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Our Purpose

The invasion and occupation of Iraq in and of themselves are violations of international law; that is, war crimes, criminal activity.

Military strategy and tactics being applied in Iraq involve war crimes that continue to be committed on a wholesale basis. Fundamental respect for Iraqi citizens, for their well-being, security, human and civil rights, is being denied on a daily basis by United States forces in the interest of achieving the United States’ primary goal in Iraq, the control of that nation’s oil. No amount of military “success” will cleanse this record.

The fact that millions of Americans, including politicians and journalists, have been duped into supporting this adventure does not change its illegal, criminal character.

The world’s leading privately-owned oil companies, ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, as well as some of their smaller colleagues are, on the basis of strong circumstantial evidence, co-conspirators. Their extraordinary profits since the invasion of Iraq are beyond war-profiteering; they are ill-gotten gains as a result of violations of international law and at the cost of over a million deaths.

And the relentless, illegal pursuit of oil in Iraq is a major factor in driving up world oil prices, a process that is undermining millions globally in their daily struggle to sustain life.

The purpose of this website is to help end the occupation of Iraq and to bring to account those who are responsible for it.

Nick Mottern, Director, Consumers for Peace.org

 (Click here to see our specific goals.)


Our Goals

A. War Boycott - Consumers for Peace was started in mid-2005 to promote the ExxonMobil War Boycott aimed at achieving:
  1. Immediate and complete withdrawal of all U.S. forces and bases from Iraq; and
  2. Impeachment of George W. Bush, Richard Cheney and prosecution of all responsible for U.S. war crimes against Iraq.

At the beginning of 2008, the war boycott was expanded to include Shell and BP, which together with ExxonMobil, are the world’s largest privately-held petroleum companies.

Our boycott goals have been expanded also, to include:

Immediate transfer of a total of $80 billion in estimated war profits by ExxonMobil, Shell and BP from 2003-2007 to a fund that will provide direct aid to the families of dead and wounded Iraqi, U.S. and other coalition war.


A pledge by the three oil companies stop pushing for the passage of an oil law in Iraq that would bring them huge profits and to call on Congress to removed the passage of any oil law as benchmark on Iraq in U.S. legislation.


B. “Peaceful” Gasoline Buying – The Consumer’s Guide to Gasoline provides information on which gasolines are least involved in the Middle East struggle and also examines the impact of major oil companies on human rights around the world; there is also information on their environment impact.


C. Reduced Oil Use – This aspect is not now developed, but there are plans to examine the petroleum rationing as a means of progressively cutting back on oil use.