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Venezuela's 3 Cent A Gallon Gas & Hugo Chavez' Death (tags)

It was Venezuela's 3 cent a gallon gas which attracted the destabilization of that country by the CIA

DEA Failure to Comprehend Science when Scheduling Drugs (tags)

The recent decision by the DEA to keep cannabis on schedule 1 status while meth is a schedule 2 drug draws into question their scientific knowledge. Other reasons for such scientific negligence on the part of the DEA is the profit motive; protecting pharma from legalized medical cannabis competition.

Wikileaks Publication of Email To Hilllary Clinton About Libyan Gold and Oil (tags)

Wikileaks published an email sent by Sidney Blumenthal to Hillary Clinton in which he indicated 143 tons of gold (as well as oil and opposition to a socialist government known for Qaddafi's charity) as reasons to bomb Libya.

Hillary’s email revelation: France and US killed Qaddafi for his gold and oil (tags)

poster's note: Hillary's emails show 143 tons of gold held by Libya as well as oil were 2 of the factors along with others in the bombing of Libya

drugs: the new oil (tags)

Brining you to your knees.

18 Reasons To Vote Against Henhawk Hillary (tags)

Hillary Clinton voted for the Iraq War fiasco which has created incredible suffering for soldiers and civilians, a war which has cost trillions Its only consequence has been to multiply hatred of Americans around the world and to spawn ISIL

Don Young of Alaska: Worst Animal Abuser In Congress? (tags)

Some say Don Young of Alaska is the most animal abusing member of Congress. Others say it's Steve King of Iowa.

> Get Free Pdf Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources Handbook: Evaluation and Development by Y Zee Ma (tags)

> Get Free Pdf Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources Handbook: Evaluation and Development by Y Zee Ma

Porter Ranch methane leak doesn't bode well for climate (tags)

Porter Ranch methane leak poses serious risk for climate. New infrared footage exposes the extent of the leak.

Paraphysique de l'effet spectateur (tags)

Spectateur de la vie, la vie du spectateur...

Progress Report Nov. US Organizers 2015 (tags)

The Navajo Hopi governmental areas in the corner of Arizona and New Mexico have experienced a shift in ownership of the coal which is exported to Phoenix, Los Vegas, Tucson, and areas of Southern California

America: The World's Greatest Threat (tags)


Shell paid out $15.5 Million over Saro-Wiwa Murder (tags)

Shell pressured the Nigerian government to hang Saro-Wiwa and 8 other nonviolent environmental activists. Ken Saro-Wiwa was nominated for a Nobel Prize in 1996. Besides his work to protect the Niger Delta, he was an author. Saro-Wiwa's son Ken Wiwa wrote In The Shadow of a Saint about his father. Richard North Patterson wrote a fictionalized account of Shell's role in the murder in the book Eclipse.

Environmental Groups File Lawsuit Challenging Shell (tags)

System change, not climate change! The people united shall never be defeated!

Controversy Over Shell's Arctic Drilling Continues (tags)

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WikiLeaks Releases Secret Saudi Documents (tags)

Saudi Arabia

Venezuela Plans to Double Oil Production (tags)


California Drought Caused By Canadian Tar Sands Deforestation Funded By Koch Brothers (tags)

Koch Brothers, Prime Minister Steve Harper, an also corrupt Alberta provincial government are destroying land held sacred by Native Canadians for 10,000 years

Californians Shame Regulators For Teaching Big Oil How To Skirt Law and Pollute Our Water (tags)

What the frack?! On Tuesday, March 24th, the state of California held an "Aquifer Exemption Workshop" to show oil industry representatives how to exploit loopholes for drilling and disposal projects to obtain aquifer exemption approval. Concerned water drinkers interrupted the state-sponsored workshop on how to get away with poisoning our drinking water. #‎DontFrackCA‬

The Fight For Health And Safety And USW Oil Workers-Tesoro Carson USW 675 Member Eli Green (tags)

USW 675 Tesoro Carson oil workers talks about the health and safety issues at the refinery and the first national strike since 1980.

Expect Dirty Business as Usual Following Saudi King's Death (tags)

Saudi Arabia

Oil Prices: What Goes Around Comes Around (tags)


US Coup in Ukraine: Oliver Stone's Documentary (tags)


Global Shale Gas and the Anti-Fracking Movement (tags)

Water Contamination. The evidence strongly suggests that fracking poses serious dangers to workers, communities, and the natural environment with particularly severe impacts in terms of water contamination and access. Fracking just one well can use between 2 million to 5.6 million gallons of freshwater

Low Oil Prices: Boom or Bust? (tags)


Plummeting Oil Prices (tags)


Canadian Billionaires: Keep Your Filthy Oil Ask Congress To Vote Against Pipeline Mpv 19 (tags)

Keystone would be environmental destruction, without any kind of benefit to the people of the US. TransCanada has not offered to put money in a spillfund. The Canadian rich take the money and the people of the US take the risk.

A Planner Of Saddam Hussein's Illegal Execution Running For North Carolina Supreme Court (tags)

Eric Levinson who was appointed by George Bush to oversee plans for Saddam Hussein's illegal execution is now running as a Republican for the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Oil Train Week of Action July 6-13, 2014 (tags)

Bakken crude oil trains have exploded at least 8 times since the first a year ago in Canada. Please plan an action during July 6-13, 2014 to protest the continued endangerment of our communities by the oil by rail industry.

Time To Change Ohio Governors (tags)

Executioner, mass transit opponent, slasher of library funds, nonenforcer of Ohio environmental law, governor John Kasich should be dumped this fall. His opponent is former mayor, former county executive, former law enforcement official Ed Fitzgerald.

Vancou9ver Coluncil opposes Tesoro oil terminal (tags)

Close to 700 people attended a Vancouver City Council meeting Monday, and a majority of speakers urged councilors to fight an oil-handling facility at the Port of Vancouver.

56 Senators Try to Force Keystone XL Pipeline Past President Obama and the Public (tags)

A group of U.S. senators says it has enough votes to not only approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, but push it past President Barack Obama. The group consists of all 45 Republican senators and 11 Democrats. They introduced legislation for the pipeline on Thursday.

GLOBAL DAY of ACTION for the Indonesian Rainforests! (tags)

Greenpeace Orange County will hold a funeral procession in solidarity with the Global Day of Action for the Forests on Sat., March 29th, 2014 at 11:30am, meet @ Macy's entrance, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa. Wear ALL black.

Crimean Reunification Day (tags)


Glow In The Dark: Consume Radioactive Fish Oil Or Fish (tags)

It is not just Fukushima that continues to pour radiation into the ocean. Many countries are illegally dumping their nuclear waste.

Ukraine Background (tags)

analysis of current unrest in the Ukraine

Kerry Backs Keystone XL Pipeline (tags)


Waging Economic War on Venezuela (tags)


All Nighter in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles California (tags)

August 17 was a hot Saturday. North East Radical Neighbors for Peace through Justice (NELA Rad) set up their weekly protest, at Eagle Rock and Colorado Boulevards, at 2pm. They set out their signs, the standards: Pledge of Allegiance to the Earth, Afghanistan: Graveyard of Empires, and Peace is not simply the Absence of Violence... to name a few. Smartly, they set up a shade awning, and broke out snacks, water bottles, a table and chairs. While this group usually addresses what they refer to as “Peace through Justice, and all the related issues,” this weekend they were focused on “Global Warming, and all the related issues.”

