Monday, May 31, 2010
RICHARD FALK, email@example.comFalk is professor of international law emeritus, Princeton University and Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestinian Territories for the United Nations Human Rights Council. He said today: "The Israeli naval and helicopter lethal attack on the Freedom Flotilla bringing needed humanitarian relief to the civilian population of Gaza is a shocking crime against humanity. Some of the facts are contested, but an Israeli… Continue
Added by Vincent L. Guarisco on May 31, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Thursday, May 27, 2010
DANIEL J. ROHLF, firstname.lastname@example.orgRohlf, a law professor at Lewis & Clark Law School specializing in environmental issues, states that despite the announcement of a moratorium on offshore oil drilling, the federal regulators are still granting such permits. He said today: "The stated moratorium does not even cover all of the dangerous drilling that caused the problem in the first place. The Minerals Management Service has issued at least 17 permits for new… Continue
Added by Vincent L. Guarisco on May 27, 2010 at 1:14pm —
by David Roberts
May 25, 2010
The BP Gulf oil disaster is reaching an interesting phase. People's gut instinct, their first reaction, is to find someone to blame. They blame BP for negligence; the Obama administration for its tepid response; the Bush administration for lax regulatory enforcement. People have been casting about for some way to compartmentalize this thing, some way to cast it as an anomaly, an "accident," the kind of screwup that can be meliorated or avoided… Continue
Added by Vincent L. Guarisco on May 27, 2010 at 3:08am —
Clarke and Dawe ask the million dollar questions. . .
view the video here:
Source: 7.30 Report
Published: Thursday, May 20, 2010 8:56 AEST
Expires: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 8:56 AEST
KERRY O'BRIEN, PRESENTER: Time for John Clarke and Bryan Dawe with a few reflections on Europe's financial… Continue
Added by Vincent L. Guarisco on May 25, 2010 at 3:58pm —
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
On Monday, the New York Times published a news report titled "U.S. Is Said to Expand Secret Actions in Mideast." http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/25/world/25military.html
ROBERT DREYFUSS, email@example.com, http://www.thenation.com/blogs/dreyfuss
Available for a limited number of interviews, Dreyfuss is editor of The Dreyfuss… Continue
Added by Vincent L. Guarisco on May 25, 2010 at 3:43pm —
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has heightened fears of a similar disaster occurring off America's Arctic coast, where Shell is due to begin exploratory drilling later this year.
by Alex Spillius in Washington
May 24, 2010
President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the Anglo-Dutch firms plan's to drill off the coast of Alaska.
The sun rises over an oil-soaked beach on May 23 on Grand Isle, Louisiana. The Alaska Wilderness League said in a… Continue
Added by Vincent L. Guarisco on May 25, 2010 at 3:09am —
By David Swanson
May 23, 2010
A new international survey rates U.S. federal and state laws the worst legislative value in the world. The study considered laws' impact on human lives, and the price paid for laws in campaign contributions, issue advertising, lobbying, ear marks, and bribes. While these expenses have provided an unequaled return on investment for some U.S. and international corporations, their value for the U.S. public turns out to be negative, and more… Continue
Added by Vincent L. Guarisco on May 23, 2010 at 2:04pm —
By Kevin Gosztola
May 20, 2010
CBS journalists were filming a beach in South Pass, Louisiana, when, according to CBS, a "boat of BP contractors and two Coast Guard officers told them to turn around or be arrested." The incident is thought by bloggers tracking the oil leak in the Gulf to not be the only time that BP has challenged the right of journalists to film.
If in fact BP has instructed crews to specifically regulate and turn away groups with video cameras… Continue
Added by Vincent L. Guarisco on May 21, 2010 at 11:42am —
By Rob Kall
May 20, 2010
One month into the worst environmental disaster in the history of the Human race, Scientists are beginning to call out the Obama Administration for aiding BP in covering up the extent of the Oil Gushers and their impact upon the environment.
NOAA has been accused of giving cover to BP, echoing BP's estimates in spite of the rest of the world's scientists declaring the gushers are spewing ten to twenty times… Continue
Added by Vincent L. Guarisco on May 20, 2010 at 11:44am —
By Jason Leopold
May 19, 2010
Mention the name of the corporation BP to Scott West and two words immediately come to mind: Beyond Prosecution.
