ExxonMobil (Esso) International Day Of Action
EXXONMOBIL (ESSO) INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION
11th of July
AT YOUR LOCAL EXXONMOBIL (ESSO) PETROL STATION, REFINERY, OR CORPORATE OFFICE
WHY: In April, US President Bush crushed worldwide hopes for reducing global warming by rejecting the Kyoto climate change treaty. Coming from the country that produces 25% of the world's carbon dioxide emissions but only houses 4% of the population, the US position has outraged the international community.
Time is running out. So much to be done. Enter the International Day of Action against ExxonMobil. Pressure Point, a Seattle USA ngo, is coordinating a Call to Action against Bush's biggest supporter and the worst of the "Greenhouse Gangsters" --ExxonMobil (Esso). The actions/ protests are scheduled for the 11th of July.
The protests are in support of the call for an international boycott of all US oil companies, and will take place in the lead up to the mid-July climate negotiations in Germany. Targeting ExxonMobil (Esso), the biggest US corporation and its highest profile oil company, will spearhead the boycott campaign and send a message to Bush and all oil companies that the US has to take climate justice seriously NOW.
ExxonMobil (Esso) continues to fund greenhouse skeptics, has spent millions on greenwash advertisements, was one of the top contributors to Bush's election, has been active in lobbying the US government to reject the Kyoto Protocol, and invests virtually nothing in renewable energy. It is also one of the major proponents behind drilling in the Arctic Refuge in Alaska. It also has a terrible human rights and environmental record and is an unabashed supporter of free trade (Globalisation)
Organizers in at least 15 countries are mobilizing around targeting ExxonMobil (Esso), and actions are scheduled for most major US cities. The International Day of Action (IDA) is part of a major global campaign on climate and fossil fuels, and is a campaign that will send a message to Bush, the oil industry's number one supporter. Get involved in our direct action campaign against ExxonMobil (Esso). International groups like Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth support the IDA. This is big. We need your help. Contact us and we'll help coordinate an action in your city, school, at an ExxonMobil (Esso) gas station, refinery, corporate office, wherever. You can download an organizing kit from our website.
Join the global effort to let ExxonMobil and George W Bush know it's not up to them to determine our planet's future, and that they have to make the shift from exploration to renewable energy NOW. Join the campaign, and fight to reclaim our future! More information: Pressurepoint & Bannerdrop: Exxon Mobil Kills for oil!
Our demands for ExxonMobil
·Support the Kyoto Protocol, which would reduce CO2 emission levels;
·Stop pushing for drilling in the Arctic Refuge and on other public lands;
·Agree to an investigation by an international human rights tribunal and abide by it's findings;
·Cease all new exploration and invest that money in renewable resources
Sign the Boycott call online: http://www.petitiononline.com/citizens/petition.html