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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Support Burma Protests - Oppose Total Oil!

The following news is from campaigners against Total Oil - a company heavily involved in Burma.


This Wednesday Total Oil announce their third quarter financial results. Please join the weekly protest at Cavendish Square to help highlight Total's continued funding of the Burmese junta. Also a Day of Action is planned for Saturday 24 November, to ensure that Total realise that their involvement in Burma has not been forgotten by the British public (see below for details).


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UPCOMING PROTESTS

Wednesday 7 November
8.30am-10.30am
Protest at Total Oil HQ, 33 Cavendish Square, London
W1G 0PW
nearest tube: Oxford Circus
http://tinyurl.com/2oardl

Thursday 8 November
5.00pm - 7.00pm
Protest at Total petrol station, Dorset House,
170-172 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5AR
nearest tube: Baker Street
map: http://tinyurl.com/2zg4qf

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FOR THE DIARY

Saturday 24 November
TOTAL OUT OF BURMA DAY OF ACTION
A day of action around the UK calling for Total Oil to stop funding the Burmese military regime and pull out of Burma. Protests are being organised at petrol stations around the UK.
Further details will be emailed soon. To find out more now, including details of how to get involved, go to

http://totaloutofburma.blogspot.com.

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NEWS

Waltham Forest Council 'invests in junta' (East London & West Essex Guardian)
The Green Party have uncovered details that Waltham Forest Council has invested part of its employee pension fund in Total Oil.

Activists in attack on financiers' profits from Sudan and Burma (The Observer)
Included in the story is information that European pension funds withdrew £110m from Total Oil in the past couple of weeks, due to Total's involvement in Burma.

Burma junta's exports lose sparkle (Financial Times)Despite Total and Chevron rejecting calls to divest from Burma other companies such as Cartier, Bulgari and Rolls-Royce are severing their ties.

Links to these stories can be found at
http://totaloutofburma.blogspot.com, where you can also read about recent protests in Oxford and London.

For more information go to:
http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk/total.html
and
http://totaloutofburma.blogspot.com
Facebook group: "Get Total Oil out of Burma"

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