In the world of progressive, grassroots politics, everyone, it seems, is running as fast as they can. That is certainly the impression I have had over the past few years when almost everyone I know is involved in several social movement activities or individual actions.
"Deep Spill 2" sounds like a sequel to a Hollywood thriller.
Unfortunately, it is more of a reality show. "Deep Spill 2" is the name of an ambitious series of proposed scientific experiments that should be happening right now. Scientists from around the globe are ready, literally, to dive in to understand what is happening with the oil and gas that are spewing into the Gulf of Mexico with the force of a volcano.
There is one problem, though: BP won't let them.
Hey, world leaders, I don't need to tell you about the sorry state of the world right now.
Your own communiqués -- a paper trail leading from last year's summit to this one -- outline a lot of the problems pretty clearly.
And they point to a number of potentially powerful solutions that, if actually implemented, could do wonders for our messed-up planet. So it's time to get off your butts and get moving.
In this week's Not Rex spot, Humberto says the EPA should act like the DEA and bust the corporate criminals who killed 10 workers and poisoned the ocean.