Daily Archives: 07/19/2011

Our Oceans are Dying

Are We Nearing the End of the Line for Edible Ocean Fish?

Mark Karlin, Truthout:

“On July 16, The New York Times editorialized that the world’s oceans are potentially on the verge of irreversible catastrophic collapse. Due to global warming and other factors, the marine ecosystems are being severely compromised. One of the factors contributing to the degradation of our oceans is massive, industrial, commercial overfishing. The Times cites a report that many species of fish are ‘either vulnerable to extinction, endangered or critically endangered.’ Journalist Charles Clover wrote the definitive book on overfishing, ‘The End of the Line: How Overfishing Is Changing the World and What We Eat.’ Truthout recently interviewed him.”
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I Love the Smell of Murdoch in the Morning

Monday 19 July 2011 – Truthout
William Rivers Pitt | I Love the Smell of Murdoch in the Morning

“The sun rose on Tuesday to shine upon a fascinating spectacle: Rupert Murdoch and his son James, who rule the News Corp. media empire, were slated to sit before a British parliamentary committee to answer questions on the phone-hacking scandal that has blown up like a volcano in recent weeks. Ten arrests, including News Corp executive Rebekah Brooks, top British police resignations, and the sudden, unexplained death of the fellow who first blew the whistle on the whole sordid mess … no, it has not been dull.”
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