• In the New York Area for Memorial Day without any plans? Consider going to Woodstock and watching Chrissie Hynde (of The Pretenders) & Welsh songwriter JP Jones while supporting the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. The show is on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 29th, and gates open at 5pm, show at 6pm.  General admission tickets are $30 advance / $35 door (if tix are still available). In the event of rain the show will be moved to the largest barn. CLICK HERE for details.

• ABC News went underwater in the Gulf with Philippe Cousteau Jr., grandson of famous explorer Jacques Cousteau, and he described what he saw as “one of the most horrible things I’ve ever seen underwater.

Meanwhile, BP continues to stonewall the American people about the growing Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf, even while the company is reaping millions of dollars in profits a day from its other federal leases.

The Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to bar BP from receiving U.S. government contracts. Suspension of BP contracts would mean the loss of billions of dollars and effectively stop the company from drilling in federally controlled oil fields both on and offshore.

Prior to the current Gulf spill, EPA had linked BP to at least four instances of criminal misconduct, and BP has paid tens of millions in fines for environmental crimes. According to the public interest investigative journalists at Pro Publica, the EPA is considering re-evaluating BP and determining whether the company’s actions leading up to and following the Deep Horizon spill are evidence of an institutional problem inside BP that would qualify for debarment action.

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• Skin Trade, a documentary that I had the honor of being in, will premiere in Los Angeles, CA on June 10th. The evening is also going to be a benefit for ARME.

Get tickets: http://www.skintradethemovie.com/screenings.php