Oil for Freedom
Iraq's Oil Workers and their Union

Photographs by David Bacon

Iraqi oil workers in Basra reorganized one of Iraq's oldest unions, faced the occupation's prohibition on collective bargaining in the public sector, and forced US contractor KBR to leave the oil districts.  They've helped workers organize in other industries, and have defended Iraq's oil against the threat of privatization.  This photodocumentary project shows them at work on the rigs and in the refineries, and their life at home with their families.
The Berkeley Arts Festival Gallery
2324 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, California

October 8 - 30, 2005

Reception, October 28, 5-7PM
Donations welcome for US Labor Against the War