Monday, November 4, 2013 Pro-Nuke Scientists Should Go To Fukushima (9 comments)
The four scientists who have advocated more nuclear power as a solution to global warming should go to Fukushima. Atomic energy is a failed technology & the radiation now constantly gushing from that stricken site is already harming us all.
The Tokyo Electric Power Company is incapable of handling this worsening crisis. The Japanese government must turn the site over to a global task force of the world's best scientists
Friday, October 18, 2013 Thousands of Nuclear Regulators Sent Home During Shutdown (5 comments)
All of this has hurt the nuclear industry. A long, drawn-out shutdown would have gone further, killing the re-licensing process and the endless flow of rubber-stamped regulatory exceptions on which the industry thrives. An unmanageable accident in the midst of this shorthanded mess would have been another chime in a chorus of death knells.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 The demand for a global take-over at Fukushima has hit critical mass (3 comments)
The petitions circulating through the Internet ask that the United Nations take over. They ask the world scientific and engineering communities to step in. The signatures are pouring in from all over the world. By November, they will be delivered to the United Nations. The corporate media has blacked out meaningful coverage of the most critical threat to global health and safety in decades. The Rootsaction petition also ask
Friday, September 13, 2013 Five Ways a Wider Syrian War Could Go Nuclear (4 comments)
Should DU weaponry be used yet again, this time in Syria, the contamination would be widespread and irreversible. Many thousands of innocent people -- including the countless unborn -- would suffer greatly. As with all radioactive fallout, the lethal effects will stretch through the generations.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Dr. Hansen, We Need You at Fukushima and Diablo Canyon (2 comments)
When you draw a line from Three Mile Island through Chernobyl and Fukushima, what comes next? At the very least -- before anyone spends time and money on still more atomic pipe dreams -- we need a unified global scientific community to put an end to the escalating radioactive horror that's with us now.
Thursday, May 16, 2013 Grassroots Activism Brings San Onofre to the No Nukes Brink (2 comments)
In January, it seemed the restart of San Onofre Unit 2 would be a corporate cake walk.
With its massive money & clout, Southern California Edison was ready to ram through a license exception for a reactor whose botched $770 million steam generator fix had kept it shut for a year.
But a funny thing has happened: a No Nukes groundswell has turned this routine rubber stamping into an epic battle the grassroots might win
Monday, April 29, 2013 Los Angeles to San Onofre: 'Not So Fast!' (1 comments)
There is a deep-rooted public opposition to resumed operations at reactors perched in a tsunami zone near earthquake faults that threaten all of southern California & much of the Southwest.
Sunday, March 10, 2013 Fukushima is already harming our children (12 comments)
Thyroid abnormalities have now been confirmed among tens of thousands of children downwind from Fukushima. They are the first clear sign of an unfolding radioactive tragedy that demands this industry be buried forever.
Friday, February 15, 2013 Our Atomic Dominoes Are Falling (2 comments)
Every promise the nuclear energy industry has made---from "too cheap to meter" to "reactors don't explode" to "radiation is good for you"---has turned toxic. Green technology can save us from all this.
Monday, November 12, 2012 An Election Protection Agenda for 2016 (1 comments)
Winning all this will require the usual blood, sweat and tears of a long, hard national grassroots campaign. Since Florida 2000 and Ohio 2004, this movement has made great strides in exposing the corrupt nature of an all-too-vulnerable electoral system.
But the hard work has just begun. If we are to live in a democracy, we have no choice but to win.
So let's do it!
Friday, November 9, 2012 Romney would have won if it had all come down to Ohio (1 comments)
Had this election been closer,your media days would now be filled with breathless bloviators perched here in Columbus,searching for hanging electronic chads.We would be in the throes of yet another losing Constitutional crisis,courtesy of an Electoral College whose roots are in slavery,and electronic registration and voting systems that should have been abolished long ago.If any of that is still in place in 2016,shame on us.
