group, No Nukes Action and Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice to say that … Continued

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Chevron shareholder meeting demonstration 5/30/12

On May 30th, people will travel from around the world to descend on San Ramon, CA and confront Chevron at its annual shareholder meeting. Join us for a colorful and fun rally outside Chevron’s headquarters in support of human rights, environmental, economic and climate justice, and more! DIRECTIONS From Berkeley or SF, take 80 to 24 (Caldicott Tunnel). Then 680 South. Off at Bollinger Canyon. Make a left onto Bollinger over bridge. Chevron HQ on right. Drivers will have to park in Whole Foods parking lot across the street or … Continued

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Bayer Demonstration May 16 – Ban the Pesticides – Save the Bees!

MILLIONS OF DEAD BEES!   MYSTERY SOLVED!! Join the protest against Bayer on Wednesday, May 16th, from 4 to 6 pm. Wear bee garb, dress like bees, bring your smokers and stingers…. We are demanding the immediate ban of Clothianidin, the pesticide responsible for massive bee die-offs worldwide, which is produced by Bayer.   This pesticide has precipitated Colony Collapse Disorder, threatening the livelihood of both large and small farmers as well as beekeepers—indeed the ecological balance of the planet.   Many vegetables and fruits and other crops depend upon bees for pollination.  … Continued

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Hundreds protest Chevron in Richmond

Marchers from Occupy Oakland and many other communities joined Richmond activists to commemorate Earth Day with a protest of Chevron on Friday evening, April 20.  Chevron is both the largest greenhouse gas polluter in the State of California and the largest company in the state—a perfect example of how the 1% is devastating our environment. About 200 people gathered at Richmond BART, welcomed by Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, who expressed her support for Occupy.  After a few speeches and music led by Occupella, the group marched to Richmond’s Civic Center.  … Continued

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Occupy the Farm reclaims agricultural land in East Bay

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As of 10:00 pm on Earth Day, April 22, 2012, Occupy the Farm activists had reclaimed prime agricultural land in the East Bay.  Over 200 people worked to plant over an acre and a large number of people set up tents to spend the night protecting the space.   Following are excerpts from their press release. The Gill Tract is located at the Berkeley-Albany border, at the intersection of San Pablo Ave and Marin Ave. AC Transit 72 Bus goes to the tract and North Berkeley BART is a few … Continued

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Demonstration Against Chevron Richmond 04/20/2012 Photos

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Demonstration Against Chevron Richmond  04/20/2012 Photos “Marchers from Occupy Oakland and many other communities joined Richmond activists to commemorate Earth Day with a protest of Chevron on Friday evening, April 20.Chevron is both the largest greenhouse gas polluter in the State of California and the largest company in the state—a perfect example of how the 1% is devastating our environment. About 200 people gathered at Richmond BART, welcomed by Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, who expressed her support for Occupy.After a few speeches and music led by Occupella, the group marched to … Continued

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Demonstration Against Chevron Richmond – Richmond BART Station – Friday, April 20, 2012 – 5:00 PM

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The General Assembly of Occupy Oakland endorses and cosponsors the April 20, 2012 demonstration against Chevron Richmond. The demonstration will be held on Friday evening, April 20, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Richmond BART station. We will march to a rally at Richmond Civic Center. This demonstration adds to the ongoing community activism in Richmond directed at the ways Chevron has been a bad neighbor. Chevron is a perfect example of how the 1% destroys the health and well-being of the 99%. In the case of Richmond, this includes … Continued

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