Saturday, May 15, 2010

Truthout 5/15

Moyers and Winship | Chevron's "Crude" Attempt to Suppress Free Speech
Bill Moyers and Michael Winship, Truthout: "Even as headlines and broadcast news are dominated by BP's fire-ravaged, sunken offshore rig and the ruptured well gushing a reported 210,000 gallons of oil per day into the Gulf of Mexico, there's another important story involving Big Oil and pollution - one that shatters not only the environment but the essential First Amendment right of journalists to tell truth and shame the devil."
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Demand Everything! An Interview With Philosopher Simon Critchley
Anders Gullestad interviews philosopher Simon Critchley on the state of the world and the art and application of philosophy.
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Gulf Spill Oil Driven by Complex Ocean Currents and Eddies
Pete Spotts, The Christian Science Monitor: "The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is far different than the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska. The complex marine environment has currents and eddies that could carry the oil anywhere in the Gulf."
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Obama calls BP, Transocean Testimony "Ridiculous Spectacle"
Margaret Talev, McClatchy Newspapers: "President Barack Obama took aim Friday at BP and other companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, calling their congressional testimony this week 'a ridiculous spectacle' and promising Americans his administration will be more critical of and less 'cozy' with the industry than predecessors."
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Thailand Protests: A Battle With No Clear Victors
Patrick Winn, GlobalPost: "Just one week ago, the political strife crippling Bangkok was poised to end. But Friday, the city s main thoroughfares were lit by burning tires. Masked men in motorbike helmets yanked soldiers from trucks. Ambulances idled outside conflict zones, waiting for the next protesters to fall dead from live rounds. More than 37 have died and well over 1,000 have suffered injuries."
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Mickey Z. | There's No Time Like Now to Be an Activist
Mickey Z., Truthout: "Eighty-one tons of mercury is emitted into the atmosphere each year as a result of electric power generation. Every square mile of ocean hosts 46,000 pieces of floating plastic.... We've been trusted with the most vital mission of all time: survival."
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Please join Truthout in Chicago for a conversation with philosopher Simon Critchley, author of "Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance" and many other books.

Friday May 28 at 7:00 pm
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