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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

AND SO IT BEGINS - TIME TO DEMAND NATIONALIZATION OF ENERGY PRODUCTION

At least 20 sea turtles were found dead this past weekend along a 30-mile stretch of Mississippi beaches from Biloxi to Bay St. Louis.

And the CEO of BP had the gall to say he wants to get his life back. From behind bars maybe.

Robert Reich, Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, writes on his blog, "A petroleum engineer who’s worked in the oil industry tells me BP is doing the minimum to clean up the oil and everything it can to protect its bottom line."

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The St. Petersburg Times reports that the oil disasters leading edge could ooze onto Florida beaches sometime late this week.

The oil is arriving just in time for hurricane season. This is also when Florida is supposed to kick off its $25 million advertising extravaganza — financed by BP — touting how clean the Florida beaches are.

"Obviously if that happens we'll have to pull the ads and rebrand," said Florida Gov. Charlie Crist.

Rebrand, don't you just love these politicians.........BP has just hired Dick Cheney's public relations person so they can retool their whole message.

I am feeling so much rage right now it is hard to keep from screaming.

Isn't it high time to call for the nationalization of all energy production so we can get the greedy, profit grabbing corporations out of the biz before they friggin kill all life on the planet?

1 Comments:

Anonymous Ron Zamora said...

I feel your outrage, Bruce ! I am so fucking sick of this I want to scream & do something violent to the CEO of BP !!

6/2/10, 5:14 PM  

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