Oil Spill

(Telegraph) – Video: Gulf of Mexico oil slick hits wildlife reserve beaches

The first tentacles of the giant Gulf of Mexico oil slick have washed up on beaches that are part of a wildlife refuge off the Louisiana coast. Read More Here

(Guardian) – Shell reports record oil spillages in Nigeria

Royal Dutch Shell plc spilled nearly 14,000 tons of crude oil into the creeks of the Niger Delta last year, the company has announced, blaming thieves and militants for the environmental damage.

The amount of oil spilled by Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary was more than double the amount poured into the delta in 2008, and quadruple what was spilled in 2007 – highlighting the worsening situation the oil company faces in Nigeria. Read More Here

(Rense) – Deepwater Horizon – Capturing The Planet! – Jim Kirwan

The day has finally come for the literal confrontation with the Corporation-States of the planet. When the Deepwater-Horizon project did what it was supposed to do in order to make all that much more money for the criminals; by massively failing to bring in their well in the Gulf of Mexico-the final chapter in relations between the hostile elites and the rest of us took center stage.

“New York: In what is looming as another public-relations predicament for Goldman Sachs, the banking giant admitted that “it made a substantial financial bet against the Gulf of Mexico” one day before the sinking of an oil rig in that body of water.

The new revelations came to light after government investigators turned up new emails from Goldman employee Fabrice “Fabulous Fab” Tourre in which he bragged to a girlfriend that the firm was taking a ‘big short’ position on the Gulf. Continue reading

Video: Keiser Report №29 – Markets! Finance! Scandal!

(RussiaToday) – This week Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at the scandals of Brown’s Bottom, the worst economic judgment of all time and Bono’s private equity, “the worst investor in America.” Max chats to Brits in Trafalgar Square and also talks to Mark Schapiro, author of the Harper’s article, “Conning the Climate: Inside the Carbon Trading Shell Game”. Continue reading

Blackwater News

(RawStory) – Scahill: Blackwater used shell company to defraud US government

Blackwater set up a shell company to “defraud the government” by leading it to believe it wasn’t contracting with the notorious security contractor, investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill says. Read More Here

(WashingtonIndependent) – Blackwater Took Hundreds of Guns From U.S. Military, Afghan Police

Senate Inquiry Shows Contractor Signed for Rifles Using ‘South Park’ Alias Read More Here

(RevolutionaryPolitics) – Blackwater on Trial: Murders, drugs & alcohol

American security guards charged with killing two civilians in Afghanistan had criminal records, a Senate committee has heard. They were guilty of assault, battery and drug-taking in the past. The men were in Afghanistan with a subsidiary of the private security firm Blackwater, previously accused of murdering civilians in Iraq. View Video Here

The plunder of Iraq’s oil

The awarding of development rights over the huge West Qurna oilfield in southern Iraq to Exxon-Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell last Thursday once again underscores the criminal character of the continuing US-led occupation. As the direct result of the Iraq war, major American and other transnational energy conglomerates are now gaining control over some the largest oilfields in the world. Continue reading

Video: Family Who Lost 29 Members in Gaza War

(Haaretz) – Richard Goldstone visited the Gaza City neighborhood of Zaytoun in late June to tour the compound of the extended Samouni family, the subject of coverage here in recent weeks (“‘I fed him like a baby bird,'” September 17; “Death in the Samouni compound,” September 25). Twenty-nine members of the family, all of them civilians, were killed in the Israel Defense Force’s winter assault – 21 during the shelling of a house where IDF soldiers had gathered some 100 members of the family a day earlier. Continue reading

Economic Duplicity: Recession and Record Profits

In December 14, 2008, in his interview on the CBS sixty minutes show, Whitney Tilson an investment fund manager predicted that the subprime collapse was only half way of the total real estate bubble, and that the second half will begin take place around 2010 and will continue until about the year 2013. Tilson also discussed the two fancy Wall Street terms for bad mortgages namely Alt-A (Alternative-A paper) and option arms mortgages. These loans lured borrowers with teaser rates that will begin to reset this year. Continue reading

America’s Warfare State – Lining the pockets of Pentagon contractors

“On my last day in Iraq,” veteran McClatchy News correspondent Leila Fadel wrote August 9th, “as on my first day in Iraq, I couldn’t see what the United States and its allies had accomplished. …I couldn’t understand what thousands of American soldiers had died for and why hundreds of thousands of Iraqis had been killed.” Continue reading

Senate passes bill to drain Iran gas pumps

(PressTV) – In an attempt to force Tehran to halt its enrichment program, the US Senate has voted to put pressure on companies selling gasoline to Iran. Continue reading

Obama’s Cap and Trade Carbon Emissions Bill – A Stealth Scheme to License Pollution and Fraud

On May 15, HR 2454: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACESA) was introduced in the House purportedly “To create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence, reduce global warming pollution and transition to a clean energy economy.” Continue reading

Halliburton & Nigeria’s missing millions

In this exclusive report, we examine how international companies and politicians ran Africa ’s biggest corruption scandal on the back of a $6bn gas export project Continue reading

MSM: Carbon emissions threaten ‘underwater catastrophe’, scientists warn

Royal Society calls for CO2’s effect on seas to be included in climate change talks in Copenhagen Continue reading

Video: Freedom Watch Tax Day – Napolitano

The Tax Day version of Freedom Watch with guests Ron Paul, Peter Schiff, Lew Rockwell, Michelle Muccio, Dr. Liam Fox, and Shelly Roche. Continue reading