Magazine article New Internationalist

Take Action

Magazine article New Internationalist

Take Action

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WHEREVER YOU ARE IN THE WORLD YOU CAN HELP STOP THE TAR SANDS MADNESS BY PRESSURING THE COMPANIES, FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND GOVERNMENTS BEHIND IT

1 TARGET BP ANDSHELL!

If you are In Britain, Europe, Australia or New Zealand/Aotearoa, you can help persuade shareholders to support the resolutions on tar sands at BP and Shell's Annual General Meetings in April and May. FairPensions, which is coordinating the effort, has a very nifty web portal that makes taking action really simple.

GO DO IT NOW!

www.countingthecost.org.uk

Activists in Britain are mobilizing for a BP 'Fortnight of Shame', from 1 April (Fossil Fools Day) to 15 April (BP's AGM). They have called for Saturday 10 April to be an international day of action against BP. Find out more here:

www.no-tar-sands.org

2 TARGET RBC!

If you are in Canada, support the Rainforest Action Network's push to stop Royal Bank of Canada financing the tar sands.

http://ran.org/campaigns/freedom_ from oil

LEARN MORE FILMS

The tar sands have to be seen to be believed.

Luckily, there are some amazing documentaries out there. Try these:

H2Oil

In the vast, pristine forests of Western Canada, the 'war for water' has begun, and the people of Fort Chipewyan are already paying the price for one of the largest industrial projects in history. …

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