30 Apr

Events of Interest and Analyses

The McGlynn: Drill, Obama, Drill!, Drill! Drill!!



Oil slick reaches US shores

Louisiana on alert as military offers help to contain Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Spill threatens sensitive coastline

Blog: ‘They saw it coming!’

Environmental crisis looms

Programme: Losing Louisiana


Church in Jerusalem land scandal

For years the Greek Orthodox Church has been criticised for leasing its land in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank to the state of Israel for tens of millions of dollars.Al Jazeera has seen documents that reveal the full extent of the deals made between the church’s former patriarch with a powerful Israeli settler organisation.

Now the new patriarch says he is fighting to stop church property being turned into settlements.

Al Jazeera’s Sherine Tadros reports.


Goldman ‘faces US criminal inquiry’

Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman’s CEO, was questioned
by a US senate subcommittee this week [AFP]

The US justice department has reportedly opened an investigation into the investment bank Goldman Sachs over mortgage deals it allegedly finalised with knowledge of their high risk.

The criminal investigation was begun in New York on Thursday raising the prospect of the firm or some of its employees being charged, the Wall Street Journal newspaper reported.

The investigation follows the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing civil fraud charges against Goldman and one of its traders two weeks ago.


A rescue boat uses a boom to clean up some of the crude oil that has leaked from BP's Deepwater Horizon rig, which sank after an explosion

Oil spill ‘could be worse than Exxon Valdez disaster’

BP struggles to stop crude pouring from well a mile under the sea.


US coastguard, government and BP outline measures to contain the oil spill.

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