Teach-In on Coal Exports, Dec 8

no-coal-flyer.pngNo Coal in Oakland invites you to a teach-in on Oakland coal exports. A broad coalition of Oakland’s progressive activists will connect environmental justice with the intersecting struggles for social, racial, and economic justice. 

Speakers for the teach-in represent Oakland Citywide Network (Oakland's anti-displacement coalition), Black Lives Matter, and Fight for 15.

For the last six months dedicated Oakland residents have been hard at work fighting the influence of private developers and coal companies at City Hall.  These special interests want to export millions of tons of coal through Bay Area communities for shipment overseas from a new terminal on the Oakland waterfront.

Their plan is to use public land and hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to enrich a handful of private individuals, while worsening our air quality, adding to the global climate crisis, and putting the health and safety of Oakland workers at risk.  Their game has been to make an end run around environmental review and turn Oakland into the biggest West Coast port in a a 21st-century "coal rush."

The Oakland City Council has the power to block the dirty coal deal.  They set December 8th as a deadline for themselves to take action on this—though action may now be delayed until February.

Volunteer to work for the campaign to stop coal: nocoalinoakland@gmail.com.
Learn more:  http://tinyurl.com/OaklandCoalInfo
Take action: http://tinyurl.com/CoalPetition
Donate: http://gofundme.com/5w8gwrz78

December 08, 2015 at 5:30pm - 7pm
Oakland City Hall
1 Frank Ogawa / Oscar Grant Plaza (at 14th & Clay)
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
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Michael Kaufman