Killings, cancer, corruption and Azerbaijan: Eurovision in the Islamic Republic of BP by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
crossposted at Left Foot Forward
May 26, 2012

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Русский: Станок-качалка для механической добычи нефти штанговыми глубинными насосами. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Palast’s book Vultures’ Picnic will be released in Britain June 26. Catch Palast with Special Guest Warren Ellis, info here.

Will “Beyond Petroleum” oil giant BP pick the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest today in Baku, Azerbaijan? If so, I wouldn’t be surprised.

When I was arrested by the military police of during my investigation of BP for Channel 4′s Dispatches in 2010, one of the cops who surrounded our crew in the desert told us, with great pride:

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