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Oil and World Politics

The real story of today's conflict zones: Iraq, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ukraine and more

This book identifies the underlying role played by the oil and gas resource and the oil industry in international affairs, with a focus on recent conflict zones. It discusses military … 280 View

The Big Stall

How big oil and think tanks are blocking action on climate change in Canada

This book traces the origins of the Trudeau government’s climate change plan back to the energy sector itself — in particular Big Oil. It shows how, in the last fifteen years, Big Oil … 304 View
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Big Oil Takes Control

From: The Big Stall

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Analyzes the rise of neo-liberalism think tanks in Canada and their impact on energy policy through the 1970s and 1980s. Trudeau’s Keynesian interventions such as the NEP and Petro Canada … 18 $1.80 Add
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EPIC

The oil industry comes to call

From: Oil’s Deep State

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Former Alberta opposition leader Kevin Taft describes the commercial crimes unit of the RCMP’s 2011 investigation into Bruce Carson’s lobbying activities which exposed the strategies … 15 $1.50 Add
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Containing Environmentalism

From: The Big Stall

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Describes the business lobby’s tactics to contain environmentalism propaganda, including the use of think tanks, during the 1970s and 1980s. Details the rise of neo-liberalism via the Mont … 24 $2.40 Add
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From Many Places

From: From Bombs to Books

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An introduction to Edmonds Community School’s and Byrne Creek School’s history and experience in multicultural education. In these schools six out of ten students are learning English. 8 $0.80 Add
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Extractive Economy

From: Getting to Zero

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Discusses Canadian economic history, focusing on the analysis that inteprets Canada as an extractive economy. Situates PMs Harper and Trudeau’s policies in this context. Examines the … 27 $2.70 Add
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Oil-Lobby Power, Railway-Lobby Power

From: The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster

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Analyzes the rise of Stephen Harper against the backdrop of Big Oil interests. Identifies how oil lobby, backed by rail lobby, and supported by Harper pushed through additional deregulation. He … 12 $1.20 Add
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Rio to Kyoto

The Road Not Taken

From: The Big Stall

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Analyzes the tactic of "greenwashing" and the use of terms like "sustainable development" allowing big business to adopt the language of environmentalism but none of the … 16 $1.60 Add
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Tom Gets His Way; Murray Enters the Fray

From: The Big Stall

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Discusses how, by the mid 1990s, the federal Liberals are firmly committed to neo-liberalism. Finance Minister Paul Martin slashes corporate taxes while the party introduces "voluntary" … 14 $1.40 Add
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Big Oil and Think Tanks Besiege Kyoto

From: The Big Stall

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Examines the business led campaign to discredit the Kyoto Accord in the 1990s and 2000s. Big business lobbied for a "made in Canada" solution while funding a massive anti-Kyoto … 20 $2.00 Add
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From Environmental Crisis to Business Transition

From: The Big Stall

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Discusses how corporations came to recognize climate change as a profitable opportunity, and how public policy shifted from regulation of carbon emissions to measures that corporate leaders … 16 $1.60 Add