On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez struck a reef in Prince William Sound and caused one of the most devastating environmental events in history. On the 20th anniversary of the spill, Greg Palast wrote a jaw-dropping article about the disaster, what the area was like twenty years later, and the steps Exxon had taken to avoid responsibility. It made us angry. In fact, it made us furious. And one of the most infuriating things about it was the fact that no one else was furious because no one was paying any attention at all. And even worse than that, there was a seemingly unending string of appalling things happening in our world but being completely ignored. We decided that needed to change, so News To Make You Furious was born. Each month we shine a spotlight on some particularly egregious issue that isn’t getting the exposure it deserves. It may not be much but it’s what we can do, and if everyone did what little they could maybe things would start to change. Maybe.
Anyway, here’s what we’ve covered in 2011. Click any of the pictures below to go to our original article on each ghastly subject. Ready to get your heart rate up? Then let’s get FURIOUS!