top
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Sat Apr 21 2007
Protest Against Iraq's New Oil Law in San Francisco
Sat Apr 21 2007
SF Iraq Oil Law Protest
On April 19th, anti-war protesters gathered in front of a Chevron gas station in San Francisco to protest a proposed Iraqi law ( imc_pdf.giftranslated pdf ) that would give Western oil companies more control over Iraqi oil. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki endorsed the draft law February 26, it was approved by the Iraqi cabinet in March, and the law is waiting for a vote in the Iraqi Parliament.

imc_photo.gifimc_audio.gifPhotos and Video | imc_photo.gifRaging Grannies/CodePink Target New Iraq Oil Law | imc_photo.gifOil Execs Party at SF Gas Station | Targeting the New Iraq Oil Law in San Francisco

Iraq has the world’s second or third largest proven oil reserves. The draft law provides for “exploration risk contracts” allowing foreign companies control of oil exploration, development and production for up to 30 years. If the law is adopted as is, control of the Iraqi oil industry will shift from the public sector, where it’s been since the 1970s, into the hands of the multinational oil companies, especially British and American firms. Under the new law, Iraq will reportedly be breaking away from the normal procedure that is used by all major oil-producing countries, none of whom allow such foreign control. In Saudi Arabia, the country that has the world’s largest oil reserves, oil is fully owned and controlled by the national oil company. The same is true for Kuwait. The United Arab Emirates and Iran allow some foreign investment but maintain national control.

Draft law would open door for multinationals to move in | Iraq could have twice as much oil as thought | Iraq: OIL over troubled waters | Wall Street drools over prospect of capturing Iraq oil wealth | New Oil Law Passes Cabinet | Final Official Copy of the Iraqi Oil and Gas Law
06/28/17 Police Beat & Arrest Community Members Protesting at Berkeley City Council Meeting Police State and Prisons | East Bay | Government & Elections06/26/17 Timeline Documents High Rate of Officer-Involved Killings in Stockton, CA Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Central Valley06/22/17 NoCARA Highlights the Local Racists Targeting Anti-Fascists Online and in the Courthouse Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | East Bay | North Bay / Marin06/20/17 Independent Audit Sought to Resolve Secretive Selection Process for Dem Party Chair Front Page | California | Government & Elections06/05/17 “Oil Money Out, People Power In” March and Rally in Sacramento Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Racial Justice | Central Valley | California | Government & Elections06/04/17 Once A Snitch, Always a Snitch: Andrew Clark Darst Ironically Protests His Lack of Privacy Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | U.S.06/01/17 Palestinian Hunger Strike Officially Suspended After Reaching An Agreement Front Page | Police State and Prisons | International | Palestine05/30/17 Artists Project Call for Trump Impeachment at Coliseum, Get Handcuffed by Security Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Arts + Action | East Bay | Government & Elections05/25/17 Prisoners Protest Inhumane Conditions in Segregation Units with Hunger Strike Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Central Valley | California05/22/17 Effort Underway to Stop Neo-Nazi Band The Highway Murderers from Performing in San José Front Page | Racial Justice | Arts + Action | South Bay | Santa Cruz Indymedia05/22/17 Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart Collaborates with ICE, Refuses to Change Policy Front Page | Police State and Prisons | U.S. | Government & Elections | Immigrant Rights | Santa Cruz Indymedia
Related Categories: Iraq | San Francisco | Anti-War | Front Page
Thousands of Mosul children in grave danger Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra) Saturday Jun 24th 2:39 PM
The Shortwave Report 06/02/17 Listen Globally! Dan Roberts Thursday Jun 1st 4:59 PM
Chelsea Manning is Free Power to the People (1 comment) Wednesday May 17th 7:37 AM
The Jiyan Foundation, Supporting Survivors of ISIS Terror in Iraq Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra) Monday May 15th 1:33 AM
Imprint of Hope Are Making Iraq Great and Beautiful Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra) Thursday Apr 13th 2:45 AM
U.S. War on Iraq Never Ended Martha Hubert Monday Mar 27th 10:16 PM
ACLU of Northern California Contact Info for SFO Arrivals Affected by Executive Order via ACLU of Northern California Sunday Jan 29th 1:26 AM
Mosul offensive stirs a cauldron of conflicts WSWS Saturday Oct 22nd 3:31 AM
Class War 03/2016: IRAQ 1991 – Class war and bourgeois containment CLASS WAR (2 comments) Tuesday May 17th 8:49 AM
More News...