Saturday, November 3, 2012 Will America's 2012 Election Be Stolen? National Press Club, Monday, November 5 (2 comments)
Press conference will focus on the ownership, programming, operation and management of America's electronic vote count, an on-going threat to the verifiability of our national vote count. Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 12:00 PM on Monday, November 5, 2012. With Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein and authors of WILL THE GOP STEAL AMERICA'S 2012 ELECTION, Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman
Thursday, November 1, 2012 Why we fight to prevent stolen elections in 2012 and beyond (3 comments)
Pay very close attention to what happens in this election, following with a powerful social movement that will deliver real democracy to this country.Which candidate gets your vote is not our concern here.As Americans,we agree on one thing: all citizens must have their right to a ballot and to have it counted.In the long run,our one best hope for a sustainable future is the power of a fully enfranchised people.
Monday, September 24, 2012 Will 9 GOP governors put Romney in the White House? (3 comments)
Republican governors of the nine key swing states above have the power to flip the election without significant public recourse. Except for exit polls there is no established way to check how the official electronic vote count might square with the actual intent of the electorate. And there is no legal method by which an electronic vote count can be effectively challenged.
Thursday, September 6, 2012 Will the GOP steal America's 2012 election? (5 comments)
For those working on the 2012 election, and for democracy in general, it will take an extraordinary commitment to protecting the registered status of millions of Americans, getting them to the polls, guaranteeing their right to vote once there, and making sure there is an accurate vote count -- electronic and otherwise -- once those votes are cast.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Murdoch's Journal pushes tragic Fukushima flim-flam (3 comments)
No verbal contortions can ever cleanse what Forbes Magazine long ago branded "the largest managerial disaster in American history." No error-filled whitewash will ever convince our bodies that radiation is good for us. While Rupert Murdoch helps paint a happy face on a dying industry, we continue to pay with our money and our lives.
Friday, August 24, 2012 Four Ways Ohio Republicans are Already Stealing the 2012 Election (28 comments)
By purging registration lists, limiting voting times, messing with voter ID requirements and controlling electronic voting machines, the GOP has a huge leg up on winning what has often been America's key swing state.
Clearly the Ohio GOP is once again geared up to deny the vote -- and vote count -- to as many Democrats as it can. If it succeeds, as it did in 2004, Barack Obama stands little chance of being re-elected.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 The devil STILL has us death dancing at Fukushima (1 comments)
Our lives still hang by a Devil's thread at Fukushima.
The molten cores at Units 1, 2 & 3 have threatened all life on Earth. The flood of liquid radiation has poisoned the Pacific. Fukushima's cesium and other airborne emissions have already dwarfed Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and all nuclear explosions including Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 A Transcendant CSN (Crosby Stills and Nash) (2 comments)
The power of music is one of the great unknowns in the human saga. For reasons we don't quite understand (yet) its vibrations can lift us to great heights, drop us down into deep depression, liberate us, make us joyous, help us grieve, and so much more.
Thus its practitioners---the best of them---can rise to shaman status. They can speak to higher realities, lead us on political issues, arouse our spirits, calm our souls.
Monday, May 7, 2012 The Nuclear Industry Has Melted in Japan and France (3 comments)
Japan's stunning reality is that its gargantuan capital investment in more than 50 commercial reactors is now dead in the water. Likewise the demise of Nikolas Sarkozy: allies at France's nuclear-commited utility have been Europe's primary pushers of the "Peaceful Atom." Now his Socialist rival is running the country, backed by a constituency largely supportive of a green conversion to parallel the one in neighboring Germany.
Thursday, April 19, 2012 Obama's Atomic Solyndra (8 comments)
The future of nuclear power now hangs on a single decision by President Obama---and us.
His Office of Management & Budget could cave to the unsustainable demands of reactor builders who cannot handle the standard terms of a loan agreement.
Or he could defend basic financial procedures and stand up for the future of the American economy.
There are virtually no private investors willing to back new reactor construction.
Friday, March 16, 2012 Nuclear power's green mountain grassroots demise (5 comments)
Signs of a popular uprising against rampant pollution---including nuclear reactors---indicate growing public opposition.
But here in the US, we are at the fall-off-the-cliff moment for atomic energy, new and old.
