Exclusive: Greg Palast | BP's Secret Deepwater Blowout
Greg Palast, Truthout/Buzzflash: "Only 17 months before BP's Deepwater Horizon rig suffered a deadly blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, another BP deepwater oil platform also blew out. You've heard and seen much about the Gulf disaster that killed 11 BP workers. If you have not heard about the earlier blowout, it's because BP has kept the full story under wraps. Nor did BP inform Congress or US safety regulators, and BP, along with its oil industry partners, have preferred to keep it that way."
Thom Hartmann | Jefferson Versus the Corporate Aristocracy
Thom Hartmann, Berrett-Koehler Publishers: "Very few people are aware that Thomas Jefferson considered freedom from monopolies to be one of the fundamental human rights. But it was very much a part of his thinking during the time when the Bill of Rights was born. In fact, most of the Founders never imagined a huge commercial empire sweeping over their land, reminiscent of George R. T. Hewes's 'ships of an enormous burthen' with 'immense quantities' of goods. Rather, most of them saw an America made up of people like themselves: farmers."