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May 12th, 2010

Protesters outside BP-owned Arco station at Olympic and Robertson

Several dozen protesters staged a mock oil slick outside the BP-owned ARCO gas station on the corner of Robertson and Olympic boulevards at noon today.Today’s gathering was organized by the Sierra Club – one of the nation’s oldest and largest environmental organizations with 1.4 million members.Associate press secretary David Graham-Caso ... continue reading

May 12th, 2010

Protest staged at BP gas station in Edison

EDISON, NJ — Area residents and environment activists staged a boycott of BP gas stations last week in response to the massive oil spill in the Gulf Shore region. The Edison Wetlands Association helped organize the rally outside the BP station on Route 1 south on May 5, along with ... continue reading

May 12th, 2010

Activists protest offshore drilling at Miami Beach rally

Environmental activists rallied against offshore drilling Tuesday morning in Miami Beach. With large, black-plastic tarps -- meant to replicate oil slicks -- blowing in the wind, several dozen people passed over sunbathers and tourists in beach chairs in an attempt to show the impact oil would have on the pristine ... continue reading

May 11th, 2010

Protests as US Congress opens oil spill hearing

WASHINGTON — Protesters called out "BP kills" and waved signs denouncing the British energy giant Tuesday as the US Congress opened its first hearing into the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico."BP kills wildlife, BP kills people, BP kills the planet," two of the demonstrators, members of the ... continue reading

May 11th, 2010

Oil executives shift blame at Senate hearing

Three big oil and oil service companies all pointed fingers at one another for blame in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in testimony Tuesday at the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. While saying that it was too early to make a final determination of the cause of the ... continue reading

May 10th, 2010

Gulf slick spreads west, BP tries another cover

ROBERT, Louisiana – The huge slick from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill threatened Louisiana shores west of the Mississippi Delta on Monday as BP Plc said it will again attempt to contain the oil leak, this time with a much smaller funnel than it tried before.National Guard helicopters in ... continue reading

May 10th, 2010

BP sprays more chemicals into main Gulf oil leak

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO – A remote-controlled submarine shot a chemical dispersant into the maw of a massive undersea oil leak Monday, further evidence that authorities expect the gusher to keep erupting into the Gulf of Mexico for weeks or more.Crews using the deep-sea robot attempted to thin the ... continue reading

May 9th, 2010

The Crisis Comes Ashore

The continuing undersea gusher of oil 50 miles off the shores of Louisiana is not the only source of dangerous uncontrolled pollution spewing into the environment. Worldwide, the amount of man-made CO2 being spilled every three seconds into the thin shell of atmosphere surrounding the planet equals the highest current ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

May 6th, 2010

I love the Greek strike

I really love the Greek general strike. I love our stock market falling in response, I must admit. I suspect lots of other broke people like me do too. We have nothing left to lose and certainly no stock to lose value.  Our pride went long ago.  Our house went.  ... continue reading

May 5th, 2010

Gulf oil spill roils energy bill prospects

WASHINGTON — The explosion of an offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico has raised enough concern among congressional Democrats to jeopardize the prospects for passage of an energy and climate change overhaul. "Personally, I will have a very hard time ever voting for offshore drilling again," Sen. Jay ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

May 4th, 2010

You'll Pry My Car Out of my Cold, Dead Hands

The scope of the tragedy of the undersea oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico is shocking. Please don’t call it a “spill” the gash in our Mother Earth is literally hemorrhaging oily death-blood. British Petroleum, the company who owns the offshore well, gave “liberally” to candidates in the 2008 ... continue reading

May 3rd, 2010

BP reels as spill advances, fallout widens

VENICE, Louisiana – Energy giant BP Plc was under siege on Monday over the catastrophic oil spill from its ruptured Gulf of Mexico well, as its shares fell and the U.S. government pressed it to try to limit a major environmental disaster.As a huge oil slick advanced toward the Gulf ... continue reading

