Monthly Archives: July 2010

Our Complicity

Story by Dahr Jamail Photography by Erika Blumenfeld We rather be ruined than changed. We rather die in our dread, than climb the cross of the moment, and let our illusions die. -W.H. Auden, excerpted from “The Age of Anxiety” Not long ago we strolled along a beautiful white-sand beach in Orange Beach, Alabama, taking […]

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BP Response Workers Report Low Morale, Lack of Pay, Sickness

Story by Dahr Jamail, Photography by Erika Blumenfeld, t r u t h o u t | Report BP Oil Disaster response workers are reporting endemic problems, such as not being paid on time, low morale, rampant sickness, equipment failures, and being lied to regularly. “Yesterday was a catastrophe,” one worker, speaking on condition of […]

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What Happens Next?

Story by Dahr Jamail Photography by Erika Blumenfeld Recently we met with Captain Louis Skrmetta who runs Ship Island Excursions out of Gulfport, Mississippi. His grandfather came to the US from Croatia in 1904, and began working as an oyster fisherman, now an endangered endeavor. From that background arose the family business of ferrying people […]

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Talking Gulf Coast Disaster on Democracy Now!

Dahr shares stories of his trip to the Gulf Coast with Amy Goodman and Sharif Abdel Kouddous. Dahr’s segment starts around 42:15 of this video.

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