Tag Archives: oil spills

Derrick Jensen on the necessity of armed revolution, the futility of conservation, and the inherent violence of science

A few nights ago, as a part of Eastern Michigan University’s weeklong “Activism and Education” festivities, noted author and environmental activist Derrick Jensen addressed students and members of the Ypsilanti community at Pease Auditorium. What follow are my very rough notes. As I spent half my time mopping sweat from my red, wrinkled brow, I’m […]

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Monday night news dump

There were three stories in the news tonight that I wanted to write about, before my brain got hijacked by local politics. I don’t have time to write about any of them at length right now, as my eyelids are beginning to droop, but I did want to pass along the links, as they’re all […]

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Castro on the oil spill

I wouldn’t call myself a fan of Fidel Castro, but it’s hard to disagree with him on the current oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and what it illustrates. Here’s what he had to say in a statement released yesterday: This disaster “shows how little governments can do against those who control the capital, […]

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Plug the hole with Rush!

Locked in heated battle with Sarah Palin for leadership of the delusional Tea Party wing of the Republican party, Rush Limbaugh went for broke today, suggesting not only that the recent BP oil spill was the work of a radical environmentalist, but also that the ocean would somehow remediate the environmental disaster itself. Here, if […]

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Drill Baby Drill… or maybe not

I’ve been looking all over the web to see if Sarah “Drill Baby Drill” Palin has mentioned the catastrophic crude oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, but I haven’t been able to find anything. Word is, the oil, which is pouring into the Gulf at a rate of 210,000 gallons a day, will reach […]

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