"We're About To Die Down Here!"

"We're About To Die Down Here!"

by
Abby Zimet

Could it get any worse? Now there are reports that fishermen hired to
clean up BP's oil disaster - which closed the fisheries thereby
rendering them unemployed - are getting ill from exposure to oil and chemicals. And
- surprise! - the company gave them no protective gear. Was there ever a
better argument for nationalizing, say, every private industry? Then
again, a furious James Carville notes, the Feds have screwed things up almost as bad.

"They
[BP officials] told us if we ran into
oil, it wasn't supposed to bother us. As far as gloves,
no, we haven't been wearing any gloves." - George Jackson, former
fisherman, now cleaning up BP's mess 

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