No War No Warming Protest at Richmond Chevron Refinery

Hundreds of people protested in Richmond on March 15th, 2008, to demand that Chevron stop stealing oil around the world while polluting our communities. The actions were in solidarity with the peoples, plants and animals of Ecuador, Nigeria, Burma, Iraq, Alberta and every other community exploited and poisoned by Chevron (Texaco, Unocal, etc!)

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While hundreds of people converged on the Chevron Richmond Refinery, protests were taking place around the world against 5 years of war and occupation in Iraq, including a gathering called “Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan.”

At the Winter Soldier gathering, hundreds of veterans of the two wars descended on the National Labor College in Silver Spring, Maryland to talk about what they saw, and did, in the name of America. Pacifica Radio carried the proceedings throughout the historic weekend. Why are (some) people ‘surprised’ that the tremendous G.I. resistance movement, specifically Winter Soldier, is being ignored by the (most) corporate media?

For more information on the G.I. resistance movement, visit Iraq Veterans Against the War.

For actions in the Bay Area, resources and more, visit Direct Action to Stop the War: Nonviolent direct action to confront war and empire.

See the Indybay blurb for more information, photos, etc. on the protest in Richmond.

Crossposted at Indybay.org: Part I & Part II

Author: Bradley Allen

Bradley Allen is a reporter and photographer in the Monterey Bay Area, and a collective member of the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center (Indybay). Follow him on social media: @BradleySA.