Monthly Archives: April 2011

Obama, WikiLeaks, and the Guantánamo files

An op-ed by Margaret Kimberley in Eurasia Review: The latest Wikileaks revelations about the prison camp at Guantánamo bring all the horror [that] began with Bush [and that] candidate Obama pledged to end…. He obviously had no intention of ever … Continue reading

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What is nature worth?

by Brendan Barrett in Our World 2.0. Nothing comes close to the degree of change happening in biodiversity, I find it stunning that until the next asteroid slams into this planet, it’s going to be humans more than any force … Continue reading

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Silencing the scientists: The rise of right-wing populism

by Clive Hamilton here: “Some of the bitterest attacks on climate scientists are made by commentators employed by Fox News. Fox ranters Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity often ridicule climate science. Glenn Beck calls global warming “ the greatest scam … Continue reading

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What in the world? The military’s secret plan: To shrink!

Check out this little video (with text printed out) and then the whole 14-page analysis by “Mr. Y”. ‎ We are underinvesting in the real sources of national power – our youth, our infrastructure and our economy. The United States … Continue reading

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Culture of complicity tied to stricken nuclear plant

So you don’t think it can happen here? In The New York Times TOKYO — Given the fierce insularity of Japan’s nuclear industry, it was perhaps fitting that an outsider exposed the most serious safety cover-up in the history of … Continue reading

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Chrnobyl’s silver anniversary

Check out what these experts, Dr. Jeff Patterson, immediate past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Dr. Janette Sherman, editor of the book Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and Nature, said on Democracy Now! Also look at … Continue reading

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Earth Day assessments

Here are some interviews on Democracy Now! that offer some assessment of Earth Day 2011: Vandana Shiva and Maude Barlow on the rights of Mother Earth. “People are already joking: ‘Oh, you’re talking about rights for ticks and rights for … Continue reading

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Thought control by employers

See Democracy Now! for a revelatory interview about what the Koch brothers are doing, with the capabilities they get from last year’s Supreme Court Citizens United decision. Last year’s Citizens United Supreme Court decision granted free speech rights to corporations … Continue reading

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The crime against the children

Do you have young children? Do you know what they are going to have to face in their lives? This is a crime, pure and simple. Boehner, Inhofe, and his climate-crank friends like to talk about the immorality of the … Continue reading

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Fukushima spews, and Vermont Yankee gets extended

So the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission extends Vermont Yankee’s nearly expired lease, trumping local Vermonters from closing the damn leaking Fukushima-modeled thing down. This from Democracy Now!. Here is a response from a friend, a Vermont native, to my post … Continue reading

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