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Big Oil—Enemy of Working People w/ speaker Henry Clark
Date Tuesday June 17
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
636 9th St. at MLK, Oakland
near 12th St. BART
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorANSWER Coalition
A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition Activist Meeting
War, Pollution, High Prices & Higher Profits
Big Oil—Enemy of Working People

A handful of big oil monopolies control the U.S. market. Every week, and sometimes daily, the price for gas and diesel goes higher. Diesel is now over $5 per gallon, driving truckers wages down and the prices for food, heating and everything else up. The oil companies are making the biggest profits of any corporations anytime in history, anywhere. They claim that it’s because of “supply and demand,” but the fact is that they are buying the oil from themselves—the biggest companies own the entire oil industry from ships and pipelines to refineries and gas stations.

Chevron is already importing oil taken from Iraq under U.S. occupation, while it continues to pollute Richmond and other East Bay communities. Despite strong opposition from the oil workers and people of Iraq, Exxon Mobil, Chevron and other U.S. and British oil companies are lobbying for a new law that would completely open up Iraq’s rich oil fields for foreign exploitation.

Join us for a discussion on what can be done to stop the corporate criminals.

Featured speaker: Henry Clark, Executive Director West County Toxics Coalition, Richmond.

For more info, contact ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism) at 510.435.0844.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jun 4th, 2008 11:25 AM

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