Viridian Note 00463: People Hate Exxon
- Key concepts:
- Exxon-Mobil corporation, popular resentment
- Attention Conservation Notice:
- It isn't news that people hate Exxon-Mobil, but a
wider variety of people are hating Exxon more bitterly for an interesting variety of
I'm going to Sweden and Australia soon. Back to back, actually.
People hate the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Surprising numbers of people hate Chevrolet, too.
(((But Exxon is the company that everybody loves to hate.)))
"March to Redeem the Soul of America Starts at ExxonMobil Headquarters"
"See complete coverage of press conferences and start
of march with audio (mp3), photos and (coming) video.
March to Redeem the Soul of America
Valley Reed, Chief Organizer, firstname.lastname@example.org
ExxonMobil War Boycott
Nick Mottern, National Director, email@example.com
"The March to Redeem the Soul of America was launched
with press conferences and marches in Irving, Texas
on April 1 (((they may have to work on those date
choices))) and Dallas on April 2, beginning a
120-mile walk that will arrive in Crawford, Texas
on Thursday, April 13. The March will participate
in 'Easter in Crawford' – with President Bush
planning to take his usual Easter vacation at his
ranch – and the celebration of the third anniversary
of the Crawford Peace House.
"The unifying themes of speakers on the first two
days was the need for citizens to begin to get control
of the combine of government and major corporations –
not only to stop the Iraq war, but to protect human
rights and civil liberties. The March organizers and
participants are asking communities to join their
calls for an end to war profiteering and an end to
the occupation of Iraq.
"In Irving, people gathered outside ExxonMobil's world
headquarters and called on the oil giant to work to
end the Iraq war and to spend $7 billion in undeserved
2005 war profits to meet human needs related to the
Iraq war and ExxonMobil operations. Speaking were
Nick Mottern, Director, ConsumersforPeace.org and the
ExxonMobil War Boycott campaign; Rev. Roy Malveaux,
Beaumont, Texas; State Rep. Lon Burnam, Fort Worth;
Maureen Haver, Jumpstart Ford Campaign; Hadi Jawad,
Crawford Peace House and Dallas Peace Center; Rev.
Peter Johnson, Dallas civil rights leader; Margarita
Alvarez, United Voices for Immigrants; Judith Kaufman;
and Valley Reed, chief organizer, March to Redeem
"The AP covered the press conference; its report was
published by many newspapers.
"Rev. Roy Malveaux from Beaumont Texas explained how
ExxonMobil has rejected any responsibility for severe
health problems in his community, located next to an
"Sunny Miller, Traprock Peace Center, lead the song
'Step by Step' as the press conference ended and the
March began with people marching past ExxonMobil's
"On April 2nd in Dallas, the march held a press
conference outside the County Courthouse and Jail.
Joan Cobici; American Civil Liberties Union and
Beatriz Saldivar, Gold Star Families for Peace (her
nephew was killed in Iraq) joined Reed, Mottern,
Johnson and Jawad as speakers.
"Beatrice Saldivar held a picture of her nephew killed
in Iraq and a picture of Rex Tillerson, Chair and
C.E.O. of Exxon Mobil, saying, 'Do you think Mr. Rex
Tillerson, the Chief and CEO of ExxonMobil will ever
go to Iraq? Do you think he will ever put himself in a
jail like this where they are putting our Hispanics
and our African Americans?'"
"Speakers at the Dallas Jail said money is needed for
programs and jobs for young people to keep them out of
jail. Money and management changes are also needed to
deal with serious health problems, such as HIV and
hepatitis, that are spread into the community when
prisoners go home, according to Rev. Peter Johnson,
Dallas civil rights activist. $3.3 billion in federal
tax dollars has gone to the Iraq war from Dallas County
alone, according to the National Priorities Project.
Texas has spent $25.6 billion on the war.
"Marchers then crossed the Trinity River and met again
outside the VA Hospital. Marchers received an
enthusiastic reception, with banners, drumming
(provided by Drums not Guns) and food (courtesy of
Food Not Bombs). Rev. Diane Baker, Dallas Peace Center;
John Fullenwider, High School teacher (speaking on the
cost of war); Michael McNeil, veteran of Desert Storm
(Marine Corps) and member of Code Pink; Jim Goodnow,
Veterans for Peace; and John Wolf, founder of
Crawford Peace House added their voices.
"Speakers addressed the need for quality medical and
psychological services for veterans, and the under
reporting of war casualties.
"Nick Mottern, Director of Consumers for Peace, said
the War Boycott is calling on ExxonMobil to give $630
million directly to the Veterans Administration to
supply money for mental health care, prosthetics and
catastrophic care. This is the amount in a
supplemental appropriations bill that was blocked by
House Republicans several weeks ago.
