Action Alert: International day of Action against Exxon-Mobil (Mobil) July 11

July 10, 2001

Mobil - Fuelling Global Warming
Action Alert: International day of Action
against Exxon-Mobil (Mobil) July 11

Thousands of protesters in fifteen different countries will take part in the INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION against the transnational oil company EXXON-MOBIL tomorrow July 11th, 2001.

In Melbourne, protesters will hang banners over key arterial routes and then target Mobil service stations in the federal seat of Aston where a by election will be held this Saturday.

Australian protests will call attention to the Australian government's pandering to the United States energy agenda, which in turn is driven by the oil industry through massive political donations.

WHERE: Mobil, Cnr Burwood Highway and Stud Road, Wantirna South.

WHEN: 11.30am

WHY: Exxon-Mobil (Mobil) continues to fund greenhouse skeptics, has spent millions on greenwash advertisements, was one of the top contributors to George Bush's election, has been active in lobbying the US government to reject the Kyoto Protocol, and invests virtually nothing in renewable energy

? ExxonMobil have been sued for continued human rights abuses in North Aceh, Indonesia, where they have assisted Indonesian military and police with the torture and imprisonment of independence activists

? It is also one of the major proponents behind drilling in the Arctic Refuge in Alaska.

For more information or comment contact:

Tristy Fairfield
Friends of the Earth Australia Climate spokesperson
Mobil: 0411 220 704

Scott Kinnear
Lead Greens Senate Candidate
Mobil: 0419 881 729