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.
In the east, the 3 Rivers Climate Convergence have organized their camp for weeks amidst heavy police repression at the G20 summit. The 3 Rivers Climate Convergence kicked off today for a week of action, education and organizing opposite the Sept. 20-23 International Coal Conference.
Seeking sustainable and local solutions to the climate and economic crises, climate activists are converging in resistance to the corporate dominated agenda of the G20.
It’s going to be a lively week as climate activists tell the G20 that “Our Climate is Not Your Business!”