Last Friday, trans-Atlantic reporting investigator, Greg Palast held a press conference. Coinciding with the second anniversary of the disastrous BP Deepwater Horizon oil platform blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, Palast reports; BP knew they had major problems with the Deepwater Horizon, knew it was an environmental time-bomb certain to go off, and yet did nothing to prevent the predictable catastrophe that followed.
Greg Palast’s latest book recording the everyday depravity that is the modern world is, ‘Vultures’ Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores.’
‘Vultures’ Picnic’ joins Palast’s previous best-sellers, ‘The Best Democracy Money Can Buy,’ and ‘Armed Madhouse’ completing a chilling trilogy chronicling corporate malfeasance and personal moral turpitude endangering all life on Earth. It is, quote: “a journey into the corrupt heart of Big Oil, and behind it, Bigger Finance, exposing once and for all the corporate vultures who feed on the weak and poison our planet.”
Greg Palast in the first half.
And; I went down to the Creatively United for the Planet Festival in Victoria yesterday to hear famed Canadian naturalist painter, Robert Bateman give a keynote address. Bateman famously smeared in black one of his paintings in a Youtube video famously protesting the proposed Gateway Pipeline project that he believes will certainly result in the destruction of British Columbia’s rich coastal environment. Bateman’s retrospective, ‘The Art of Robert Bateman,’ recently toured Canada and the USA, and his one-man show toured cities in Russia.
Robert Bateman in his own words in the second half.
And; Victoria Street Newz producer and CFUV radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us newz from the city’s streets and beyond. but first, Greg Palast and what BP knew about Deepwater and when, and why they did nothing about it.
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com