The Shortwave Report 09/27/13 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, and Spanish National Radio.

25 Ingredients In McNuggets, 17 Ingredients in McDonald's Fries.. (tags)

Hidden toxins in McDonald's products besides human disease, animal agony, deforestation, energy waste, unionbusting, litter, etc.

Obama's New Climate Plan (tags)


Shut It Down, Mr. President (tags)

LA rallys to have the Keystone XL cancelled. Photo set two of two

Shut It Down, Mr. President (tags)

LA rallys to have the Keystone XL cancelled Photo set one of two

Targeting Mali (tags)


Going Viral: Moors' Law for Oil says $7 a gallon gasoline in '17 (tags)

Moore's Law for transistor count is ending, but now there's Moors' Law for oil and it says gasoline -- US national average -- will be $7 in 2017 as oil reaches $120 a barrel. The law is named for Kent Moors, a professor Duquesne U. Specifically, the price of oil and the number of cars in China, which drives it, double every 5 years. These murderous prices change everything in society.

Preventing Peace to Wage War (tags)


CPP joins Filipino women in marking International Women's Day with protests (tags)

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today expressed support and solidarity with the Filipino women in marking the 98th anniversary of International Women’s Day with mass protests against oil price increases and intensifying American military intervention.

Philippines: Annoying P-Noy (tags)

Because the Reds have time and again failed to sell to the majority of Filipinos their offered prescriptions to our national problems, they’ve resorted to all sorts of gimmicks in order to get our attention.

Venezuela – El Libertario #65: Opening up free spaces (tags)

The February-March 2012 issue of this voice for anarchist action and thought is out, as always committed to liberty and equality in solidarity since 1995. This issue includes the following:

Behaving Honorably (tags)

Recently in addressing the issue of withdrawing troops from Iraq President Obama discussed the idea that to do so was honoring the troops that made so many sacrifices there. He discussed the idea that ending our mission there was the right thing to do. He essentially asserted that by ending the conflicts there and focusing on our home front that we as a nation were behaving honorably. He discussed honoring the Bush timeline as the right thing to do, though he didn't necessarily use those words.

Why Libya Was Attacked (tags)


Libya: Keep the Freedom Flame Alive (tags)


Oil giant ConocoPhillips ?pulls out? of controversial Amazon project (tags)

US oil giant ConocoPhillips has reportedly announced it is pulling out of the controversial oil block 39 in the northern Peruvian Amazon.

Anti-Nuclear Peace Marches on March 19 (tags)

On this 8th anniversary of the illegal US invasion and occupation of Iraq in its agenda of blood for oil wars to maximize profits, we are also witnessing another profiteering horror, that of a nuclear holocaust caused by the breakdown of nuclear power in the face of earthquakes and tsunamis. Go to the nearest peace march on March 19 to support solar, wind and tidal power for clean, safe, renewable energy, for an end to blood for oil wars and an end to the whole deadly private profit system.

When All Else Fails – Give Them False Hope (tags)

For years and years two wealthy businessmen have worked hard to get policies instituted regarding limiting the scope of the American government. Their business was and still is what Forbes ranks the second largest company in the nation. The policies they have been working on seem to coincide with their business interests. It is a business they inherited in 1967 and worked hard to expand beyond anything their father imagined.

BP's Insidious Coverup and Propaganda Campaign: Out of Sight, Out of Mind (tags)

"Yesterday I spoke with Clint Guidry, a Louisiana fisherman who is on the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Shrimp Association and the Shrimp Harvester Representative on the Louisiana Shrimp Task Force created by Executive Order of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. “Right now, there is more oil in Barataria Bay than there has been since this whole thing started on April 20,” Guidry told me." BP oil is now turning up under the shells of post-larval blue crabs all across the northern Gulf of Mexico. Nearly all the crab larvae collected to date by researchers, from Grand Isle, Louisiana all the way over to Pensacola, Florida, have oil under their shells. Further analysis is showing that the crabs likely also contain BP’s Corexit dispersant. On August 5th it was reported that a pair of fishermen in Mississippi “made an alarming discovery that has many wondering what’s happening below the surface” of the Gulf of Mexico. They found several full-sized crabs filled with oil." To para phrase Orwell: "If you're going to lie, lie big!"

El Paso Corp. Bribes Environmentalists for Ruby Pipeline (tags)

In order to appear more environmentally friendly, proponents of the 680 mile long Ruby Pipeline Project have reached a conservation agreement with two prominant environmental groups (WWP & ONDA) in exchange for the environmental groups dropping any opposition to the proposed pipeline route through pristine sagebrush wilderness, mating ground for endangered sage grouses.

Key US City Acts to Avoid 'Dirty' Tar Sands Fuel (tags)

Press Release

Giant Plumes of Oil Forming Under the Gulf (tags)

"Many scientists had hoped the dispersants would cause oil droplets to spread so widely that they would be less of a problem in any one place. If it turns out that is not happening, the strategy could come under greater scrutiny. Dispersants have never been used in an oil leak of this size a mile under the ocean, and their effects at such depth are largely unknown."

School closures loom, as California donates its oil and gas to the cash rich oil industry (tags)

California is the only state in the U.S. that donates its oil and natural gas reserves to the private oil and gas industry, untaxed. Were it a nation, it would be the only nation in the world to do so. And it has continued to, even as schools close and the State of California threatens to close its doors.

Journalist Snow Offers Alternative View of Africa (tags)

Independent journalist Keith Harmon Snow began his February 5 presentation at San Diego's World Beat Center with a promise to "piss you off" — and he succeeded. He took on innumerable progressive sacred cows, including the United Nations, the Peace Corps, the Nation magazine, Jane Goodall and Ben Affleck, and he presented an alternative view of recent African history focused on the role of Uganda, Rwanda and the U.S. in the continued war and exploitation in the Congo.

Barack Obama and the Mass Transit Revolution (tags)

An analysis of how a Barack Obama presidency might affect the American society's greenhouse gas and petroleum reduction goals and the struggle to create a first rate mass transit system in Los Angeles and California. Written for both Los Angelenos and a global audience.

El Obispo de los pobres y el magnate petrolero (tags)

Dos países miserables, expoliados y mediterráneos se vieron enfrentados de 1932 a 1935 en lo que alguien llamó "guerra de los soldados desnudos".

Fight Over Baldwin Hills Oilfield (tags)

The two-square-mile Baldwin Hills Oil Field is the last large-scale undeveloped open space in South and West Los Angeles. The Oil Field has operated since 1924 and had almost played out. Now, Plains Exploration and Production Company (PXP) wants to drill up to 1,000 new wells.

