Multinational Monitor

SEP/OCT 2007
VOL 29 No. 4


Ecuador's Oil Change: An Exporter's Historic Proposal
by Kevin Koenig

Fueling Another Debt Crisis
by Neil Watkins

The Best Congress Oil Could Buy
by Steve Kretzmann

A Call for Global Economic and Energy Transitions

Sin and Society II
by Edward Alsworth Ross


Bolivia Asserts Oil Sovereignty
an interview with Carlos Villegas

Causes of Soaring Oil Prices
interviews with oil industry analysts

Can Big Oil Adapt to Climate Change?
interviews with oil industry analysts


Behind the Lines

Independence from Oil

The Front
CAFTA and the Politics of Fear - Whistleblowers Betrayed

The Lawrence Summers Memorial Award

Greed At a Glance

Commercial Alert

Names In the News



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The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia
By Benjamin Dangl
Oakland: AK Press, 2007

Impasse in Bolivia: Neoliberal
Hegemony and Popular Resistance
By Benjamin Kohl
and Linda Farthing
New York: Zed Books, 2006

Crude Chronicles:
Indigenous Politics, Multinational Oil and Neoliberalism in Ecuador
By Suzana Sawyer
Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2004

Indians, Oil, and Politics:
A Recent History of Ecuador
By Allen Gerlach
New York: SR Books, 2003

American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century
By Kevin Phillips
New York: Penguin, 2007

Where Vultures Feast:
Shell, Human Rights and Oil
By Ike Okonta and Oronto Douglas
New York: Verso, 2003

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

Power Down: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World
By Richard Heinberg
Gabriola Island, BC:
New Society Publishers, 2004

Oil on the Brain: Adventures from the Pump to the Pipeline
By Lisa Margonelli
New York: Nan A. Talese/
Random House, 2007

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

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

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

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

"The Climate of Poverty: Facts, Fears and Hope"
By John McGhie et. al.
London: Christian Aid, 2006

"Up in Smoke? Asia and the Pacific - The Threat From Climate Change to Human Development and the Environment"
By John Magrath
Boston: Oxfam International, 2007

Crude Interventions: The U.S., Oil and the New World (dis)Order
By Garry Leech
New York: Zed Books, 2006

Lives Per Gallon: The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction
By Terry Tamminen
Washington, DC: Island Press, 2006

Stern Review on the Economics
of Climate Change
By Nicholas Stern
Cambridge, UK:
Cambridge University Press, 2007

Manifesto on Global Economic
San Francisco: International Forum on Globalization and the Institute for Policy Studies, 2007