BP Welcomes You to the Apocalypse

By Mark Morford Please do not worry. Please do not fret about that one thing you always fret about, or that other thing, or even that third thing that might have something to do with erupting oil, dead pelicans and that sickening feeling in your gut that Something is Very Wrong Indeed. I come bearing fabulous news. There is no longer any need to concern yourself with pesky trifles like love, a mortgage, child rearing, planting a garden, dreams, money, shoes, wristwatches, parking spaces, mysterious rashes, foreign [...]

By |2010-07-02T21:19:23-05:00July 2nd, 2010|BP Oil Spill, Mark Morford, News|0 Comments

Nationalize BP and Other Criminal Corporations

By Ted Rall —The Supreme Court says that corporations have the same rights as individuals. When they misbehave, shouldn't they face consequences as serious as those imposed upon an individual? It goes without saying that a person who commits a crime ought to face punishment proportional to the offense. Large and midsize corporations, which employ thousands of employees, have far vaster reach and power than even the wealthiest ordinary citizens. So their crimes can be breathtaking in scope. The 1984 industrial catastrophe at a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India killed 15,000 people. An additional 200,000 [...]

By |2010-06-23T03:41:37-05:00June 23rd, 2010|BP Oil Spill, Environment, Ted Rall|0 Comments

Laying Bare the Myth of “The Left”

By David Sirota —(Editors Note: We agree with David about the well funded “liberal left” but there is a fairly large festy grassroots left around the country that rarely gets mentioned in the media, and certainly isn’t well funded (hint, hint, hint) and that “Change-Links” is a part of). I’m always amused by popular references to the allegedly all-powerful American “Left.” The term suggests that progressives today possess the same kind of robust, ideologically driven political apparatus as the Right—a machine putting principles before party affiliation. This [...]

By |2010-06-23T03:42:09-05:00June 23rd, 2010|BP Oil Spill, David Sirota, Environment, Writers|0 Comments

Big Oil & Conflicts of Interest: Obama Owns This Mess

Troubled chickens come home to roost —by Derrick Z. Jackson INTERIOR SECRETARY Ken Salazar and President Obama say they will split up the Minerals Management Service to separate the arm that inspects and investigates the oil industry from the arm that last year collected $13 billion in royalties and fees from the industry. Both Obama and Salazar say this will ensure "there is no conflict, real or perceived.'' Splitting the agency means nothing unless Obama and Salazar revamp the culture of this lazy, conflict-ridden agency that in [...]

By |2010-06-23T03:42:30-05:00June 23rd, 2010|BP Oil Spill, Derrick Z. Jackson, Environment|0 Comments

Environmentalism is Dead

By GREGORY VICKREY Another tragedy befalls the environment and we can count on those that were once environmentalists to capitalize, figuratively and literally. As you read, perhaps a 1000 or so organizations are happily signing (or being bribed to sign) yet another refined letter to President Obama, praising his efforts to date and encouraging 'change'. With stellar coordination, you witness the appeals via email from these faux-enviros that clearly state how you can save the sea turtles, or protect the shrimp, or rid us of our reliance [...]

By |2010-06-23T03:14:51-05:00June 23rd, 2010|BP Oil Spill, Environment, Gregory Vickrey, Writers|0 Comments
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