Subject: Tiger Woods, oilman
Tiger, a man who doesn't need another dime, has
sold out to big oil.
Instead of protesting against Chevron's human
rights violations, he is now giving them his name
to use as a sugar coating. I missed this story
when it came out, and I think the right wing media
monopoly is to blame. I did a search for (tiger
woods chevron) and couldn't find a link to a
mainstream article in the first few pages, but
when I did a search for (tiger woods augusta)
MSNBC led the pack.
The Tiger Woods Foundation has entered into an
extensive five-year partnership with Chevron,
with the oil and energy giant becoming the title
sponsor of the Tiger Woods Foundation World
Challenge Golf Tournament.
"Chevron has a track record and a commitment to
bettering the communities where they operate,"
Woods whored in a press release on April 3. And
Chevron's executive vice president chimed in,
"Chevron, Tiger and the Tiger Woods Foundation
share similar values... as well as a deep
commitment to make a difference in local communities."
Ka Hsaw Wa, co-founder and executive director
of EarthRights International, wrote in an
open letter to Woods, "I myself have spoken to
victims of forced labor, rape, and torture on
Chevron's pipeline - if you heard what they said
to me, you too would understand how their
tragic stories stand in stark contrast to Chevron's
rhetoric about helping communities."
by Bruce Yurgil
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