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Why the war in Iraq was fought for Big Oil.
by Antonia JuhaszCNN
March 19th, 2013
Yes, the Iraq War was a war for oil, and it was a war with winners: Big Oil. Here's how they did it.

Chevron's Refinery, Richmond's Peril.
by Antonia JuhaszLos Angeles Times
August 14th, 2012
The facility that caught fire violates pollution rules and is a daily threat to workers and neighbors. The hazard is national and cuts across the entire oil industry.

Feds Should Prosecute, Jail BP Execs.
by Antonia JuhaszAL Press-Register
May 20th, 2012
DOJ should use the Seamans Manslaughter Statute to charge BP and other corporate executives with manslaughter charges for the deaths of 11 men on the Deepwater Horizon.

Shareholders must tell Chevron not to drill in deep water.
by Antonia JuhaszContra Costa Times Newspaper (also in the Oakland Tribune)
May 20th, 2011
NEXT WEEK, Chevron -- California's largest corporation -- holds its annual shareholder meeting in San Ramon. As usual, the gathering will be met by protesters, including those from areas all around the nation and the world where Chevron operates in the deep sea.

How far should we let Big Oil go?
by Antonia JuhaszThe Guardian of London
May 24th, 2010
In the month since BP's oil rig exploded in the U.S. Gulf Coast, what has struck me the most is the rapid, overwhelming, and broad-based demand for change.

BP spends millions lobbying as it drills ever deeper and the environment pays.
by Antonia JuhaszThe Observer (The Guardian of London)
May 2nd, 2010
The oil major BP spends aggressively to influence US regulatory insight, and many would argue this has bought it leniency.

Chevron owes more to Richmond & California.
by Antonia JuhaszSan Francisco Chronicle
July 17th, 2009
This week, Fortune magazine released its list of the 500 l argest corporations in the world. With a nearly 25 percent increase in its revenues from 2007, Chevron Corp. moved from the sixth to the fifth largest corporation in the world. Only 36 countries on the planet had GDPs larger than Chevron's $263 billion in 2008 revenues.

Chevron's Hype.
by Antonia JuhaszLos Angeles Times
November 21st, 2008
The oil company's ads say it is investing heavily in alternative and renewable fuels, but corporate reports indicate otherwise.

A Cautionary Tale for States Seeking to Tax Oil Corporations From California's Prop 87 Debacle.
by Antonia JuhaszThe Daily Camera Newspaper (Boulder, Colorado)
October 16th, 2008
California's Tale of Loss Offered as a Warning for Colorado's Amendment 58 Supporters.

Whose Oil Is It, Anyway?
by Antonia JuhaszNew York Times
March 13th, 2007

It's Still About Oil In Iraq
by Antonia JuhaszThe Los Angeles Times
December 8th, 2006

Don't Iraq Iran
by Antonia Juhasz, Rostam Pourzal, and Raed JarrarZNet
November 19th, 2006
This Op-Ed for ZNet, co-written with Rostam Pourzal and Raed Jarrar, was also published on Common Dreams.

Trading on Terror to Profit a Few
by Antonia JuhaszThe Los Angeles Times
June 26th, 2006
The U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement deserves greater scrutiny as it makes its way in Congress under the radar.

Bush's Economic Invasion of Iraq
by Antonia JuhaszThe Los Angeles Times
August 14th, 2005
Constitutional drafting process appears unlikely to slow the march of U.S. corporations into Baghdad, at the expense of Iraqi self-determination.

A Nice Little War to Fill the Coffers
by Antonia JuhaszThe Los Angeles Times
October 14th, 2004
President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney are correct when they say things are not all bad in Iraq. It just depends on your perspective. Although the military campaign is in chaos, the economic campaign is moving along quite nicely, at least for U.S. corporations and the Republican Party.

The Hand-Over That Wasn't
by Antonia JuhaszThe Los Angeles Times
August 5th, 2004
Officially, the U.S. occupation of Iraq ended on June 28, 2004. But in reality, the United States is still in charge: Not only do 138,000 troops remain to control the streets, but the "100 Orders" of L. Paul Bremer III remain to control the economy.

The Tragic Tale of the IMF in Zimbabwe.
by Antonia JuhaszThe Daily Mirror of Zimbabwe
March 7th, 2004
Protests against the policies of the IMF have occurred in every corner of the world for decades. Zimbabwe has been host to some of the most powerful and persuasive due to the appalling record of the IMF in that country. The IMF took a devastated economy and made it far worse – with the vast majority of the burden falling on the poorest members of society.

Beware Beating About the Bush.
by Antonia JuhaszThe Star - Johannesburg, South Africa
August 29th, 2002
As tens of thousands of people and about 100 heads of state gather in Johannesburg for the World Summit on Sustainable Development, one question is on everyone’s mind: "What can be done about the US?"

Bechtel v. Bolivia
by Antonia JuhaszSan Francisco Bay Guardian
April 17th, 2002
BECHTEL CORP. celebrated one of the most profitable years in its 100-plus-year history by suing one of the poorest countries in the world: Bolivia. After raking in $14 billion – nearly double Bolivia's entire gross domestic product – San Francisco's own multinational giant is suing the Bolivian government for $25 million. For its part, Bolivia celebrated the new year with $3 billion in external debt and with two-thirds of its population living in poverty.