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“Resistance is Fertile; West Coast and 3 Rivers Climate Convergences Build Power in California and Pittsburgh”

2009

Sparki on The Understory blog

“This weekend duel climate convergences happened, and are happening, in California and Pittsburgh,PA.”

On Friday, the West Coast Climate Convergence (WCCC) gathered in Richmond Ca in the shadow of Chevron’s Richmond refinery. Organizing, educating, networking, strategizing and action planning dominated as community activists from up and down the West Coast joined the process. Organized primarily by the Mobilization for Climate Justice-West (MCJ-West), plans were made for Oct. 24, Nov. 30, solidarity actions with the upcoming protests in Copenhagen and beyond. MCJ-West is a coalition and spokes council of over 30 organizations fighting for climate justice.

The day after the WCCC, a lively march and protest went from Sen. Barbara Boxer’s office to Chevron’s downtown offices in San Francisco’s Financial District before taking over an intersection with a parachute banner.

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