Monday, January 18, 2010

Cruisin' for a Bruisin'

Shame on High Seas

"I just can't see myself sunning on the beach, playing in the water, eating a barbecue, and enjoying a cocktail while [in Port-au-Prince] there are tens of thousands of dead people being piled up on the streets, with the survivors stunned and looking for food and water," one passenger wrote on the Cruise Critic internet forum...."

from the Guardian UK

Fun on Standby

Port of Myopia - Cruise ships sit idle waiting for "better weather" in the Caribbean.

Bombs or Butter?

Sharp words from Greg Palast:

Send in the Marines. That’s America’s response. That’s what we’re good at. The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson finally showed up after three days. With what? It was dramatically deployed — without any emergency relief supplies. It has sidewinder missiles and 19 helicopters.

There’s no such thing as a ‘natural’ disaster. 200,000 Haitians have been slaughtered by slum housing and IMF “austerity” plans.

We report, you decide.


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