Antonia Juhasz

Antonia Juhasz

Antonia Juhasz in Ecuador in November 2013. Lago Agrio oil field.
Born 1970 (age 4546)
Nationality American
Occupation Energy analyst, author, journalist and activist
Known for Oil industry investigations

Antonia Juhasz (born 1970) is an American oil and energy analyst, author, journalist and activist.[1][2][3][4] She has authored three books: The Bush Agenda (2006), The Tyranny of Oil (2008), and Black Tide (2011).


Juhasz earned her undergraduate degree in Public Policy at Brown University.[5] She then earned her M.A. degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University.[5]


Juhasz received grants in 2014-2015 and 2013-2014 from the Max & Anna Levinson Foundation [6] to support her ongoing work in investigative journalism in the oil and energy sectors with Media Alliance and the Investigative Reporting Program, respectively. Juhasz was a 2012-2013 Investigative Journalism Fellow at the Investigative Reporting Program,[7] a working news room at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. She investigated the role of oil and natural gas in the Afghanistan war.

Juhasz is a contributing writer to Rolling Stone[8] and Harper's[9] magazines, among other outlets.

Juhasz is also a reporter with the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.[10]

According to information at her website, Juhasz has taught at the New College of California in the Activism and Social Change Masters Program and as a guest lecturer on U.S. Foreign Policy at the McMaster University Labour Studies Program in a unique educational program with the Canadian Automobile Workers Union.[11]

As project director of the International Forum on Globalization,[12] in 1999 Juhasz worked to inform the public about the World Trade Organization, an effort which helped build activism culminating in the 1999 Seattle WTO protests.[13]

Juhasz worked as a legislative assistant in Washington, DC, for two U.S. members of Congress: John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD).[12]

Other positions



Juhasz is the author of three books. She wrote The Bush Agenda: Invading the World One Economy at a Time in 2006. The Georgia Straight of Canada said it was "One of the crispest, most insightful books yet to expose the Bush regime."[16]

Juhasz's The Tyranny of Oil: the World's Most Powerful Industry and What We Must Do To Stop It (HarperCollins 2008) received the 2009 San Francisco Library Laureate Award. USA Today wrote, Juhasz "reminds us that those who don't learn the lessons of history are fated to repeat its mistakes."[17] Kirkus Reviews finds it a "timely, blistering critique... white-hot... Explosive fuel for the raging debate on oil prices."[18]

Her 2011 book, Black Tide: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill examined the human impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. It was praised by Ms., which called it "masterfully reported,"[19] and Mother Jones, which said the writing was "both engaging and informative."[20]

Juhasz wrote the essay, “Oil and Water,” to the book, Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas, Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker, editors (University of California Press, November 2013).

Juhasz wrote the essay, “Roasted Corn Broth with Chunky Pea Guacamole,” in the book, Ingredients for Peace: Cooking with Global Peacemakers, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jody Williams and Emily Goose, editors ( Publishers, February 2010).

Juhasz wrote Chapter 12 “Global Uprising: The Web of Resistance,” in the book, A Game As Old As Empire: The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption, Steven Hiatt, editor (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, February 2007).

Juhasz wrote the essay, “Global Water Wars,” in the book, Paradigm Wars: Indigenous Peoples' Resistance to Globalization, Jerry Mander and Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, editors (Sierra Club Books, 2006).

Juhasz is a contributing author to the book Alternatives to Economic Globalization: A Better World is Possible, Jerry Mander and John Cavanagh, editors (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, October 2004).


Juhasz is the lead author and editor of The True Cost of Chevron: An Alternative Annual Report, for which she received a 2010 Project Censored Award.[21]


Publications carrying her work have included the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times,[22] Democracy Now!,[23] NPR, and Cambridge University International Relations Journal.[24] She was the object of a Terry Gross interview[25] about The Tyranny of Oil.[26][27][28][29][30]

According to her Linkedin report, other publications in which Juhasz's work has appeared include the International Herald Tribune, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, Harper's Magazine, The Nation, Miami Herald,, San Francisco Chronicle, Petroleum Review magazine, In These Times, Cambridge University Review of International Relations Journal, Roll Call, The Daily Mirror (Zimbabwe), The Star (Johannesburg), Multinational Monitor, Tikkun, LeftTurn, AlterNet, The Huffington Post, and[31]

Juhasz regularly provides media commentary. She was featured in the CNBC documentary The Hunt for Black Gold, and has appeared in shows including MSNBC, BBC TV and radio, Kudlow & Company, The Business Hour with Neil P. Cavuto, Hannity & Colmes, C-Span's Book TV and Washington Journal, The Diane Rehm Show, Talk of the Nation, To the Point, Marketplace, Bloomberg Radio News, Air America, and Pacifica radio, among many others.[32]


Juhasz provided testimony at the Iraq Veterans Against the WarWinter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan in Silver Spring, Maryland in March 2008; at the Citizens Hearing on the Legality of U.S. Actions in Iraq in support of Lt. Ehren Watada in Tacoma, Washington, in January 2007; and to the New York Session of the World Tribunal on Iraq in May 2004.

