The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing America's War Profiteers, the Media That Love Them and the Crackdown on Our Rights

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Drilling and Killing: Chevron and Nigeria's Oil Dictatorship

We're more likely to see other companies as collaborators rather than adversaries. . . . We aren't so much competing with each other as we are competing with the earth. And maybe that's a healthy way to look at it.

—GEORGE KIRKLAND, CHAIRMAN AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, CHEVRON NIGERIA LIMITED

It is very clear that Chevron, like Shell, uses the military to protect its oil activities. They drill and they kill.

—ORONTO DOUGLAS, NIGERIAN HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER

I'm very proud of my association with Chevron.

—CONDOLEEZZA RICE, NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR

O N L Y O N E O F G E O R G E W. Bush's inner circle can claim the distinction of having had a 136,000-ton oil tanker named after her: National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice. A member of Chevron's board of directors from 1991 until 2001, Rice was paid

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  • The Exception to the Rulers - Exposing America's War Profiteers, the Media That Love Them and the Crackdown on Our Rights *
  • Contents *
  • Introduction - The Silenced Majority *
  • 1. - Blowback *
  • 2. - Oilygarchy *
  • 3. - Drilling and Killing: Chevron and Nigeria's Oil Dictatorship *
  • 4. - Crackdown *
  • 5. - Smackdown *
  • 6. - Lockdown *
  • 7. - Lies of Our Times *
  • 8. - State Media, American Style *
  • 9. - In Bed with the Military *
  • 10. - Killing the Messenger *
  • 11. - Sanitized *
  • 12. - Going to Where the Silence Is *
  • 13. - Not on Bended Knee *
  • 14. - Psyops Comes Home *
  • 15. - Things Get Messy with Sally Jessy *
  • 16. - Hiroshima Cover-Up: How the War Department's Times Man Won a Pulitzer *
  • 17. - The People's Airwaves *
  • 18. - Conclusion: Free the Media *
  • Notes *
  • Index *
  • Acknowledgments *
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