ExxonMobil v. Greenpeace|
2002-07-11, 1:41 p.m.
WHAT IS ESSO AFRAID OF?
ExxonMobil, the world's largest oil company, is worried about the reputation of its Esso brand, and is suing Greenpeace to protect it.
It's not worried about the fact that it has tried to convince the public that global warming isn't happening. It's not worried about getting criticism because it has sabotaged international climate agreements. Nor has it expressed concern that it has chosen to prioritise selling more petrol over scientific warnings of famine, floods, and disease for future generations.
It's worried that Greenpeace is making fun of its logo.
As a result of the lawsuit, a Paris judge has ordered Greenpeace France to stop using a parody of the Esso logo pending a full court hearing.
You can participate in a discussion about this outrageous case (and sign up to the campaign update list) here.
You can send a letter to ExxonMobil CEOs from here.
You can also send the "banned" logo along with a campaign message and a personal message to your friends and colleagues here.
p.s. this is an activist alert diary - not an outlet for personal opinions, right?
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