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Earth Minute Calls for Emergency Gulf Oil Spill Actions This Friday 5/14/10

Earth Minute May 11, 2010:

(To listen to the Earth Minute, please visit our blog)
On the heels of plans by Obama and the fossil fuels industry to expand oil drilling both offshore and in the arctic, comes the massive gulf oil spill–one of the worst ecological and social disasters of our time.

We’ve seen the response by government and industry.  They mobilize their spin doctors and attorneys to maximize damage control in the wake of their failed attempts to control the actual damage of the oil spill.

But how will the rest of us respond?  Rising Tide North America is calling for national emergency actions this Friday, May 14th.  They state, “the gulf oil disaster, an “accident” borne of industrial negligence and corporate greed and worsened by government corruption and industry infighting-has gone beyond crisis. This is catastrophe.”

They are calling for actions directed at BP, Halliburton or anyone who continues to support the expansion of offshore oil drilling in the face of the now undeniable evidence of its catastrophic impacts.

To learn more, go to risingtidenorthamerica.org.

For the Earth Minute and the Sojourner Truth show, this is Anne Petermann from Global Justice Ecology Project.
About the GJEP/ KPFK Partnership:
Prior to the UN Climate Talks in Copenhagen last year, Global Justice Ecology Project teamed up with Pacifica’s KPFK Radio station in Los Angeles for a series of interviews during the climate talks.  Every day during the two weeks of the climate conference, GJEP’s New Voices on Climate Change program organized daily 15 minute interviews for KPFK’s Sojourner Truth Show, hosted by Margaret Prescod.
We are now collaborating with the Sojourner Truth show for 12 minute interviews every Thursday. We have also recently added a new “Earth Minute” feature.  The Earth Minute is an ecological news commentary written and recorded by Global Justice Ecology Project, that airs every Tuesday.
For more on why taking action is important, listen to last Thursday’s Sojourner Truth show, which focused on the gulf oil spill.
The show includes interviews with Dune Lankard, a member of the Eagle Clan from Alaska’s Copper River Delta and expert on the legacy of the Exxon Valdez oil spill; Glen Smith, a local fisherman from the Gulf; impacted members of the Indigenous Houma Nation of the Gulf coast; an activist who works in African American communities along the Gulf; and analysis from an expert on peak oil.