The Alyona Show: Oil Spill Blame Game
Executives from BP, Halliburton, and Transocean were all on Capitol Hill on May 11, testifying on who is responsible for the explosion and leak at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Keep in mind that an estimated 40 million gallons of oil have been spewing into the ocean so far, and there's still no end in sight. Plan A has failed and it seems like other plans are just speculation. But the executives seem more focused on playing the blame game RT Correspondent Jihan Hafiz made it to the hearings and she talks about them with Alyona. Do these hearings ever amount to anything? Or are members of Congress chiding corporations that give their campaigns money just for show? Alyona and radio host Thom Hartmann discuss.
Then, looking at recent events, you'd think the financial world was once again on the brink of collapse. Last week, the US stock market crashed almost one thousand points in one day, only to rebound hours later. This past weekend, Europe was in full crisis mode, until the announcement of a bailout for Greece seemed to quiet the storm. But what conclusions, if any, can we make? Alyona discusses with WallStreetOasis.com's CEO and Founder Patrick Curtis
Finally, six UN rights experts came out and said that Arizona's new immigration law could violate international standards for immigration and human rights. While there has been a lot of backlash against Arizona's new law, and even the Obama administration condemned it, a public lashing by the UN is pretty rare. Alyona talks about the issue with RT Correspondent Marina Portnaya, who covers the UN in New York.