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The Indypendent : An Ocean of Troubles: Louisiana Gulf Communities Face a Slow Death

By The Indypendent Staff

Louisiana native Brian Marks reports: "The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill has again focused the nation on southern Louisiana. For the second time in less than five years, we are on the front pages of U.S. newspapers. And again, this region is terribly misunderstood.

Easy explanations miss the reasons why this area is so vulnerable. The national media have a tendency to see things through a close-up-lens capturing the details while utterly missing the larger context. This disaster has not only been a long time coming, but it is only one of a series of disasters.

For the full article, see the link to "The Gulf Disaster: No End in Sight" below.

Also in this issue of the Indypendent: Arun Gupta on Israel and the flotilla massacre; Honduras one year after the coup; and an interview with a food justice activist. For all that and much more, see below.

Students Win Last Chance for Diploma || Flotilla Attack Fuels Movement Targeting Israel || Getting Real on Food with Jen Griffith || Out on the Streets: Understanding the Section 8 Crisis || Ticket to Ride: Students Win MetroCard Fight || The Gulf Disaster: No End in Sight || Cultural Extinction: Fear of No Recovery in the Gulf || Honduras on the March || The Victim that is Israel || /a> || Summer Lit Picks || Stage, Screen and Rooftop: Film and Comedy || Community Calendar || Reader Comments

People living near the water are getting sick 10.Nov.2010 13:45

Jody Paulson

I just saw this disconcerting video of a woman's symptoms today:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlO2TCQtkk0&feature=player_embedded

Here's another link about this sickness:
New Evidence Links BP to Health Crisis in the Gulf
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