Viridian Note 00255: ExxonMobil Global Day of

Bruce Sterling []


Key concepts
International Day of Action Against ExxonMobil, July 11, 02001

Attention Conservation Notice: It's about the world's most loathed and iniquitous oil company, for this quarter, anyhow.


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Donna and her kick-ass green (red!) hot-rod.

ExxonMobil International Day of Action on July 11th

Campaign ExxonMobil <>

"This email is to let you all know about the International Day of Action against ExxonMobil, on July 11th, and to invite you all to participate in actions in your city! Organizers in at least 15 countries and most major US cities are targeting ExxonMobil, so there will definitely be an action near you.

"Why ExxonMobil?


  • Is the biggest hindrance to stopping global warming both in the US and worldwide
  • Has not made a serious investment in renewable energy
  • Is a major proponent of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
  • Has a dismal human rights and environmental record

"Need more reasons? Then go to or

"Also, you are invited to join a new list-serve about ExxonMobil called This list will provide campaign updates and press stories about ExxonMobil. Only a handful of people can post to this list and the email traffic should be fairly slow. If you would like to subscribe send a message to:"

(((I would wager that July 11, 02001 will pass without the world's largest corporate multinational crumbling, or even much noticing. But that's not the interesting part. What gets me is that some little NGO infowar guy is sitting there picking out dates like "July 11." And then the word more or less actually gets out. What on earth is that about? Who is this guy? Where does he get that authority? Can you imagine how that must feel over at ExxonMobil's PR, corporate security, and competitor- intelligence departments? Network activism is a funny thing. I feel sure ExxonMobil knows who this guy is, where he lives, what he wears and everything about him. So why don't the rest of us know that too, I wonder.)))

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