No such thing as safe

June 3, 2010 at 9:24 am 1 comment

The unacceptable face of capitalism (again)

BP's boss shares his annoyance that his golf schedule has been interrupted

 For six weeks now, BP has been generously sharing its oil with the wildlife and coastline of Louisiana. There’s been a great deal of media interest in their ineffectual attempts to plug the gaping hole in their profits – sorry, I mean the pipeline – and very little in the 11 workers who died in the original explosion. At least the soldiers who are sacrificed to the USA’s need for cheap oil get some sympathy and a decent write-up in the rightwing press.

In a small attempt to redress the balance, here are the names of the Deepwater victims: Jason Anderson (35), Aaron Burkeen (37), Donald Clark (34), Stephen Curtis (39), Gordon Jones (28), Roy Kemp (27), Karl Klepping (38), Blair Manuel (56), Dewey Revette (48), Shane Roshto (22) and Adam Weise (24). Or perhaps I should call them the first victims.

I haven’t forgotten the poor birds – the cartoon is from the Guardian, the day after BP’s lovely boss informed us that he wasn’t enjoying this and that he’d ‘like his life back’.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Roisin  |  June 4, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    I hope this comes up as a proper link. Couldn’t help but think of you

    Reply

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This blog started during the months before the 2010 General Election, in which I was the Green candidate for Calder Valley. It's morphed into an account of green activism...and other meanderings.

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