Entergy, has been "blinded by its arrogance and contempt for the state of Vermont." The company, she says, "is attempting to establish that corporations are more powerful than the states t hey operate in.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Court to Vermont: "Drop Dead" (7 comments)
In practical terms,this could mean that any corporation can bust any public trust on even the flimsiest pretext.Let the corporate lawyers find some pale excuse and the company can skirt its contractual obligations. In the hands of the supremely corporatist Roberts Court, this case could join Citizens United in a devastating one-two punch for the unrestrained power of the private corporation.It would also put the reactor beyond
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 2012 is the Year to Finally Bury Nuke Power
The year 2012 has opened with news that Fukushima's radioactive cloud may already have killed some 14,000 Americans, according to a major study just published in the International Journal of Health Services.
Germany and Japan, the world's third and fourth largest economies, along with numerous others countries, have definitively turned away from the "Peaceful Atom."
But it hasn't yet been buried. That's up to us.
Sunday, November 6, 2011 Will The 1% Steal Ohio's Labor Rights Referendum? (3 comments)
Greg Moore, head of the NAACP's voting rights campaign, has said that Ohio's Issue 2 may be the most important vote in the entire US this year. He also points out that in 2004 the right wing used a vote against gay marriage to attract conservative voters to the polls. This year the Republicans have put a symbolic anti-Obamacare Issue 3 on the ballot to draw out the same reactionary elements.
Thursday, August 4, 2011 Green Music Again Confronts Atomic Power (1 comments)
Amidst a life-and-death struggle to finally shut the nuclear energy industry,the power of green music flows again this Sunday.It's also pouring over the Internet, as the historic all-day MUSE2 gathering is staged at the Shoreline Amphitheatre south of San Francisco,re-uniting Bonnie Raitt,Jackson Browne,Crosby-Stills-Nash, the Doobie Brothers,John Hall,Sweet Honey in the Rock and many more who'll sing to benefit Fukushima.
Thursday, July 28, 2011 Don't Nuke the Budget! (1 comments)
America's budget crisis has the world economy at the brink.Social Security, Medicare, aid for needy children, environmental protection & much more are being chopped.Yet Congress and the White House may still want to use our money to fund atomic power.Specifically, $36 billion in loan guarantees may still be on the table for building new nukes.Millions more are slated for "small modular reactors" and other atomic boondoggle.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Fukushima Spews, Los Alamos Burns, Vermont Rages & We've Almost Lost Nebraska (33 comments)
Humankind is now threatened by the simultaneous implosion, explosion, incineration, courtroom contempt and drowning of its most lethal industry.
We know only two things for certain: worse is yet to come, and those in charge are lying about it---at least to the extent of what they actually know, which is nowhere near enough.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Are We on the Brink of Burying Nuke Power Forever? (4 comments)
The dream of a Solartopian future has become the capitalist present.Germany and Japan would not be committing to a green-powered future if its large corporations-Siemans, Enercon, Mitsubishi, Sharp-whose CEOs have run the numbers and decided nukes are a loser.And that the real profit center for the long-term energy biz is in green power.The $36 billion in loan guarantees Obama wants in the 2012 budget must come out.
Thursday, May 26, 2011 Is Fukushima now ten Chernobyls into the sea? (7 comments)
Fukushima is much closer to the ocean than Chernobyl,so more intense contamination might be expected.The high radiation levels being measured indicate Fukushima's most important impacts may be on marine life.The US has ceased measuring contamination in Pacific seafood.But for centuries to come,at least some radioactive materials dumped into the sea will find their way into the creatures of the sea & humans who depend on them.
Thursday, May 26, 2011 Is Fukushima now ten Chernobyls into the sea? (1 comments)
New readings show levels of radioisotopes found up to 30 kilometers offshore from the on-going crisis at Fukushima are ten times higher than those measured in the Baltic and Black Seas during Chernobyl.
Monday, May 23, 2011 Fukushima's Apocalyptic Threat Demands Immediate Global Action (7 comments)
Radiation pouring into the sea has begun to spread worldwide. Japan and Germany have had the good survival sense to abandon future reactor construction, and to shut some existing sites. But here, the corporate media blackout is virtually complete. Out of sight, out of mind seems the strategy for an industry desperate for federal loan guarantees and continued operation of a rickety fleet of decaying old reactors.
Saturday, April 30, 2011 Will the Nuclear Power Industry Melt Down?
