John Vidal at the Guardian: Nigeria’s agony dwarfs the Gulf oil spill. The US and Europe ignore it
In fact, more oil is spilled from the delta’s network of terminals, pipes, pumping stations and oil platforms every year than has been lost in the Gulf of Mexico, the site of a major ecological catastrophe caused by oil that has poured from a leak triggered by the explosion that wrecked BP‘s Deepwater Horizon rig last month.
Related reading: My piece at FWD, Crude Violations.
Poets for Living Waters is a poetry action in response to the Gulf Oil Disaster of April 20, 2010, one of the most profound man-made ecological catastrophes in history.
Snarky’s Machine at I Fry Mine In Butter: This Is Your Receipt for Your Husband and This Is My Receipt for Your Receipt: Brazil
While there’s nothing funny about living in a society featuring all that control, bland food and repetitiveness, one of the conceits that amuses me involves all the characters enjoying the same access to Orwellian discourse and analysis as the audience.
theelusiven at Jane Doe, J.D.: Activist Crush of the Day: Teal Sherer
If The Guild can manage to be disability-inclusive and accessible on a shoestring, even more of Ryan Murphy’s excuse about it being ~so hard~ to find performers, actors and dancers with disabilities just melted away into the ether.
Tasha Fierce at Red Vinyl Shoes: The Perils of Being a Female Tech Geek
And when I had to collaborate with men, I always got talked down to. It’s like they just can’t help themselves. Don’t even mention the fact I was a black woman doing techie stuff. Their heads were spinning.
@BPGlobalPR at The Guardian: Comment is free: A crash course in PR from the folks at @BPGlobalPR
You see, big corporations often make a lot of irresponsible decisions because for the most part, they are fuelled by greed. Our job is to step in and engage the public while villains hide out and look for legal loopholes so they can make money again.
And a look at how America’s no-gays-in-the-military/pro-capital punishment position stacks up against the rest of the world reveals some surprising bedfellows — we’re in full agreement with Iran, China, and North Korea on these two fronts.