Activist tigers head for Exxon headquarters in Irving, Texas. Part of the Global Warming Crimes Unit, they charged Exxon with being climate criminal #1.
The Greenpeace Global Warming Crimes Unit converged on
ExxonMobil's compound in Irving, Texas, to charge the oil giant
with crimes against the climate. The bust was timed to coincide
with the arrival of ExxonMobil's Board of Directors and
international executives, gathering from across the world for their
Annual General Meeting May 28th.
Greenpeace infiltrators, cleverly disguised in suits and ties,
delivered the charges against Exxon executives at about 8 am.
Exxon's crimes include sabotage of efforts to address climate change,
fraudulently manipulating respected scientific
studies and organizations, and lying to the American public, elected officials
in the United States and the global community at large.
Greenpeace technical operatives monitored the progress of talks
with a hidden briefcase camera which emailed blurry evidence of the
lead team's presence inside.
It was then that Team Tiger headed for the roof. Activists
dressed in hot, furry costumes in the sweltering Texas sun deployed
banners and beamed video of their demands that Exxon do something
about Climate change. The video feed failed shortly after security
guards were seen scrambling up toward them. (Exxon\Esso has used
the tiger in its advertising for many years, and continues to do so
despite arresting costumed ones on its roof and threatening the
habitats of real ones with its blinkered policies on climate
Greenpeace activists were arrested for securing themselves to the
main gates, trespassing as tigers, infiltrating Exxon Headquarters,
or displaying banners on the roof of the building. News helicopters
buzzed overhead, roads were blocked, police turned up with swat
equipment and visitors were turned away, despite Exxon claims that
the peaceful action "did not disrupt operations" at their corporate
You can read more about the charges against Exxon/Mobil/Esso,
the activists involved in this action, and what you can do to help,
Say you won't buy Exxon/Mobil: You can upload your picture to
the speech bubble gallery here (which automatically forwards it to
the ExxonMobil board):
and you can send a personal letter to the board of ExxonMobil