Friday, July 16, 2010

Shoot BP: The Amazon to Arctic Investigation

Greg Palast starts a piece with a "Quote of the Day":

At Tatitlek Village, Alaska Native Henry Makarka told me, "If I had a machine gun I'd shoot every one of them white sons of bitches."

Makarka was talking about the executives who came to him and his tribe 40 years ago to purchase their land at Valdez. They were from the companies now known as Exxon and BP.

The Tatitlek were paid the handsome price of $1 for Valdez, which the companies knew was worth billions.

We have launched the multi-national Amazon to Arctic investigation of BP and its oily sisters.

The rest of his piece is a plea for funds to continue his investigation. Please go read and donate if you're interested.

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