Fukushima: The Crisis Continues

By - John Reimann   The Fukushima-Dai-Ichi… (reactors) have generated some of the largest concentrations of radioactivity on the planet…85 times more Cesium-137 than Chernobyl. [Its release] would destroy the world environment and our civilization. This is not rocket science, nor does it connect to the pugilistic debate over nuclear power plants. This is an issue […]

New York’s Common Core Pre-K Standards: They’re Not Kidding Around

An angry New York City parent of a preschooler got my attention on Twitter. “Are you f**king kidding me?” she wrote. “I may just quit my job and home-school my daughter.” I wondered what on earth could be so terrible. I soon found out: the New York City Department of Education’s “Common Core–aligned tasks embedded […]

Fukushima Forever: Food Safety and Government Failings

On Saturday June 18, the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPO) which operates the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plants, released a new report admitting the plant was grossly unprepared for the disaster. The report states workers had to borrow air compressors, batteries, and cables from local contractors all the while scavenge for protective gear and emergency manuals […]

CENSORED IN 1978: NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS-ATOMIC LEMONS

CENSORED IN 1978: NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS — ATOMIC LEMONS The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), a national public interest group, has for years been trying to tell the story of nuclear hazards to the American public with little success. Last year, the UCS released a report titled “Scientists’ Group Judges Federal Nuclear Safety Inspection Effort” […]

Wisconsin: Little known asset stripping provision included in the governor's onerous bill — Energy plants to be sold to private interests - Koch Brothers launch Website

Have you heard about 16.896?  From http://rortybomb.wordpress.com/ The fight in Wisconsin is over Governor Walker’s 144-page Budget Repair Bill. The parts everyone is focusing on have to do with the right to collectively bargain being stripped from public sector unions (except for the unions that supported Walker running for Governor). Focusing on this misses a large part […]

Lessons of the Elections in Venezuela

The recent (Sept. 25) congressional elections in Venezuela once again put the regime of President Hugo Chavez in the world news. The outcome of the elections was mixed. While Chavez’s United Socialist party of Venezuela (PSUV) won 96 seats compared to 63 for the main opposition (MUD), the PSUV only won 48% of the popular […]

Historic March for Jobs, Justice & Peace in Detroit

Readers- If you have not heard about the scheduled march for peace, justice and civil rights in Detroit tomorrow, Saturday the 28th, it is due to the sock puppet press’ monopolizing the corporate airwaves with news of Glenn Beck.  Glenn Beck might sell better for the forces of profit maximization and oligarchy but the real […]

CENSORED IN 1993: HOW TO SELL POLLUTION FOR PROFIT

CENSORED IN 1993: HOW TO SELL POLLUTION FOR PROFIT In early May, 1992, the Wisconsin Power and Light Company sold “pollution credits” to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for about $3 million. In effect, this deal gave TVA permission to spew into the air an additional 10,000 tons of sulfur dioxide, the primary source of […]

Haitian Voodoo Economics

By Christopher McManus On January 7th, President Rene Preval of Haiti put the final touches on the privatization of Haiti’s public telephone company, TELECO. Five days later the horrific earthquake leveled Haiti, killing over 200.000 people. The selling off of assets, the International Monetary Fund’s austerity measures, were under full swing under the Preval administration […]