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Ford Motor Co. wins EARTH DAY GREENWASH SWEEPSTAKES!!!

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  • jym@econet.org
    [From Econet ef.general Newsgroup] = From: corpwatch@corpwatch.org = Subject: Earth Day Greenwash Winners WHAT S NEW ON CORPORATE WATCH The Watchdog on the
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      WHAT'S NEW ON CORPORATE WATCH
      The Watchdog on the Web <http://www.corpwatch.org>

      April 20, 2000

      EARTH DAY GREENWASH SWEEPSTAKES
      http://www.corpwatch.org/climate/sweepstakes.html

      Corporate Watch Announces the Winners!

      And they are:

      The Grand Prize goes to FORD MOTOR COMPANY for its massive new
      green image campaign which is costing as much as it does to roll
      out a new line of automobile. In honor of this Award, Ford
      Chairman William Clay Ford, Jr. will receive a used bicycle for
      commuting to work.

      1st Runner Up, THE WORLD BANK, for selling its bonds as
      "socially responsible investments." World Bank President James
      "Bonds" Wolfensohn will receive a low-interest loan to pay for
      his upcoming Toxic Tour of World Bank Project sites.

      2nd Runner Up, MONSANTO & THE COUNCIL FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY
      INFORMATION, for launching a $250 million multi-year PR
      campaign. The group's corporate founders will receive a free
      copy of the best-selling book, I'm GE Free, You're GE Free.

      3rd Runner Up, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL, for its "Profits and
      Principles" advertising series. Shell's director, Mark
      Stuart-Moody will receive a free videotape of Ken-Saro Wiwa's
      upcoming belated funeral which will take place in Nigeria.

      4th Runners Up CHEVRON and UNOCAL are tied for this honor.
      Chevron, for the longevity of its "People Do" campaign, and
      Unocal for grotesque innovation in the Human Rights equivalent
      of greenwash. Chevron Chairman David O'Reilly gets a two hour,
      private lecture by Nigerian Climate Justice leader Oronto
      Douglas entitled "What People in the Niger Delta Do." Unocal
      CEO Roger Beech receives a Made In Burma backpack. MiB
      backpacks are specially designed for conscripted porters
      carrying those heavy loads of military supplies.

      The Booby Prize goes to EXXON-MOBIL, for not even bothering to
      cover up its role in global warming. ExxonMobil Chairman Lee
      Raymond receives a subscription to PR Watch, so he can study his
      competitors' techniques in coopting environmental messsages.

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      =v= And knock me over with a feather, but today's _Chronicle_
      even featured an Op-Ed piece from Corporate Watch:

      http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2000/04/21/ED31325.DTL&type=printable

      <_Jym_>
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