A critical moment is coming soon, when Obama goes to Congress to request an additional $36 billion in loan guarantees for new nukes in his 2012 budget.
With them, America's atomic industry has a chance to build a few more reactors. Without them, a green-powered Earth is within our grasp.
Sunday, March 27, 2011 "Safe" Radiation is a Lethal TMI Lie (1 comments)
What we fear most about TMI, then Chernobyl and now Fukushima, is not what has happened---but what is yet to come, there, and at the next inevitable reactor disaster.
We are a pro-life movement.
Please call the White House, the Congress and your state and local governments and DEMAND they protect the health and safety of our people in the face of this on-going disaster.
Thursday, March 17, 2011 End Nuclear Power Before it Ends Us (33 comments)
The Japanese people are now paying a horrific price for the impossible dream of the "Peaceful Atom." For a half-century they have been told that what's happening now at Fukushima would NEVER occur.
Friday, March 11, 2011 Japan's Quake Could Have Irradiated the Entire US (8 comments)
Had the massive 8.9 earthquake that has just savaged Japan hit off the California coast, it could have ripped apart at least four coastal reactors and sent a lethal cloud of radiation across the entire US.The Obama Administration is now asking Congress for $36 billion in new loan guarantees to build more commercial reactors.It has yet to reveal its exact plans for dealing with a major reactor disaster, nor has it identified
Monday, January 24, 2011 Obama & our Disney nukes
The industry's apparently endless cash still pays for such happy-faced illusions of a technology that has spawned some 450 potential Chernobyls worldwide. Hyped to the hilt, showcase projects in Finland, France and elsewhere are melting amidst interminable delays and astronomical cost overruns. Proposed new US reactors have doubled and tripled in projected price well before the first shovel is turned.
Thursday, December 9, 2010 Today's $7 Billion New Nuke Attack (1 comments)
Nuke lobbyists have spent more than $640 million in the past decade to fund a "nuclear renaissance" from the federal trough. Because they are uneconomical and cannot compete with natural gas and renewables, private funding for new reactor projects has been virtually non-existent. The General Accounting Office and Congressional Budget Office have predicted at least a 50% financial failure rate for such loans.
Friday, November 26, 2010 Afghanistan is about perpetual war
For a truly prosperous society, educated and secure, cannot be ruled by the few. Poverty, ignorance and fear are the three pillars of authoritarian control. Without war, they all disappear.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Ohio Chamber lies & hides election buys
The Ohio Chamber of Commerce will not reveal the list of individuals and corporations that have funded its election campaign in the Buckeye State, despite having promised to do so in a public hearing. Arnebeck's coup reference was in relation to his allegation that Rove and the Chamber are involved in an unprecedented secret and coordinated money laundering operation to shift U.S. and state politics to Republican control.
Monday, November 1, 2010 Cliff Arnebeck: Ohio Chamber commits to produce list of contributors today
I have discussed the U.S. Chamber subpoenas with Matt Kairis who has represented them in the past and provided him with courtesy copies. I will advise you as soon as know whether they will be filing a motion to quash or will comply. The deadline in the US Chamber subpoena is 4:00 p.m.I hope you can hold the presses to assure that this important information reaches the voters of Ohio before they go to the polls tomorrow!
Sunday, October 31, 2010 Legal Marijuana or Bust!!! (2 comments)
The simple truth about marijuana prohibition:any law that allows the easy incarceration of any citizen any time those in power want to do it is the ultimate enemy of democracy.With 800,000 annual arrests over an herb used by tens of millions of Americans, it is the cornerstone of a police state.Sending this tool of official repression up in smoke will help mitigate the disaster.Vote YES on California's Prop 19.
Friday, October 29, 2010 How & why we have filed racketeering charges against Karl Rove's election operations
Coordinated activities between partisan candidates and groups like the Chamber of Commerce's Partnership for OH's Future and Rove's American Crossroads are illegal.The injection of huge sums of cash into partisan election operations has re-defined the process of American democracy in this & several previous election cycles.This filing with the Ohio Elect Commission is a critical step in testing the legalities of these efforts.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 Visualize Karl Rove's Election Theft Subpoena (8 comments)
Imagine the look of contempt on Rove's face this past Sunday as he swaggered toward his star turn on CBS's Face the Nation only to be served with our subpoena sanctioned by the SoS of Ohio.The federal subpoena orders Rove to testify in deposition.Our attorney,Cliff Arnebeck,intends to ask Mr. Rove about his role in the theft if the 2004 election & his orchestration of tens of millions of corporate/billionaire dollars in 2010.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Could a Solar Green White House Finally Face the Nukes & Military?
