Have you ever gotten one of those chain emails that says, "On May 15th don't fill up your gas tank!" Somehow that's supposed to put some pressure on the mega oil corporations with their daily income of 150 billion petro-dollars? Face it, you're going to buy some gas the next day. We all are. One little hiccup won't kill a giant.
What about this idea: "Don't buy any gas from Chevron until their prices dip below $2.50/gal"? We can get our gas elsewhere (albeit, for more than $2.50) while Chevron applies its pressure to the market above it. Assuming we got enough public cooperation, either Chevron will convince its suppliers to lower gas prices OR Chevron will go out of business. Ergo, we get our prices or we tear the giant apart, limb by limb.
What do you think? Can it work?