The Worst Environmental Disaster in U.S. history.
Last month, I said we’d dedicate part of our Just Posts to what regular folks were saying about the spill. In general, we tried to find different reflections and different stories — not news updates or posts with heavily quoted material — just talk. As one living in New Orleans, I am curious about how the rest of the world is thinking about this disaster. I’m guessing there will be a lot more posts about this in June and onward, but these are limited to May. It’s what folks were saying in the “early” days of the disaster… you know, only 25 or so days into it. The list is not an endorsement of how to think about this, it’s a list put out there in hope that these posts give others a little variety in how we can think about what is happening and what is to come — and maybe expand our thoughts and conversations about in the coming weeks.
- Summer of Tears, by Mike Roberts at Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper
- Heartbreaking, by Absence of Alternatives
- Bombshell Expose: the real reason the oil still flows into the Gulf of Mexico, by JoAnnMor at Blogster.
- Give Us Back the Gulf and our Lives, by Bayou Child
- Thoughts on the BP Protest, by Guest Postess Sandy Rosenthal at NOLAFemmes
- Oil Spill Protest, by maringouin at NOLAFemmes
- Thoughts from the Gulf, by Amanda Mueller at NOLAFemmes
- Ode to Oysters, by Swampwoman
- Oil Free Zone!, Cajun Ingenuity, Tenacity over Tears, and A “slick” that ain’t so slick, by Bayou Woman
- Helping to Rename BP, by Painted Maypole
- Sunday Relaxing and This Link To…, by Liprap’s Lament
- The Big Deal and BP, Rethought, by Cold Spaghetti
- Hell in Handbasket, by Voix at Voix De Michele
- Before the Oil Comes, by Velveteen Mind
- When Arizona was Multicultural, by Left Coast Cowboys
- Mi Amiga, Getting Up Off Floor, and In Park, by Jen at One Plus Two
- Dear Diane Day 15, at Homelessness Is Over
- Triumph Over Adversity Fairy Tale, by Julie at The Artful Flower
- America the Beautiful, by Wreke at Wreke Havoc
- Hey, DADT: start packing your bags, by girlgriot
- Scout and Sense and Sexuality, by Emily at Wheels on the Bus
The Just Posts are a joint effort between Alejna and me… please stop by to see what she’s saying this month! Submissions of blog posts on social justice issues are encouraged from all; see more information about the JPs here.
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