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Basis of Current U.S. Wars of Aggression: Oil

Culled from my speech entitled "Understanding the Pedagogy of U.S. Wars of Aggression," 1 March 2003, College of Mass Communication (CMC) auditorium, UP Diliman

  • U.S. War in Afghanistan (2002) - "With the Taliban out of power, transnational oil companies can now build oil and gas pipelines through Afghanistan and Pakistan to Karachi on the Arabian Sea."
  • U.S.-led War in Iraq (2003) - "Iraq is the second richest reserve owner in the world with a 10.6% share and 112 billion barrels."

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Favorite Song (local): Tubig at Langis (Water and Oil)

Favorite Song (foreign): Black Gold

Favorite Rock Band (foreign): Midnight Oil

Favorite All-Star Wrestler: Diesel

Favorite Website: Oil and Gas Resources Online, URL http://www.oil.com

Favorite Movie - Drama (foreign): Lorenzo's Oil

Favorite Movie - Musical (foreign): Grease

Favorite Actor (foreign): Vin Diesel

Favorite Movie Scenes (foreign):

On Deadly Ground (Steven Seagal single-handedly destroys an oil refinery and kills the oil executive and his cohorts)

First Blood (Sylvester Stallone causes the explosion of an abandoned gas station)

Favorite Books:

Sampson, A. (1976). The Seven Sisters: The Great Oil Companies and the World They Shape. New York: Bantam Books.

Odell, P. R. (1970/1979). Oil and World Power. New York: Penguin Books.

Favorite Rally Chant: Presyo ng Langis, Ibaba, Ibaba! (Oil Prices, Rollback, Rollback!)


Title of Master's Thesis: The State of the Philippine Downstream Oil Industry

The Best of Youngblood cover

Best Article I Wrote for the Philippine Daily Inquirer:

Oily Conspiracy, published in The Best of Youngblood. Manila: Anvil Publishing and Philippine Daily Inquirer. 1998. pp 199-201.

Best Article I Wrote for the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR):

Reporting Oil Price Issues, published in Philippine Journalism Review, 13 (6). December 2002. 32-34.

Best Article I Wrote for Bulatlat.com:

Amid Looming U.S. War on Iraq: Govít Oil Security Plan Fails to Curb Price Hikes, Overpricing, published in Bulatlat.com, 3 (3). February 16 to 22, 2003.

Best Article I Wrote for IBON Foundation:

Oil Exchange Ends Up Defending the Oil Cartel, published as IBON Special Release. Issue 54. August 2000.

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