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Over 2000 showed up in Richmond, CA on Saturday as part of the Summer of Heat to mark the One Year Anniversary of the Chevron Fire.
Just returned from the Summer of Heat rally outside Chevron Refinery where hundreds volunteered to be arrested. An incredible day for Climate Justice.  Tweeted out some pictures but had two dogs in tow so wasn't able to do anything in the way of reporting. So I'll just let my iPhone pics tell the story.  (Navajo and Citizven were at the rally also but I only saw Glen the Plumber, TLO, and Remembrance. Pictures of them below)
Bill McKibben calls out Chevron for being a 'BAD ACTOR" AS BEHIND THE STAGE HUNDREDS LINE UP FOR THEIR WHITE ARMBANDS TO VOLUNTEER TO BE ARRESTED OUTSIDE THE REFINERY.
A young protestor with his 90-year-old grandmother discuss why they are volunteering to be arrested with local media.
A young Climate Justice activist waits to join the march in old town Richmond park.
SunFlowers. SunPower.
Glen the Plumber and TLO part of Bike the Math to Chevon Refinery
The march approaches Chevron Refinery
Remembrance just in front of stage outside Chevron refinery
Crowd gathers outside gates of Chevron refinery.
Bill McKibben with wife and demonstrator before taking stage.

boatsie with Emma and a barely visible Aggie Pocket just outside the gates blocking entrance to Chevron Refinery. A 350.org volunteer spread out a string of red flags to mark the spot where protestors willing to be arrested would line up.
Do you hear us, CHEVRON?
Amazing how one word when perfectly illustrated can so perfectly convey a collective POV
I know these people... Glen the Plumber and TLO alongside freeway as march proceeds to refinery
remembrance listens to speakers at rally
more back stage shots
after two hours Aggie Pocket and Emma need water ... so we head back towards home.
And in the end. Food Justice and Food Security. Clean water. Clean Air. Clean Skies. Healthy Soil. Imagine.
Everything is so organized. Protestors leave signs behind stage in preparation for next demonstration. Buckets passed to collect funds. A Forward on Climate Bus heads towards back of rally later to pick up supplies.
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Fabulous picture from Twitter #summerheat

Originally posted to EcoJustice on Sat Aug 03, 2013 at 03:07 PM PDT.

Also republished by DK GreenRoots, Climate Change SOS, Gulf Watchers Group, and Kitchen Table Kibitzing.

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