West was the special agent in charge with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) criminal division who had been probing alleged crimes committed by BP and the company's senior officials in connection with a March 2006 pipeline rupture at the company's Prudhoe Bay operations in Alaska's North… Continue
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By Kevin Gosztola
May 19, 2010
In the next few days, President Obama will announce the formation of an independent commission to investigate the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster. The commission will likely be similar to previous commissions convened by presidents to investigate the space shuttle Challenger disaster and the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island.
The commission convened will likely face tremendous pressure from BP, Transocean, Halliburton,… Continue
Added by Vincent L. Guarisco on May 19, 2010 at 5:33pm —
By Umendra Dutt
Kheti Virasat Mission
My 16, 2010
(Anti-GM foods campaign launched with Hotel Rio, others to follow suit)
Padma Bhushan Dr P.M. Bhargava, architect of molecular biology and biotechnology in India, on Saturday declared Hotel Rio in Chandigarh, India a GM-free hotel as part of a major initiative against genetically modified (GM) goods and products in the country.
Addressing a press conference here, Dr Bhargava, who is now… Continue
Added by Vincent L. Guarisco on May 16, 2010 at 2:27pm —
By Rob Kall
May 16, 2010
History will view Obama's response as too little, too late, too passive. New findings by a research vessel with a grant that ran out today show walls of oil-saturated death, miles long and wide, depleting oxygen from ocean water.
Obama must commandeer BP's resources, pass immediate legislation ELIMINATING all limits on ALL corporate liability for damages, & fund at least a billion dollars of emergency research & science funding… Continue
Added by Vincent L. Guarisco on May 16, 2010 at 12:58pm —
(regardless of what anyone thinks about the Obama administration (and we have good cause to be concerned), I consider this to be a bit of good news ~Vince)
BP announces cost of dealing with disaster has hit $450m but figure likely to rise after White House proposes scrapping cap on liability
by Matthew Weaver and agencies
Barack Obama has set out new measures to force BP to pay more of the costs of the cleanup operation for the Deepwater oil… Continue
Added by Vincent L. Guarisco on May 13, 2010 at 4:11pm —
Thursday, May 13, 2010
RIKI OTT, via Lisa Marie Jacobs, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.rikiott.com
Currently on the Gulf coast, Ott is author of “Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Spill," a marine toxicologist and former commercial salmon fisher in Alaska. She questions the ongoing use of dispersants by BP. Ott said today: "The industry needs dispersants because they need to show some way of spill response.… Continue
Added by Vincent L. Guarisco on May 13, 2010 at 3:03pm —
By Francis A Boyle
May 11, 2010
Not surprisingly, the January 2007 issue of the American Journal of Imperial Law--otherwise known as the self-styled American Journal of International Law but originally founded a century ago and still operated by U. S. War and State Department legal apparatchiks and their law professorial fellow-travelers--published an article by Harvard Law School's recently retired Bemis Professor of International Law Detlev Vagts (who only taught me the… Continue
Added by Vincent L. Guarisco on May 11, 2010 at 11:29am —
By Rob Kall
May 8, 2010
A BP insider, providing information to OpEdNEws.com, reports that scientists and engineers, fearing the worst, have envisioned a worst case scenario, "It could very well be that the entire Gulf… Continue
Added by Vincent L. Guarisco on May 9, 2010 at 1:59pm —
By Dr. Ilya Sandra Perlingieri
© 2010 – All Rights Reserved
“the thousands natural shocks that flesh is heir to.” – Hamlet
For decades, we have known that heavy metals and chemicals can cause grave physical harm. Going back to Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring,” we have known and been amply warned of the serious consequences of using or being exposed to these poisons in our daily activities. Thousands of these are well-documented carcinogens.
Added by Vincent L. Guarisco on May 9, 2010 at 12:55pm —
By Laura Rice
Friday, May 07, 2010 at 8:07 a.m.
STONY RIDGE, OHIO --
At about 6:30 Friday morning a special response team from the Wood County Sheriff's Department took a battering ram to the door of Keith Sadler's foreclosed home and arrested the six squatters inside.
Since Sunday afternoon, Sadler and five others had been locked in the home despite an order of eviction after Sadler fell behind on his mortgage payments.
Added by Vincent L. Guarisco on May 8, 2010 at 1:25pm —
May 7, 2010
Newly-released documents show government regulators exempted BP from a comprehensive environmental review of the project that resulted in the spill. The Minerals Management Service granted BP a “categorical exclusion” from a full review before approving the project just over a… Continue
Added by Vincent L. Guarisco on May 8, 2010 at 12:16pm —