[mgj-discuss] Intl Day of Action: Iraq Oil Law: planning mtg Feb 11
nbloch at igc.org
Mon Jan 28 11:12:45 PST 2008
*DC meeting: Mon, Feb 11 @ 8pm*
*to create props, brainstorm street theatre, and more!*
Oil Change International, 2228 12th PLACE NW, Wash DC 20009
2 blocks from the U Street metro, between W and Florida, and between
12th and 13 St. Purple door.
Noon press conference at Exxon DC office or API. Exact location TBD
in the next week. We'll have a speaker from USLAW, among others
(we've begun to identify other speakers). Street theatre will
follow, leading us to the White House as we roll oil barrels, hand
out oily dollars, create an oil trail, etc, to make the oil + state
connection. We want to make a direct link between the continued
occupation and the oil law as well as use this action as a way to
build towards the March 19 actions
*Call to Action is below for:
Feb 22-23 International day of Action on Iraq oil Law
*Next call: Tues, Feb 5 @ 12pm EST*
*to check in on outreach, logistic details and media work*
Call-in number: (605) 990-0220
Access code: 5189029
*DAYS OF ACTION IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE IRAQI PEOPLE
*/February 22-23, 2008
STOP THE THEFT OF IRAQ'S FUTURE -
IRAQI OIL FOR THE IRAQI PEOPLE
For the Iraqi people, the ongoing occupation has led to hundreds of
thousands of deaths, widespread destruction and dislocation,
relentless insecurity and crippling poverty. But for foreign oil
companies, the occupation of Iraq is an opportunity to make massive
profits at the expense of the Iraqi people.
With some of the largest untapped oil reserves in the world, foreign
oil companies are scrambling to get access to Iraq's oil--and the
continuing occupation of Iraq is serving to protect those
interests. While US military bases are being built near the oil
fields they seek to protect, the Bush Administration has tried to
push the Iraqi Parliament to pass a law that would give
multi-national oil companies effective control over Iraq's oil
resources that could last a generation or longer. The Iraqi
cabinet, under Maliki's leadership and pressure from the US, passed
this law one year ago on February 23, 2007. The Iraqi Parliament
has so far resisted pressure to hurriedly pass the oil law, but that
pressure is by no means over.
NO FOREIGN OIL CONTRACTS UNDER THE OCCUPATION!
*WHAT YOU CAN DO
*Join us in solidarity with the people of Iraq, who have called for
an international day of action in opposition to the Iraq Oil Law.
Demand an end to the military and economic occupation. Make the
connection between oil and state-- and between profit and war!
*Friday, Feb 22 - Washington, DC*
Noon: press conference at the Exxon headquarters or American
1pm: March with us as we mark the oily trail leading to the White
*Saturday, Feb 23 - local actions
*If you live outside of DC, plan a day of action to mark one-year of
Iraq's resistance to the oil law. Hold a protest at a local Exxon
station (since they have been pursuing Iraq's oil the most), plan a
march from a gas station to your Congressperson's local office, or
host a speaker's roundtable on the oil law.
Need resources or help organizing an event? Email
info at priceofoil.org <mailto:info at priceofoil.org>
Oil Change International
nadine at priceofoil.org <mailto:nadine at priceofoil.org>
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