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Gas Out in Australia/New Zealand
With gasoline prices hovering around $1 (Australian) per liter, some Aussies are ready to jump on the Gas Out bandwagon too. For no apparent reason, the boycott Down Under is scheduled to begin one day earlier than its North American counterpart. Here's the email circulating in that part of the world:
INTERNATIONAL 3 DAY PETROL BOYCOTT - April 6th-8th.
Last year on April 30, across the USA the American people staged what they called a "Gas Out" across Canada and the USA to bring down the high price of petrol .......... and it worked!!!!
It's time we Australian's/New Zealanders took a leaf out of the old American protest book and did something similar, only this time let's make it for THREE DAYS instead of just one.
Lets see how many Australians/Kiwis we can get to band together for a three day period in April, NOT TO BUY ANY PETROL, during those three days. It will take a little planning but with a small amount of self sacrifice (i.e. ride your bike to work!) and some solidarity with the Canadian and American people as well, we have an opportunity to send a real world message where it's going to hurt the most.
If you're happy about seeing your hard earned dollars stolen by a Middle East Oil Cartel and seeing your own Government rub its hands together while we're ripped off by them as well.......then do nothing!!
If you're fed up with the constant rip off by Cartels and your Government tell them directly. Tell them you've had enough and ..........
JOIN AUSTRALIA'S/New Zealand GAS OUT.
Do not buy any petrol from APRIL 6,2000, to APRIL 8, 2000. Buy what you need before the dates listed above, or after, but practice some restraint and put off some things you were going to do and don't buy any petrol during the GAS OUT. If you want help, just ask!!
And mark these dates in your diary-organiser NOW!
SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW AND ASK THEM TO JOIN IN .. AND DO THE SAME. (cut and paste, don't use the fwd button).
The Americans and the Canadians achieved a price cut once before and there's no reason why we can't achieve a similar result if we band together and fight against the people who profiteer from us.
Come on Australia and New Zealand!!
Let's stand together!!
WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!!!
Even if you receive this 100 times keep passing it around, this way you know everyone is being informed and no one will forget!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pase el mensaje
The Gas Out idea has also caught on in Mexico. This message promoting a one-day boycott of the pumps on April 30 (the date of last year's Gas Out in the U.S.) was sighted by readers on March 17:
Subject: NO COMPRAR COMBUSTIBLE EL 30 DE ABRIL
LEALO Y DIFUNDALO, puede ser una idea genial, si todo el mundo se une.
El operativo de protesta contra la subida de precios de la gasolina es de no cargar combustible el 30 de abril de 2000. Los precios aumentan peligrosamente. Es tiempo de actuar. Es absolutamente inadmisible que los precios del combustible sean elevados si millones de barriles dejan de ser producidos. Los productores de petroleo han decidido reducir la produccion 2 millones de barriles por dia para hacer aumentar el precio en el consumo.
Ahora, si durante una jornada completa, ninguna persona compra combustibles, el mercado corre el riesgo de desestabilizarse un poco. Con los medios de comunicacion de los que se dispone actualmente es facil de unir mucha gente de todo el mundo en poco tiempo, asi que pase este mensaje a todos aquellos que ud. conozca:
NO COMPRAR COMBUSTIBLE EL 30 DE ABRIL Si es necesario, hagalo la vispera, o el dia siguiente, pero no el 30.
Se trata solo de que algunos millones de personas actuen en señal de protesta.
PASE EL MENSAJE: NO COMPRAR COMBUSTIBLE EL 30 DE ABRIL.
GAS OUT 2000
The original email manifesto
Gas Prices: How Much Is Too Much?
From About.com's Guide to U.S. Government Info
Are We Being Gouged?
OPEC and oil prices, from About.com's Arab Culture Guide
Anonymous Email Builds Pump Protest
Clinton Urges More Oil Production
Associated Press wire story
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