All Further Articles for 2013-04-12

Friday, April 12, 2013
13 Spills. 30 Days. Nearly 1.2 Million Toxic Gallons.
In gushes, drips, and spills. With leaks, derailments, and ruptures. Oil companies from North and South America have littered the world with more than 1,185,000 gallons of crude oil, tar sands, and other fossil fuel waste in the last month. Tcktcktck has a new infographic that tells the toxic tale...
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If Babies Had Guns They Wouldn't Be Aborted.
Once again - why does this week's news all sound like it comes from The Onion ? - this is real. Above is the new campaign bumper sticker for one Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas). He recently threatened to impeach Obama for considering gun control measures and argues "the right to life is the great civil rights struggle of our age" - like slavery. We can't think of much by way of response, except Costa Rica's looking better and better.
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Exxon Hates Your Children, Says (Parody) Ad. Fact Cannot Be Substantiated, Says (Way Defensive) Exxon Cease and Desist Effort
For the second time, Exxon has freaked out at an attempt to air a crowd-funded ad charging that America's $10-billion-subsidized, most profitable, media-silencing, tar-sands spilling corporation hates your children, bullying it off the air at several Arkansas TV stations. Part of a broader Exxon Hates Your Children campaign, the ad sparked an epic, five-page, point-by-point rebuttal from Exxon and legal threats against stations if they air it. Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes did anyway. God love 'em. "Here at Exxon we hate your children." - ad. "Factually incorrect and cannot be substantiated." - Exxon.
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Work Everyday: Occupy Homes MN and Brother Ali Fight Freddie Mae Et Al
In case anyone forgot: Too Big To Jail is still doing incalculable damage to many lives in many places, including Minnesota. This week a delegation from Occupy Homes MN led by Rose McGee, who's been fighting foreclosure for over a year, delivered a letter to Fannie Mae asking again for a "fair deal" and "reasonable offer," which you'd think would be fair and reasonable, but. To honor her and hundreds of others, Minnesota hip hop artist Brother Ali has a new video featuring Jackson Browne, Tom Morello, and local residents fighting for their homes. It's cool.
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