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People around the country are taking action to stop ExxonMobil. Check out this gallery for the latest activities:


Pressure Point: 4 December 2002. Activists staged a mass protest using people in body bags to highlight the unspoken agenda of the Bush Administration: access to Iraq's oil reserves. Over thirty protestors laid on the sidewalk in body bags outside the Washington DC lobbying office of ExxonMobil, the world's largest oil company. The activists, playing the roles of innocent Iraqi women and children, were selected for death by a giant ExxonMobil Grim Reaper. After lying on the ground in below freezing weather, the protesters rose out of the body bags with a rallying cry of "Can you hear the resistance?" holding brightly colored flags which said "No Blood for Oil! and chased the Grim Reaper and its war profiteers out of Washington DC.



Greenpeace: 25 October 2002. More than 600 activists from around the world shut down oil company ExxonMobil in the European country of Luxembourg, in a Greenpeace protest against ExxonMobil’s sabotage of international efforts to protect the climate. Seven Americans were involved in the protests. Activists from 31 countries were present at every one of ExxonMobil’s 28 gas stations in Luxembourg - including the biggest ExxonMobil station in the world on the Luxembourg/German border. Protestors, some dressed in tiger suits and George Bush masks, blocked vehicle access to gas pumps, locked onto equipment and handed out information to motorists. At each station, banners reading “Esso (ExxonMobil) No 1 climate criminal” were hung.



Greenpeace: 19 October 2002. Greenpeace activists shut down a Mobil gas station in the heart of Beverly Hills just minutes after shutting down an Exxon station in Manhattan. Protestors peacefully chained themselves to gas pumps at both locations and dropped a banner that read, "Stop Global Warming, Don't Buy ExxonMobil."



Students for a Free Tibet: 19 October 2002. Students and Tibetans protested ExxonMobil’s proposed involvement in the massive ‘West-East’ pipeline project in occupied East Turkestan and Tibet. Students for a Free Tibet members in Seattle, Portland, Santa Barbara, Toronto, Texas, Madison, Cambridge, New Brunswick, Washington, Virginia and New York City held rallies, handed out flyers and engaged in political theater outside ExxonMobil gas stations.


Greenpeace: 5 June 2002. Activists dropped a banner off a Highway 59 overpass in Houston. The banner was hung near a restaurant where ExxonMobil foreign executives were indulging in a fancy dinner. The banner reads "Our Planet, Their Profit" and displays skulls and crossbones and gas masks around the stars and stripes. The banner drop followed numerous protests in Texas around the annual shareholders' meeting, which was held in Dallas on May 29.



Public Interest Research Group: 7 June 2002. PIRG activists held protests in 17 cities around the country on this National Day of Action. Activists targeted ExxonMobil gas stations, calling on ExxonMobil to stay out of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and drop its opposition to the Kyoto Protocol on global warming.


Greenpeace: 5 June 2002. Activists dropped a banner off a Highway 59 overpass in Houston. The banner was hung near a restaurant where ExxonMobil foreign executives were indulging in a fancy dinner. The banner reads "Our Planet, Their Profit" and displays skulls and crossbones and gas masks around the stars and stripes. The banner drop followed numerous protests in Texas around the annual shareholders' meeting, which was held in Dallas on May 29.



Students for a Free Tibet: 4 June 2002. ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Lee Raymond gave a private talk for approximately 250 oil and gas investors at the Plaza Hotel in New York on Tuesday. Students for a Free Tibet (SFT) surprised him outside with a group of people protesting and John Hocevar, the Executive Director of SFT, got past the registration desk and security people and inside the conference.



Greenpeace: 29 May 2002. Activists in Germany held a protest in front of ExxonMobil's European headquarters on the day of its annual shareholders' meeting in Texas. Activists climbed the roof of ExxonMobil's ten-story building and installed dollar signs in place of the letter 'S' in the corporation's logo. Banners reading "Esso: Maximum profit, zero responsibilty" were hung on the building.



Greenpeace: 21 May 2002. The Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior sailed up the Seine to ExxonMobil's Port Jerome refinery near Le Havre. Using inflatable boats, Greenpeace activists prevented tankers from leaving the refinery, and had hoses turned on them by the tanker crews. On shore more activists, some dressed as tigers - ExxonMobil's corporate symbol - blocked road tanker access gates into the facility and handed out information to workers and passers-by. More tigers scaled the perimeter "watchtowers" and amplified the Stop Esso message with megaphones.



Greenpeace: 18 May 2002. Today 400 of Esso's UK petrol stations were the scenes of StopEsso protests. Protesters from all walks of life were out in force to ensure Esso and its customers get the message that Esso's policies make it the world's Number 1 global warmer. Across the counrty people reported a fantastic response from the public, with many drivers "beeping for the boycott" and friendly police. A lot of drivers, seeing the StopEsso signs, turned round and drove off. Empty petrol forecourts all round!






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