Peace Action Texas
unite against continued war
Texans, wearing boots and sandles, are uniting for
peace like never before as the war in Iraq continues.
From San Antonio to Dallas, Crawford to College station,
more and more protestors gather and demonstrate against the War.
There names are evident of their diversity: Austin
Against War - Texans United Against
War - Texans for Peace
- Veterans for Peace, Texas - Democracy
for Texas - South Texas Alliance
for Peace and Justice, Border Peace Presence - North
Texas for Justice and Peace - Vietnam Veterans Against the War
- Dallas Peace Center
- Tikkun - Austin Center
for Peace & Justice and more.
profits pour in to Texas companies
With oil hitting new highs of over $55 per barrel,
many think that Texas energy companies would be hurting...quite
Texas energy companies are reporting record profits,
on top of astronomical profits for 2003. For the 6 mos. ended 6/04,
revenues for Exxon Mobile rose 14% to $138.30B. and Forbes
reports that it is bound for "big-pocket" growth.
During the same time period, Chevron
Texaco saw revenues increase 20% to $71.97B. Both
of these companies were also beneficiaries of oil deals in Iraq
during the reign of Saddam Hussein. Soaring natural gas prices
up profits for Texas power company TXU by 69% in Q3 2004 and
Dallas energy company XTO
saw profits rise 37%, also for Q3.
Meanwhile, President Bush signed
into law a bill that will provide $145B in tax cut to these,
and other companies.