Antonia's Writing on the BUSH AGENDA

The Economic Invasion of Iraq


Iraq Oil Law
December 21st, 2007
This page compiles a variety of information - including articles written by Antonia, interviews with Antonia, and wider press coverage - on the current proposed Iraqi Oil Law. Also inlcuded are a link to the text of the most current draft of the legislation and information on what you can do to take action. This page will be continually updated as new developments occur.


Benchmark Boogie: A Guide to the Struggle Over Iraq's Oil
by Antonia Juhasz AlterNet
July 14th, 2007
Your guide to the ongoing dance between Bush, the Congress, and the Iraqi government; an update on the current status of the proposed oil laws; and some steps you can take to stop the hijacking of Iraq's oil.


Whose Oil Is It, Anyway?
by Antonia JuahszNew York Times
March 13th, 2007


Are U.S. Oil Companies Going to "Win" the Iraq War?
by Antonia JuhaszThe Huffington Post
March 1st, 2007


Oil Grab In Iraq
by Antonia Juhasz and Raed JarrarForeign Policy In Focus
February 22nd, 2007
While debate rages in the United States about the military in Iraq, an equally important decision is being made inside of Iraq--the future of Iraq’s oil. A new Iraqi law proposes to open the country’s currently nationalized oil system to foreign corporate control. But emblematic of the flawed promotion of “democracy” by the Bush administration, this new law is news to most Iraqi politicians.


U.S. Oil About to "Win" Iraq War
by Antonia Juhasz MinuteMan Media
February 14th, 2007


Testimony Submitted to the Citizen’s Hearing on the Legality of US Actions in Iraq
by Antonia Juhasz
January 21st, 2007


New Oil Law to go Before Iraqi Cabinet Forgoes PSAs
by Antonia Juhasz
January 19th, 2007


The Corporate Occupation of Iraq
by Antonia
December 11th, 2006


It's Still About Oil In Iraq
by Antonia JuhaszThe Los Angeles Times
December 8th, 2006


Oil for Sale: Iraq Study Group Recommends Privatization
by Antonia JuhaszAlterNet
December 7th, 2006
The Iraq Study Group may not have a solution for how to end the war, but it does have a way for its corporate friends to make money.


Bechtel (Finally) Leaves Iraq
by Antonia JuhaszAlternet
November 14th, 2006
After making billions and then pulling out of Iraq, the company has big plans for raking in more lucre in Bush's Middle East Free Trade Area.


Fixing the Failed U.S. Reconstruction in Iraq
by Antonia JuhaszThe Huffington Post
August 12th, 2006


Bechtel Takes a Hit for War Profiteering
by Antonia JuahszAlternet
August 4th, 2006
Government auditors who canceled Bechtel's $50 million contract will soon find reasons to cancel the company's $2.85 billion in Iraq contracts.


Bush's Ace in the Hole in Iraq?
by Antonia JuhaszThe Huffington Post
May 23rd, 2006
In this piece from The Huffington Post, Antonia discusses the importance of Iraqi vice president Adel Abdul Mahdi to the economic goals of the Bush Administration.


Iraq's Oil Timeline
by Antonia JuhaszLeft Turn Magazine
May 1st, 2006
Amid all the talk of training Iraqi soldiers, heading off a civil war, and protecting Iraq’s fledging democracy, one overriding agenda has been ignored in the debate over the time-table for bringing US troops home: President Bush will not withdraw US forces until US oil companies have secure access to Iraq’s oil.


In Iraq, "it's the oil, stupid."
by Antonia JuhaszTopeka Capitol Journal
January 21st, 2006
Op-Ed written by Antonia for, picked up by the Topeka Capital-Journal, in which Antonia discusses the Bush administration's oil agenda in Iraq.


Bush's Economic Invasion of Iraq
by Antonia JuhaszThe Los Angeles Times
August 14th, 2005
Constitutional drafting process appears unlikely to slow the march of U.S. corporations into Baghdad, at the expense of Iraqi self-determination. This article has been reposted on AlterNet along with viewer comments and in the online edition of the Coastal Post.


Iraq Rebuilding Effort Reflects U.S. Failure
by Antonia JuhaszThe Los Angeles Times
April 13th, 2005
In the first U.S. invasion of Iraq, the electricity grid was specifically targeted for destruction. Afterward, the Iraqis rebuilt the system in just three months. After the second invasion, George W. Bush had U.S. companies do the rebuilding. Two years later, the system is not even up to prewar levels.


Of Oil And Elections
by Antonia JuhaszAlterNet
January 27th, 2005
Remember when we used to talk about how the war in Iraq was about oil? Remember the banners that read "No blood for oil?" Oil has fallen out of the discussion lately, but it's time to bring it back in light of the Iraqi elections scheduled for this Sunday.

Trading on Terror to Profit a Few
by Antonia JuhaszThe Los Angeles Times
June 26th, 2006
The U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement deserves greater scrutiny as it makes its way in Congress under the radar.

The International Economy
by Antonia JuhaszThe International Economy
March 1st, 2005


Food for Thought
by Antonia JuhaszTikkun Magazine, September/October 2003
For three days in June, the Bush administration, the State of California and the City of Sacramento collectively spent millions of dollars pitching genetically engineered foods and industrial agricultural methods to some of the world's poorest nations at the Ministerial Conference and Expo on Agricultural Science and Technology, June 23–25.


The WTO Collapses in Cancun and New Multilateralism is Born
by Antonia JuhaszLeft Turn
September 10th, 2003
At 2:00pm on Sunday, September 14, 2003, Dr Mukhisa Kituyi, Kenya’s Trade and Industry Minister, entered the lobby of the Cancun convention center to announce that the 5th Ministerial meeting of World Trade Organization (WTO) had collapsed. Kenya, representing several African and developing nations, walked out on the talks when the Conference Chairman declared that negotiations were at a stalemate. The ministerial was over.


Beware Beating About the Bush.
by Antonia JuhaszThe Star - Johannesburg, South Africa
August 29th, 2002
As tens of thousands of people and about 100 heads of state gather in Johannesburg for the World Summit on Sustainable Development, one question is on everyone’s mind: "What can be done about the US?"


Dirty Politics
by Antonia JuhaszTikkun Magazine, March/April 2002
The year 2001 was, to say the least, a tumultuous year for the opponents of corporate-led globalization.


Fast Track is the wrong path to ending inequality
by Antonia JuhaszThe Progressive Media Project
December 4th, 2001
President Bush wants "Fast Track," a dangerous proposition for democracy and for the world economy. Fast Track is shorthand for granting the President the authority to eliminate many key democratic processes used to create legislation, such as full committee hearings, full debate and the ability to amend legislation.

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