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29.06.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

The myth of Just Deserts

The myth of Just Deserts

The Myth of Just Deserts In the USA things have not changed a bit since the following appeared on Rick Cooley’s Blog, September 1, 2013: Attacks on the social safety net, workers’ rights, raising the minimum wage and basically anything aimed at eradicating or ameliorating the enormous economic, political and social… »

28.06.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Have a Chilcot Fourth of July

Have a Chilcot Fourth of July

  This Fourth of July, U.S. war makers will be drinking fermented grain, grilling dead flesh, traumatizing veterans with colorful explosions, and thanking their lucky stars and campaign contributors that they don’t live in rotten old England. And I don’t mean because of King George III. I’m talking… »

25.06.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Here’s how Canada can help eliminate nuclear weapons

Here’s how Canada can help eliminate nuclear weapons

Dear Friends, Against a backdrop of alarming new developments in nuclear weapons modernization, led by the United States and Russia, I and four other former Canadian Ambassadors for Disarmament, issued an urgent call for the Justin Trudeau government to take a leadership role in reversing this terrible downward spiral. Below… »

22.06.2016 Democracy Now!

Last California Nuclear Plant to Close & Be Replaced by Renewable Energy

Last California Nuclear Plant to Close & Be Replaced by Renewable Energy

In a major victory for environmentalists, California is going nuclear-free, ending atomic energy’s more than half-century history in the state. On Tuesday, one of the state’s largest utilities agreed to a proposal endorsed by environmental groups and labor unions to shutter California’s last operating nuclear power plant, Diablo Canyon, by… »

22.06.2016 Gordon Edwards

Greenland: medical concerns of uranium mining

Greenland: medical concerns of uranium mining

I have recently returned from a trip to Greenland where I participated in a one-day forum on Uranium Mining in Narsaq, South Greenland, on June 11, 2016.  There were many members of parliament and elected members of town councils in attendance.  There was also a good turnout from the local… »

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