Alexander Agrees with Schwarzenegger, No Offshore Drilling (tags)

Socialist V.P. Candidate Stewart A. Alexander seldom agrees with any political positions of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; but when the issue is offshore oil drilling, Alexander firmly supports the Republican governor’s position to continue the prohibition on offshore drilling. On this important issue, Alexander is asking the nation to give Governor Schwarzenegger their full support.

The Hike in Oil Prices: Speculation-But Not Manipulation (tags)

When oil jumps as much as it has, doubling since May 2007, it's natural to assume that something striking must have happened. In the past five years, investment in index funds tied to commodities has grown from $13 billion to $260 billion.

The Energy Crisis: so why isn't anyone doing anything about it? (tags)

Yeah, right --- we all know about the energy crisis.

Two Upcoming Events to Expose Pollution, Sickness in Peru Caused by Occidental Petroleum (tags)

“Oxy systematically dumped nine billion barrels of toxic wastewater into the Northern Peruvian Amazon, in Achuar territory. They’re unwilling to clean it up, so we are going to be out there on Wednesday at 12:30 teaching them how to clean up after themselves. " -- Mitchell Anderson of Amazon Watch

Bush to veto bill curbing waterboarding (tags)

Bush to veto bill curbing waterboarding

Infragard - Martial law enforcement has been privatized (tags)

Martial law enforcement has been privatized

Film Night at Flor y Canto: March 2003-September 2005 (Part 2 of 2) (tags)

To mark the five-year anniversary of the Eagle Rock Peace Vigil, here is a list of films shown at Flor y Canto over a two-and-a-half year period. These almost-weekly screenings were an outgrowth of the Eagle Rock Vigil. (Links to the rest of this list can be found below in "comments.")

Rally Tonight @ Artivist Film Festival *time sensitive* (tags)

Artivist choose to take money from Petrobras (big oil), this company is destroying the Amazon rainforest for profit. We say no more!

America's Energy Wars - A New Front - Africa (tags)

With the U.S. military announcing this week that it is opening up what it is calling The Africa Command

George Bush’s Real Definition of Victory in Iraq (tags)

Have you had the feeling that you aren’t being told the entire truth?

NO GAS DAY on May 15th! (tags)

Spread the word! Stick it to the Oil-agarchy on May 15th. No more blood for oil.


Artist responsibility. Freedom of Speech. Clarity through words. When politics, the environment and music meet, Jon Hartmann gets his message across. Now available for download on CD, George Bush Sings!

Barack Obama says American Alcohoilism is the Cause of Iraq War (tags)

The solution to our problems is simple.

welcome energy crisis (tags)

15 points to break with oil addiction

Brazilian Oil: Patriots and Treasonous ones... (tags)

Patriots are the ones that fight in the party of Tiradentes, being the others, the followers of Joaquin Silvério dos Reis, who was a treasonous one to the "inconfidentes"*, allowing that Tiradentes was imprisoned, hanged and cut in pieces by the Portuguese.

The Only Way Out of Iraq: Troops and Teachers Stand Down (tags)

Efforts to vote the US out of Iraq, to lobby the US out of Iraq, to beg the US out of Iraq, or even to march the US out of Iraq, misinterpret the causes of the war, and the locations of power where anti-war action might matter

U.S. Military Draft Announced in Simple Code Today by President Bush (tags)

Read in context President Bush announced a military draft today.

Omissions in the Iraq Study Group Report (tags)

Omissions in the ISG Report are more important than what's in it.

US oil tanker sunk (tags)

in Gulf of Mexico

Iran Begins Shift from Petrodollar to Eurodollar (tags)

Two Iranian news agencies are reporting that Iran has begun its long anticipated move away from the U.S. Dollar to the European Union’s Euro as the (Petrodollar and Eurodollar, respectively) method of payment for its oil transactions.

Activists Call Out Auto Industry’s Empty Promises at LA Auto Show (tags)

*Watch this video of RAN and Global Exchange activists asking GM CEO Rick Wagoner to sign a pledge to make his company the most fuel efficient by 2010.

Solid Liberal Opposes 86 and 87? (tags)

Things I learned after exploring who funded a flyer that I received.

Patronizing Citgo Gas Stations (tags)

". . . I was cautious because I knew that Citgo stations in Southern California are often affiliated with 7-11, which recently terminated the affiliation due to Hugo Chavez’s 'controversial' remarks about George Bush, Jr. at the UN. " /". . . Citgo sells motor oil in competition with brands like Pennzoil."

New Expose´of ExxonMobil, "Out of Balance" Released (tags)

Joe Public Films releases new documentary, "Out of Balance" about ExxonMobil

Bikes Not Bombs at the Oct. 5 Rally (tags)

Bring your Bikes to the October 5th World Can't Wait Rally. What better way to demonstrate against the Bush regime's war for oil and against it's deception on climate change and environmental issues, than on a bike?

Imperial Oil (tags)

addicted to oil

Royal Society tells Exxon: stop funding climate change denial (tags)

Britain's leading scientists have challenged the US oil company ExxonMobil to stop funding groups that attempt to undermine the scientific consensus on climate change.

Chevron Fights Proposition 89 (tags)

Big Oil has begun funding the effort to prevent public financing of political campaigns in California.



US Green Berets To Liberate Mexican Oil (tags)

Various news agencies throughout the I-Net are reporting that...

The Bush Crime Familys War On America (tags)

3 generations of scum...

Why Lebanon? Think OIL, water, pipelines, and profits. (tags)

Why a war on Lebanon? Why now? A new article by Professor Michel Chossudovsky suggests it's about oil, water and pipeline routes, and offers insight into the war's impending expansion. The U.S. and Israel aren't the only nations with interests in this game. Other players appear to include the U.K., France, and Italy.

Apocalypse No! an indigenist perspective (tags)


Oil Wealth as a Curse (tags)

The world energy need will increase 50 percent by 2030 necessitating investments of billions in the energy infrastructures.. With its oil greed and balance of payments deficit, the US could endanger global peace and the stability of the world economy.

LA Based Pandemic Studios Creates Videogame with Venezuela Invasion Theme (tags)

"Mercenaries 2: World in Flames," created by Los Angeles based Pandemic/Bioware Studios, simulates a mercenary invasion of Venezuela in the year 2007. Pandemic is a subcontractor for the US Army and CIA funded Institute for Creative Technologies, which uses Hollywood techniques to mount war simulations in California's high desert in order to conduct military training. "Mercenaries 2: World in Flames" simulates destruction in downtown Caracas, and promises to leave no part of Venezuela untouched.

Is the Dollar Hegemony Ending? (tags)

The demand for dollars will fall significantly when oil is transacted in euros. The US must control its twin deficits and reduce its foot-print to keep the confidence of foreign credi-tors. Radical restructuring and removal of incompetent leadership could avert crash.

Peak Oil and Politics (tags)

Among the many shouts of warning from environmentalists about global catastrophes, ‘Peak Oil’ stands out as the newest and most imminent. The issue has gained special acceptance from different sections of the left, who have chosen it as their primary concern – aside from of course, defeating Bush. Peak Oil and other environmental issues, such as global warming, have created important political questions that need to be addressed; the following is an attempt to analyze the different political considerations that arise when one discusses the topic of Peak Oil.

solar energy links USA (tags)

review of support groups for solar energy, climate protection, clean air and food securtiy

South Central Farm community model for when Peak Oil hits (tags)

In many ways, I think the community at the South Central Farm was a model of what could be, and what might be when peak oil hits and what should be, so that resources are avaiable to all and no one has to starve.



