Confused About Boko Haram, Kidnapped Black Girls And Ooops Oil Again? Listen To This Interview!

“Boko Haram is incomprehensible when decontextualized from the destabilization, death and destruction unleashed across Africa from the Sahel into West Africa as a result of one historic event – the vicious NATO obliteration of the state of Libya.” Ajuma Baraka. This is an excellent interview with Ajamu Barak, Associate fellow at the Institute for Policy […]

Fast-tracked oil consents bypass mayor, public

Just in case you still think you’re living in a Democracy! Gisborne Council officials have already granted exploration consents to Canadian oil companies without seeking public approval – or consulting their own mayor. The Sunday Star-Times revealed two weeks ago that a joint-venture between TAG Oil and Apache believed there was potential to build “thousands” […]

In the mean time: BP reports record $10 billion profit

LONDON (Reuters) – British oil major BP Plc (BP.L) may have marked the oil industry’s high point by reporting a record $10.0 billion third quarter replacement cost profit on Tuesday, as the recent collapse in crude prices ensures a tougher outlook. Europe’s second-largest non-government controlled oil company by market value said the forecast-beating earnings showed […]

The Corrupting Influence Of Oil Money

The world has never looked better for the Big Five oil companies. This morning, Exxon Mobil, the world’s largest oil company, announced its “second-quarter profit rose 14 percent, to $11.68 billion, the highest-ever profit by an American company. Exxon broke its own record.” Joining Exxon Mobil as the only oil companies to “earn more than $10 billion […]