effects on health from BP oil disaster

September 19, 2011

Dahr Jamail has a powerful article at Al Jazeera, “Sick Gulf residents continue to blame BP.” Widespread respiratory problems, rashes, miscarriages. One of the major problems is the chemicals used in the oil dispersants — many of these are showing up in the blood of Gulf residents.


in-depth article on U.S. Postal Service crisis

September 19, 2011

Nicole Colson’s article, “Why postal workers need your support,” offers an in-depth and nuanced take on the labor issues as well as the history of the current problem. Excellent piece.