The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (tags)

If you are worried about high gas prices and local food supplies, and want to know what the speeding Hummer of our economy might look like when it grinds to a halt, come and see the film on Friday.

The Petrodollar: America’s Achilles Heel (tags)

Virtual Chicano is webmaster and political commentator for Chicano Forums

Journalism 101: LA Times parrots for ExxonMobil/CIA in regards to Bolivia (tags)

The LA Times maintains it's edge as corporate cheerleader.

futures shock (tags)

futures markets controling America

BTL:Soaring Gas Prices, Oil Company Record Profits Incite Calls for... (tags)

...Windfall Profits Tax ~ Interview with Tyson Slocum, co-director of the Public Citizen's Energy Program, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

VIDEO: Protest at Ford Motors' Dealership (tags)

WEST LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2006 - Anti-war and environmental activists joined forces today in a protest that targeted a Ford Motor Dealership in West LA. At issue is Ford Motors’ role in contributing to global warming and the current oil wars in the Middle East, Africa, and elsewhere. Uploaded is video from the protest. (Download time 1 to 3 mins. depending on connection, high res compressed, wait for streaming to load, then hit play)

Veggie Oil Car Demo (tags)

Sustainable UCR a coalition of students, faculty and staff at UC Riverside will present a demonstration of cars converted to run on vegetable oil. April 27 1-3 PM UC Riverside Bell Tower Commons.

RAPE OF THE ARCTIC: Why the Fossil Fuel Barons NEED Global Warming (tags)

As arctic ice melts, vast untapped reserves of oil, natural gas and coal are becoming easily accessible. Open water in the arctic also means cheap and easy Atlantic-Pacific transport of said oil, gas, and coal. There's billions to be made by the greedy in an ice-free arctic and an environmentally devastating "gold rush" has already begun....

Switzerland's Energy Problems (tags)

"In the long term we face an enormous electricity gap if we do not resolve shifts in policy." The Swiss Energy Board wants to reduce the predicted energy gap primarily by improving energy efficiency.

911 – the Need for an Independent Investigation (tags)

Written by: Keith Perkins 11 September 2001, the day the world changed forever. If ever there was a time of innocence it was no longer.

Iran’s Oil Exchange threatens the Greenback (tags)

"The Bush administration will never allow the Iranian government to open an oil exchange (bourse) that trades petroleum in euros. If that were to happen, hundreds of billions of dollars would come flooding back to the United States crushing the greenback and destroying the economy. This is why Bush and Co. are planning to lead the nation to war against Iran. It is straightforward defense of the current global system and the continuing dominance of the reserve currency....."

An Immoral War Coalition (tags)

Waging a new war that would exceed all the wars since the Vietnam War with the reason that Iran could produce nuclear bombs in ten years is even more absurd than the lie of weapons of mass destruction with which the Iraq war was justified.

financial newshour: China's changing global role (tags)

China's development vs world

A World Lit by Energy Warfare (tags)

...What "Mission Accomplished" in reality achieved was an intractable quagmire of bloodletting and a nightmarish prospect of global conflict...

Attacking Iran will Put the US at Risk as Never Before (tags)

It may sound tough to call for attacking Iran’s nuke facilities, but in doing so, the U.S. would open itself up to attack from Iran, and they don’t have to fight back by sending bombers over here. They can use other delivery systems.

Petrocollapse and Food Security at the South Central Farm (tags)

Jan Lundberg, oil industry analyst, founder of Auto-Free Times and came to Los Angeles last weekend to speak on the issues surrounding peak oil. I attended the Sunday afternoon talk on “Petrocollapse and Food Security”, an appropriate title for the location, the South Central Farm.

No War for Oil - Ride a Bike (tags)

What better way to demonstrate against the Bush regime's war for oil and against it's deception on climate change and environmental issues, than on a bike?

Did oil corp canals increase Katrina flooding? (tags)

The development of wetland flood buffers combined with dredging for oil corporation's canals may have increased flood damage to New Orleans during hurricane Katrina..

Peak Oil and the South Central Farm (tags)

Jan Lundberg and Tezozomoc join in Defense of the South Central Los Angeles Community Farm

New York Times sees the US in a Cul-de-Sac (tags)

The leading paper of world capital discovers that the West depends on imported energy.. Gas-saving cars and bio-diesel are ways out.. Sunday's editorial could be a sign of a shift in opinion in the ruling class of the US.


A review of the Bolivarian Revolution achievements and the threat to Hugo Chavez from the U.S.

'Energy Dissent' and the 2006 G8 Summit in Russia (tags)

Reclaim the debate! Resist the G8! In July 2006, the G8 will hold its annual Summit in St.Petersburg, Russia. Vladimir Putin says he's placing "energy security" at the top of the G8 agenda during Russia's presidency. The G8 countries consume 45% of world oil and produce 47% of global CO2 emissions. Their "energy security" is our energy grave!

Bush administration finalizes military attack on Iran (tags)

Bush administration finalizes military attack on Iran

Famed Artist Paints Abu Ghraib (tags)

"Fernando Botero’s latest paintings go beyond anything he’s ever created in the past. He’s completed his masterwork, a suite of 50 large oil paintings depicting the horrors perpetrated by Americans at Iraq’s infamous Abu Ghraib prison." (A variety of articles about the intersection of art and politics can be found at the Art For A Change web log:

Arctic Wildlife Refuge, Los Angeles and Peak Oil (tags)

What's the connection between the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Los Angeles? The answer is peak oil. President Bush wants to open up ANWR (the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) to oil drilling and it has everything to do with the fact that we are at the global peak in oil extraction. Peak oil is the start of the age of ever declining oil extraction. This is very significant to Los Angeles because it could be argued that Los Angeles is one of the most oil-addicted places on earth - the birthplace of freeway suburbs, and home to thousands of big-box stores which carry products that traveled thousands of miles to reach us. In the article below, Kenneth Deffeyes brings to our attention the fact that the debate over ANWR is missing the big issue, the issue of peak oil. On April 10th in Venice, the Post Carbon Institute presents Options and Actions for a Post Carbon Los Angeles, with local community activists presenting projects addressing these issues.

March 19th Action (tags)

A number of photos from the action against the war in and occupation of Iraq on March 19th in Los Angeles.

April 10th, Options and Actions for a Post Carbon Los Angeles (tags)

Sunday, April 10th, 4 - 8 PM, Venice, CA The Post Carbon Institute will present a screening of The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream as well as a panel of speakers who will discuss the serious issues we will be facing in Los Angeles with the coming global decline in fossil fuel extraction and present local projects which represent a step towards sustainability.

Workers witness Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution (tags)

In late November, Chicagoans Beatrice Lumpkin and her husband Frank, a retired steelworker leader, traveled to Venezuela.

