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Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 0

Posted on July 06, 2010 by Flashpoints

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Tarballs on the Gulf Coast

In what appears to be a real life repeat of the Jaws scenario, beaches along the Gulf Coast were allowed to stay open as swimmers were told to swim at their own risk and look out for the oil; we’ll speak to long-time shrimp boat captain and Texas environmental campaigner, Diane Wilson; also joining us is the environmental coordinator for the Emergency Committee to Stop the Gulf Oil Disaster, just back from beaches in Florida and Alabama; we’ll speak to Counterpunch editor Jeffrey St. Claire about the inter-locking complicit relationships between our government and corporate oil lobbies that make these power brokers complicit in the gulf oil disaster; and UN Special Investigator for human rights in the Occupied Territories suggests that the current visitor to the White House should be investigated for war crimes.

Click HERE for Jesse Strauss’ article on Oakland’s run up to the Oscar Grant-Johannes Mehserle verdict

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Guests:

Diane Wilson, Texas Fisherwoman and activist

Nicolet Slagel, Environmental Coordinator for the Emergency Committee to Stop the Gulf Oil Disaster

Jeffrey St Claire, author and editor of CounterPunch

Richard Falk, Professor of international law at Princeton and Special Rapporteur for the UN on the Occupied Palestinian Territories

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