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Jordan Flaherty : Gulf Residents Fear for the Future

Image from GRIID.Two years after the BP drilling disaster, Gulf residents fear for the future By Jordan Flaherty | The Rag Blog | April 23, 2012 “The Gulf is a robust ecosystem and it’s been dying the death of a … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Gulf Residents Fear for the Future

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Dahr Jamail : Strong Evidence BP Is Spraying Toxic Dispersants

Dispersant remnant, June 26, 2010. Photo by Shirley Tillman / Truthout.Evidence mounts:BP spraying toxic dispersants The Tillmans and thousands of other fishermen and residents along the Gulf of Mexico are deeply concerned about local, state, and federal government complicity in … finish reading Dahr Jamail : Strong Evidence BP Is Spraying Toxic Dispersants

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Jonah Raskin : BP’s Silent Siren and our Nation of Sleepwalkers

Sleep Walkers by Thomas Fedro, c. 2009 / Art for Art’s Sake.Silent siren: Symbol for our somnambulant age By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / July 27, 2010 Americans have been distracting themselves to death for decades. They’ve been … finish reading Jonah Raskin : BP’s Silent Siren and our Nation of Sleepwalkers

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Larry Ray : Hitting the Pause Button

From the land of the ‘oil geezer’:America’s round-the-clock ‘churnalism’ By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / July 21, 2010 GULFPORT, Mississippi — This column has been on pause for almost a month. The disgust and distraction from smelly, greasy … finish reading Larry Ray : Hitting the Pause Button

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Harry Targ on Capitalism : How Profits Trump Safety

Image from Skeptic Cat.Collateral Damage, Dept:Of capitalism, profits, and destruction By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / July 10, 2010 I have been thinking a whole lot about the virtual destruction of the Gulf of Mexico, the rich animal … finish reading Harry Targ on Capitalism : How Profits Trump Safety

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Gulf Oil Spill : Toxic Popsicle or Extinction Event?

A speckled crab — and an American flag — are encased in a thick layer of oil just offshore from the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Photo from BP Slick.Methane in the Gulf:Is the oil spill a toxic popsicle Or … finish reading Gulf Oil Spill : Toxic Popsicle or Extinction Event?

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Payoff Time in the Gulf : Hitting the Petro Jackpot

Everyone loses:Hitting the Petro-Jackpot The gulf is carpeted with long wide dark and slimy rainbow slivers and miles of weathered henna colored crude oil mousse… By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / June 26, 2010 GULFPORT, Mississippi — Winds, … finish reading Payoff Time in the Gulf : Hitting the Petro Jackpot

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Jim Hightower : British Petroleum as Global Corporate Criminal

British Petroleum: the many faces of corporate crime. Photo from BP 50 years in Pictures / TLAXCALA.British Petroleum:Recidivist corporate criminal By Jim Hightower / June 18, 2010 Gosh, how quickly things turn. One day, you’re a strutting peacock — the … finish reading Jim Hightower : British Petroleum as Global Corporate Criminal

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Tom Tomorrow : Free-Market-Man

Cartoon by Tom Tomorrow / This Modern World. CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE Source / Truthout The Rag Blog

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View From Texas Coast : Stop the Drilling Now

In better days: Brown Pelican off the Texas Coast. Photo from Amber Coakley / Birders Lounge.BP oil disaster demonstratesNeed to end offshore drilling …our love for the abundant life [on the Gulf Coast] is so woven into our lives that … finish reading View From Texas Coast : Stop the Drilling Now

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Harvey Wasserman : Corporate Apocalypse Cometh

Coming your way soon: Horsemen of the corporate apocalypse. Image from TheDailyBite.Survival means change now:Stop the corporate apocalypse By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / June 16, 2010 BP’s apocalyptic Gulf gusher has put our ability to survive in … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : Corporate Apocalypse Cometh

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Obama’s Speech : No News is No News

President Obama: televised speech is weak response. Image from CBS.No news is no news:Gulf crisis imploding presidency?By Greg Moses / The Rag Blog / June 16, 2010 Flanked above his left shoulder by what looked like a pair of turkey … finish reading Obama’s Speech : No News is No News

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