Oil Addicts to march in Doo Dah Parade Nov 21 (tags)

LA Post Carbon will be entering the Doo Dah parade in Pasadena with an entry called "Got Oil?" The entry will include out-of-gassers pushing their car and carrying empty gas cans and the Earth being followed by a doctors with a thermometer and stretcher.

The Real Reasons Why Iran is the Next Target (tags)

The Iranians are about to commit an offense far greater than Saddam Hussein's conversion to the euro for his oil exports back in the fall of 2000. In March 2005 Iran is going to start competing with New York's NYMEX and London's IPE with respect to international oil trades - using a euro-based international oil-trading mechanism. Numerous articles have revealed Pentagon planning for operations against Iran in 2005. The publicly stated reasons will be over Iran's nuclear ambitions, but the following unspoken macroeconomic issues explain the Real Reasons regarding the 2nd stage of petrodollar warfare - Iran's upcoming euro-denominated oil Bourse.

End of Suburbia Screening (tags)

End of Suburbia Screening at Path to Freedom - an Urban Homestead

Silverlake Film Festival screens The END of SUBURBIA (tags)

The END of SUBURBIA is arguably the most important documentary of the decade. If you haven't seen it yet, this is your chance to see it and meet some great speakers on this topic. We are entering a new era in humanity - we are at or just near the global peak in oil production and our modern society is extremely dependant on oil and we are totaly unprepared for the decline in oil production. The END of SUBURBIA is very successful at introducing the topic in an entertaining way. There are many ways we, as a community, can respond, but first we must educate ourselves and understand the crisis. The guests at these events include Julian Darley (author of High Noon for Natural Gas and founder of The Post Carbon Institute and Global Public Media), Michael Ruppert (a Los Angeles local who founded and is very active in the 9/11 truth movement and educating people about peak oil) , Gregory Greene (The END of SUBURBIA director), Joan Stevens (LA Permaculture Guild leader) and Lara Morrison (LA Eco-Village leader).

Petrol consumption rate y dams deplete future (tags)

Fast rate of petroleum consumption leads to peak oil, dams on Rio colorado prevent formation of crude oil in the future..

The End Of Suburbia - Pasadena Screening (tags)

June 23, 2004 The End of Suburbia producer Barry Silverthorn and event organizer Eric Einem from the Post Carbon Institute screened the oil depletion documentary at Throop Memorial Church in Pasadena. The following group discussion lasted for several hours.

END of SUBURBIA Producer Coming to Los Angeles June 21-23 (tags)

"Peak Oil is the story of the decade, and virtually no one was talking about it...I instantly recognized an opportunity to present some very complicated ideas in a very visual way that most of us could relate to" - Barry Silverthorn

"A Shadow on the Land" (tags)

LOS ANGELES, May 24, 2004 ( -- They've brought America to its knees. They're a ruthless band of fundamentalist religious fanatics that respect no international laws and seem destined to cause only death, misery, and destruction.

Pass the Petroleum (Jelly)! (tags)

Talk about crude prices... We could use a little lubricant ourselves right now.

The End of Suburbia comes to Los Angles (tags)

The beauty of the Pasadena urban farm gave little forewarning of the serious nature of the documentary the guests were about to see. The title of the documentary, "The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream" gives you a good idea of the alarming nature of the subject.

End of Suburbia (tags)

You are invited to a screening of The End of Suburbia Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream

"End of Suburbia" is Now Available - A documentary on the subject of oil depleti (tags)

"THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream" has just been released on DVD and will be screened at locations in Los Angeles. Anyone interested in hosting a public screening please contact

Hydrogen HUMvee Highway 2 martial law (tags)

Arnold's recent visit 2 UC Davis heralded his hydrogen highway HUMvee plan 4 CA. The water needed 4 the hydrogen fuel cells no doubt diverted from the local rivers?

Iraqi Trade Union Movement Growing (tags)

This was copied from an email from Australia. Iraqi trade unionists are looking for support from the west. The GFTU is a large bottom-up union competing with a Baathist union, and a top-down old-guard union.

Mass Action at the Halliburton shareholder's meeting May 19 Houston (tags)

mass action stop war profiteering

An anti-state communist perspective on the war (tags)

This is 2003 article about the Iraq War 2, just before it started. It's from Anarchy: a journal of desire armed. It's unusually prescient in its predictions of how the entire war will go. I post this because the journal has been criticized by some anarchistists as "primitivist", and Anarchism has been derided by the Left as everything from chaos to disruptive and unthinking. Liberals stereotype anarchists as young fashion victims, implying they are shallow. These are simplistic stereotypes at best, and fear mongering at the worst. Articles like this one below, I hope, give people pause to consider the relevance and usefulness of anti-state, anti-capitalist critique. Remember, this article was written before we invaded Iraq. So here goes. -- Just Another Anarchist

biodiesel collectivo vs. Greyhound monopoly (tags)

biodiesel bus collectivo transports people around the west 101 without depending on Iraq petroleum monopoly Greyhound

The unspoken reasons why Bush and the U.S. Congress intend to legalize illegal aliens (tags)

Economic slavery never ends

Transesterification Can Be Fun: Biodiesel in LA (tags)

What fuel is clean-burning, renewable, grown in the US, and brewed in back yards across the country? What fuel makes the murder of Iraqi children, the destruction of the arctic wilderness, and global warming obsolete? It’s called biodiesel and it’s arrived in Los Angeles.

biodiesel collectivo bus (tags)

biodiesel collectivo available anywhere, lugar es your choice..

Ford: Holding America Hostage to Oil (tags)

Environmental and Human Rights Activists Scale Downtown Skyscraper and Release Giant Banner to Protest US Oil Addiction

Libya Opens Gateway for Weapons Inspection (tags)

It is now left up to Libya to disclose data on what weapons programmes they have underway to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

biodiesel collectivo (tags)

transportation without petroleum is possibile when we support biodiesel collectivo for transportation, growing our own hemp and converting leftover plant oil into biodiesel..

petrochemical nation (tags)

The united states is a nation addicted to the needle of petrochemical industry, our occupation of Iraq feeds this constant crude oil craving..

As Iraq death toll rises, so do war profits (tags)

WASHINGTON – As the roster of dead and wounded in Iraq grows longer, George W. Bush is pleading that the people of this country stay the course despite admissions by his administration that the occupation has become a “long, hard slog.”

Growing Panic at BushCo (tags)

The cost of making it flow could produce an economic crisis in the US. And it is this - rather than the daily killing of young American soldiers - that lies behind the Bush administration's growing panic. Washington has got its hands on the biggest treasure chest in the world - but it can't open the lid.

A US Federal Judge Reports on Iraq (tags)

This is a report by Judge Don Walter, a recently retired federal district judge from Shreveport. He was ask by the US Dept. of Justice to go to Iraq to help them restore their judicial system. He has made several reports of this type since going there.

