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Black Tide: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill.
A searing look at the human face of BP's disaster in the Gulf.

"Masterfully reported." -- Ms. Magazine

"Both engaging and informative." -- Mother Jones

It is the largest oil disaster in American history, and it could happen again. It is more than a story of ruined beaches, dead wildlife, chemical dispersants, corporate spin, political machinations, and financial fallout. It is a riveting human drama filled with people whose lives will forever be defined as “before” and “after” the Gulf oil disaster. Black Tide is the only book to tell this story through the perspective of people on all sides of the catastrophe, from those who lost their lives, loved ones, and livelihoods to those who made the policies that set the devastating event in motion, those who cut the corners that put corporate profits over people and the environment, and those who have committed their lives to ensuring that such an event is never repeated.

“We cannot allow the BP disaster to be pushed from public view the way BP used chemical dispersants to hide the oil. These remarkable stories—of loss, heroism, and culpability—are a vivid reminder that this catastrophe will be with us for decades, and that we have not yet made the changes necessary to prevent destruction in the future.”

--Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

 “Black Tide is extremely well researched, reasoned and written. The story of the Macondo well disaster has important ramifications for our future. Antonia Juhasz helps us understand what this disaster can mean to present and future generations.”

--Dr. Robert Bea, Deepwater Horizon Study Group

 "It's hard to imagine a better person to turn loose on this epochal disaster than Antonia Juhasz, with her compassionate heart, vivid prose, and rich expertise in both oil and economic policy. Black Tide covers everything from the details of the oil-smeared beaches and the drilling rig's control room to the big picture of the mega oil corporations and the governments they push around, but it's not just a book about disaster: it's a series of encounters with real people, from oceanographers to oyster shuckers, striving to make things right. Juhasz tells this story as no one else could. Black Tide is riveting, infuriating, and incredibly important to understand the places, politics, and people who survived the Gulf oil disaster."

--Rebecca Solint, author of A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster.

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The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry--And What We Must Do To Stop It.

Finally, the inside story on Big Oil.

A "timely, blistering critique... white-hot... Explosive fuel for the raging debate on oil prices." - Kirkus Reviews.

A "thorough, readable takedown of Big Oil." - Publishers Weekly.

"...part homage to 150 years of anti-monopoly muckraking and trust-busting and part signpost to where the leading edge of the environmental and social activist movements are headed." - The Toronto Star.

"...a brave, groundbreaking case study.... A good first step toward true energy independence is to read this insightful book." - The Christian Science Monitor.

"...well-written.... presciently criticizes the weak oversight of the oil futures market." - The Washington Post.

Juhasz "reminds us that those who don't learn the lessons of history are fated to repeat its mistakes." - USA Today.

"A Must Read." - Earthjustice.

"A worthy successor to 'The Prize'... A riveting read with a bold blueprint for ending the madness." - Terry Tamminen, former Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency.

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“Oil and Water,” in Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas.

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The True Cost of Chevron: An Alternative Annual Report, May 2011

The third edition of the Alternative Annual report. This 63-page report, complete with nearly 500 end notes, provides detailed accounts by more than 40 authors – led by those on the front lines of Chevron's operations. They record egregious corporate behavior in locations as diverse as California, Burma, Colombia, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, the Philippines and the U.S. Gulf Coast. It includes new sections detailing Chevron's pursuit of ever-riskier and ever-deeper offshore projects in the South China Sea, the North Sea, and the Canadian Arctic and its role in the Deepwater Horizon disaster. It profiles the historic victory and ongoing battle over Chevron's crimes in Ecuador.

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Jacob Magraw-Mickelson
Whose Oil Is It, Anyway?
New York Times Op-Ed

Today more than three-quarters of the world’s oil is owned and controlled by governments. It wasn’t always this way.  Until about 35 years ago, the world’s oil was largely in the hands of seven corporations based in the United States and Europe. Those seven have since merged into four: ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell and BP. They are among the world’s largest and most powerful financial empires. But ever since they lost their exclusive control of the oil to the governments, the companies have been trying to get it back.

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The Bu$h Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time.

Updated with a new afterword, "What A Difference A Year Makes."

"A meticulous expose of corporate America's intentions in the Gulf." - The Organizer-India
"Excellent." - Amy Goodman
"A resounding call to action." - John Perkins
"Essential Reading." - Congressman John Conyers
"One of the crispest, most insightful books yet to expose the Bush regime." - The Georgia Straight, Canada
"Lucid, fact-filled and nonrhetorical." - The North Bay Bohemian
"Spine tingling." - The Ecologist Magazine
"Bravo for Juhasz!" - Greg Palast
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Alternatives to Economic Globalization: A Better World is Possible

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Will the Next War for Oil be in Africa?

The number of Americans who believe that the war in Iraq was a mistake has surpassed the number who felt the same way about Vietnam during that war. At the same time, a much quieter U.S. military build-up is underway on another continent. The ultimate objective of the two efforts is the same: securing Big Oil's access to the regions' oil. The impact in Africa will likely be the same as in Iraq: perpetual occupation, instability, and growing anti-Americanism.

 

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