Abby Martin: The Tyranny of Big Oil

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Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin and Greg Palast

teleSUR English on Jan 15, 2016

The oil industry is a powerhouse with control over land, resources, politics and more. In this episode of The Empire Files, Abby Martin uncovers big oil’s strong-arm reach–its growth, its crimes, its power and its impunity.

Featuring interviews with two investigative journalists who have covered oil disasters on-the-ground–Antonia Juhasz, author of “Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill”, and Greg Palast, author of “Vulture’s Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pig, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores.”

from the archives:

Chris Hedges: The Revolution Will Be Local

Regardless of Keystone XL, Tar Sands Oil Will Still Flow to the Gulf

Greg Palast: Exclusive Investigation Uncovers How BP Uses Bribes To Do Business

Greg Palast: BP, Not Exxon, Caused the Exxon Valdez Disaster

BP Cover-up ‘They Knew.’ by Greg Palast

Antonia Juhasz: The Tyranny of Oil (2008)

8 thoughts on “Abby Martin: The Tyranny of Big Oil

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  7. Strong medicine from wonderful Abby, nothing much need be added here…she frames it so exceptionally well.

    Reality today is a waking nightmare ~ like living in a Jonathan Swift satire, with our ignoble “great and the good” tycoons advising us to breed more so we can enjoy banqueting on our precious offspring.

    What I really do not understand is how these monsters of extraction monopoly, can happily sanctify their criminal practices in the name of a utilitarian necessity that violently profanes the cathedral purity of the natural world, when they would not dare even to imagine violating a “holy shrine” like the Sistine Chapel. I mean, is this some hereditary affliction of institutional schizoid mania?

    I’d love to hear an episode with Polly Higgins talking about eradicating ecocide.

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