This Week in #Accountability, September 10, 2011 Xe Services, aka Blackwater, continues to operate in Iraq and Afghanistan even with strong opposition from the governments. Even after Karzai issued a presidential order, Blackwater is prospering in Afghanistan, recruiting future mercenaries for Libyan rebel support. In 2009, the Iraqi government said it would not extend Blackwater’s [...]
War Criminal of the Week: Tony “Baloney” Hayward “We’re sorry for the massive disruption it’s caused their lives. There’s no one who wants this over more than I do. I would like my life back.” —BP CEO Tony Hayward, on the oil spill disaster that claimed 11 lives and has since spewed 20 to 100 [...]
By Linda Milazzo, originally posted on Huffpo There are some things we humans have just one of. We have one heart, one liver, one tongue, one nose… Of course, there are probable anomalies to even these similarities. I’m sure in the annals of medicine there are cases of individuals with multiples of even these, although [...]
June 19 is the International Day of Action against BP.
Diane Wilson is mad as hell and not going to take it anymore. She inspired about 100 of us to join her in exposing British Petroleum's unbridled greed and the naked truth behind drill baby drill. Concerned Texans from all over the state gathered, mostly nude outside BP's Houston headquarters to drive home the message that we too, are mad as hell.
Diane Wilson, a fourth generation shrimper from the Gulf, poured oil on herself at today’s Senate Energy Committee hearing in protest to the committee’s co-chair blocking the Big Oil Bailout Prevention Act. The co-chair, Republican Lisa Murkowski, blocked the bill that would have lifted the oil companies’ liability cap. Wilson was removed from the hearing [...]
On Memorial Day 2010, I remember Abeer Hamza, the 14-year-old stalked, raped and murdered by predatory US soldiers who also murdered her family. I remember Nadja Al-Ali, Iraqi-German author of What Kind of Liberation?, talking about Iraqi women dying from cancer after exposure to Depleted Uranium. I remember being spell-bound by charismatic Afghan parliamentarian in exile, Malalai Joya, as she told a crowd in Berkeley about “democracy-loving leaders” in her country: “We have a LOT!” she declared with eyes blazing.