Tag Archives: gulf 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.”

A recent report published by the Climate Action Network found that leading European polluters are giving donations to members of the U.S.… 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

Supported by the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism; the Peace and Freedom Party; Communist Party USA; the Green Party; WILPF (East Bay); Berkeley City Councilmembers Kriss Worthington, Jesse Arreguin, and Max Anderson; and School Board Member John Selawsky.… 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 ...

Greens to Obama: Gulf spill should kill ‘Drill, baby, drill’; BP & Halliburton must be held liable for spill costs

Press release emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

President Obama must cancel his plans for Atlantic and Alaskan offshore drilling, and hold BP and Halliburton liable for the Gulf spill’s damage, say Greens

• Green Party Speakers Bureau: Greens available to speak on energy
policy, climate change, and related issues:
http://www.gp.org/speakers/speakers-energy.php
http://www.gp.org/speakers/speakers-ecological.php

• The Green Party’s 2010 Annual National Meeting, Detroit, Michigan,
June 24-27 http://greenpartymeeting2010.wordpress.com
Media credentialing page: http://www.gp.org/forms/media
More information: 1-866-41-GREEN, office@gp.org

WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders called on President Obama to
cancel his call for offshore drilling in US waters off the Atlantic and Alaskan coasts, as the spreading British Petroleum oil spill threatens ecosystems and public health in the Gulf region.… Read more ...