Tag Archives: big oil

Gary G. Kohls | Inconvenient Truths About … the Duluth Air Show

Squandering the Planet’s Increasingly Scarce Fossil Fuels for our Amusement By Gary G. Kohls, MD  Duluth Reader  July 7, 2016 Also direct to Rise Up Times The Big Oil cartels have, for decades, been poisoning the Gulf of Mexico, the Persian Gulf and many other oceans and ocean floors with uncounted millions of gallons of […]

Chris Hedges: Capitalism’s Cult of Human Sacrifice

Hedges: Parras and those who live near him are among the hundreds of millions of human sacrifices that industrial capitalism demands. They are cursed from birth to endure poverty, disease, toxic contamination and, often, early death. They are forced to kneel like bound captives to be slain on the altar of capitalism in the name of progress. They have gone first. We are next.

Chris Hedges: Pray With Your Feet

Hedges: The gas in the AIM pipeline, bound for foreign export, will not be available to local communities along the route or provide many jobs to local residents (workers in pickup trucks blocked by the protesters at Montrose often had Texas or Oklahoma license plates). Residents, as is common along pipeline routes, have found themselves powerless to prevent the state from seizing their property under eminent domain and turning it over to the industry.

The Pentagon and Big Oil: Militarism and Capital Accumulation

 There is no question that, in the immediate aftermath and for several years following US military conquests, wars, occupations and sanctions, US multi-national corporations lost out on profitable sites for investments. The biggest losses were in the exploitation of natural resources – in particular, gas and oil – in the Middle East, the Persian Gulf […]

Nygaard Notes: Grab Bag, Climate Change, Ukraine

Nygaard NotesIndependent Periodic News and AnalysisNumber 552, April 27, 2014On the Web at http://www.nygaardnotes.org/******GRAB BAG1.  “Quote” of the Week: “Large oil spills are never cleaned up.”2.  Energy Costs Outside of “The Market”3.  The “Grand Bargain” is Dead!4.  Seeing is Not Believing in Ukraine ******  CLIMATE1.  “Quote” of the Week: “Two Inescapable Facts”2.  No Debate: Climate Change […]

Bill McKibben> Payola for the most Profitable Corporations in History> And Why Taxpayers Shouldn’t Stand for It Any More

Tomgram: Bill McKibben, How You Subsidize the Energy Giants to Wreck the Planet Posted by Bill McKibben at 9:20am, April 5, 2012. Just in case you’re running for national office, here are a few basic stats to orient you when you hit Washington (thanks to the invaluable Open Secrets website of the Center for Responsive Politics).  In 2011, the […]