Monthly Archives: May 2012

A very good take on what’s happening in America at the moment

Chris Hedges was the main plaintiff in the recent lawsuit against President Obama (see my post about it here). Here he is being interviewed by C-SPAN BookTV earlier this year (C-SPAN is a US public service broadcaster that covers the … Continue reading

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The WHO, Japan and alpha emitters

Last Wednesday the World Health Organisation (WHO) published a report that said post-Fukushima radiation levels in Japan were low (see here). I’m not going to argue about the figures in this WHO report, or the fact that WHO uses data … Continue reading

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What’s happened to Habeas Corpus?

As a British passport holder I’m ashamed to say that Britain has been holding a man under arrest without charge for more than 500 days now. That man of course is Julian Assange. Whether you love or hate Mr Assange, … Continue reading

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The bloody Black Bloc

Yesterday I watched a live stream of the anti-NATO protest in Chicago, for hours and hours until things kicked off and the police dispersed the crowds. It was fascinating to watch this live video, as opposed to short and/or edited … Continue reading

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The lunatics are taking over the asylum

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is a United States federal law that is passed each year by Congress. Basically, the NDAA specifies the budget and expenditures of the US military in the coming year. President Obama signed the NDAA … Continue reading

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Plutonium is good for you: or, happy astroturfing

This week the Guardian published an article (in CIF America) about Fukushima. The article, by Richard Schiffman, went over much the same ground as my recent post about Fukushima (see here). Of course in no time at all the astroturf … Continue reading

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It’s the end of the world as we know it

Well, the doom and gloom of my previous post (see here) got me thinking about my favourite ‘end of the world’ songs. So, in no particular order, I’ll start off with Seconds by U2. This song is from U2′s third … Continue reading

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Fukushima – the nightmare continues

I wish I didn’t have to write anymore posts about fecking Fukushima, but alas: In March 2011, at the time of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, there were 54 nuclear reactors operating in Japan. After the Fukushima disaster the reactors … Continue reading

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