Interview with Key Leader of Venezuelan Workers Movement Pedro Eusse (tags)

Pedro Eusse is the Secretary General of the Food and Beverage Union, and the Secretary General of the United Confederation of Venezuelan Workers (CUTV). The United Confederation of Venezuelan Workers is currently the country’s main trade union federation and plays an important role in defending the patriotic, national democratic government headed by Hugo Chavez.

"Report From Baghdad" Part Three--Life in Iraq (tags)

This is a part three of the six-part series "Report form Baghdad" by Pacifica Radio KPFK Los Angeles Reporter Lee Siu Hin's July 2003 trip to U.S. occupied Iraq, to commemorate 6-months commemoration of U.S. invasion of Iraq (Sep 20), and to understand the future of Iraq. To view the entire series, please visit:

This War On Terrorism Is Bogus (tags)

The 9/11 attacks gave the US an ideal pretext to use force to secure its global domination.

Bush Order Makes Corporate Anarchy Viable In Iraq (tags)

AN EXECUTIVE ORDER can be a surreptitious way of making policy. It often makes an end-run around Congress and frequently escapes the media's attention as well. It is, in short, a way of making policy by fiat. Now, a potentially explosive executive order has just been discovered by SEEN, the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network. Signed on May 22, it appears to give U.S. oil companies in Iraq blanket immunity from lawsuits and criminal prosecution.

Country’s and Individual’s Involved with Saudi Arabia and Terrorism. (tags)

To all countries and individuals that are in a current religious trade journey with Saudi Arabia in an effort to expand extreme fundamentalism through the training and support of jihad terrorists, and to any officials taking “enticement” money, here is some pertinent information you need to consider:

Sidestepping Sanctions (tags)

While the Bush administration looks the other way, U.S. companies are dodging laws that bar them from doing business with nations accused of sponsoring terrorism.

HIV/AIDS and virgin coconut oil (tags)

coconut oil contains lauric fatty acid, which is anti-viral

Corporate Subliminal Collusion: How the Bilderberg Pulls the Strings (tags)

In our ostensibly civilized society we forget that corporations are not moral or ethical entities. If you think I'm too critical, consider the following. Back in the early days of the blue-collar labor movement workers were actually dying on the job. Preventable explosions and mine collapses occurred regularly. 20, 40, even 80 and more miners at a time lost their lives.

What is American Interventionism Really About? (tags)

A look at American interventionism over the past fifty years that have not exactly been of a benevolent nature.

Wolfowitz: Iraq war about oil (tags)

US deputy secretary of defense Paul Wolfowitz claims that the US attacked Iraq because its "swimming in oil."

Republicans Gone Wild! The Corporate Orgy in Iraq (tags)

The Corporate Orgy in Iraq and hardcore Republican porn.

Russia after the War in Irag (tags)


It's Not So Funny Any More: DubyaCo. (tags)

Having destroyed Iraq, the United States now proposes to rebuild it with the money generated from the sale of Iraqi oil, which will be flowing again, we are told, within three weeks. Thus will Iraq's natural wealth be pumped directly into the coffers of Bechtel, Halliburton and other administration cronies. Call them DubyaCo.

Kick Their Ass and Take Their Gas: Democracy Comes to Iraq (tags)

One month after the fall of Baghdad, the US has successfully liberated the people of Iraq from meaningful involvement in decisions about their own future.

BTL: Allegations of War Profiteering Leveled Against Halliburton and... (tags)

...Other Companies With Close Ties to White House. Interview with Charlie Cray, corporate reform campaigner at Citizen Works, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Isreal Seeks Pipeline For Iraqi Oil (tags)

Plans to build a pipeline to siphon oil from newly conquered Iraq to Israel are being discussed between Washington, Tel Aviv and potential future government figures in Baghdad.,11319,940109,00.html

U.S. political objectives in the Middle East will Fail--Is Iran the Target? (tags)

In every age...the ultimate sources of war are the beliefs of those in power: their idea about what is of most fundamental importance and may therefore ultimately be worth a war.

Oxy Petroleum: War for Oil in Colombia (tags)

Occidental Petroleum Faces Lawsuit for Its Role in Massacre in Colombia Plaintiff Questions CEO at the Company’s Annual Meeting



Short-sighted U.S. Foreign Policy Spells Trouble Ahead (tags)

Myopic and lacking in considerable fore-sight, the Bush Administration did little to establish and implement a creditable US Foreign Policy in Iraq.....

Did James Woolsey let the World War IV Cat Out of the Bag (tags)

When former CIA Director James Woolsey began talking about World War IV, a war essentially against all so-called Islamists forces that preach hate against America, did he let some the details of the Bush regime's long term plans and present actions in Iraq out of the bag?

The U.S. Occupation and the Resistance In Iraq (tags)


slick (tags)

HOLOCAUST 2003 - The ONLY Solution is The Final Solution

U.S. military protected Baghdad's Oil Ministry from being ransacked (tags)

While most other public buildings in Baghdad have been left unguarded, the huge Oil Ministry headquarters on Palestine Street has been ringed by more than 70 US troops and protected by up to a dozen or more armoured personnel carriers

The Pay Offs Begin (tags)

As the Bush Crime family ramps up to take maximum advantage of this profit making opportunity massive contracts, no bid, are awarded to Dickie Chainey's oild company.

The War by Eduardo Galeano (tags)

"Who elected him president of this planet anyway?..Would we elect a president who was deaf to the population? Would we elect a man incapable of hearing any but the echoes of his own voice? A man deaf to the ceaseless thunder of millions of voices..?"

Merry Shi'ites rejoice in front of reporters hotel - but what comes next? (tags)

The images of the statue being pulled down will probably become one of the iconic images of this war. Those destroying the statue were Shi'ites who had been kept in poverty and oppressed by Saddam. The protest took place, not coincidentally, right accross the street from the hotel where all the journalists were shacked up. Now we know that the extreme right wing in America has no love for the poor. How much did the CIA pay for that protest, and will it be enough for those impoverished Shi'ites to retire on (Uncle Sam, after all, doesn't do the charity thing)

The War by Eduardo Galeano (tags)

"Who elected him president of this planet anyway?..Would we elect a president who was deaf to the population? Would we elect a man incapable of hearing any but the echoes of his own voice?" from:

News Articles from the First 10 Days of War (tags)

Growing Crisis in Basra; CBS Reports Truth By Mistake; Public Might Put Two and Two Together; U.S. Strikes Iran"; Collateral Damage; War Crimes Aren't War Crimes When The U.S. Commits Them; Public Acknowledgment Of E.M.P.; Food and Politics At Safwan; "Even In Civilian Areas, They Will Be Hit; Flint-locks and Sedans; Signs Of An Expanding War Killing and Burying the Innocent; Iraqi Artillery Targets…Whom?

Angry crowds greet Troops - CNN perplexed (tags)

When they find out that the oil profits will, of course, be going into the pockets of the U.S. oil robber barons, they will be even more pissed off...After all, these are the Americans who are liberating Iraq's oil fields, and in America, there is no such thing as 'developing the oil for the benefit of all the people' and, despite George W. Bush's socialist talk, the people of Iraq will be robbed blind and then left with nothing, just like Africa after colonialism...

