TELL SHELL - HANDS OFF IRAQI OIL!
Join the Hands Off Iraqi Oil Protest at Shell’s Annual General Meeting
Tuesday 15 May 2007
8.30am - 12 noon
Novotel London-West Hotel and Convention Centre,
(Nearest tube - Hammersmith)
Shell has been steering the agenda for de-facto oil privatization in
Shell has been active in shaping Iraqi oil policy throughout the
occupation, including influencing the controversial oil law. Shell saw
the draft law in July 2006 - more than 7 months before most Iraqi MPs.
Shell has been lobbying for long-term contracts which will see control
of Iraq's oil pass into private hands for up to 30 years.
War and Occupation are providing a business opportunity for companies
like Shell which are exploiting the 'risk' of investing in Iraqi oil at
such an insecure time. The off-set of this risk will enable Shell to
strike disproportionately advantageous deals for itself.
Iraqi civil society, including political parties, trade unions and
religious organizations are opposed to the sell off of the resource that accounts
for 95% of Iraqi government revenue.
Tell Shell’s shareholders ‘Hands off Iraqi Oil - let the Iraqi people
decide'. The Iraqi people should decide how their oil is developed, free
from coercion and duress.
If you’d like to blend in and hob-nob with shareholders, wear smart
For further information on the protest at Shells AGM email