Tag Archives: Gulf Coast oil spill

DeMint in bed with BP, takes money from foreign polluters, blocks BP probe, says Green US Senate candidate Clements

From Clements for Senate (H/T GPUS):

COLUMBIA, SC — U.S. Senate candidate Tom Clements of the S. C. Green Party condemned Jim DeMint’s acceptance of corporate donations from British Petroleum (BP), saying “DeMint’s taking money from BP shows he’s in bed with the dirty industry Congress is supposed to regulate. DeMint has sold out to the highest bidder and stands with polluting companies against the environment and working people.”… Read more ...

Peace and Freedom Party, Communist Party USA, Green Party to join Demonstration against British Petroleum, May 27 in Berkeley

Posted at http://peaceandfreedom.org:

Demonstrate against British Petroleum (BP) and their destruction of the Gulf of Mexico and rally for complete reimbursement of damages caused by the oil spill!

* Restoration of the damaged Gulf environment, now and for the next 20 years
* Compensation for workers and businesses
* Complete retesting of all offshore oil rigs

When: Thursday, May 27, 11:30am to 1:00pm
Where: University Avenue and Oxford Street, Berkeley (near site of proposed BP building)
Contact: 51O-548-6117, mmartynn@yahoo.com… Read more ...

Darryl Perry of the Boston Tea Party: Where’s the Accountability in the Gulf of Mexico?

Darryl Perry, a member of the national committee of the Boston Tea Party, writes at Free Patriot Press:

On a rare occasion I find myself agreeing with a person or group that I otherwise have nothing in common with. Just days ago I found myself agreeing with the Socialist Party USA.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Monday Message: NYT columnist just doesn’t get it

Via LP blog and email:

Dear Friend of Liberty,

I’m pretty busy with preparations for our upcoming National Convention in St. Louis, so today’s Monday Message is a little briefer than usual.

You might have noticed this New York Times editorial by Paul Krugman. In it, he says that libertarianism doesn’t work, and proves it by pointing to the ongoing BP oil spill.… Read more ...

Socialist Party USA: BP Oil Spill a Crime not a Disaster

by the Socialist Party USA National Action Committee- May 9, 2010

Language matters, especially at times of crisis. The explosion on BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig that released hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico has been called a “disaster” by many. It isn’t a disaster. It is a crime.… Read more ...

Green Party of Florida calls on Obama and Crist to declare State of Emergency for the Gulf Coast

A press release sent to me via e-mail by the Green Party of Florida:

We sent this out yesterday to the governor and the media…

http://www.floridagreens.org/content/press-releases/29-green-party-of-florida-calls-on-obama-and-crist-to-declare-state-of-emergency-in-response-to-oil-rig-disaster

GREEN PARTY OF FLORIDA

For Immediate Release – April 29, 2010
Contact:  Michael Canney  (352) 278 4031  alachuagreen@gmail.com

Green Party of Florida calls on President Obama and Governor Crist to declare immediate State of Emergency on Gulf Coast in response to oil rig disaster; all available federal and state resources must be mobilized to protect threatened communities and wildlife habitats in four states

Eleven oil rig workers died in the April 20 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling platform, operated by oil giant British Petroleum.
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