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Larry Everest: "Oil, Power and Empire: Iraq and the U.S. Global Agenda"
Date Wednesday April 21
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
First Unitarian Church
160 North 3rd St., San Jose, CA
Event Type Speaker
Larry Everest

Author of the best selling book,

"Oil, Power and Empire: Iraq and the US Global Agenda"

will speak in San Jose on

Wednesday April 21st, 7:00 pm

Suggested donation: $5 - $15 (no one turned away for lack funds)

First Unitarian Church
160 North 3rd St., San Jose, CA

For more information, call 408-998-8504 or visit

"This remarkable account of US and UK policy toward Iraq--from its founding as a British colony after World War I to the immediate present--is brilliantly illuminating in an almost literal sense. It's as if the author had suddenly turned the lights on in the dark cellar of American foreign policy in the Middle East. ....I can't recommend it too highly for the many struggling to fathom how America came to the present calamitous role of occupying Iraq against local resistance."

- Daniel Ellsberg, author of "Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers"

For more information, visit Larry Everest's web site

a new book by Larry Everest

Why did the U.S. invade Iraq, why is it vowing to stay, and why has its occupation generated such opposition? In this riveting and meticulously documented history of U.S. intervention in Iraq, Larry Everest demolishes official pretexts of weapons of mass destruction, ties to Al Qaeda, and “liberating” Iraqis, along with conventional explanations like bad intelligence or corporate favoritism to expose the real agenda at work:

* How the Bush administration seized on September 11 to consolidate a new global strategy of unbounded war for greater empire
* Why conquering Iraq is central to U.S. imperial objectives
* How the 2003 Iraq War grew out of over 80 years of foreign domination of the Middle East, yet also represents a radical leap in U.S. efforts to control the region
* How oil was a major objective of the war, not to fuel SUV’s or reward favored corporations, but to secure a powerful weapon of empire
* How the U.S. is attempting to create an Iraqi client state, and why its occupation is spawning popular resistance
* How the Bush war juggernaut could be derailed The most thorough and reliable critique of U.S. policy toward Iraq available. Eminently reasonable and coherently argued. Those who have been subjected to the heavy bombardment of U.S. propaganda should read this book--now.

- As’ad AbuKhalil, author of Bin Laden, Islam, and America's New "War on Terrorism"ISBN: 1-56751-246-1 paper $19.95

390 pages, appendix, chronology, index
Common Courage Press 2004Available at bookstores (distributed by Consortium and Ingram)
or through Common Courage Press: 800.497.3207
Added to the calendar on Monday Apr 5th, 2004 12:21 AM

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