From the Frontlines: May 7th, 2010

Deregulation and carcinogens, racial foreclosure gaps, and the Fed audit: today’s news and notes.

Might want to reconsider how “microwaveable” your Tupperware is: Nicholas Kristof highlights a new report that shows the connections between industry deregulation and increased cancer rates.

Why is the foreclosure rate three times higher among blacks than whites? IPS scholar Dedrick Muhammad appears on CNN to discuss.

Danny Schecter’s new movie, Plunder, shows that the story of our economic collapse is even darker than you’d think. Truthdig has the preview; we’ve got the film screening in DC.

After the BP oil spill, 55 percent of Floridians now oppose offshore drilling. Almost a year ago, 55 percent were for it. Via Think Progress.

Score one for government transparency: Dean Baker reports that Sen. Bernie Sanders reached a deal with Sen. Chris Dodd to get the GAO to audit the Fed. “Any interested journalist, academic, blogger or generic snoop can read through the data and find exactly how much money Goldman Sachs got, at what interest rate, with what collateral and when they paid it back.”

New Yorkers will gather outside of Israeli diamond magnate Lev Leviev’s New York store this Saturday, to protest his involvement in human rights violations and settlement building in Gaza.

How will the British elections affect Africa and the Global South?