Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tell Oprah: Stop promoting dirty tar sands lies on your network

Dear Friend,

Oprah Winfrey is a respected voice who has fought hard to advance the rights and lives of women all over the world.

But now she's allowing that work to be co-opted, by validating on her tv network a dangerous campaign of flat out lies that promote the development of the Canadian tar sands.

The astrotruf group 'Ethical Oil' ran an ad last week exclusively on Oprah's Canadian TV station, pushing the lie that developing the tar sands will aid the plight of women living in the oppressive Saudi regime, by reducing demand for Saudi oil.

The ad is the worst kind of propaganda that manages to exploit both women and our environment. Oprah shouldn't let a legitimate concern for the rights of women be co-opted to promote the dirtiest oil in the world that only keeps us addicted to the oil that fuels the Saudi regime.

I just signed a petition asking Oprah to renounce the ads and stop airing them. You can learn more and take action here:

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