American, Dutch, English & Jewish ‘Nazi’s’ (tags)

A review about deception and the secret side of our history, the population is not allowed to know about.

Arms/oil biz/ PNAC (tags)

The clash between Great Powers ("Old Europe" versus and the Anglo-American military axis) broadly pertains to: 1 Defense and the military-industrial complex, 2. Control over Oil and Gas Reserves, 3. Money and currency systems: clash between the Euro and the Dollar.

George Bush II’s exit strategy after seizing Iraq’s oil: Seize South America’s oil. (tags)

Bush/Reich/U.S. oil companies/CIA stage coup attempt in Venezuela to oust democratically-elected President Hugo Chávez. U.S. government gains control of media outlets, trying to incite civil war in Venezuela to seize country’s oil revenues.

Even more rightwing hypocrisy (tags)

The Freeper hero Dick Cheney. Saddam appeaser and criminal.

Greens Call Bush Indictable for War Crimes. (tags)

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." (Roosevelt) Please repost on other US Indymedia sites.



Activists' Guide to Tear Gas, Pepper Spray, and Treatments! (tags)

The Black Cross Health Collective wrote this excellent guide to chemial weapons used in "crowd control". This info will help you take care of yourself and other activists. This info rocks - the healers who put it together draw on their experience at Seattle and all the big North American demos since then They (and their friends) even field tested remedies for pepper spray!

Invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq are preparation for invasion of Iran. (tags)

The ultimate purpose for the invasion of Iraq is not Iraq or Iraq's oil. There is ample evidence, from sources available to the public, to indicate that Iraq is not the real goal. Like Afghanistan, Iraq is being taken in preparation for the invasion of Iran.

The Propaganda Value of Repetition (tags)

The great utility of repetition as a propaganda tool and my small effort to use it in a truthful manner back at the warmongers

How has the American media conned its subjects into supporting war on Iraq? (tags)

How the U.S. media has systematically propagandized its American subjects to be pro-Israel and anti-Arab, and have programmed the American mind into accepting 300,000 American troops being sent to fight and die for the fascist government of Israel and greed-obsessed oil company executives. This story will list the seven biggest monolithic media conglomerates that dominate American political news & commentary. Copyright Richard Lee (2003)



A Call for the Invasion of Burma (tags)

When oh when will the suffering people of Burma be saved from their tyrannical rulers? A call for someone, out of the sheer goodness of their hearts, to spend a few hundred billion bucks to save those poor suffering people...

Israel’s foreign policy is the U.S.’s foreign policy (tags)

“Wag the dog” Who’s calling the foreign policy shots behind the scenes in the Bush administration?

This war came from a think tank (tags)

As far back as 1998, ultra right US think tanks had developed and published plans for an era of US world domination, sidelining the UN and attacking Iraq

Fascism and the Republican Party (tags)

The relationship between fascist individuals and groups from World War 2 with the Republican Party and the corporate connections between German and American corporations. Not to be construed as implying the Democrats aren't imperialistic

US to blame for Kuwait Oil Fires in 1991? (tags)

US soldier claims to have participated in a covert operation to burn Kuwaiti oil feilds in 1991.

Israeli Manifesto (tags)

We are Donald Rumsfeld, Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Leith, David Wurmser, Ken Adelman, Lewis Libby, Bill Kristol, Mark Grossman, Ari Fleischer, Ariel Sharon, Benjamin Netanyahu, Michael Medved, et al.


I don’t know about you, but I am mighty tired of the warmongers making constant comparisons between Germany 1939 and Iraq 2003. This is not only disingenuous, it is dishonest.

The United States of America Has Gone Mad (tags)

America has entered one of its periods of historical madness, but this is the worst I can remember: worse than McCarthyism, worse than the Bay of Pigs and in the long term potentially more disastrous than the Vietnam War.

Peace Demonstrators in US & UK Take Message to the Pumps: No War for Oil! (tags)

National Release: Peace Demonstrators in US & UK Take Message to the Pumps: NO WAR FOR OIL Day of Action at Over 100 Gas Stations Calls for Peace, Security, and Environmental Protection via Reduction of Dependence on Oil

Fortune Magazine: After Sadam (tags)

"A prolonged, expensive, American-led occupation is also plausible, one that could turn U.S. troops into sitting ducks for Islamic terrorists, a la Lebanon in the 1980s."

The Real but Unspoken Reasons for the Iraq War (tags)

Although completely suppressed in the U.S. media, the answer to the Iraq enigma is simple yet shocking. The upcoming war in Iraq is actually an OIL CURRENCY war. The Real Reason for this upcoming war is this administration’s goal of preventing further OPEC momentum towards the euro as an oil transaction currency standard. However, in order to pre-empt OPEC, they need to gain geo-strategic control of Iraq along with its 2nd largest proven oil reserves. (This is a long essay)

We can rid oil dependency tomorrow (tags)

Why isn't there more attention to this story. Vegetable oil and french fry grease has been used in Europe for 20 years, but still isn't mass produced.

The Price of Oil?...War (tags)

Investigative journalist Ritt Goldstein and CounterPunch explode the myths behind the looming Iraq War.

Thousands in LA Protest Possible War (AP) (tags)

Thousands march to protest a possible war with Iraq in downtown Los Angeles, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003. The chanting marchers headed toward the federal building where a rally was planned.(AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Oil coup-strike-lockout is for the rich. Help President Chavez! Search Venezuela news. (tags)

In 1974 80% of oil income went to the state. Today 80% of Venezuelan oil income goes to the rich, and to "operating costs." Only 20% goes to the state. Chavez reforms will help reverse this in January 2003. This is why the coup-plotters, "strike"-promoters, and corporate media are in such a hurry to overthrow the fairly-ELECTED Chavez government. They want to prevent these reforms, and reverse others already-implemented. Reforms that help the poor and lower middle class. Massive corporate-media disinformation, destabilization campaign going on inside Venezuela. Support President Chavez! Please forward widely.

No Bomb? Your Screwed. Gotta Bomb? We're Cool. (tags)

Well, it is my opinion that someone just made the biggest horse's ass out of this Bush administration

Bush Daddy Spam (tags)

Stupid postulations about and by morons.

New Chairman of 9/11 Commission (tags)

Now you would think that being a business partner of the brother in law and alleged financier of "Enemy No. 1" would be considered a bona fide "conflict of interest", particularly when your mandate --as part of the 9/11 Commission's work-- is to investigate "Enemy No. 1".

North Korea and the Axis of Oil (tags)

"....the real WWII Axis powers - Nazi Germany, Italy and Japan - had a major strategic problem in common. Unlike GW's Axis of Evil, none had oil reserves, a prerequisite for world domination. Getting access to oil was part of their reason for invading other countries. Bush is doing exactly what they were doing in WWII, creating a justification for war, threatening war and then invading..."

sick of the war (tags)

just say you turned on your TV, saw all the death, and felt incredibly sick

venezuala:racist rage of the caracas elite (tags)

Venezuela's Embattled President Faces A Pinochet-style Opposition

venezuala: gunman may havebeen hired by anti-chavez general (tags)

agent provaceteur?

