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Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

August 6th, 2010

Gulf Residents Likely Face Decades of Psychological Impact From BP's Oil Disaster

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldWhile the devastating ecological impacts of BP’s oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico are obvious, the less visible but also long-lasting psychological, community and personal impacts could be worse, according to social scientists, psychologists and psychiatrists.“People are becoming more and more hopeless and feeling helpless,” Dr. ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

July 30th, 2010

Our Complicity

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldWe rather be ruined than changed. We rather die in our dread, than climb the cross of the moment, and let our illusions die.-W.H. Auden, excerpted from “The Age of Anxiety”Photo by Erika Blumenfeld © 2010Not long ago we strolled along a beautiful white-sand beach in Orange ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

July 14th, 2010

Toxic Dispersants Near Gulf Harm Humans and Wildlife

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldMy eyes are burning as I type this. We've just returned from spending the day down in Barataria, located about an hour's drive south of New Orleans. The community of fishermen is swimming in oil. Within minutes of arriving, our eyes begin to burn and we begin ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

July 12th, 2010

Hell Has Come to South Louisiana

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldPhoto by Erika Blumenfeld © 2010Clint Guidry is a shrimper from Lafitte, Louisiana. As we sit together, he shows me a picture of his house with 18 inches of water in it as a result of Hurricane Ike in 2008.In his deep voice, he looks me in ... continue reading

June 12th, 2010

Factbox: The Gulf BP spill: How much oil is it, anyway?

Louisiana (Reuters) - U.S. government scientists this week estimated that BP Plc's blown-out Gulf of Mexico well is gushing up to 40,000 barrels (1.7 million gallons/ 6.4 million liters) per day into the ocean.How much oil has spewed so far? On Day 53 of the worst U.S. oil spill in ... continue reading

May 30th, 2010

BP's top kill effort fails to plug Gulf oil leak

ROBERT, La. – The most ambitious bid yet to stop the worst oil spill in U.S. history ended in failure Saturday after BP was unable to overwhelm the gusher of crude with heavy fluids and junk. President Obama called the setback "as enraging as it is heartbreaking."The oil giant immediately ... continue reading

May 27th, 2010

Scientists: Gulf spill far bigger than Valdez

COVINGTON, La. - An untested procedure to plug the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico seemed to be working, officials said Thursday, but new estimates showed the spill has already surpassed the Exxon Valdez as the worst in U.S. history.A team of scientists trying to determine how much ... continue reading

May 25th, 2010

Cap on oil spill damages under fire

NEW YORK -- Lawmakers tore in to administration officials Tuesday, saying the law that may limit BP's liability for economic damages to $75 million needs to be changed retroactively."A year from now the TV cameras will not be there, and some fisherman will go try to get damages from BP, ... continue reading

May 24th, 2010

Fishermen Report Illness From BP Chemicals

LAFITTE, La. -- More and more stories about sick fishermen are beginning to surface after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.The fishermen are working out in the Gulf -- many of them all day, every day -- to clean up the spill. They said they blame their ailments ... continue reading

May 21st, 2010

Low oil spill estimate could save BP millions in court, experts say

BP's estimate that only 5,000 barrels of oil are leaking daily from a well in the Gulf of Mexico, which the Obama administration hasn't disputed, could save the company millions of dollars in damages when the financial impact of the spill is resolved in court, legal experts say.A month after ... continue reading

May 12th, 2010

Gulf oil spill turning ‘unbelievably bad'

WASHINGTON – With a quick solution ominously uncertain, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is on track to become an unprecedented economic and environmental disaster with millions of gallons of oil destroying an ecosystem as well as a way of life. BP America said Monday that it would ... continue reading

May 10th, 2010

Gulf slick spreads west, BP tries another cover

ROBERT, Louisiana – The huge slick from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill threatened Louisiana shores west of the Mississippi Delta on Monday as BP Plc said it will again attempt to contain the oil leak, this time with a much smaller funnel than it tried before.National Guard helicopters in ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

May 4th, 2010

You'll Pry My Car Out of my Cold, Dead Hands

The scope of the tragedy of the undersea oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico is shocking. Please don’t call it a “spill” the gash in our Mother Earth is literally hemorrhaging oily death-blood. British Petroleum, the company who owns the offshore well, gave “liberally” to candidates in the 2008 ... continue reading

May 3rd, 2010

BP reels as spill advances, fallout widens

VENICE, Louisiana – Energy giant BP Plc was under siege on Monday over the catastrophic oil spill from its ruptured Gulf of Mexico well, as its shares fell and the U.S. government pressed it to try to limit a major environmental disaster.As a huge oil slick advanced toward the Gulf ... continue reading

May 2nd, 2010

Oil spill grows, with little success stopping flow

VENICE, La. – BP's chairman defended his company's safety record and said Sunday that "a failed piece of equipment" was to blame for a massive oil spill along the Gulf Coast, where President Barack Obama was headed for a firsthand update on the slick creeping toward American shores.BP PLC chairman ... continue reading

April 30th, 2010

Gulf Coast oil spill could eclipse Exxon Valdez

VENICE, La. – An oil spill that threatened to eclipse even the Exxon Valdez disaster spread out of control with a faint sheen washing ashore along the Gulf Coast Thursday night as fishermen rushed to scoop up shrimp and crews spread floating barriers around marshes.The spill was bigger than imagined ... continue reading

April 26th, 2010

U.S. backs plan to stop leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well

U.S. agencies on Sunday approved a plan to use remote-controlled underwater vehicles to seal a leaking oil well beneath a drilling rig that exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico last week.The well, 5,000 feet under the ocean surface off Louisiana's coast, is leaking about 1,000 barrels of oil ... continue reading

April 26th, 2010

Subs sent to seal leaks as US oil slick spreads

Robotic submarines are on Monday racing to stop oil from a sunken rig streaming into the Gulf of Mexico, as BP warned that sealing the seabed leaks could take three months if the operation fails. The British energy giant -- which leases the stricken Deepwater Horizon semi-submersible platform -- is ... continue reading

April 22nd, 2010

Burning oil rig sinks, setting stage for big spill

NEW ORLEANS – A deepwater oil platform that burned for more than a day after a massive explosion sank into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, creating the potential for a major spill as it underscored the slim chances that the 11 workers still missing survived.The sinking of the Deepwater ... continue reading

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Time to put the cuffs on Chris Christie -- not for the bridge scandal, but for this: Chris Christie's $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption...

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Apr 17th
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Big new story from David Sirota and Pando on top Christie adviser and appearance of corruption at New Jersey's pension fund: REVEALED: Gov....

Apr 17th
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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States www.theonion.com WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

Apr 15th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract pando.com As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

Apr 9th
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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors pando.com If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
8:27 PM
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
3:55 PM
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
10:13 PM
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
5:41 PM
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
4:48 PM
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
5:56 PM
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
5:38 PM
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
9:40 PM
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
4:59 PM
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
10:07 AM
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
9:53 AM
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? www.huffingtonpost.com I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
2:24 PM
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
6:48 PM
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
1:08 PM
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
1:02 PM
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | RootsAction.org act.rootsaction.org The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
1:21 PM
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Enron billionaire John Arnold thinks everyone should believe him when he says we've got to cut pensions because he's so incredibly rich: John...

Mar 5th
4:20 PM
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More in David Sirota's continuing series on the billionaire takeover of PBS: More PBS conflict woes as activists move to eject David Koch from board of...

Mar 3rd
12:35 PM
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