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Oil & Violence

Tuesday, April 29th, 2003 · No Comments

Saudi Arabia: Number 1 oil exporter to the U.S. Iraq: Number 2 oil exporter to the U.S. Nigeria: Number 5 oil exporter to the U.S. What do all these places have in common? Blood spill.

    When the Earth bleeds oil, why do humans spill blood?

    Why is “black gold” a common link in many of the worst conflicts of our time — the Sept. 11 attacks, the U.S. invasion of Iraq and mass violence spanning the globe from Colombia to Nigeria?

UC Berkeley professor Michael Watts is going to spend the next year researching these questions with his new Guggenheim research grant:

Guggenheim for UC professor / Fellowship to continue studies on the correlation between oil and violence

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