Readers’ Views: July-August 2021, part one

July 2, 2021

Readers’ Views on: What Is Socialism?; What Is Marxist-Humanism?; Nuclear Socialism?; Nuclear Capitalism; Flat Earth Society; Indigenous Genocide; Indigenous Liberation; Racism Takes its Toll; Rape Culture; Coming Out in Sports; Colonialism and Liberation

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Virus makes nukes doubly deadly

May 2, 2020

Nuclear power corporations are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic. The refueling and repair season occasions cross-country travel by teams of workers risking spread of the virus.

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Fight nuclear waste

February 1, 2018

Although Andrew Blowers in his book didn’t include Yucca Mountain in Nevada in his four peripheral sites, it qualifies. The choice of Yucca Mountain for the geologic disposal of U.S. nuclear waste started with forcing it into peripherality—declaring it an arid, empty wasteland, despite the presence of the Shoshone Indians.

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Raid on French anti-nuclear activists

November 14, 2017

On Sept. 20, 150 police showed up at 6:30 AM at the Bure House of Resistance in France. It is the latest incident of repression against growing opposition to “permanent” burial of France’s high-level radioactive waste.

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Decommissioning nuclear reactors

July 6, 2017

How is decommissioning of nuclear power plants being regulated to protect public safety? How can nuclear communities undergo a transition to new and productive jobs for the stranded workers?

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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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Nuclear waste traveling to your neighborhood

September 17, 2016

Anti-nuclear activists expose the dangers of high-level radioactive waste (HLRW) being shipped around the country, the conundrum of what to do with it and the lies the U.S. Department of Energy tells to make HLRW appear safe.

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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, Sept.-Oct. 2015, Part 1

August 31, 2015

Readers’ thoughts on “Srebrenica, Bosnia, 1995; Europe and the World, 2015”; “Struggles against Racism”; “After Cecil, People Are Next”; “Teachers and Children”; “Workers, Customers Pay.”

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Pacific nuclear tests still costing lives

July 4, 2015

Sixty years, to the day, after the Castle Bravo explosion over the Marshall Islands, Holly Barker, anthropologist at the University of Washington, spoke at the “Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction” conference in New York City on U.S. policy towards the people affected by 67 atmospheric nuclear explosions–the Marshall Islanders.

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Stop nuclear power’s addiction to $$

March 11, 2015

Nuclear Energy Information Service of Chicago activists protested nuclear power outside a City Club luncheon. Former EPA administrator Carol Browner was one of the speakers who carried water for the nuclear industry’s foundering finances.

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Readers’ Views, November-December 2014, Part 2

November 23, 2014

From the November-December 2014 issue of News & Letters

Readers’ Views, Part 2


I appreciate how Dunayevskaya relates Hegel’s Absolutes with the concrete tasks of building a revolutionary organization. History is the process of becoming. Hegel said that Being and Nothing are abstractions, whereas [=>]

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