Cut the Lifeline! Target: Amerada Hess

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CUT THE LIFELINE! is an ongoing campaign aiming to cut the economic lifeline keeping the Burmese military dictatorship in power.

The latest target in this campaign is Amerada Hess, an American oil company which owns 25 percent of Premier Oil. Premier Oil are the largest UK investor in Burma. Our campaign to persuade them to pull out has been backed by Aung San Suu Kyi and the UK government.

We need you to email Amerada Hess calling on them to sell their stake in Premier Oil.

Premier Oil need to get the message that if they continue to support the Burmese military no-one will be prepared to do business with them. If Amerada Hess sell their shares it will be a major blow for them. Already Amerada are under intense pressure to sell up by campaigns in the US. We have reason to believe that if enough pressure can be put on Amerada Hess in the next few weeks they will sell their stake in Premier Oil.

Please email Amerada Hess in the UK at: switchboard@hess.com

If possible please BCC: info@burmacampaign.org.uk

For this action to be most effective we need you to email Amerada Hess as soon as possible.

Thank you for supporting the campaign for freedom and democracy in Burma.



Sample Email

Dear Amerada Hess

I am writing because your company owns 25 percent of Premier Oil, the British oil company that still chooses to do business with the brutal military regime of Burma. Premier's pipeline in Burma is associated with gross human rights abuses -- including slave labor, rape, torture and murder -- and is one the largest sources of revenue for the military.

The international community has repeatedly condemned Burma's brutal military regime. Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize winner and leader of Burma's democracy movement, has stated that Premier "should be ashamed of itself".

By investing in Premier Oil your company is profiting from the suffering of the Burmese people. I call on Amerada Hess to sell its stake in Premier Oil and so end its support for one of the most brutal regimes in the world.

Yours sincerely

AMP Section Name:Energy
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