is more than your average headline-making
, human rights-eschewing African nation. Likening the country’s uneasy street-silence to that of Pyongyang, deported journalist Peter Maass reveals an unparalleled culture of fear blanketed by an international media blackout
. But for the Whitehouse
and Teodoro Obiang
—Equatorial Guinea’s torturous leader—the poverty, abuse and dead-quiet are business as usual
Meet Joules the climate change-sceptic robot.
Joules is employed to teach 8-14 year-old school children in the UK about energy use. Joules says
: "oil and gas could be in short supply in about 50 years time. The earth is believed to be getting warmer and sea levels apper to be rising. Energy Chest is funded in part by the world's biggest oil company: ExxonMobil
. [more inside]
vivoleum ExxonMobil has hit upon a novel and renewable source of fuel
"Attendees paid 50 dollars a head to hear a speech from the National Petroleum Council, a group that also advises the White House on oil and gas matters.
It was rumoured a new joint energy policy from the Canadian and American governments was coming.
Staten Island oil and gas facility on fire...
The BBC reports that a massive explosion has struck an oil and gas facility on Staten Island, on the outskirts of New York City.
Exxon "helped torture in Indonesia."
The Aceh uprising brings up the point--how far do we allow multi-nationals to go to "protect their interests"? Would you sanction torture to keep the price of gas and other petroleum products low?