Stopping the spill, and beginning recovery, is beyond the capacity of a private corporation.
British Petroleum is now putting a special spin on the crisis caused by the explosion of its oil well in the Gulf of Mexico - and it's the most revolting spin yet.
A new political and economic model, a new New Deal, is urgently needed, but the tycoons of finance are not about to yield their power - it will take a series of struggles.
A Gulf Coast disaster has again shocked an entire nation. The callous corporate disregard for safety, workers' lives and environmental devastation is infuriating and mind-boggling.
The focus on "fiscal responsibility" conceals the real causes of the crisis, and if we don't address those we don't have a snowball's chance in hell of lifting workers out of the quicksand.