Last month, Māori leader Mike Smith started legal proceedings in the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Rainer Seele, the CEO of Austrian oil giant OMV, for trial for genocide and other climate crimes against indigenous communities. OMV is one of just 100 companies that have contributed to over 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions since 1988.
Greenpeace is inviting everyone to a 3 day action outside OMV office in New Plymouth. Come along and be part of people power! Here’s their invitation:
“Join us in New Plymouth from the 2nd – 4th December to disrupt business as usual for Austrian oil giant OMV.
While the Government has banned all new offshore oil and gas exploration permits, OMV is determined to drill for oil off Aotearoa’s coasts using permits it received before the ban. OMV’s relentless search for new oil is throwing fuel on the fire that is the climate crisis, and it’s putting marine animals like blue whales, Hector’s dolphins and yellow-eyed penguins at risk.
There are roles for everyone, from rule-breakers to cake-bakers. Join us just for a day or for longer.” Register on facebook here or simply show up, anytime 8am-5pm Mon-Wed, 2nd – 4th December, at 167 Devon Street West, New…
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