Fukushima: an ongoing disaster
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-07-20
n March–on the eighth anniversary of the Fukushima disaster–Time magazine published an article with the headline: "Want to Stop Climate Change? Then It's Time to Fall Back in Love with Nuclear Energy". | Source…
Stranger Things, Stranger Times
Kenn Orphan | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-19
To say we live in extraordinarily strange times is perhaps the ultimate understatement. Strange times indeed, and terrifying as well. Rising global fascism, the continued threat of nuclear war, an imperiled biosphere and a climate that is rapidly heating up. In the US it is even more apparent. There are concentration camps on the southern…
'An Insanely Bad Move': Experts Sound Alarm as Trump's Nuclear Safety Agency Weighs Rollback of Plant Inspections
Jessica Corbett | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-19
After months of experts raising alarm over the nuclear power industry pressuring U.S. regulators to roll back safety policies, staffers at the federal agency that monitors reactors sparked concerns Tuesday with official recommendations that include scaling back required inspections to …
How Iran is fighting back against Trump's "maximum pressure" campaign
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-07-19
On May 8, 2018, U.S. President Donald J. Trump announced his decision to end the US' participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and begin reinstating nuclear-related sanctions against Iran. These extreme measures including the so-called "maximum pressure" policy and attempting to bring Iranian oil exports to "zero" have inflicted excruciating pain on …
Planning commission must reject proposed Bylong mine
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-18
Protesters gathered outside the NSW Independent Planning Commission (IPC) on July 16 to urge it and the Coalition state government to save the precious Bylong Valley, in Central West NSW, from a new thermal coalmine. | The IPC is due to make a decision on the future of South Korean company KEPCO's Bylong mine proposal in the near future. | Bylong farmer Phil Kennedy said: "There are just so many reasons why this mine cannot go ahead. | "This valley is so gorgeous and so productive. It would be a crime to ruin it with a dangerous coalmine, putting water resources and the Growie River under strain. | "We help produ…
We could have been nuke-free
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-18
Fallout: Conspiracy, Cover-Up and the Deceitful Case for the Atom Bomb | Peter Watson | Simon & Schuster, 2018 | 423 pages | Nuclear weapons need never have been built. Our world could have been free from the "frozen tableau of terror" of 9500 nuclear warheads capable of destroying the world 100 times over, as Peter Watson comprehensively shows in Fallout: Conspiracy, Cover-Up and the Deceitful Case for the Atom Bomb. | It is pure fable that the atomic bomb was only brought into being as a necessary defence against Nazi Germany acquiring nuclear weapons during World War II. | Nazi Germany never had a…
Irán sale del acuerdo nuclear: ødebería preocuparse el mundo?
Mazda Majidi | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-11
Desde principios de julio, el presidente iraní Hassan Rouhani y otros funcionarios han estado anunciando la intención de Irán de ir más allá de las restricciones establecidas por el Plan de Acción Integral Conjunto (JCPOA por sus siglas en inglés).
Iran breaks out of nuclear accord: Should the world be concerned?
Mazda Majidi | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-10
Since early July, President Hassan Rouhani and several other officials have been announcing Iran's intention to start going beyond the restrictions set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-25
Washington, DC — June 25, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …
Peace Action Endorses Kara Eastman for Congress
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-24
Washington, DC — June 24, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …