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Iraq recently held an international auction to run its oil fields, awarding contracts to companies like Royal Dutch Shell, and...

December 18, 2009

After accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, President Obama will go to Copenhagen to deliver a proposal for U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Unfortunately, the President leaves for these critical international talks on climate change shrouded in a "petroleum-powered...

By Antonia Juhasz
December 7, 2009


The oil industry is more powerful today than at any other time in history save the early 20th century. Thanks to last year's record run-up in oil prices, seven of the world's most valuable corporations are now oil companies. Yet just one of those companies has become the focus of intense...

By Peter Asmus
December 2, 2009



Barack Obama took the oath of office on January 20, 2009 with the wind at his back, armed with a mandate to reverse the course of the Bush administration on a wide range of issues, climate change prominent among them. Ten months later, the winds have stilled and Obama appears...

By Reede Stockton
November 28, 2009

 Shannon Biggs is the director of the Community Rights program at Global Exchange. Shannon also teaches rights-based organizing at weekend-long Democracy Schools, developed by the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund in 23 states around the country, and speaks across the nation on the...

November 20, 2009

 

Last week, ExxonMobil became the first U.S. oil company in 35 years to sign an oil-production contract with the government of Iraq.

As I write, several other contracts with the world’s largest oil companies are being finalized, and more are expected when a new negotiating...

By Antonia Juhasz
November 14, 2009

 

San Francisco, CA (November 2009) – Green Festival, the nation’s largest green consumer living event will make its eighth annual trip to San Francisco this year on November 13, 14 & 15, 2009 at the San Francisco Concourse Exhibition Center. At this time of unprecedented...

November 9, 2009

 

GREEN CITY Although the 250-seat Roxie Theater auditorium was filled to capacity for the Nov. 1 screening of the controversial film "The Yes Men Fix the World," the real action took place on the city's streets when audience members took the film's anticorporate message...

By Sarah Morrison & Rachel Sadon
November 4, 2009

 

On Sunday, Chevron became the first oil company to come under a Yes Men Audience Attack.

(See Video, Photos, and Yes...

By Antonia Juhasz
November 3, 2009

 

Gloria Arenas Agís was released from prison around 7:30PM on October 28, ten years after Mexican federal agents abducted, tortured, and then—after several days of being held incommunicado—arrested her and her husband Jacobo Silva Nogales on charges ranging from terrorism and...

By John Gibler
October 29, 2009