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July 23rd, 2010

Senate Democrats abandon comprehensive energy bill

WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats on Thursday gave up plans to attempt to pass an energy bill that caps greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, abandoning a priority of President Barack Obama.Obama had hoped to add a climate bill to the two biggest legislative successes of his presidency, a comprehensive health ... continue reading

July 22nd, 2010

More doctored BP photos come to light

The search for doctored BP photos is on. And it's a bit like finding Waldo in the famous game.On Wednesday, for the second time this week, a blog has identified an altered photograph about BP's oil spill response on the company's Web site. The Gawker Web site said it received ... continue reading

July 22nd, 2010

Michael Moore's up to...something

Michael Moore is on the phone while driving around Traverse City. As always he's got lots to say and bounces from subject to subject with glee. But the one thing he doesn't want to talk about is what Michael Moore the filmmaker is up to these days. Last year at ... continue reading

July 19th, 2010

Big Oil Makes War on the Earth

If you live on the Gulf Coast, welcome to the real world of oil -- and just know that you’re not alone.  In the Niger Delta and the Ecuadorian Amazon, among other places, your emerging hell has been the living hell of local populations for decades.Even as I was visiting ... continue reading

July 15th, 2010

BP: No oil leaking into Gulf from busted well

NEW ORLEANS – A tightly fitted cap was successfully keeping oil from gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time in three months, BP said Thursday. The victory — long awaited by weary residents along the coast — is the most significant milestone yet in BP's effort to ... continue reading

July 15th, 2010

BP and the Exxon Valdez: A crude comparison

Like crude oil, scientific comparisons can be slippery. Most adult Americans remember the Exxon Valdez tragedy and rescue workers using dish detergent to clean heavily oiled birds. When they first hear that "only" 1,387 dead birds have been collected and tallied so far in the Gulf of Mexico, compared to ... continue reading

July 15th, 2010

Oil hits Louisiana's largest seabird nesting area

NEW ORLEANS -- Biologists say oil has smeared at least 300-400 pelicans and hundreds of terns in the largest seabird nesting area along the Louisiana coast - marking a sharp and sudden escalation in wildlife harmed by BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The finding underscores that official tallies of ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

July 14th, 2010

Toxic Dispersants Near Gulf Harm Humans and Wildlife

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldMy eyes are burning as I type this. We've just returned from spending the day down in Barataria, located about an hour's drive south of New Orleans. The community of fishermen is swimming in oil. Within minutes of arriving, our eyes begin to burn and we begin ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

July 12th, 2010

Hell Has Come to South Louisiana

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldPhoto by Erika Blumenfeld © 2010Clint Guidry is a shrimper from Lafitte, Louisiana. As we sit together, he shows me a picture of his house with 18 inches of water in it as a result of Hurricane Ike in 2008.In his deep voice, he looks me in ... continue reading

July 11th, 2010

Russian sub 'could stop oil leak'

Russian-owned submersibles would be able to cap the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, the captain of one of the vessels has said. The skipper was speaking as two of the subs - which can dive to 6,000m - started a campaign of exploration at the bottom of Lake ... continue reading

July 8th, 2010

Group Demands BP Provide Cleanup Workers With Respirators

Nearly every day another health care horror story emerges for workers and volunteers who toiled without respirators or proper safety clothing to clear the pile at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attack, as The Mouth’s Mike McAuliff and others at the Daily News have repeatedly reported.Now a coalition of activists ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

July 8th, 2010

Mitigating Annihilation

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldFrom the air, the area north of Grand Isle, Louisiana, much of it around Barataria Bay, looks like scorched earth. This area has been and is heavily afflicted by BP's oil. The so-called cleanup efforts, including laying out booms to supposedly prevent oil from destroying more marsh ... continue reading

July 7th, 2010

For BP, buck stops in Naples

What: BP Claims officeWhere: 4121 East Tamiami Trail, NaplesHours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. dailyWebsite: bp.com/claimsFlorida claims offices: Naples, Clearwater, Apalachicola, Crawfordville, Fort Walton Beach, Gulf Breeze, Key West, Marathon, Panama City, Pensacola, Port St. Joe, Santa Rosa BeachTucked away in a strip center called Patriot Square in Naples, sharing ... continue reading

July 6th, 2010

Rare 1970s BP board game promises oil 'thrills' comes back to haunt them

They were trouble-free times when oil barons were dining out with rich sheikhs and counting their profits.But little did they know their drilling exploits would come back to haunt them.Up to four would-be tycoons can compete at exploring for oil, building platforms and laying pipelines to their home countries.But BP ... continue reading

