EthicalOil.org Chiquita boycott demo outside of Safeway
December 21st, 2011 | By: EthicalOil.org
Today EthicalOil.org held a successful demonstration outside the Oliver Square Safeway store in Edmonton.
Demonstrators dressed in sombreros and ponchos stood outside of the grocery store and handed out postcards that people could mail to the Alberta Safeway HQ asking Safeway to join the boycott of Chiquita brand products. This was part of the campaign that EthicalOil.org launched last week asking all Canadians to boycott Chiquita brands until they reverse their boycott on Canada’s ethical oil.
While Chiquita Brands now denies they are boycotting Canada’s oil sands oil, the letter Chiquita sent to the anti-oilsands organization Forest Ethics on November 21st says its goal is to “eliminate” the use of fuels from providers that is connected with oil sands refineries. No matter how you peel the banana, that’s a boycott.
So far, thousands of Canadians have spoken out against Chiquita’s unethical boycott of Canada’s oil sands oil through our website www.chiquitaconflict.com, our Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/BoycottChiquita and on twitter–using the hashtag #boycottchiquita
Our radio ad has also been played across Canada: http://www.ethicaloil.org/news/listen-to-our-chiquita-boycott-radio-ad/
Have your voice heard and join EthicalOil.org in calling for a boycott of Chiquita brands.
You can download the pamphlet we handed out in Edmonton right here.