International anti-war boycott action day
Brussels, 15th April 2003 - In Brussels and Antwerp, peace activists shut down an Esso petrol station. For the third time in as many weeks, For Mother Earth targetted Esso and Texaco petrol stations, in protest against the role of Exxon-Mobil and Chevron-Texaco in US policy.
The action opposed the role of oil companies in fuelling the war in Iraq, as well as their opposition to the Kyoto protocol on global warming.
In Ghent, lunch time customers at a McDonalds restaurant were offered an alternative, organic, "peace burger".
These actions were organised in cooperation with Attac Flanders, Pink & Green and Mouvement Chretien pour la Paix.
In Brussels, member of the European parliament Nelly Maes (Green/EFA) and member of the Belgian parliament Peter Vanhoutte (Green) took part in the action.
Actions also took place today in Tokyo, Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Stockholm, Sao Paolo and many other cities around the world, where consumers were also encouraged to boycott US companies supporting the US war economy.
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