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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 reasons.


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,

ExxonMobil War Boycott
Nick Mottern, National Director,

"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, 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 Campaign.

"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 ExxonMobil Refinery.

"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 main gate.

"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 and
"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 NAACP
Dallas Peace Center
David Swanson, Co-founder,
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, Belgium
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
Global Exchange
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 Center
Judy Linehan, Military Families Speak Out
Jumpstart Ford Campaign, a joint effort of Global Exchange, the Rainforest Action Network and the
Ruckus Society
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, Austin, TX
Nick Mottern, Director,
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
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 United States
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
Wespac Foundation

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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