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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

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

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

July 7th, 2010

What We Make Our Sisters Do for Healthcare

Sisters, we are allowing great pain and suffering. Sisters, we are doing more than allowing great pain and suffering, we are participating in it. All around us, our moms, our daughters, our cousins, our neighbors, our co-workers, our friends and, yes, our sisters are fighting in quiet desperation against a ... 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

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

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

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 30th, 2010

Bill Clinton: We May Have to Blow Up Oil Well

Former President Bill Clinton said during a panel discussion in South Africa that it may become necessary to blow up the Deepwater Horizon well that continues to spew oil into the Gulf of Mexico."Unless we send the Navy down deep to blow up the well and cover the leak with ... continue reading

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

Petraeus to host Biden for dinner

Gen. David Petraeus, who is slated to lead U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, will host Vice President Joe Biden for dinner Tuesday night. Biden will visit Petraeus in Tampa, Fla., where he has been based as the head of Central Command. President Barack Obama nominated Petraeus to take over ... 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

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 27th, 2010

Don't ignore low-income spill victims, advocates urge BP

WASHINGTON — Vicky Townley is waiting to hear whether BP will compensate her for tip income she says she's lost because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. "Things are so slow we're basically living from paycheck to paycheck, which is not very much," said Townley, a bartender in Gulf ... continue reading

June 26th, 2010

Hilda Solis: BP Needs To Stop 'Killing Your Employees'

DENVER — Labor Secretary Hilda Solis on Friday lambasted BP PLC and coal mining company Massey Energy for their recent disasters, saying they need to enact better safety measures and not make a profit "at the expense of killing" their employees. "We are not saying go out of business. Do ... continue reading

June 25th, 2010

More evidence of Gulf oil spill washes ashore

NEW ORLEANS – More dirty evidence of the massive oil spill washed ashore along the Gulf Coast for residents who don't need any more reminders of their frustration over failed efforts to stop the crude gushing from a blown-out undersea well.In Florida, officials on Thursday closed a quarter-mile stretch of ... continue reading

June 25th, 2010

Suicide is called another casualty of BP oil spill

Reporting from Foley, Ala. — The charter boat captain they called Rookie made his home back where the oak and pine woods humming with cicadas meet the Bon Secour River and where the asphalt peters out into a dead end. This is where friends came to ask how William Allen ... continue reading

June 25th, 2010

BP's point man tries to polish tarnished image

Meet BP's Bob Dudley, the human relief well. This week the Mississippi-bred, wispy-haired Dudley has been paraded through the Gulf coast, the White House and press corps as the new face of BP's fight to contain the damage the oil spill has unleashed on U.S. shores -- and the company's ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

June 24th, 2010

Victims of Oiligarchy?

Maybe it was because June is "Torture Awareness Month", but when the wrenching image of an oil drenched pelican (taken by Associated Press Photographer Charlie Riedel) as a result of the BP oil spill appeared in our Star Tribune newspaper earlier this month, anti-torture activist Diane Steen-Hinderlie quickly spotted this ... continue reading

June 24th, 2010

Niger Delta oil spills dwarf BP, Exxon Valdez catastrophes

One of the world’s largest oil spill catastrophes is unfolding right now — in Nigeria.For decades, thousands of spills across the fragile Niger Delta have destroyed the livelihoods of fishermen and farmers, fouled water sources and have polluted the ground and air.The Nigerian government estimates there were over 7,000 spills, ... 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 23rd, 2010

Coney Island's Mermaid Parade shimmies along in Brooklyn - but some protest BP's lack of action

Lou Reed, sporting a green cape and white baseball cap, took a boardwalk on the wild side. The rock hall of famer and his Coney Island baby, his musician wife, Laurie Anderson, served Saturday as king and queen of the annual Mermaid Parade - Brooklyn's bizarre beachfront bash. On a ... 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...

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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...

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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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