The Rising of the Moon

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Big Money, Big Oil kills speech again

In areas already reported, big oil, in this case Exxon-Mobil, has managed to keep the truth about global warming out of the hands of American students. The National Assoc. of Science Teachers has rejected an offer of 50,000 (yes, all those zeros) free copies of Al Gore's seminal work on the effects of global warming, An Inconvenient Truth, to be placed in science classrooms. The NAST groups claims that it wants to keep "special interests," out of the classrooms and does not want to make a "political" endorsement of the film's well-documented facts. But in reality the NAST has accepted huge donations of media and materials produced by the oil companies. The group has chosen sides with big money and big power over what really is an inconvenient truth.
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