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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 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

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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June 30th, 2010

Hurricane Alex threatens Mexico, Texas coasts

MATAMOROS, Mexico – The first Atlantic hurricane of the year plowed ahead toward a collision with the Mexican Gulf coast and south Texas on Wednesday, whipping up high waves that frustrated oil-spill cleanup efforts and delivering tar balls and globs of crude onto already soiled beaches.Hurricane Alex flooded roads and ... 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

June 29th, 2010

Moratorium claims to be considered with others from Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of the claims fund for victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, said Monday that the White House and BP have agreed to give him jurisdiction over claims from individuals and businesses harmed by the Obama administration's six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling."Yes, I now have discovered ... continue reading

June 25th, 2010

No Gulf seafood, no po-boys; owner shuts La. cafe

GHEENS, La. – Vicki Guillot has served her last seafood po-boy.The local bounty of fresh shrimp and oysters that once kept the only restaurant in this rural Louisiana town bustling can no longer be culled from the Gulf of Mexico because of the massive oil spill that has fouled the ... continue reading

June 24th, 2010

BP puts Bob Dudley in key Gulf clean-up role

LONDON — BP put Mississippi native Bob Dudley in charge of handling the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on Wednesday, an effort to clean up its image and take the spotlight off chief executive Tony Hayward, the Englishman whose gaffes have infuriated Americans.BP PLC confirmed that Dudley, who grew up ... continue reading

June 22nd, 2010

White House summons McChrystal

The top U.S. general in Afghanistan was summoned to the White House to explain remarks critical of the Obama administration, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, as speculation grew that he could be ousted.The unusual move came a day after General Stanley McChrystal, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in ... continue reading

June 21st, 2010

VIDEO: Angry Over BP, Artists Spray Paint Krog Street Bridge In Protest

ATLANTA -- The Krog Street Bridge and tunnel have served as canvasses for artistic expression and protest as far back as people who live the Cabbagetown section of northeast Atlanta can remember.Some graffiti spray painted on the bridge is generating buzz on the street and online.Two people spray-painted “fu bp,” ... continue reading

June 17th, 2010

'Shame on you': BP exec pilloried by lawmakers

WASHINGTON — Channeling the nation's anger, lawmakers pilloried the boss of the company that caused the Gulf calamity Thursday in a withering day of judgment. Unflinching, BP chief executive Tony Hayward said he was out of the loop on decisions at the well and coolly asserted, "I'm not stonewalling."That infuriated ... continue reading

June 16th, 2010

Obama: Drilling moratorium is necessary

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says he understands the difficulties stemming from a six-month moratorium on new permits for deepwater drilling but tells the nation that he has to ensure the safety of those who work on the oil rigs at sea.Obama on Tuesday said he had proposed expanded offshore ... continue reading

June 16th, 2010

New pool of oil spoils Ala beach after clean morn

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - After looking good in the morning, the shoreline at Orange Beach has been fouled again by a long strand of tar balls.The crude from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was washing ashore Wednesday while an executive for BP was telling Orange ... continue reading

June 16th, 2010

BP engineer's testimony contradicted by e-mail released by congressional investigators

Last month, Mark Hafle, BP's senior drilling engineer for the oil well that's now spewing millions of gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico, testified in Kenner that he and his team believed they had worked in concert with a contractor to come up with the safest possible design ... continue reading

June 15th, 2010

BP cut corners in days before oil well blowout in Gulf of Mexico, documents say

BP made a series of money-saving shortcuts and blunders that dramatically increased the danger of a destructive oil spill in a well that an engineer ominously described as a "nightmare" just six days before the blowout, according to documents released Monday that provide new insight into the causes of the ... continue reading

June 12th, 2010

Factbox: The Gulf BP spill: How much oil is it, anyway?

Louisiana (Reuters) - U.S. government scientists this week estimated that BP Plc's blown-out Gulf of Mexico well is gushing up to 40,000 barrels (1.7 million gallons/ 6.4 million liters) per day into the ocean.How much oil has spewed so far? On Day 53 of the worst U.S. oil spill in ... continue reading

June 10th, 2010

Oil flow could be curtailed soon

Reporting from New Orleans and Washington — Federal officials conceded Wednesday that efforts to contain the well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico may have boosted the amount of oil gushing out, but predicted they would be able to nearly double the quantity of crude collected by next week. Interior ... continue reading

June 10th, 2010

Second (Small) Gulf Oil Spill Confirmed

As if the oil spill in the gulf weren’t already sticky and complicated enough, news started emerging late Tuesday of a second oil well in the region leaking crude, producing an oil slick that was visible from the air.The news was spotty and a little vague, but the Department of ... continue reading

June 9th, 2010

Shrimper Douses Herself With Oil in Spill Protest

Diane Wilson, a Texas shrimper and activist, has been arrested for pouring oil on herself during a senate energy hearing.Wilson was voicing her anger over the issue of BP's liability in the catastrophic spill that has devastated the shrimping industry along the Gulf coast.She was specifically protesting Alaska Sen. Lisa ... continue reading

June 9th, 2010

Woman dumps fake oil on herself to protest Gulf liability cap

Washington (CNN) -- Public anguish over the growing oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico took center stage on Capitol Hill on Wednesday as a woman dumped simulated oil on herself during a Senate hearing in a graphic expression of support for legislation lifting oil companies' current liability cap. "We're ... continue reading

June 9th, 2010

Salazar testimony sullied by 'oil' spatter

A female protester disrupted the Senate testimony of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Wednesday when she poured what appeared to be fake oil all over herself.Diane Wilson, who identified herself to photographers as a fisherwoman from Seadrift, Texas, stood up a few rows behind Salazar and doused herself with dark ... continue reading

June 7th, 2010

VIDEO: Barack Obama: I'm Talking To Gulf Experts 'So I Know Whose Ass To Kick'

Critics pushing for more visible anger from President Obama will get their wish, Chuck Todd reports: In an interview with Matt Lauer, the President said he has been consulting with experts to learn "whose ass to kick." "I was down there a month ago, before most of these talking heads ... continue reading

June 2nd, 2010

Major Heating Oil Spill Taints Bronx River

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBS) — Dead fish and waterfowl were found covered in oil in New York, but it's not from the BP mess in the Gulf of Mexico. Hundreds of gallons of heating oil spilled into the Bronx River early Wednesday morning along a stretch of the river between ... 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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