Internasjonal aksjonsdag – Ingen irakisk oljelov!
Posted by Fredsvenn den februar 17, 2008
Vi godtar ingen plyndring av det irakiske folkets ressurser, men oppfordrer til protest mot alle norske forsøk på oljerøveri og legitimering av den ulovlige okkupasjonen av Irak. Det vil bli holdt Global dag for aksjon mot den 22-23 februar under Oil Change Internationals banner: «Stans plyndringen av Iraks fremtid – Irakisk olje for det irakiske folk». En ny sivilisasjon uten olje har Oilwatch International allerede oppfordret til. Fredsinitiativet sammen med Hent soldatene hjem vil avholde markering i Oslo i mars.
Stop the Theft of Iraq’s Future – Iraqi Oil for the Iraqi People
In Iraq, the on-going war and occupation has led to hundreds of thousands of Iraqi deaths, widespread devastation, relentless insecurity and crippling poverty. Foreign oil companies are scrambling to use this opportunity to secure access to massive profits from Iraq’s large untapped oil reserves at the expense of the Iraqi people.
The occupation of Iraq serves to protect these interests while US military bases are built nearby to guard the oil fields. As well, the Bush Administration has tried to push the Iraqi Parliament to pass a law that would give foreign oil companies unprecedented control over Iraq’s oil resources. The Iraqi cabinet, under pressure from the US, passed this law one year ago on February 23, 2007. The Iraqi Parliament has so far resisted pressure to pass this oil law, but the pressure is by no means over.
The U.S. should have no role in pressuring Iraqis to privatize control of their oil while occupying their country. The Iraqi people are held in a military occupation by over 160,000 foreign troops. We support the Iraqis in their call for resisting the oil law and foreign contracts while under occupation!
International Actions Groups around the UK are planning protests in town centres and at Shell and BP petrol stations. View actions at HandsOffIraqiOil
Background information on the Iraq Oil Law