Special coverage in the Trump Era

Full interview with The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer about her new article, "The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency: How Robert Mercer Exploited America’s Populist Insurgency." March 29, 2017, Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! Special Broadcast from the Women's March on Washington

The Economics of Happiness -- new version

Local Futures is now offering a free, shortened version of its award-winning documentary film The Economics of Happiness. This 19-minute abridged version brings us voices of hope of in a time of crisis. www.localfutures.org.

In memory of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - it's time to ban nuclear weapons
A message from ICAN on August 6, 2016:

At 8:15 on August 6, 1945 the city of Hiroshima was destroyed with an atomic bomb. In a few minutes thousands of people lost their lives in the attack. Three days later the city of Nagasaki met the same fate.

ICAN has produced this video in memory of the victims of these nuclear attacks on two cities. In the coming months, governments will decide if negotiations of a treaty banning nuclear weapons should start or not. ICAN believes that the majority of the states in the world are ready to support a resolution at the UN General Assembly to start negotiations of a new treaty banning nuclear weapons.




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March 07, 2017

Fukushima on my Mind

Saturday, March 11 is the 6th anniversary of the catastrophe's start. Mina Hamilton remembers for WLOE...

Fukushima on my Mind

"For the past several years I've averted my eyes from Fukushima.  (Who doesn't want to make it disappear?)  Then, as the sixth anniversary loomed, I wondered, what could one possibly say?  Hadn't it all been said?
I pondered - and then made a shocking discovery: In my mind's eye I'd temporarily misplaced Fukushima. 
In fact, I'd moved it!" ...  read article

Read more of Mina's work here, and on fracking and energy here


Safe & Green: Fukushima vigil in VT

More information on the current situation at Fukushima, with thanks to the Vermont based Safe & Green:

Clean Technica recently posted an update on what is happening happening at the reactors: cleantechnica.com/2017/02/15/fukushima-nuclear

The latest we have seen on the evacuation is that those living in Iitate (the same distance from the Japan reactors as Putney is from Yankee) have been ordered to return home, or lose their evacuee subsidies. Greenpeace has done a report based on their readings in Iitate, which contradict the government’s findings. A recent video on Iitate is here. A synopsis and reactions from evacuees is here.

Fukushima is Still Melting Down: Thom Hartman’s interview with Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear (video).

 


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