May 3rd, 2010

Wake up, Obama. The Gulf spill is our big chance

President Barack Obama so far has said nothing about the screamingly obvious connection between the spoils of fossil-fuel dependency and the vision of a clean-energy economy that he's been sporadically promoting. Instead he had this tepid statement on the Gulf oil spill Friday morning: "I continue to believe that domestic ... continue reading

May 3rd, 2010

BP told to stop circulating settlement agreements with coastal Alabamians

Alabama Attorney General Troy King said tonight that he has told representatives of BP Plc. that they should stop circulating settlement agreements among coastal Alabamians. The agreements, King said, essentially require that people give up the right to sue in exchange for payment of up to $5,000. King said BP's ... continue reading

May 3rd, 2010

The economic consequences of the oil disaster

Annie Lowrey -- who really, really hates oysters -- found an investor analysis from David Kotok of Cumberland Investors investigating the likely economic consequences of the oil spill. Here's the best-case scenario: Containment chambers are put in place and they catch the outflow from the three ruptures that are currently ... continue reading

May 2nd, 2010

Gulf of Mexico oil spill brings wave of terror to southeast Louisiana outdoorsmen

It was the most common expression across the southeast Louisiana fishing community this week as the river of oil from a blown-out rig on the Gulf of Mexico began flowing onto the coast in what officials say could be a two- to three-month flood of toxic chemicals and sticky tars.Terror ... continue reading

May 2nd, 2010

Animation: Gulf of Mexico oil spill growth and movement

This animation of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill was created using actual overflight information and forecast models from the NOAA and Unified Command.The red dot is the location of the Deepwater Horizon oil well, which exploded on April 20, releasing oil into the Gulf near the Louisiana coast that ... continue reading

April 30th, 2010

Gulf Coast oil spill could eclipse Exxon Valdez

VENICE, La. – An oil spill that threatened to eclipse even the Exxon Valdez disaster spread out of control with a faint sheen washing ashore along the Gulf Coast Thursday night as fishermen rushed to scoop up shrimp and crews spread floating barriers around marshes.The spill was bigger than imagined ... continue reading

April 29th, 2010

Gulf oil spill could reach shore Thursday night

NEW ORLEANS – The edge of a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was expected to reach the Mississippi River delta by Thursday night and a new technique to break up the oil a mile underwater could be tried, officials said.As of this morning, part of the slick ... continue reading

April 29th, 2010

An Ocean of Fire

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April 29th, 2010

New oil leak in well of sunken drilling rig

NEW ORLEANS — Five times more oil a day than previously believed is spewing into the Gulf of Mexico from a blown-out well of a sunken drilling rig, the Coast Guard said Wednesday, an estimate the oil company trying to contain the massive spill disputes.A new leak was discovered in ... continue reading

April 22nd, 2010

Burning oil rig sinks, setting stage for big spill

NEW ORLEANS – A deepwater oil platform that burned for more than a day after a massive explosion sank into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, creating the potential for a major spill as it underscored the slim chances that the 11 workers still missing survived.The sinking of the Deepwater ... continue reading

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

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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract 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 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 Donna Smith Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
10:13 PM
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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? Donna Smith 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 Nick Turse Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
4:59 PM
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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
10:07 AM
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
9:53 AM
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? 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 Donna Smith 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 . . . | The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
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Enron billionaire John Arnold thinks everyone should believe him when he says we've got to cut pensions because he's so incredibly rich: John...

Mar 5th
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More in David Sirota's continuing series on the billionaire takeover of PBS: More PBS conflict woes as activists move to eject David Koch from board of...

Mar 3rd
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Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many? Ray McGovern Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
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Latest from David Sirota on Enron billionaire John Arnold smuggling anti-pension propaganda into "neutral" institutions like PBS and now, the...

Mar 1st
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Second Guessing a Life: US Health Care System Robs Security and Human Dignity Donna Smith The dysfunction of the US health care system...

Feb 27th
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