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Make Big Oil Pay! Training & Action

On the 5-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina– in solidarity with Gulf Coast communities

Join Mobilization for Climate Justice West for 2 days of resistance to


Sun Aug 29, 1-4pm
Big Oil and Creative Nonviolent Action Mass Teach-In

Frank Ogawa Plaza, near 14th St & Broadway (12th St BART), Oakland

Hear briefly about the issues around BP, Big Oil, local impacts, positive solutions and what we can do. Followed by a mass show of resistance; a public educational preparation for the campaign on nonviolent direct action against big oil and for climate justice. This will prepare participants to join the actual nonviolent direct action the following day, or just learn about what’s involved. Please come on time and stay for the whole time.

Mon, Aug 30, 11:30 am
March and Nonviolent Direct Action 

Justin Herman Plaza (Embarcadero BART), SF

Join us for a march on BP and Big Oil’s SF locations and those who choose will risk arrest taking nonviolent direct action. We’ll be targeting the offices of BP and Chevron for their roles in environmental and community destruction in the Gulf, in the Bay Area, and around the world.  We’ll also target the U.S. EPA to demand an end to the use of toxic dispersants, to follow the Clean Air Act that mandates they regulate the greenhouse gas polluition that causes climate change and stand up to industry pressure to expand drilling and prevent action on climate change.

SAVE THE DATES for 2 lead-up events:
Sat Aug 21, 12-4pm

Non-violent direct action training

Mission Cultural Center (2868 Mission St., SF between 24th and 25th streets – near 24th St BART)
Learn how to organize your friends to plug into the August 30th action, how to engage in nonviolent actions, and what to expect from police encounters.

Sun, Aug 22, 12pm
Public action planning meeting / spokescouncil

Mission Cultural Center (2868 Mission St., SF between 24th and 25th streets – near 24th St BART)
Help us plan the direct action on August 30th

Get Involved:
Form an "Affinity" or Action Group: to participate in the nonviolent direct action– ask your friends, family, co-workers, fellow students or group members. Come to a training on Aug 21 or Aug 29, send someone from your group to the Aug 22 meeting, take the day off work or school and take action!
Get the Word Out: Copy and paste this as an email with a personal note, link to our facebook page at, download flyers at, make copies and get them out.  You can also contact us to get posters to put up and cards to hand out. 

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