Sunday, September 30, 2007

Bristol call-out

From Bristol Indymedia:

Support democracy, don't go to Total

The oil company Total is heavily invested in Burma and so is supporting the dictatorship. The Burma campaign has asked them to stop - and they have not. So we need to stop using them.
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Burma Solidarity Protest in Bradford

Around 25 protesters blockaded a Total petrol station in Bradford on Thursday in solidarity with the Burmese people.

Later in the day, students at the University of Bradford passed an emergency motion to mandate the Student Union to support the Burmese monks and investigate alternative suppliers since they currently use Total for fueling their minibuses.

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Dutch parties call for Total boycott over Burma

International Herald and Tribune, 28 September 2007:

Four left-leaning Dutch parties, including the largest, called for a boycott of gas stations owned by France's Total SA on Friday due to the company's investments in Myanmar.

"It's a call for the Dutch people to show what they think of this company, which does not have clean hands," said Martijn van Dam, a member of parliament for the Dutch Labor Party, the junior partner in the Netherlands' centrist governing coalition. He said he did not know how many people would participate in the boycott.
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Friday, September 28, 2007

TOTALitarian OIL

This blog has been created to bring together news about TOTAL oil and Burma. More soon.