More on: the March to Redeem the Soul of America -
the ExxonMobil War Boycott
"Easter in Crawford"
After Downing Street
Annie and Buddy Spell, Louisiana peace activists (Annie is president of the Greater Covington, LA
branch of the NAACP.)
Anthony Arnove, author - “Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal”;
co-editor with Howard Zinn - “Voices of a People’s
History of the U.S.”
Arden Buck, Mountain Forum for Peace, Nederland, CO
Beth K. Lamont, Humanist Chaplain, NGO Rep. to the
United Nations for the American Humanist Society.
Bloomington Peace Action Coalition (Indiana)
Campus Antiwar Network
Charles Jenks, Chair, Advisory Board, Traprock
Peace Center, Deerfield, MA
Cindy Sheehan, Co-founder, Gold Star Families for Peace
Coalition Against War and Injustice (Baton Rouge)
Consumers for Peace
Covington Peace Project (Louisiana)
Crawford Peace House
Dahr Jamail, independent journalist who spent over 8
months reporting from occupied Iraq
Dallas County Young Democrats
Dallas Peace Center
David Swanson, Co-founder, AfterDowningStreet.org
Dennis Kyne, Gulf War veteran, activist and author
of “Support the Truth”
Dirk Adriaensens, Coordinator, SOS Iraq and member
of the Executive Committee of the Brussells Tribunal,
Don Debar, correspondent, WBAI, New York, NY
Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, National Coordinating
Committee - Campus Antiwar Network
Eric Ruder, reporter, Socialist Worker newspaper
Gabriele Zamparini, freelance journalist and film maker
living in London; co-editor of thecatsdream.com
Goldstar Families for Peace
Howard Zinn, historian, playwright and activist;
author of “A People’s History of the United States” and
co-editor with Anthony Arnove of “Voices of a People’s
History of the U.S.”
International Socialist Organization
Jacob Flowers, Director, MidSouth Peace and Justice
Judy Linehan, Military Families Speak Out
Jumpstart Ford Campaign, a joint effort of Global
Exchange, the Rainforest Action Network and the
Kathy Kelly, Nobel Peace Prize nominee; Co-founder
Voices for Creative Non-Violence
Karen Burke, Campus Antiwar Movement to End the
Occupation, Austin, TX
Karen Hadden, Seed Coalition, Austin, TX
Lindsey German, Convener, Stop the War Coalition (UK)
Michael Letwin, Co-convener, New York City Labor
Against the War
Mid-South Peace and Justice Center (Memphis)
Mike Corwin, International Socialist Organization,
Nick Mottern, Director, ConsumersforPeace.org
Nada Khader, Executive Director, WESPAC Foundation,
White Plains, NY
Norman Solomon, author of War Made Easy: How
Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death”
Paola Pisi, professor of religious studies (Italy)
and editor of uruknet.info
Phil Gasper, Chair, Department of Philosophy &
Religion, Notre Dame de Namur University;
Professors for Peace
Progressive Democrats of America
Sharon Smith, author of “Women and Socialism: Essays
on Women’'s Liberation”
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Sonya Sofia, Rainbow organization
Stan Goff, Master sergeant, retired, U.S. Army
Sundiata Xian Tellem, Co-chair, Green Party of the
Black Caucus; former chair, Green Party of Dallas County
Sunny Miller, Executive Director, Traprock Peace Center, Deerfield, MA
Texans for Peace
Traprock Peace Center (Massachusetts)
Thomas F. Barton, Publisher, GI Special
Tim Baer, Director, Bloomington Peace Action Coalition
Tim Carpenter, National Director,
Progressive Democrats of America
Valley Reed, Chief organizer, March to Redeem Campaign
Ward Reilly, SE National Contact, Vietnam Veterans
Against the War;
Veterans for Peace, Baton Rouge, LA
Affiliations are for identification purposes only.
(((It's not too surprising that these proletarian
lefties and inveterate peaceniks should attack Exxon,
for (by my modest count there) war profiteering,
racism, overcrowded jails, civil liberties, human
rights, HIV, hepatitis, mental illness, combat
fatalities, the Pentagon's budget, the need for
prosthetics, pollution, environmental illnesses,
foreign adventurism and buying Congress wholesale.
But wait till it starts dawning on conservatives
and rich people that climate-change is Exxon's biggest
product, and that climate disruption is causing
horrific economic damage to their own pocketbooks.
Somebody somewhere is gonna go down hard for that.
There really isn't a better candidate for
scapegoating and deliberate public punishment than
the people of Exxon. And they're sure not gonna
lack for fingerpointing. They're all over the world,
and all over the world people hate them.)))
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