Oil

The Corbett Report, an independent alternative news source produced by James Corbett, has released a documentary about the history of the “oil-igarchy.” From farm to pharmaceutical, diesel truck to dinner plate, pipeline…





Russian Republic of Chechnya (Originally published by The Fifth Column News) – Speaker for the Chechnyan Parliament, Dukuvakha Abdurakhamanov, has announced Chechnya’s willingness to send an undisclosed amount of high-tech weapons and…



Peak oil has been an alarmist catch phrase for so long that many of us simply assume that oil production has in fact peaked and we’re well on the way to running…












Antonia  Juhasz calls foul on BP and other oil giants’ claims to be supporting alternative energy, at Rolling Stone: Since the Gulf oil disaster in 2010, BP has spent hundreds of millions…


Corporations seem to be all about irreverent ads, yet get surprisingly sensitive when the joke is on them. Via the Electronic Frontier Foundation:

In the wake of a major pipeline spill in Mayflower, Arkansas, Exxon has launched a campaign to prevent Little Rock television stations from running a political ad titled, “Exxon Hates Your Children.” To try to keep it off the air, Exxon is circulating a memo to television stations claiming that the commercial is “defamatory toward ExxonMobil’s employees.”

The ads, which were paid for through crowdfunding, were scheduled to run on local ABC, NBC, and Fox stations this week, but were taken off the schedule when the stations got the memo. In February, Exxon pulled the same stunt when Comcast was set to air the ad during the president’s State of the Union address.