Dahr Jamail: BP Oil Disaster Ongoing After Two Years TALK NATION RADIO http://davidswanson.org/node/3648 Dahr Jamail has covered the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico for two years. He reports on massive environmental and economic damage and on oil continuing to enter these damaged waters. Jamail is [...]
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Gulf seafood deformities alarm scientists Eyeless shrimp and fish with lesions are becoming common, with BP oil pollution believed to be the likely cause. Dahr Jamail New Orleans, LA - “The fishermen have never seen anything like this,” Dr Jim Cowan told Al Jazeera. “And in my 20 years working [...]
BP settles while Macondo ‘seeps’ As BP pays billions in settlements, scientists are concerned about a persistent oil seep near the Macondo 252 well.
A retired career physicist with NASA, Bonny Schumaker, now the owner and pilot of On Wings of Care, has logged more than 500 hours surveying the area of the seep in question [Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera] New Orleans, LA - As BP settles out of court for the first phase of thousands of lawsuits that could [...]
Oil: In perpetuity no more Industrial civilisation’s entire economy is based on a finite resource we treat as infinite. Dahr Jamail
No-one knows exactly how much oil remains in most OPEC countries, with reserves a closely guarded scecret [Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera] Oil touches nearly every single aspect of the lives of those in the industrialised world. Most of our food, clothing, electronics, hygiene products and transportation simply would not exist without this resource. There is [...]
In Sadr City, Bahgdad, the streets are cracked, filled with potholes, and strewn with refuse [Dahr Jamail/Al Jazeera] We in Australia should never forget our role in this tragedy, we must remember how simple it was for a politician infected with lies who was only too willing to pass the disease on to the nation to lead [...]
Fallujah babies: Under a new kind of siege Doctors and residents blame US weapons for catastrophic levels of birth defects in Fallujah’s newborns.
Congenital abnormalities have mushroomed in the wake of devastating US sieges in Fallujah in 2004 [EPA] Fallujah, Iraq - While the US military has formally withdrawn from Iraq, doctors and residents of Fallujah are blaming weapons like depleted uranium and white phosphorous used during two devastating US attacks on Fallujah in 2004 for what are being [...]
Attacks on Iraq’s Shias leave scores dead At least 70 killed in bombings that may enflame sectarian fears and further complicate ongoing political crisis.
Attacks in Shia areas of Sadr City and Kadhimiyah have raised the threat of a return to sectarian bloodshed [Reuters] BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq has been struck by a wave of bombings that killed more than 70 people, wounded at least 146 others, and has further deepened the country’s sectarian divide at a time of ongoing crisis [...]
Gulf Coast residents continue to express their anger towards BP [Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera] The escalation of BP’s liability As oil, sickness and contamination persist, Gulf residents and lawyers file thousands of lawsuits against the oil giant. Dahr Jamail Last Modified: 03 Oct 2011 14:11 “If you got caught humping another woman – [if] [...]
Oil, tar balls, tar mats, and dead animals are still common sights along the Gulf of Mexico [Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera] Sick Gulf residents continue to blame BP Many people living near the site of the BP oil spill have reported a long list of similar health problems. Dahr Jamail Last Modified: 18 Sep 2011 15:16 [...]