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BP’s spilled oil is washing up in people

By Sue Sturgis
The Institute For Southern Studies

Today marks nine months since the BP Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig exploded, killing 11 workers and sending millions of gallons of crude oil pouring into the Gulf of Mexico. Though the gushing well was capped last July, oil continues to wash ashore along the Gulf Coast. BP’s oil is also washing up in people’s bodies, raising concerns about long-term health effects.

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Fidel Castro challenges Obama to prevent nuclear war, clean up Gulf oil

A Challenge to the US President

By Fidel Castro
Daily Gramma

A few days ago an article that contained a number of facts related to the oil spill that occurred 105 days ago was published.

President Obama had authorized the drilling of that well because he trusted the capabilities of modern technology to produce oil –which he wanted to be available in abundance- thus relieving the United States of the dependence on the foreign supplies of such a vital product for the present civilization. The excessive consumption of oil had already led to a vigorous protest by the environmentalists.

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Key West builds community response to BP spill; State of Emergency declared

By Rady Ananda

Key West residents are organizing their own mitigation efforts to the BP oil catastrophe, creating hair booms which absorb oil without destroying the hydrosphere. Meanwhile, on Friday, Governor Charlie Crist declared a State of Emergency for Monroe County (which includes the Keys), and Lee, Collier, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

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A Subtle Conceit

Look at all the purdy colers....


By Richard Volaar

Jason Anderson,  Aaron Dale Burkeen, Donald Clark, Stephen Curtis, Roy Wyatt Kemp, Karl Kleppinger, Gordon Jones, Blair Manuel, Dewey Revette, Shane Roshto, and Adam Weise

Eleven names have been lost in the shuffle and pabulum of a media that represents capitalism on steroids – fascism by any other name.  More on these names in a moment.

Before anyone goes off half-cocked thinking that I believe BP, or capitalism, is entirely to blame for this monumental disaster, refocus your thinking — over here, at the bunny.

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What if BP were a human being?

By Bruce A. Dixon
Black Agenda Report

What if BP, the principal corporate entity responsible for the monstrous oil well rupture a mile beneath Gulf of Mexico were a human being, a flesh and blood person instead of a faceless transnational corporation? It’s a fair and simple question, and the answers tell us a lot more about the world we live in.

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