>Beijing suspects false flag attack

>on South Korean corvetteby Wayne MadsenOnline Journal Contributing Writeronlinejournal.com (May 28 2010)Wayne Madsen Report's intelligence sources in Asia suspect that the March attack on the South Korean Navy anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvette, the Cheonan, was a false flag attack designed to appear as coming from North Korea.One of the main purposes for increasing tensions on … Continue reading >Beijing suspects false flag attack

>Did an American Mine Sink South Korean Ship?

>by Yoichi ShimatsuNew America Media, News Analysis (May 27 2010)South Korean Prime Minister Lee Myung-bak has claimed "overwhelming evidence" that a North Korean torpedo sank the corvette Cheonan on March 26, killing 46 sailors. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton claimed that there's "overwhelming evidence" in favor of the theory that North Korea sank the … Continue reading >Did an American Mine Sink South Korean Ship?

>BP oil spill

>Can environmental crime ever be made to pay?by Tom Levitttheecologist.org (May 24 2010)Million dollar fines and compensation claims may dent the profits of BP and other companies admitting responsibility for ecological disasters but, on their own, are they enough of a deterrent?The full cost of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to marine … Continue reading >BP oil spill

>Deepwater Horizon

>This is What the End of the Oil Age Looks Likeby Richard HeinbergPost Carbon Institutecountercurrents.org (May 26 2010)Lately I've been reading the excellent coverage of the Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill at TheOilDrum.com, a site frequented by veteran oil geologists and engineers. A couple of adages from the old-timers are worth quoting: "Cut corners all … Continue reading >Deepwater Horizon

>What If The Oil Spill Just Can’t Be Fixed?

>by David RobertsGrist.orgcountercurrents.org (May 26 2010)The BP Gulf oil disaster is reaching an interesting phase. People's gut instinct, their first reaction, is to find someone to blame. They blame BP for negligence; the Obama administration for its tepid response; the Bush administration for lax regulatory enforcement. People have been casting about for some way to … Continue reading >What If The Oil Spill Just Can’t Be Fixed?

>Garlic, Chainsaws, and Victory Gardens

>The Archdruid Report (May 19 2010)Druid perspectives on nature, culture, and the future of industrial societyThe uncontrolled simplification of a complex system is rarely a welcome event for those people whose lives depend on the system in question. That's one way to summarize the impact of the waves of trouble rolling up against the sand … Continue reading >Garlic, Chainsaws, and Victory Gardens