Coming Monday, October 20, 2008
206 5th Ave SE Olympia, WA 98503
Monday, October 20 – SPSCC (BRICK) and OUUC Social Justice Presents
Guest Speaker and Author Antonia Juhasz The Tyranny of Oil: the Worlds Most Powerful Industry, and What We Must Do To Stop It
6:30pm doors/7:00pm show
$7.00 Students/ $10.00 General Admission
Advance tickets available online at www.buyolympia.com, or at the box office night of show.
“Juhasz discusses how Big Oil manages to hide its business dealings from policy makers, legislators, and most of all, consumers. She investigates the true state of the U.S. oil industry, uncovering its virtually unparalleled global power and its influence over our elected officials. She reveals to us both why and what we can do about it.
Ticket sales benefit the local GI Coffee House.
To learn about the author: www.thebushagenda.net
Why are oil and gas prices so high?
Who’s really controlling those prices?
How much oil is left?
How far will Big Oil go to get it?
And at what cost to the environment, human rights, the economy, worker safety, public health, and democracy?
The answers aren’t what you think. They’re much worse. But there’s also plenty that we can do about it.
As oil pricesand public outrageskyrocket, Antonia Juhasz, a leading industry critic and expert on corporations and globalization, gives us the hardest-hitting expos of the oil industry in decades. In The Tyranny of Oil she investigates the true state of the U.S. oil industryuncovering its virtually unparalleled global power, influence over our elected officials, and lack of regulatory oversight, as well as the truth behind $150-a-barrel oil, $4.50-a-gallon gasoline, and the highest profit in corporate history. Exposing an industry that thrives on secrecy, Juhasz shows how Big Oil manages to hide its business dealings from policy makers, legislators, and, most of all, consumers. She reveals exactly how Big Oil gets what it wantsthrough money, influence, and lies.
The Tyranny of Oil offers both a new take on problems and a new set of solutions as Juhasz puts forward an immediate call to actiona formula for reining in the industry, its governmental lobbying power, environmental destruction, and violence while reducing global dependence on oil. Her thought-provoking answers to the most pressing energy questions speak directly to readers concerned about oil and gas prices, global warming, wars for oil, and America’s place in the world. With the major players in the world’s most powerful industry charged with collusion, price-gouging, anticompetitive behavior, and unabashed greed, Juhasz calls boldly for the breakup of Big Oil.”