BP Cover-up Part 2: Bribery, George Bush and WikiLeaks by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
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Friday, April 20, 2012

BP on the Ocean

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Evidence now implicates top BP executives as well as its partners Chevron and Exxon and the Bush Administration in the deadly cover-up –– which included falsifying a report to the Securities Exchange Commission.

Yesterday, Ecowatch.org revealed that, in September 2008, nearly two years before the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, another BP rig had blown out in the Caspian Sea––which BP concealed from U.S. regulators and Congress.

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Antonia Juhasz: The Tyranny of Oil (2008; must-see)

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Chevron's Toxic Legacy in Ecuador's Amazon

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on Apr 23, 2011

Author and journalist, Antonia Juhasz, talks about her latest book, “The Tyranny of Oil: The World’s Most Powerful Industry – and What We Must Do to Stop It.”

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BP In Deep Water: The Making Of the Channel 4 Investigation by Greg Palast + video

by Greg Palast
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March 29, 2011

English: Platform supply vessels battle the bl...

English: Platform supply vessels battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon. A Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew document the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, while searching for survivors. Multiple Coast Guard helicopters, planes and cutters responded to rescue the Deepwater Horizon’s 126 person crew. Français : Les restes en feu de la plateforme Deepwater Horizon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For two decades, investigator Greg Palast has been on BP’s trail. In BP: In Deep Water, Palast takes Dispatches viewers along on his world-wide investigation of the oil giant. (Broadcast tonight, 8pm. UK only.)

One year after BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig blew apart and spewed 170 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, BP claims victory – that most of the oil is gone.

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David Barstow: Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hours

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Dec. 30, 2010

“Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hours:” The Explosion that Killed 11 Workers and Led to the Worst Oil Spill in U.S. History

It has been eight months since the explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon set off the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Eleven workers were killed and more than 200 million gallons of oil were dumped into the Gulf of Mexico. A major investigation by the New York Times takes an in-depth look into how explosion occurred. Based on interviews with 21 crew members and testimony from 94 others, the investigation concludes every single one of the rig’s defenses failed. We speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Barstow. [includes rush transcript]

“Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hours” (The New York Times)

via “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hours:” The Explosion that Killed 11 Workers and Led to the Worst Oil Spill in U.S. History

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Thom Hartmann: Greg Palast busted by BP

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25 December, 2010

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Palast Arrested – Busted by BP in Azerbaijan by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
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www.gregpalast.com
20 December, 2010

“Here in Azerbaijan we believe in human rights. PLEASE GIVE US YOUR FILM.”

Oh, no, no, not good.

The enforcers here come in three colors:  the military police still wearing their old Russian puke-green uniforms, the MSN (the dictator’s secret police) in windbreakers without ID, and BP’s own corporate police force in black tunics, sashes and full hats who look like toy soldiers from the Nutcracker ballet. They weren’t dancing.

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Energy Sacrifice Zones by Rand Clifford

by Rand Clifford
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August 23, 2010

The concept is an old one. The amount of human blood spilled over control of fossil energy deposits and associated transfer routes, in the 20th Century alone, probably rivals the amount of oil BP’s Macondo well has unleashed in the Gulf of Mexico so far. But in the 21st Century the concept has gained a popular name, and really hit its stride—all the way to perhaps relegating the entire life-support system of Earth as an energy sacrifice zone.

Who Actually Owns BP?

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Understanding the BP Oil Tragedy: Time Blindness by Joel S. Hirschhorn

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by Joel S. Hirschhorn
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www.foavc.org
July 7, 2010

A loss expected to happen next year looks smaller than that same loss happening next week.  Worse yet, a loss or catastrophe that may happen (indeed, is highly likely to happen) decades away is essentially invisible, unthinkable or unworthy of attention now.  In other words, humans suffer from an intrinsic thinking defect best described as time blindness.  It is the inability to correctly foresee and take seriously long term consequences of current actions.

No wonder that people easily spend decades eating unhealthy foods or living a sedentary lifestyle, or both, without appreciating or internalizing the inevitable negative and serious health impacts, from heart disease to all kinds of cancers, for example.

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‘R’Oil Indignation by Walter Brasch

by Walter Brasch
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www.walterbrasch.com
June 13, 2010

The British are upset with the United States. That’s not too unusual. There was this revolution thing a couple of centuries ago.

But America’s Number 1 ally is upset that Americans are blaming BP for that nasty little oil spill in the Gulf. You know, the one where as much as 1.7 million gallons of crude oil a day has given us new species of no-flight pelicans and black-skinned dolphins.

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