Team Obama is clearly responding to the anger of the Democratic base.Those who worked to put them in the White House want it green.The Democrats have stumbled into the mid-term elections void of a vision that can excite our nation with real hope for an economic turn-around. Restoring solar power to the White House may be the first tiny step toward the green-powered future necessary to our survival.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 As we die for BP, our military rots in the wrong Gulf (3 comments)
There are no corners of the Earth that we can pollute without poisoning it all....and our own bodies. We cannot squander our resources on killing people on the other side of the Earth while leaving ourselves to be destroyed by the mayhem at home. Either our species learns this lesson, and acts on it--NOW!--or we do not survive.
Monday, April 26, 2010 Chernobyl demands a REAL climate bill (5 comments)
Chernobyl exploded in a remote backwater of an impoverished region. But by official accounts from Ukraine and Belarus,it did $500 billion in damage just there.Nowhere in the US would the property damage be remotely that small.The near-million death toll would be a mere fraction of how many would die here.No sane attempt to save the global ecology could ever include more money for precisely the most dangerous,destructive,dirty
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 Nuke pushers to Vermont: "Drop Dead"
Angry citizens in VT and downwind NH and MA are told their worries have no place in a reactor renaissance, the message to "drop dead" has spread.Feds have confirmed that a suspected al Qaeda operative worked at 6 US nukes sites.Former CIA official Faddis warns that America's 104 operating reactors are dangerously vulnerable to terror attack.the message from the "nuclear renaissance" to the people is perfectly clear: drop dead
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 $645 MILLION in lipstick for a dead radioactive pig (3 comments)
$64.5 million, EVERY YEAR since the coming of George W. Bush. That's $1 million per every US Senator and Representative, plus another, say $100 million for the White House, courts and media. The "torrent of lies" from General Electric and Westinghouse, the "Coke and Pepsi" of the nuclear industry, "has made the tobacco industry look like a piker. Noam Chomsky's "manufacturing consent" has become an "outright purchase."
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Obama's Atomic Blunder (6 comments)
In the face of fierce green opposition and withering scorn from both liberal and conservative budget hawks, Obama has done what George W. Bush could not---pledge billions of taxpayer dollars for a relapse of the 20th Century's most expensive technological failure. The reactor industry has spent untold millions lobbying for this first round of loan guarantees. There's no doubt it will seek far more in the coming months.
Sunday, February 14, 2010 Our Founders Were NOT Fundamentalists (21 comments)
Today's fundamentalists would have DESPISED the actual Founders.God forbid our children should know of American Christians who embraced the Sermon on the Mount and renounced the Book of Revelations...or natives who established democracy on American soil long before they saw the first European...or actual Founders who got drunk, high and laid on their way to writing the Constitution.
Thursday, January 28, 2010 How the great Howard Zinn made all our lives better
Howard Zinn was above all a gentleman of unflagging grace, humility and compassion.He was a warm, unfailingly friendly compadre. He shared a beautiful partnership with his wonderful wife Roz, a brilliant, thoroughly committed social worker about whom he once said: "You and I just talk about changing the world. She actually does it."
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 Et Tu, ACLU? (3 comments)
Nowhere in the Constitution do the Founders mention the word corporation. There were a small handful of them at the time of ratification, all strictly limited by state charter to where and what kind of business they could do. They bear scant resemblance to the multi-national behemoths we confront today. Those who wrote and ratified the First Amendment would be horrified by their very existence.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 The Weimar Democrats (8 comments)
The Democratic Party is itself a corporation. Its principle business is to retain political office and to DEFER public attacks on the corporations that provide much of its cash flow. The Democratic shtick is to market the PROMISE of change while making sure it doesn't happen.