• Like WSRW on facebook and share our news on the companies and latest developments • Link posts denouncing the oil companies by using hashtags #CairnEnergy, #KosmosEnergy, #Total, #Glencore and #SanLeon
• Follow WSRW on twitter, and thanks for retweeting us to give the issue more visibility. • Suggested hashtags: #KosmosEnergy #CairnEnergy #Glencore #Total #SanLeon #NaturalResources #BloodOil #WesternSahara • Suggested accounts: @Total @KosmosEnergy @CairnEnergy @SanLeonEnergy @GlencoreBRK @Glencore • Get creative in your tweets to let the world, and to the involved companies. A few suggestions to get you on your way: o “@KosmosEnergy get out of #WesternSahara!” o “@Total, stop stealing people of #WesternSahara’s future” o “@Glencore leave #WesternSahara” o “@SanLeonEnergy stop supporting brutal occupation of #WesternSahara” o “@KosmosEnergy and @CairnEnergy profiting from human rights abuses in occupied #WesternSahara.
• Upload pictures of your protests against the companies • Link pictures to twitter and Facebook • Get creative! Make your own Blood Oil artwork and post on Instagram.
Morocco occupies the major part of its neighbouring country, Western Sahara. Entering into business deals with Moroccan companies or authorities in the occupied territories gives an impression of political legitimacy to the occupation. It also gives job opportunities to Moroccan settlers and income to the Moroccan government. Western Sahara Resource Watch demands foreign companies leave Western Sahara until a solution to the conflict is found.
Leading activists from Western Sahara are condemned to sentences ranging from 20 years to life imprisonment in connection to a mass protest in 2010 denouncing the Saharawi people’s social and economic marginalization in their occupied land; the Gdeim Izik protest camp.
At COP22, beware of what you read about Morocco’s renewable energy efforts. An increasing part of the projects take place in the occupied territory of Western Sahara and is used for mineral plunder, new WSRW report documents.
Big oil’s interest in occupied Western Sahara has taken a dramatic turn for the worse. Some companies are now drilling, in complete disregard of international law and the Saharawi people’s rights. Here’s what you need to know.