By Felicity Arbuthnot. Republished from The Centre for Globalization Research.

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"The sea that bares her bosom to the moon;
The winds that will be howling at all hours
For this, for everything, we are out of tune." (William Wordsworth, 1770-1850.)

Raining Oil

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By Rowan Wolf

After being told it is impossible for the oild from the runaway BP Macondo well to be sucked intothe air and preciptate elswhere, we have reports that is indeed the case. Below are two YouTube videos which document such rain - 1 from Florida and one from Louisiana

Florida - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Evqr855igU


Louisiana - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqr6eMNB8Ew

By Gonalo Lira. Republished from Centre for Research on Globalization.

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On the occasion of the BP oil spill disaster, President Obama's delivered an Oval Office speech last night--a masterpiece of milquetoast faux-outrage. The speech was all about "clean energy" and "ending our dependence on fossil fuels". Faced with the BP oil spill--likely the most severe environmental disaster ever--this was President Obama's response: Polite outrage, and vague plans to "get tough", "set aside just compensation" and "do something".

The BBC has a nice interactive step through of BP's efforts to date to stop the runaway well in the Gulf of Mexico. Stopping the oil - an interactive guide.

By Dan Brennan. Originally published at World Socialist Web Site

A month and a half into the worst oil spill in US history, frustration and anger directed towards both the oil giant BP and the US government are soaring.

By David Walsh. Republished from WSWS

Numerous media accounts confirm that oil giant BP, in collusion with the Obama administration and various federal agencies, is attempting to block information about the extent of the damage wreaked on the Gulf Coast and other areas.

By Sasha Chavkin. Republished from ProPublica

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The catastrophe unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico has been portrayed as a one-of-a-kind disaster, a perfect storm of bad equipment, bad planning and bad luck.

By Conn Hallinan. Republished from FPIF.

While the news about British Petroleum's (BP) Deepwater Horizon platform blowout in the Gulf of Mexico is on a 24-hour news feed, it took a long boat ride and some serious slogging by John Vidal of The Observer (UK) to uncover a bigger and far deadlier oil spill near the village of Otuegwe in Nigeria's Niger Delta.

There are several places to access live video feeds from BP's Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs).

Note that all BP feeds are in Windows Media format, hence everyone pulling those feeds are using that same format. One of the "tricks" is that double clicking on a video feed zooms it to full screen (Esc key returns to normal mode). Video quality degrades in full page mode.

1. BP. This is a cumbersome access as they provide links to each camera on different pages.

2. Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. This is the site from the House Committee Chaired by Rep. Edward Markey. All feeds are on one page which makes them easier to scroll through.

3. Live Video Feed Panel of the Gulf Oil Disaster - All Cameras. These feeds are from The Environmentalist. This is the best display in my opinion becasuse feeds are in a panel format which easily allows watching multiple cameras at once.

By Dan Brennan. Originally published at World Socialist Web Site

A month and a half into the worst oil spill in US history, frustration and anger directed towards both the oil giant BP and the US government are soaring.

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