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Oxfam and New Pornographers Release BP Oil Spill Music Video

Oxfam and New Pornographers Release BP Oil Spill Music Video

The BP oil spill happened a year ago this week, and although the cost and effects of the spill are still being tabulated, the media is virutally silent about the way the crisis is being handled in the Gulf.

The New Pornographers teamed up with Oxfam America to remind America that the Gulf Coast is still suffering in their new music video.

THe music video for the song “Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk” (from The New Pornographers’ album “Together”), was shot on Louisiana’s Gulf, and features local residents still reeling from the recent BP oil spill.

Join Oxfam and take action to make sure that businesses don’t just deliver “sweet talk” and respect people’s rights at www.actfast.oxfamamerica.org.

Related Reading:

Gulf Oil Spill: 10 Horrifying Facts You Never Wanted To Know

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[Source: PlanetForward]

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11:48AM PDT on Apr 27, 2011

thanks for doing this video

3:48AM PDT on Apr 27, 2011

We are past peak oil already--so maybe that part of the problem will resolve itself--we will just plain run out whether we have developed a usable substitute or not. I would like to see bio-diesel from algae as a substitute for petroleum.

9:32AM PDT on Apr 26, 2011

The great advantage big companies and bad politicians have over us is our short memory span: we tend to forget about issues - no matter how incenced we get - rather quickly! That's why, for instance, we need things like 'Remembrance Day' to keep remembering history's lessons. So we should have a 'Gulf War Day', a ' Hurricane Katrina Day', an 'Iraq War Day', a BP Oil Spill Day' and so on and so forth...

3:16AM PDT on Apr 26, 2011

no matter how you look at it oil has poluted the earth, is poluting and will carry on poluting so advertising people can say anything they want or try to hide it ....the thruth is there on front of you everyday!

2:44PM PDT on Apr 25, 2011

thanks for the post.

11:37AM PDT on Apr 25, 2011

Media is the best way to help people understand the truth. Good job on the video.

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The best bet is to vote in the primary and get a better dem in but even if Obama gets re elected he may have more freedom to act not worrying about another election. I think he may have learned a few hard lessons.

10:35AM PDT on Apr 25, 2011

I agree with Rand M..
Time to vote third party .
I am voting Green Party myself.

5:49AM PDT on Apr 25, 2011

Still sad always will be.

5:22AM PDT on Apr 25, 2011

Thanks for the article.

12:35AM PDT on Apr 25, 2011

thanks for sending the video

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