July 6th, 2010

Recovery effort falls vastly short of BP's promises

In the 77 days since oil from the ruptured Deepwater Horizon began to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, BP has skimmed or burned about 60 percent of the amount it promised regulators it could remove in a single day. The disparity between what BP promised in its March 24 ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

July 6th, 2010

Fending for Themselves

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldWe drive south on Louisiana Highway 55 towards Pointe-au-Chien. The two-lane road hugs a bayou, like most of the roads leading south into the marsh areas. Incredibly green, lush forest gives way to increasing areas of water the further south we venture, until the very road feels ... continue reading

July 5th, 2010

Tar balls from Gulf oil spill turn up in Texas

GALVESTON, Texas — A top Texas official says tar balls from the Gulf oil spill have been found on state beaches.It's the first known evidence that gushing crude from the Deepwater Horizon well has now reached all the Gulf states.Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson says two crews are removing tar balls ... continue reading

July 5th, 2010

SPECIAL REPORT-Should BP nuke its leaking well?

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, July 2 (Reuters) - His face wracked by age and his voice rasping after decades of chain-smoking coarse tobacco, the former long-time Russian Minister of nuclear energy and veteran Soviet physicist Viktor Mikhailov knows just how to fix BP's (BP.L) oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. "A nuclear ... continue reading

July 2nd, 2010

Threatened whale sharks seen in Gulf oil spill

NEW ORLEANS — Whale sharks, the huge fish that feed by vacuuming the sea surface, have been seen swimming between and through wide streamers of heavy oil a few miles from BP's spewing well in the Gulf of Mexico, a federal scientist said Thursday.The three sharks did not appear distressed ... continue reading

July 2nd, 2010

BP Criminal Case in Oil Spill May Be Inevitable, Analysts Say

It’s almost a foregone conclusion, legal experts agree, that the federal investigation of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will produce criminal charges. After all, mere negligence leading to serious oil pollution constitutes a misdemeanor under the Clean Water Act. Prosecutors “are very likely to bring criminal charges against BP ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

July 1st, 2010

Out of Afghanistan Caucus Calls for NO VOTE on War Funding

With a vote scheduled tonight on the $33 billion supplemental for the Afghan war, members of the Out of Afghanistan Caucus held a press conference today, July 1 to express their opposition to the war funding. The Caucus, chaired by Congressman John Conyers, is an informal group of 21 members ... continue reading

July 1st, 2010

VIDEO: Is BP trying to sink oil?

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Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

June 30th, 2010

Living On a Dying Delta

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldOur first full day in Louisiana finds us venturing south from New Orleans to Houma, a town about an hours drive to the southwest. It is from here we are to take a flight over the marsh to inspect the damage, thus far, caused by the ongoing ... continue reading

June 29th, 2010

Golden parachute unlikely if Hayward leaves BP

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- If embattled BP chief executive Tony Hayward leaves the company, he is not likely to walk with a massive windfall, compensation experts said. While his departure is not imminent, speculation is rampant that the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will cost Hayward his job. ... continue reading

June 29th, 2010

Top New Orleans chef sues BP over seafood losses

Susan Spicer, one of New Orleans' most prominent and highly regarded chefs, has sued BP Plc for damages to restaurants that have lost normal seafood supplies because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.Spicer, who runs the restaurant Bayona in New Orleans' French Quarter, is seeking class-action status on behalf ... continue reading

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If you have a moment today, I hope you can read the obituary for my father Francis (Frank) Moore, who died this past Saturday at the age of 92: Francis...

Apr 22nd
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My father, Francis (Frank) Moore, passed away this morning a few months shy if his 93rd birthday. He was a great dad I am blessed to have had him in my life. I...

Apr 20th
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Time to put the cuffs on Chris Christie -- not for the bridge scandal, but for this: Chris Christie's $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption...

Apr 18th
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George W. Bush Debuts New Paintings Of Dogs, Friends, Ghost Of Iraqi Child That Follows Him... www.theonion.com President Bush has a new hobby -- painting! --...

Apr 17th
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Big new story from David Sirota and Pando on top Christie adviser and appearance of corruption at New Jersey's pension fund: REVEALED: Gov....

Apr 17th
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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States www.theonion.com WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

Apr 15th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract pando.com As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

Apr 9th
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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors pando.com If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? www.huffingtonpost.com I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | RootsAction.org act.rootsaction.org The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
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