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Protest Is Coming to the London Olympics
To be in London, two months before the 2012 Summer Olympics, is to feel a bit like a fish in an aquarium, with people constantly poking at the glass. Cameras adorn nearly every street corner and police vehicles are more prevalent than double-decker buses. It’s easy to understand why many are saying...
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Going For the Greenwash Gold: BP, Dow, Rio Tinto
With organizers of this summer's London Olympics boasting of " the greenest Games ever, UK activists point out that three major sponsors - Dow, BP and mining giant Rio Tinto - have some of the worst environmental records on the planet. Their campaign features three short, powerful videos to help...
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The Drone-Happy President: Obama Escalates in Yemen – Again
Ten days ago, I wrote about a request made by CIA Director David Petraeus to expand the drone war in Yemen in accordance with the following, as expressed by the first paragraph of The Washington Post article reporting it: At the time, I wrote that “it’s unclear whether Obama will approve Petraeus’...
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Arrest of BP Engineer Beginning or End of Gulf Disaster Criminal Liability?
Former BP engineer charged with destroying evidence in Gulf oil spill
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Deepwater Drilling in Gulf 'Back With a Vengeance'
Despite the ongoing environmental and public health disasters left in the wake of BP's Deepwater Horizon "oilpocalypse" two years ago, deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is "back with a vengeance." "We are seeing deep-water drilling coming back with a vengeance in the Gulf," said Dr. RV...
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Occupy Earth Day
Earth is melting down like a nuclear reactor. At current rates of warming, Arctic sea ice will melt away by 2030. According to the UN's environmental program, countries' current greenhouse gas emissions pledges for the year 2020 would put them on par with current global levels, not enough to...
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"Making It Right" After BP Oil Disaster Is Up to Us - Not BP
Grand Isle, Louisiana. When I returned to Cordova, Alaska, in December 2010 after my first six-month stint in the Gulf coast communities impacted by the BP oil disaster, fishermen greeted me wryly. "See you found your way home." Fishermen were interested in stories because even then, twenty-one...
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Chorus of Anger says Little Learned from BP's Gulf Disaster
Two years after Deepwater Horizon a culture of complacency has returned to offshore drilling
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The Unlearned Lessons of the BP Gulf Disaster
The BP disaster reminded the American people about some essential truths relating to corporate behavior, the need for regulatory controls over corporations, the need for effective sanctions. The BP disaster taught us many things: Giant corporations cannot be trusted to behave responsibly, and have...
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Two Years After the BP Drilling Disaster, Gulf Residents Fear for the Future
On April 20, 2010, a reckless attitude towards the safety of the Gulf Coast by BP, as well as Transocean and Halliburton , caused a well to blow out 5,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. As the world watched in horror, underwater cameras showed a seemingly endless flow of oil –...
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