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Posted: 16 Nov 07, 08:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Did you know some famous fuel corporations play an important role in Burma, where violent dictators rule the country?

Do you buy fuel from any of those?
TOTAL / Fina / Elf
CHEVRON / Texaco / Caltex

Read this, taken from AVAAZ.ORG:

Total and Chevron, the giant international oil corporations, pump hundreds of millions of dollars every year into the the Burmese junta through their operations in Burma. This money helps arm the brutal Burmese regime and maintain their oppressive rule. As consumers we have both power and responsibility — let's use our purchasing power to end this terrible cycle.

So we are launching a call for a global boycott of Total Oil and Chevron and all their subsidiaries. By hitting them straight in their bottom line, we can press these corporations to either push Burma to democratic reform, or to leave the country entirely. It's time for the power of transnational corporations to face the power of global democracy

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We, the undersigned, pledge not buy fuel from any gas station owned by Total Oil, Chevron, or any of their subsidiaries. The boycott will continue until the Burmese junta begins a genuine democratic transition and frees all political prisoner-- including Aung San Suu Kyi--or until the companies leave Burma entirely.
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Sign here:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/burma_corporate/97.php/?cl_tf_sign=1


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Posted: 17 Nov 07, 13:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hooray, Oil!


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Posted: 17 Nov 07, 14:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

While you are at it, boycott Citco (Chavez of Venezuela)


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Posted: 17 Nov 07, 15:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How about, instead, we just have somebody give us a list of gas companies that it is entirely hunky-dory to buy gas from.

I mean, I'm still going to buy gas from the most convenient location, but it might help some other people.


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Posted: 17 Nov 07, 15:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Boo, Citgo!


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Posted: 17 Nov 07, 17:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gym Bitch wrote:

While you are at it, boycott Citco (Chavez of Venezuela)

Sounds like a good idea, but I don't think they even sell that in my country. ;P




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Posted: 17 Nov 07, 17:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I drive past 2 Citco staions on my 8 mile drive northeast to work and there are two Citco stations 8 miles south on the way to my wife's folk's house. I rarely visit any of these Citco stations, unless I am in a real hurry going southward, or my wife and kids are spazzing about running out of gas when I have a 1/4 tank of gas left.

If Chavez plays his cards "right", wins the election in early December, then suspends the constitution and becomes elected dictator for life, he can really screw up the world economy with an oil embargo, and put a lump in everyone's stockings for X-mas.


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Posted: 17 Nov 07, 17:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gym Bitch wrote:


If Chavez plays his cards "right", wins the election in early December, then suspends the constitution and becomes elected dictator for life, he can really screw up the world economy with an oil embargo, and put a lump in everyone's stockings for X-mas.


Can he actually screw up the world economy?

I thought his oil was enough to keep him full of money for his crappy populist programs, but not enough to actually affect the world's economy.

The United States do have enough sources to cover for lack of Venezuelan oil, don't they?

Brazil is dumb enough to import almost all of its natural gas from Bolivia, and now Chavez has been causing us problems though Evo Moralez. The government advertised gas a lot a few years agp, and several people converted their cars from gasoline to gas, and now they're in serious high prices.


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Posted: 19 Nov 07, 11:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So if I don't by gas at Chevron, the situation will be resolved?

Why hasn't someone thought of this earlier? Those monks sure would have liked to have known this. Think of the millions of people we could save by using this tactic.



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Posted: 19 Nov 07, 12:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am Hugo Chavez.


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