On 26 May 2010, Antonia Juhasz was removed from the Chevron Corporation shareholders' meeting in Houston and then arrested outside the meeting venue.[1][33][34][35] According to people at the meeting, this happened after Juhasz blasted Chevron's environmental record and then together with a few other activists, for several minutes chanted "Chevron lies".[35][36] According to Juhasz, she was charged with criminal trespass and disrupting a meeting, and was incarcerated for a twenty-four-hour period.[33]

Project Censored awarded Juhasz Top 25 in 2005 for "Ambitions of Empire: The Radical Reconstruction of Iraq's Economy".[37] In 2007 Peace Action placed Juhasz on their Women Peacemakers Honor Roll, “For women who have made a unique and lasting contribution to work for peace and justice in the world.”

See also



  1. 1 2 Letzing, John (29 September 2010). "Activist Faces Charges in Chevron Meeting Outburst". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  2. "Protesters Disrupt BP's First Shareholder Meeting Since Oil Spill". Environment News Service. 14 April 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  3. "'Big Oil' Topic of Public Affairs Forum Meeting". Alameda Sun. 4 January 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  4. "Antonia Juhasz: 'Tyranny of Oil' Is A Grave Threat". NPR. 7 October 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  5. 1 2 Education Archived March 1, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. "investigative journalism". Max & Anna Levinson Foundation. Retrieved 2015-05-05.
  7. "Investigative Reporting Program". Investigative Reporting Program. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  8. Rolling Stone profile
  9. Harper's profile
  10. "Antonia Juhasz". The Investigative Fund. Retrieved 2016-02-2o. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  11. "The Bush Agenda : Biographical Information". Antonia Juhasz. 2007-07-30. Retrieved 2014-06-04.
  12. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Current or Past Positions Held by Juhasz Archived January 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  13. Archived from the original on June 6, 2013. Retrieved May 26, 2013. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. "Advisory Committee | Iraq Veterans Against the War". Retrieved 2014-06-04.
  15. "About". Coffee Strong. Retrieved 2014-06-04.
  16. (August 3, 2006). "The Bu$h Agenda | Georgia Straight, Vancouver's News & Entertainment Weekly". Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  17. Juskalian, Russ (21 January 2009). "Timing of oil price collapse dulls 'Tyranny's' point". USA Today.
  18. Coyne, Amanda (2008-10-07). "THE TYRANNY OF OIL by Antonia Juhasz | Kirkus". Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  19. Shank, Megan (April 20, 2011). "Women and the Gulf Oil Spill, One Year Later". Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  20. Sheppard, Kate (April 22, 2011). "The Deepwater Horizon Disaster in Book Form". Mother Jones. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  21. "18. The True Cost of Chevron – Top 25 of 2011". Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  22. "It's Still about Oil"
  23. Democracy Now
  25. Interview on Fresh Air, Oct. 7, 2008]
  26. HarperCollins profile
  27. Foreign Policy in Focus
  28. The Tyranny of Oil
  29. Link to recording of Antonia Juhasz talking about The Tyranny of Oil at Davis, CA
  30. VIDEO: The Tyranny of Oil, talk by Antonia Juhasz at Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon, on October 27, 2008, from her recent book tour.
  31. "Antonia Juhasz". LinkedIn. Retrieved 2014-06-04.
  32. "Lecture #10". 2009-03-13. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  33. 1 2 "Chevron Has 5 Activists Arrested and Bars Entry to Global Victims of Its Practices at Annual Shareholders' Meeting". Democracy Now!. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  34. Juhasz, Antonia (28 September 2010). "Chevron Throws Book at Shareholder Activist (Me)". Huffington Post. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  35. 1 2 Letzing, John (28 September 2010). "Chevron shareholder activist faces jail time". MarketWatch. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  36. Reddall, Braden (26 May 2010). "Chevron CEO says industry to learn from BP leak". Reuters. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  37. Project Censored Award,



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