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GREENPEACE SHUTS DOWN 120 ESSO STATIONS

120 Esso stations were closed down across the UK this morning by more

than 300 Greenpeace anti-war volunteers protesting Esso's power over

the US Government which is fuelling war and global warming. Another

100 people have blockaded the entrance to Esso's UK headquarters in

Surrey. Some of them are now on the roof and have hung a banner.

http://www.stopesso.com/campaign/00000095.php

NEW BRIEFING ON EXXON AND WAR

If George Bush was acting on climate change, cutting use of oil and

diversifying into renewable energy, he wouldn't need to go after

cheap oil in Iraq. Greenpeace's new briefing explains how much

ExxonMobil has to gain from a changed-regime in Iraq.

http://www.stopesso.com/pdf/tigerintanks.pdf

GET LOCAL WITH MY STOPESSO

We are proud to announce (drum roll) the launch of MY STOPESSO.

This new website feature sets up new discussion lists to enable you

to talk to others in your area so it'll be much easier to protest

locally. You can change your details, change your target Esso

station, order materials and tell us what you've done with them. Go

to http://www.stopesso.com/login.php and log in with your email

address and postcode.

EXXON STANFORD RESEARCH PROJECT

The independence of Exxon's Stanford research programme has come

under fire from Nature magazine. A Stanford Professor has seriously

questioned the project, saying:

'in this instance, Stanford University has shown a marked blindness

to the political agenda of the sponsors, which is a commitment to

foster and expand the use of fossil-fuel energy (over the next ten

years, $100 billion is being spent on oil exploration by ExxonMobil

alone), while holding out the hope that technology will solve the

resultant greenhouse-gas emission problems.'

http://www.stopesso.com/coverage/00000046.php

US CLIMATE PLAN LAUGHABLE

It's been a year since Bush announced the US/Exxon climate policy. On

the anniversary, his officials were scrambling about trying to prove

that voluntary emission reductions by big energy users are a failsafe

way to tackle global warming. The announcement fell way short of

proving anything other than the fact that US emissions are set to go

through the roof.

http://www.stopesso.com/campaign/00000093.php

LSE STUDENTS OCCUPY ESSO'S LONDON OFFICES

As part of an international anti-war-for-oil day of action, 18 LSE

students successfully occupied the 3rd floor of one of Esso's offices

in central London. One student slipped inside through a side entrance

before opening the main door from the inside for the rest of the

students. The group moved up to the third floor and then staged a sit-

in. A further 30 students held banners outside, distributed flyers

and chanted: 'Exxon, Exxon, BP, Shell - take your war and go to

hell!'. The police arrived within 15 minutes and about an hour after

the occupation had started, began to evict people from the building.

The group then went on to protest outside Esso's main offices in

London on Aldwych, handily right next door to the LSE.

For more on this story see:

http://uk.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=52520

EXXON MAN OPENS INSTITUTE OF PETROLUEM WEEK

A senior ExxonMobil executive, Rex Tillerson, opened the IP Week.

Ironically, the topic of the week was 'oil and gas as a future energy

source', but Rex just talked about 'current sources'. No change

there then. We greeted delegates with a little StopEsso quiz, and,

of course, Esso Sucks lollipops to brighten up their morning.

GREENPEACE AUSTRALIA STOPS MOBIL SHIP

Last month, Greenpeace Australia activists locked on to a ship

delivering shale oil to Mobil's Port Stanvac refinery in South

Australia. They unfurled a a huge banner reading 'Mobil + shale oil

= climate change' over the side of the ship. Mobil is the only oil

company in Australia willing to buy the oil, which is produced

through a highly polluting process, significantly increasing

Australia's greenhouse gas emissions, and contributing to worse and

more frequent droughts and bushfires and the destruction of the Great

Barrier Reef.

http://www.greenpeace.org.au/media/c...12&news_id=936

STOPESSO LAUNCHED IN IRELAND

StopEsso cheerleaders took to the streets of Dublin on Saturday with

the launch of StopEsso Ireland. Protests were also held in Cork,

Limerick and Kilkenny. The flagship protest at Esso's new 'On the

Run' station (we like this new slogan) drew much support from passers-

by and motorists. StopEsso Ireland is supported by Friends of the

Earth (Earthwatch) Ireland; VOICE; Friends of the Irish Environment;

GRIAN and the Green Party. If you're in Ireland and want to get

involved you can email [email protected].

LONDON MARCH ON US EMBASSY

It's two years since Bush dumped Kyoto and, to mark the occasion, the

Campaign against Climate Change is organising its second annual march

from the ExxonMobil headquarters to the US Embassy in London on 29th

March. Check out the website to see if you live along the route and

can join or support the march in some way. For those of you for whom

a 20 mile march is a bit much, join the rally at the Imperial War

Museum at 3.30 pm.

http://www.campaignagainstclimatechange.net/
 
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