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Photos From March 19th Protest At Chevron World Headquarters
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by bay rising
Monday Mar 19th, 2007 11:22 PM
58% of Americans say US should withdraw troops
from Iraq immediately or within one year

No War or Oil

Why protest Chevron?

We pay the price of war for Chevron’s $17 billion profits.

In 1998, Kenneth Derr, then chief executive of Chevron, told a San Francisco audience, “Iraq possesses huge reserves of oil — reserves I’d love Chevron to have access to.”

Chevron is set to become a big winner in Iraq. After four years of war, Bush and the oil companies are pressuring Iraq to pass a new oil law that would hand Iraq’s oil over to Chevron and other foreign oil companies.
The Price of War and Oil

* Lost lives and grief of family members.
* Tax dollars spent on war instead of health and education.
* Pollution damaging our health and environment.
* Climate change threatening our children's future.

Join us!

* Speak out: troops out of Iraq now and no blood or oil.
* End oil addiction! Walk, bike, carpool, and take public transportation. See http://www.511.org for routes near you.

Whose Oil Is It, Anyway?

By ANTONIA JUHASZ

Exerted from The New York Times, March 13 2007 room

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.

Iraq’s oil reserves — thought to be the second largest in the world — have always been high on the corporate wish list. A new oil law set to go before the Iraqi Parliament this month would, if passed, go a long way toward helping the oil companies achieve their goal. The Iraq hydrocarbon law would take the majority of Iraq’s oil out of the exclusive hands of the Iraqi government and open it to international oil companies for a generation or more.

In March 2001, the National Energy Policy Development Group (better known as Vice President Dick Cheney’s energy task force), which included executives of America’s largest energy companies, recommended that the United States government support initiatives by Middle Eastern countries “to open up areas of their energy sectors to foreign investment.” One invasion and a great deal of political engineering by the Bush administration later, this is exactly what the proposed Iraq oil law would achieve. It does so to the benefit of the companies, but to the great detriment of Iraq’s economy, democracy and sovereignty.

Since the invasion of Iraq, the Bush administration has been aggressive in shepherding the oil law toward passage. It is one of the president’s benchmarks for the government of Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, a fact that Mr. Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Gen. William Casey, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and other administration officials are publicly emphasizing with increasing urgency.

Iraq’s five trade union federations, representing hundreds of thousands of workers, released a statement opposing the law and rejecting “the handing of control over oil to foreign companies, which would undermine the sovereignty of the state and the dignity of the Iraqi people.” They ask for more time, less pressure and a chance at the democracy they have been promised.
This is really quite ridiculous. It is obvious none of you has ever worked for an oil company or you would understand that overseas countries WANT us there. In large, the economy of many of these countries depends on the reserves they possess. You also haven't looked into the humanitarian efforts Chevron makes while in these countries.

I'll also make a gamble and guess that not all of you drive economically "friendly" vehicles, ride bicycles, or walk. If you think oil is such a problem...don't use it.

"New sources of renewable energy need to be researched and discovered..." This line gets touted enough to make my head spin. Do you think energy companies aren't trying? Chevron invests several billion dollars into biofuels, steam energy, solar energy, wind energy, and hydrogen fuel cells. The technology simply does not yet exist to make these viable alternatives and it will not for decades to come. Snapping your fingers and expecting an automatic solution is not possible. If you cut off oil, i.e. fossil fuels, you lose every modern amenity you rely on and enjoy. Electricity? That'll be mostly gone, it is fueled with natural gas extracted by oil companies. Plastic bottles? Those are petroleum based. Air, bus, subway, and vehicle transporation? That'll be gone too. Bet you wouldn't have walked to this little protest.

I saw you posted 17 billion in profit among your captions. That is a very small number in comparison to the amount of revenue pulled in. Chevron makes approximately 9 cents on every dollar. Pharmaceutical companies make upwards of 30. A gallon of bottled water costs you much more than a gallon of gasoline and requires far less capital and processing to make. Why aren't you sitting in front of Dasani's headquarters making demands?

You claim to be liberal and for the average guy. Did you happen to miss the fact that most people who work for Chevron are middle class citizens? Not everyone is lining their pockets with "oil money." Would you prefer all 52,000 employees who work for Chevron to lose their jobs? The answer would be no if it were any other industry in question. Your cause is so hypocritical it astounds me. Why don't you tell the politicans representing you to stop flying back and forth in their gas guzzling jets, to quit driving their Hummers and other large SUV's, and for once, to practice what they preach.

I don't think you realize how ignorant you look to the rest of the world. Do you honestly think we are in Iraq for their oil? How brainwashed do you have to be to believe that? We are in Iraq for one reason: they are harboring the people who killed 3,000 of our citizens on September 11. Maybe that fact seemed to escape your attention.

Next time you want to go waving around flags and chain yourself to barrels, ask yourself if you're part of the problem.