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Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

November 4th, 2010

Is the Gulf of Mexico safe?

Gulf Coast residents, fishermen, seafood distributors, and scientists believe that living on the coast and eating seafood from the Gulf has become hazardous to their health.In response to their oil disaster last summer that released at least 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, BP admitted to using ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

October 5th, 2010

Evidence Refutes BP's and Fed's Deceptions

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldIn August, Truthout conducted soil and water sampling in Pass Christian Harbor, Mississippi; on Grand Isle, Louisiana; and around barrier islands off the coast of Louisiana, in order to test for the presence of oil from BP's Macondo Well.Laboratory test results from the samples taken in these ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

September 13th, 2010

Evidence Mounts of BP Spraying Toxic Dispersants

Shirley and Don Tillman, residents of Pass Christian, Mississippi, have owned shrimp boats, an oyster boat and many pleasure boats. They spent much time on the Gulf of Mexico before working in BP's Vessels Of Opportunity (VOO) program looking for and trying to clean up oil.Don decided to work in ... continue reading

August 24th, 2010

Thousands of dead fish reported at mouth of Mississippi

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AFP) – Thousands of fish have turned up dead at the mouth of Mississippi River, prompting authorities to check whether oil was the cause of mass death, local media reports said Monday.The fish were found Sunday floating on the surface of the water and collected in booms ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

August 23rd, 2010

How Has It Come to This?

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldThe scene is post-apocalyptic. Under a gray sky, two families play in the surf just off the beach in Grand Isle, Louisiana. To get to the beach, we walk past a red, plastic barrier fence that until very recently was there to keep people away from the ... continue reading

August 11th, 2010

Crabs provide evidence oil tainting Gulf food web

BARATARIA, La. – To assess how heavy a blow the BP oil spill has dealt the Gulf of Mexico, researchers are closely watching a staple of the seafood industry and primary indicator of the ecosystem's health: the blue crab.Weeks ago, before engineers pumped in mud and cement to plug the ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

August 9th, 2010

Out of Sight, Out of Mind (Even when it’s not out of sight)

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldPhoto by Erika Blumenfeld © 2010Since BP announced that CEO Tony Hayward would receive a multi-million dollar golden parachute and be replaced by Bob Dudley, we have witnessed an incredibly broad, and powerful, propaganda campaign. A campaign that peaked this week with the US government, clearly acting ... continue reading

August 6th, 2010

BP says it might drill again in spill reservoir

NEW ORLEANS — BP PLC said Friday it might someday drill again into the same lucrative undersea pocket of oil that spilled millions of gallons of crude, wrecked livelihoods and fouled beaches along the Gulf of Mexico."There's lots of oil and gas here," Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles said at ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

August 6th, 2010

Katrina Pain Index 2010 New Orleans – Five Years Later

With Davida Finger and Lance Hill. Davida is a law professor at Loyola University New Orleans. Lance is Executive Director of the Southern Institute for Education and Research at Tulane University.It will be five years since Katrina on August 29. The impact of Katrina is quite painful for regular people ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

August 6th, 2010

Gulf Residents Likely Face Decades of Psychological Impact From BP's Oil Disaster

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldWhile the devastating ecological impacts of BP’s oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico are obvious, the less visible but also long-lasting psychological, community and personal impacts could be worse, according to social scientists, psychologists and psychiatrists.“People are becoming more and more hopeless and feeling helpless,” Dr. ... continue reading

August 5th, 2010

Oil Spills Everywhere

BP has capped its leaking Macondo well, but that doesn't mean oil spills are now a thing of the past. Up in Michigan, a million gallons of crude have sloshed out of a pipeline into the Kalamazoo River. Governor Granholm has already declared the region a disaster area—and this may ... continue reading

August 3rd, 2010

BP oil well gushed 4.9 million barrels: US

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US government on Monday said BP's ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico gushed an estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil, making it the largest accidental oil spill of all time."Overall, the scientific teams estimate that approximately 4.9 million barrels of oil have been released from ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

July 30th, 2010

Our Complicity

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldWe rather be ruined than changed. We rather die in our dread, than climb the cross of the moment, and let our illusions die.-W.H. Auden, excerpted from “The Age of Anxiety”Photo by Erika Blumenfeld © 2010Not long ago we strolled along a beautiful white-sand beach in Orange ... continue reading

July 27th, 2010

VIDEO: Michael Moore on Larry King Live (Part 3)

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Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

July 23rd, 2010

Myth America II: FREE PDF FILE

Dear Friends,Last year in January, I found myself in an awkward place -- being pro-peace in a nation that had seemed to have turned itself upside down either in questionable euphoria or abject fear because a new member of the elite class had been installed as president of the United ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

July 23rd, 2010

What Happens Next?

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldPhoto by Erika Blumenfeld © 2010Recently we met with Captain Louis Skrmetta who runs Ship Island Excursions out of Gulfport, Mississippi. His father Pete came to the US from Croatia in 1904, and began working as an oyster fisherman, now an endangered endeavor. From that background arose ... continue reading

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 16th, 2010

Americans Blame Bush, Not Obama, for Deficit, Jobs, Afghan War

Democrats, facing a U.S. electorate angry about the economy and other issues, still have one political asset: George W. Bush. The former Republican president is blamed more than President Barack Obama for the budget deficit, unemployment and illegal immigration, according to a Bloomberg National Poll conducted July 9-12. Most surprising ... 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

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

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

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 7th, 2010

Tar balls hit Lake Pontchartrain shores

Tar balls believed to be from the undersea gusher in the Gulf of Mexico have reached the shores of Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain, a foundation that monitors the watershed reported Monday. The area affected covers a stretch of up to five miles near the city of Slidell, northeast of New Orleans, ... 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

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