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Antonia Jushasz on "The Tyranny of Oil"

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Ron Zucker
P.O. Box 425 San Mateo, CA 94401
Location Details:
Carpenter's Hall, 1153 Chess Drive (off Foster City Boulevard) in Foster City

On Tuesday, March 23, author, policy analyst and activist Antonia Juhasz will be the special guest at an event hosted by Peace Action of San Mateo County and San Mateo County Democracy for America. Juhasz’s topic is also the title of her most recent book, “The Tyranny of Oil: the World’s Most Powerful Industry – And What We Must Do To Stop It.” Copies of the book, recently re-released as a paperback and updated with a new preface, will be on sale, along with her previous book, “The Bu$h Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time.”
The Toronto Star called “The Tyranny of Oil”, “...part homage to 150 years of anti-monopoly muckraking and trust-busting and part signpost to where the leading edge of the environmental and social activist movements are headed.” The Christian Science Monitor called it “...a brave, groundbreaking case study,’ adding that “…a good first step toward true energy independence is to read this insightful book.”
Antonia Juhasz has been with the San Francisco-based group Global Exchange since last July, as the Director of its new Chevron Program which, as she says, “links communities across California, the U.S. and the world to expose the true cost of Chevron and reign in the entire oil industry.” The Program focuses on the many environmental, human rights, and other crimes of the ubiquitous San Ramon-based corporation, now the world’s fifth-largest company. Juhasz is the lead author and editor of “The True Cost of Chevron: An Alternative Annual Report”, which Global Exchange and other organizations released at Chevron’s annual meeting last May. Among other topics, she will discuss upcoming protest actions planned at Chevron’s world headquarters in San Ramon this coming May. For more information on Juhasz and her books, log on to To find out more about the Chevron program, go to
The oil boom of the last century warmed and lit up our homes and powered our modes of transportation, but it obviously did not come without its costs, both financial and human. All around the world we have seen pollution of our air and water, evidence of climate change, war, abuse of human rights and economic injustice – as a result of the world’s dependence on oil. On March 23 Antonia Juhasz will further address these circumstances and articulate what citizens can do in response.
In addition to her work at Global Exchange, Juhasz is on the National Advisory Board of Iraq Veterans Against the War and is particularly well-known for her work uncovering the oil industry’s pursuit of the Iraq Oil Law. She is also a Fellow at Oil Change International and a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies. Juhasz has also worked as a legislative assistant to two members of Congress.
As will surely benefit the evening, Global Exchange’s web site describes Juhasz as “a passionate writer and speaker who conveys complex information in a manner that is both accessible and motivational to others.”
The March 23 event is at 7:30 PM at Carpenter’s Hall, 1153 Chess Drive (off Foster City Boulevard) in Foster City. Admission is $5-10 sliding scale, with no one turned away for lack of funds. Dessert, coffee and tea will be available. The hall is wheelchair accessible.
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