|Stop the War in Iraq
Join us on Wednesday April 2nd: Action against Esso in
Non-violent, broad action from citizens
In resistance against the war
Against the interests behind these war. Those are mainly
weapon industries and economical-political mighty elite who made this war
possible. Esso is exemplary for this.
Become part of the worldwide movement of citizens who
striving after a
globalization from below by direct actions on the basis of direct
democracy instead of the globalization of multinationals, IMF, and so on,
and the current US strive for power.
'Have peace without E$$O'
Time: 16.00 hr, be punctual for explanation and depart
if possible by
bike. Location: Binnenpret, 1st Schinkelstraat 14-16 Duration of the
action: until 18.30 hr
The war against the Iraqi regime stands not alone. Last
years we have seen
a rapid detoriation on international level. After the September 11th the
war on terrorism, the war against Afghanistan, the sabotage of the Kyoto
Treaty, the boycott of the International Court, and so on, and now the war
against Iraq. De small series is only a small tip of the iceberg and not
yet ready for a long time
Behind all these matters there is a struggle for power
and interests. The
power and interests from particularly the US economical and political top,
which are often strongly tied together. The interests of multinationals
with the oil companies as a good example are the prevailing standard
which the world is ruled. The war against terrorism, certainly with regard
to the Middle East and Central Asia, is in reality a war against the
threat of interests of especially US oil companies and thus of the US
economy. The dollar is coupled to the oil price, which means that the
whole US economy is dependent on the oil price and as a consequence on
them who can determine this. Oil will be yet for many years the most
material. Who controls the oil, rules the world and the
wants to stay that. Strikingly at this is that China -as the fastest
growing economy and biggest country from the world was dealing with
concessions in Afghanistan as well as in Iraq. Now they could whistle for
it. This game about power and interests is at the expense of democracy,
many lives, the environment, human rights, and so on. Resistance against
the war against Iraq is by this means also resistance against this power
Why action against E$$O (Exxon/Mobil Oil)?
E$$O was one of the main financiers of the presidential
E$$O has huge interests in future contracts in Iraq.
E$$O is the largest oil company and the biggest
multinational in the
world, settled in 200 countries, among others: the Netherlands.
E$$O is also involved in the situation in Afghanistan by
means of her
interests in the pipeline through Central Asia for
oil and gas at the Caspian Sea.
As a consequence E$$O earns a lot of money from these
E$$O is the most important lobbyist in stopping the
E$$O rules (on the background) more over the world than
The interests of the Bush administration are closely knit with the
of the oil industries.
All this makes E$$O a symbol of the current misery and
makes a broad
action campaign possible.
We hope that many consumers boycott Esso, also
internationally there are
campaigns against Esso.
In Amsterdam we will hold a blockade on Wednesday April
to 18.30 hr at a petrol station from Esso.
Be creative, cre-act, invent logo's on your suitable
manufacture posters, and so on, also for actions, demonstrations and
We hope that many take part or following our example and
undertakes something in her / his own district against Esso. Such as: a
petrol boycott, spreading flyers at an Esso petrol station, sending
letters to the Esso headquarters in Breda (fax: +31 76 520 5072, Graaf
Engelbertlaan 75, 4837 DS Breda), and many other possibilities.
When Esso says NO against a war in Iraq it has more
influence than a NO
from the governments of hundreds of countries.
"Have peace without Esso"
We request to all parties and groups who take part in
this blockade, to
omit own advertisements via logo's or mentioning of names on signs and