Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Michael Moore on His New Book, "Here Comes Trouble"

from May 25, 2011 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. His new book will released in September.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Yet Another Goddamn Oil Spill

from Democracy Now! July 7, 2011

Listen here to what Montana farmer, Alexis Bonogofsky, has to say about the devastating impact the Exxon oil spill is having on the area where she lives, about 10 miles from where the rupture occurred this past Friday.

Hear how she is getting the royal runaround from Exxon-Mobil and how the company refers to this disaster as "an inconvenience".

The president of the oil pipeline company even went on to say that none of the air or water sampling has indicated any problems. WHAT THE FUCK?!

Bonogofsky says that no one has even been around to test the air and water quality around where she lives or done any soil sampling.

It would appear that Exxon is spouting these boldfaced lies merely to appease the public so it doesn't have a riot on its hands, or as Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) said on The Rachel Maddow Show (see Ed Markey on The Rachel Maddow Show July 8, 2011 below), when these disasters happen the companies responsible are more concerned about protecting their own liability than protecting the livability of the area they have polluted.

Exxon-Mobil, and the entire oil industry, is full of shit!

from The Rachel Maddow Show July 6, 2011

Ed Markey on The Rachel Maddow Show July 8, 2011

42 thousand gallons of oil spilled into the Yellowstone river in Montana on Friday. This past May, over 1 million gallons of crude burst from a pipeline across the Peace River watershed in northern Alberta. How many more times are we going to put up with these multi-billion dollar oil & gas companies polluting the planet before we say, "enough is enough" and finally get off our addiction to this vile, filthy form of energy?

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

The Canadian Association of Journalists 2011 Conference

CPAC - Video on Demand

On May 13th to 15th, 2011, in Ottawa, the Canadian Association of Journalists held its 2011 annual conference. This May 15th panel examined the state of the media and foreign reporting. The Participants were Sonia Verma (The Globe and Mail), Murray Brewster (The Canadian Press), Kathy Gannon (The Associated Press) and Tom Clark (Broadcaster and Journalist).