Appeal to all governments of middle east (tags)

You can help the US to make a better tomorrow

The Veezuelan Revolution in Danger (tags)

Venezuelan Revolution

chavez says there is a new attempt at a coup (tags)

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- A nationwide strike escalated into angry street protests as Venezuelans riled by economic and political turmoil tried to force Hugo Chavez from the presidency of this polarized nation. Chavez said the strike won't drive him out.

Iraq under U.S. Occupation? (tags)

From the White House, reports leak out about plans for an Iraq after the Ba’th (the ruling party of Iraq). The main scenarios do not allow for the development of democracy in Iraq. Each of them is built on a racist assumption: that the Iraqis either need a military dictator or else a monarch – any form of democracy is impossible to imagine.

Plan Colombia. Special Preview Screening of Brilliant New Film on Saturday in LA (tags)

"Plan Colombia" (Read about the film below) -- from the brilliant filmmakers who made "Hidden Wars of Desert Storm" -- will be premiering in LA on Saturday Novemeber 23, 2002. These special screenings will be this Saturday Night (11-23), at 7 & 9pm, at Raleigh Studios' Chaplin Theater: 5300 Melrose in Los Angeles. Enter the grounds of Raleigh Studios on Van Ness, just south of Melrose; and ask the gatekeeper for directions to the Theater.

U.S. Commander Hails Colombia Troops (tags)

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- The commander of U.S. military forces in Latin America visited hundreds of wounded Colombian soldiers Friday, calling them ``brothers in blood'' as he recalled his days as a combat infantryman in Vietnam.

As US intervention grows: Colombian army lays siege to Medellín neighborhood (tags)

"We’re under fire from machine-guns," one distraught woman told the local media. "The bullets come out of the helicopters and fall onto our roofs. It is terrifying. This is like Vietnam."

Pentagon sends combat troops to Colombia (tags)

The U.S. administration has dropped any pretense of fighting a "drug war" in Colombia. Now the U.S. troops are on the battlefield fighting the Marxist insurgencies

Rifkin article is lame (tags)

Is Big Oil Lubricating War

Oil has always been top of Bush's foreign-policy agenda (tags)

US Energy Report Okayed "Military Intervention" For Oil, reports investigative journalist Ritt Goldstein.


The most censored and ignored story of the last - and the next - five years must be: "Global Economy Caters to US Addictions." Half of the world's problems are caused by the US addictions to oil and all kinds of drugs. The illegal drug trade is the second largest sector of the global economy. Include all of the legal drugs that US citizens are addicted to and "Drugs" would be the largest sector by far.

Colorado Basin/Persian Gulf Bioregionalism (tags)

An amazing art exhibit at Pasadena City College by Peter Fend.

Oil Sources by Brand Name? (tags)

Is there public information available about which sources are used by oil companies? How about business links?


The Sunday Herald, which broke the story about the Project for a New American Century document advocating a global American Empire, now uncovers a document which is another SMOKING GUN revealing the real reasons for the proposed US attack on Iraq. This reason--in case anybody still believes the lies about 'Weapons of Mass Destruction,' Terrorism, or 'Saddam as a new Hitler'--can be spelled O-I-L.

The Pearl Harbor Lie And September 11 (Oct.5, 2002 version) (tags)

I argue that President Bush may have known in advance of the planned September-11 attacks but may have allowed them to happen (or had them perpetrated himself), and why.

United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America Oppose Iraq Invasion (tags)

Resolution passed by United Electrical radio and Machine Workers of America Opposing U.S. attack and invasion of Iraq.

Control of oil fuels Bush war against Iraq (tags)

George W. Bush has Texas crude running in his veins, yet the word “oil” did not cross his lips in his Sept. 12 speech to the United Nations. Nor did Bush mention Osama bin Laden, the man he vowed to “hunt down” only a few months ago.

Bound for Iraq? (tags)

Dozens of tanks and other military equipment seen on rail flatbeds this morning(8/15/02).

U.S. Offensive in Latin America: Coups, Retreats, and Radicalization (tags)

The most powerful and organized challenge to the satellite building project of the empire is in Colombia.

'Dana Pointless' (tags)

Schipske Dubs Opponent 'Dana Pointless' After His Vote on Off-Shore Drilling

The murky deals that fuelled international terrorism By Giles Foden (tags)

During the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, US officials passed billions in funding and training to the mojahedin.

Disrupt the 2002 G8 Summit (tags)

Information on G8 protests

Mumia Abu Jamal comments about the War, the School of the Americas, US Interests (tags)

Massive Rally and Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Action to Shut Down the School of the Americas (SOA) November 15-17, Fort Benning, GA

Oxy to Leave U'wa Land (tags)

Los Angeles—At its annual shareholder meeting today, Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) announced its plans to return to the Colombian government its controversial Siriri oil block (formerly Samoré), located on the traditional territory of the U’wa people. This follows a nearly decade-long peaceful campaign by the U’wa to halt the oil project.

Palestine, Iraq, Cuba and Venezuela--What's Oil Got to Do With It? (tags)

The politics of the covert oil war, 2002 AD By: Lee Siu Hin April 23, 2002

Oil Executives Lobbied on Drilling (tags)

Shortly after Vice President Cheney launched a task force on energy policy last year, he met with two top executives from the oil and gas industry. The men from Shell Oil Co. and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. pressed the new administration to stick to a long-standing plan to open a huge tract in the eastern Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas exploration.


Workers shut down the country's main oil refinery in Barrancabermeja after right-wing gunmen kill yet another trade union leader.

Oil & Gas Drilling in the Los Padres National Forest (tags)

The National Forest Service is being pressured to explore the possibility of oil and gas drilling in the Los Padres National Forest in Ventura County

Peace Litmus Test for Candidates (tags)

Elections are another forum of political struggle and to participate, it is always wise to have a litmus test list for deciding on the candidates who should receive your vote. It is the program that must prevail in your decision. The primary issue is war and peace, or in other words, guns or butter, for we cannot have both.

DEA plans to ban Hemp FOODS!! Act NOW! (tags)

The Drug Enforcement Agency is turning itself into the Food Prohibition Agency...witout congressional or public authorization. Hemp is just not allowed to compete with petro-chemical-intensive products OR Genetically Engineered soy products, apparently. Corporate toxics, or nothing, in "the land of the free".

UPDATE: UNOCAL still pushing Afghanistan pipelines (tags)

So much for the PR

U'Wa hide oil from Oxy (tags)

Occidental Petroleum, a greedy oil company that markets death, has been trying to destroy indigenous land throughout the world. the Uw'a of Northeastern Columbia have been resiting non-violently , and now it appears, spiritually, as well.

Americans Blamed in Colombia Attack (tags)

BOGOTA -- Three American civilian airmen providing airborne security for a U.S. oil company coordinated an antiguerrilla raid in Colombia in 1998, marking targets and directing helicopter gunships that mistakenly killed 18 civilians, Colombian military pilots have alleged in a official inquiry.


A protest sign used at Bush's appearance at the Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, May 29th.


Gore Family Continues To Profit From Occidental Stock Despite Abuses

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