Aerial view of Chernobyl burning.

Fukushima is never going away

April 30, 2017

Problems from the damaged nuclear reactors at Fukushima are not going away because the government is not dealing with them seriously and refuses to ask for international help.

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Plutonium and death

May 18, 2016

An anti-nuclear activist describes how plutonium has become deadly since World War II and advocates for humanity to reduce its impact.

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Readers’ Views, Nov.-Dec. 2013, Part 1

December 14, 2013

Readers’ Views from Nov.-Dec. 2013 N&L: U.S. RACISM AND BLACK AND LATINO STRUGGLES; LABOR UNDER ATTACK; CTA vs. THE HOMELESS; DISABILITY AND HUMANITY; ABORTION IS A HUMAN NEED; EGYPT’S CONTRADICTIONS; DETROIT CRISIS; NUCLEAR PERIL; WHY A NEWSPAPER LIKE N&L?

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Arctic ice in retreat

March 29, 2013

From the March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters:

World in View

by Gerry Emmett

Arctic ice in retreat

The National Snow and Ice Data Center and NASA indicate that the extent of Arctic sea ice this January was the sixth lowest since satellite observation began. Air temperatures were 2 to 5 degrees Celsius higher than average across much [=>]

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From Hiroshima/Nagasaki to Fukushima

October 6, 2012

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters:

From Hiroshima/Nagasaki to Fukushima

Evanston, Ill.—On Aug. 5 a unique and wonderful commemoration related the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the ongoing nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan. Titled “Hiroshima commemoration presentation: From Hiroshima to Fukushima,” it was sponsored by the Nuclear [=>]

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Fukushima activists testify in New York

December 19, 2011

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters:

Fukushima activists testify in New York

New York City—A delegation of grassroots environ­mental activists from Japan came to share with their U.S. counterparts heart-rending eyewitness accounts of the health impact and continued contamination pro­duced by the Fukushima-Daiichi reactor units that suffered catastrophic damage on March 11. They met [=>]

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Japan: earthquake, tsunami and meltdown

May 9, 2011

From the new issue of NEWS & LETTERS, May-June 2011

Part III of

Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2011-2012
Revolution and counter-revolution take world stage

Contents:

  • I. The Arab Spring
  • II. The wars at home
  • III. Japan: earthquake, tsunami and meltdown
  • IV. Revolution, organization and philosophy
  • V. Marxist-Humanist Tasks

(Part I and II were posted in the last two days.  Parts IV and V to come [=>]

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