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Exxonmobil International Day of Action

PressurePoint
July 28th, 2001

WHEN: Wednesday -- July 11, 2001

WHERE: Your Local Exxonmobil Gas Station, Refinery, or Corporate Office

WHY: In April, 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-based nonprofit, is coordinating a Call to Action against Bush's biggest supporter and the worst of the "Greenhouse Gangsters" --ExxonMobil. The actions/ protests are scheduled for the 11th of July. This year, we'll be declaring our independence from corporations like ExxonMobil.

Leading up to the mid-July climate negotiations in Germany, the International Day of Action happens concurrently with an ongoing international boycott of ExxonMobil. Targeting ExxonMobil, the biggest US corporation and its highest profile oil company, will spearhead the campaign against the oil industry, sending a message to Bush and all oil companies that the US must take climate justice seriously now.

ExxonMobil 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. ExxonMobil also has a terrible human rights and environmental record and is an unabashed supporter of free trade.

Organizers in at least 15 countries are mobilizing around targeting ExxonMobil, and actions are scheduled for most major US cities. The International Day of Action is part of a major global campaign on climate and fossil fuels, and a campaign that will send a message to Bush, the US's biggest proponent of the oil industry.

Get involved in our direct action campaign against ExxonMobil. National groups like PIRG, RAN, Greenpeace, and Free the Planet support the International Day of Action. This is big. We need all of you. Contact us and we'll help coordinate an action in your city, school, at an ExxonMobil gas station, refinery, corporate office, wherever. We'll send you an organiziing kit, or you can download it 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, that we will no longer tolerate oil drilling in our last wildernesses like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and that they have to make the shift from exploration to renewable energy NOW. Join the campaign, and fight to reclaim our future!

For more information contact PressurePoint:

email: info@pressurepoint.org
tel: 206-325-6021
website: http://www.pressurepoint.org