Occupy Forum: Chevron Not Chagrined What next?

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When:
May 19, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2014-05-19T18:00:00-07:00
2014-05-19T21:00:00-07:00
Where:
near Civic Center Bart
209 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94115
USA
Cost:
Donations encouraged; no one turned away!

Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!

Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue

on all sides of these critically important issues!

In conjunction with the Global Day of Action

Against Chevron, OccupyForum presents

Chevron Not Chagrined: What next?

Last year at this time, OccupyForum presented “Turning Point or Tipping Point? The Crimes of Chevron and the Campaigns to Stop Them”. A  year later, Chevron continues to be the brutal, poisoning, lying, exploiting, oppressing, militarizing, greenwashing climate criminal it has always been. In its wake it leaves cancer, corrupted democracy, environmental disaster. Groups all over the world have fought Chevron, and must continue to do so as the list of Chevron’s Environmental Justice casualties covers the entire globe.

While our work of cajoling, regaling, guilt-tripping, regulating, threatening, suing, fining, etc. has definitely had its impact, Chevron is still not properly chagrined.  Ideally, Chevron should transition into the sustainable energy business or close.  The writing is on the wall anyway, and the sooner the better. Especially for the communities directly in their path, and for the entire planet’s survival.

But a movement is building that will bring all this to a head; a movement incited by our growing understanding of ensuing climate chaos: the movement to override and circumvent our existing fossil fuel energy supply, and embrace and implement one of our own.  Let’s dream together: If we could craft any energy system we wanted, what would we propose?

Our panelists will  include:

� Victor Menotti from the International Forum on Globalization re: the Koch Bros and their huge effort to deny climate science and promote fossil fuel dependency by buying government and media

� Grant Wilson from Earth Law Center >– Rights of nature and community rights ordinances as legal alternatives

� Eric Brooks from CleanPowerSF who will speak as an organizer disseminating clean power and about the fight against PG&E which is attempting to stop community choice aggregates from taking hold.

The panel will show how business as usual with Chevron is a losing battle (although one that still must be fought for the communities who have to live near them — worldwide), and that alternatives exist — from instituting new laws to embracing and implementing clean power.

Time will be allotted for a Q&A, group discussion and announcements.

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