Multinational Monitor

JAN/FEB 2007
VOL 28 No. 1

FEATURES:

Oil Frontiers: The Future of Oil
by Andy Rowell

Half a Tank: The Impending Arrival of Peak Oil
by Mark Floegel

Latin America's New Petro Politics
by Nadia Martinez

China Eyes Africa: The New Imperialism?
by Walden Bello

The Katrina Syndrome: Big Oil's Interest In Tight Markets
by Judy Dugan and Tim Hamilton

20 Things About Corporate Crime
by Russell Mokhiber

INTERVIEWS:

Mission: Iraqi Oil - The Bush-Big Oil Scheme to Obtain Iraqi Petrolium Reserves
an interview with Antonia Juhasz

"All the Problems in Iraq Come from the Occupation." Iraqi Labor Leaders Speak Out
an interview with Faleh Abood Umara and Hashmeya Muhsin Hussein

DEPARTMENTS:

Behind the Lines

Letter to the Editor

Editorial
The End of Oil

The Front
Sticking It to the Union -- Our of Work

The Lawrence Summers Memorial Award

Names In the News

Resources

 

Organizations

Oil Change International
2228 12th Place, NW
Washington, DC, 20009
info@priceofoil.org
priceofoil.org

Sustainable Energy and Economy
Network (SEEN)
Institute for Policy Studies
1112 16th Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
nmartinez@seen.org
www.seen.org

Foundation for Taxpayer
and Consumer Rights
1750 Ocean Park Boulevard,
Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA 90405
ftcr@comsumerwatchdog.org
www.consumerwatchdog.org
www.oilwatchdog.org

Focus on the Global South
CUSRI, Chulalongkorn University,
Wisit Prachuabmoh Building,
Bangkok-10330
THAILAND
admin@focusweb.org
www.focusweb.org

REDOIL - Resisting Environmental
Destruction on Indigenous Lands
E-mail: redoil1@acsalaska.net
www.ienearth.org/
community_profiles.html

EarthJustice
426 17th Street, 6th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612-2820
E-mail: info@earthjustice.org
www.earthjustice.org

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
P.O. Box 97180
Washington, DC 20090-7180
www.worldwildlife.org

Environmental Rights Action
P.O. Box 10577
Ugbowo, NIGERIA
eraction@eraction.org
www.eraction.org

Amazon Watch
One Hallidie Plaza, Suite 402
San Francisco, CA 94102
amazon@amazonwatch.org
www.amazonwatch.org

Democracy Center
Casilla 5283
Cochabamba
BOLIVIA
contact@democracyctr.org
www.democracyctr.org

Jubilee USA Network
212 East Capitol Street, NE
Washington DC 20003
E-mail: coord@j2000usa.org
www.jubileeusa.org

Amigransa
E-mail: amigrans@ccs.internet.ve
www.geocities.com/RainForest/
5304/amigrans.htm

Amazon Alliance for Indigenous
and Traditional Peoples of the
Amazon Basin
1367 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
amazon@amazonalliance.org
www.amazonalliance.org

Moving Mountains
E-mail: info@thedonationcenter.org
www.thedonationcenter.org
Friends of the Earth
1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036-2002
E-mail: foe@foe.org
www.foe.org

Amnesty International
1 Easton Street
London
WC1X 0DW
UNITED KINGDOM
www.amnesty.org

Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions
GFIW, c/o Unison
1 Mabledon Place
London WC1 H9AJ
UNITED KINGDOM
abdullahmuhsin@iraqitradeunions.org
www.iraqitradeunions.org/en/

Platform
7 Horselydown Lane
Tower Bridge
London SE1 2LN
UNITED KINGDOM
info@platformlondon.org
www.platformlondon.org

U.S. Labor Against the War
1718 M Street, NW, #153
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: info@uslaboragainstwar.org
www.uslaboragainstwar.org

International Forum
on Globalization
1009 General Kennedy Avenue, #2
San Francisco, CA 94129
E-mail: ifg@ifg.org
www.ifg.org

Hands Off Iraq Oil
handsoffiraqoil@googlemail.com
www.handsoffiraqioil.org

STOP the Iraqi Oil Law
info@IraqOilLaw.com
www.iraqoillaw.com

Iraq Revenue Watch
irw@sorosny.org
www.iraqrevenuewatch.org

Campaign ExxonMobil
40 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
www.campaignexxonmobil.org

Greenpeace
702 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
info@wdc.greenpeace.org
www.greenpeace.org

EarthRights International
1612 K Street, NW, #401
Washington, DC 20006
www.earthrights.org

Oilwatch
13, Agudama Avenue D-line
P.O. Box 13708
Port Harcourt
NIGERIA
E-mail: keania@oilwatch.org
www.oilwatch.org

Rainforest Action Network
221 Pine Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
E-mail: answers@ran.org
www.ran.org

American Rights at Work
1100 17th Street, NW, Suite 950
Washington, DC 20036
info@americanrightsatwork.org
www.americanrightsatwork.org

Civil Society Institute
42 Glen Avenue
Newton Centre, MA 02459
info@civilsocietyinstitute.org
www.civilsocietyinstitute.com

Center for Economic
and Policy Research
1611 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009
cepr@cepr.netv www.cepr.net

Africa Action
1634 I Street, NW, #810
Washington, DC 20006
E-mail: africaaction@igc.org
www.africaaction.org

Human Rights Watch
350 5th Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10118
E-mail: hrwnyc@hrw.org
hrw.org

Publications

The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time
By Antonia Juhasz
New York: William Morrow, 2006

Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy
By Matthew R. Simmons
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005

Crude: The Story of Oil
By Sonia Shah
New York: Seven Stories Press, 2004

The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World

By Paul Roberts
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2004

Beyond Oil: The View from Hubbert’s Peak
By Kenneth S. Deffeyes
New York: Hill and Wang, 2005

PowerDown: Options And Actions
For A Post-Carbon World

By Richard Heinberg
Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers, 2004

“Peaking of World Oil Production:
Impacts, Mitigation and Risk Management”
By Robert L. Hirsch, et al.
Washington, DC: Department of Energy NETL, 2005

The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century
By James Howard Kunstler
New York: Grove Press, 2006

Oil on the Brain: Adventures from
the Pump to the Pipeline

By Lisa Margonelli
New York,: Nan A. Talese/Random House, 2007

Untapped: The Scramble for Africa’s Oil
By John Ghazvinian
Orlando, FL: Harcourt, 2007

Oil: A Concise Guide to the Most Important Product on Earth
By Matthew Yeomans
New York: New Press, 2006

The Next Gulf: London, Washington and Oil Conflict in Nigeria
By Andy Rowell, James Marriott
and Lorne Stockman
London: Constable and Robinson, 2005

Poisoned Wells: The Dirty Politics of African Oil
By Nicholas Shaxson
Hampshire, UK:
Palgrave Macmillan, 2007

Oil Wars
Edited by Mary Kaldor, Terry Karl and Yahia Said
London: Pluto Press, 2007

Escaping the Resource Curse
Edited by Macartan Humphreys,
Jeffrey Sachs and Joseph Stiglitz
New York: Columbia University Press, 2007

African Perspectives on China in Africa
Edited by Firoze Manji and Stephen Marks
Oxford, UK: Fahamu, 2007

Corporate Crime Reporter
1209 National Press Building
Washington, DC 20045
russell@nationalpress.com
www.corporatecrimereporter.com

Beyond the Big Firm: Profiles of Lawyers Who Want Something More
By Alan Morrison and Diane Chin
New York: Aspen Publishers, 2007

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