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As Socal Nuke Plant Demolition Begins, Disaster May Be Looming (tags)
As the San Onofre nuke plant's demolition begins, watchdogs warn disaster may be looming.
Millstone and Me 2020 (tags)
A California independent journalist reflects on the two decades anniversary of his book Millstone and Me: Sex, Lies and Radiation in Southeastern Connecticut.
California Has Its Faults (tags)
Two big earthquakes in California shook up the nuclear power infrastructure as well.
New England nuke plant closes after 46 years (tags)
After 46 years the Pilgrim nuclear plant on Cape Cod in Massachusetts shut down at the end of May.
Three Mile Island Nuke Plant Finally Shutting Down (tags)
The notorious Three Mile Island nuke plant is finally shutting down for good.
8 Years After Shutdown, Socal San Onofre Nuke Plant Still Causing Big Problems (tags)
The SoCal San Onofre nuke plant shut down in 2012, but it's still causing big problems.
More nukes to shut down in the Chicago area (tags)
Cold weather, financial losses shutting more nukes.
How Will PG&E Vankruptcy Affect Nuke Plant Shutdown? (tags)
PG&E's bankrupcy filing will, among other things, affect the scheduled shutdown of its Diablo Canyon nuclear plant on Central California's coast. But how?
Jesse Jackson's Sneak Attck on Toyota Lexington Ky and it's workers 2018 (tags)
Toyota Ky is where Toyota has moved it'S. manufacturing. Fremont CA has been shuttered. Jesse Jackson the leader of Operation Push has won a 10 year agreement funding Operation Push with $$7.8 Billion in US dollars. Thats $780 million each year.
Nuke Plant Closures Increase (tags)
Two US nuke plants closed in 2018, and more will shut down in coming years.
More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry in the US and abroad, and highlights the efforts of those working to create a nuclear free world. Here is our August 2018 report. More Scandals Rock San Onofre The eighth month of the year saw additional scandals erupt at Southern California's San Onofre nuclear plant, which has been shut down since 2013. Another potentially catastrophic accident occurred, a previously unknown whistleblower spoke out, and the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is sending a special inspection team to try to sort out this whole mess. San Onofre's majority owner Southern California Edison shut the plant down prematurely after a scandal involving corporate mismanagement that caused a radioactive leak, and environmentalists exposed the utility's rush to restart the plant at the expense of the public's health and safety. Since the permanent shutdown Edison has begun what's called decommissioning, meaning dismantlement and decontamination of the nuclear plant .A key task in this process is dealing with the nuclear waste left over . This is called spent nuclear fuel, stored in San Onofre's nuclear reactors as well as in pools where it must be constantly cooled or else there could be a serious accident, in the worst case leading to a meltdown. This highly radioactive waste remains lethal to all life for a very long time. The federal government was supposed to take responsibility for for the megatons of spent nuclear fuel (3.55 million tons in San Onofre's case) for the whole nation by 1980, but still hasn't . Edison chose to do the job by having the spent fuel removed from the plant and transferred to what is called dry storage, in canisters that are then buried on site for who knows how long. To carry out this task Edison hired Holtec International of Camden, New Jersey. Work began this past February, then stopped--but for only 10 days--after a cask lost a part while being lowered into the burial site in March. The burial site is only 100 feet from the Pacific Ocean, protected by just a 28 foot seawall. August Is the Cruellist Month--So Far On August 10th the San Diego Union Tribune reported on "an incident" during which another spent fuel cask had become stuck on August 4th while being maneuvered down to the bottom of the nuke dump. Specifically, the cask was wedged 18 feet above the bottom, and remained there for "45 minutes to an hour" according to the NRC. The next day, August 4th, a whistleblower revealed himself at a public meeting about San Onofre's decommissioning, the same U-T article reported. He identified himself as David Fritch, and said he was employed with the federal Occupational and Safety Administration (OSHA) and had been working at San Onofre for three months. Fritch said he attended the meeting "to see if any of Edison's reps would discuss the 8-3 incident," but when none did he decided to report that the canister in question "could have fallen 18 feet." In a followup Union Tribune report on August 24th Fritch alleged that only "about a quarter inch" wedge prevented the canister from falling before it was finally repositioned and safely lowered. In the earlier U-T report Fritch also said some workers with Holtec "are undertrained" and many experienced supervisors are often sent away and replaced by new supervisors "who don't understand it as well." The 8-24 Union Tribune report said an NRC inspection team "will send a team to evaluate the incident, will come on September 10 and spend a week." The incident "confirms every fear we've had about what's going on at San Onofre and what measurges they're taking to ensure the public's safety," Charles Langley of theSan Diego Public Watchdogs told the the Union Tribune on August 10. He also expressed concerns that the spent fuel casks are not thick enough and could crack. In light of all the above, Edison put the cask transfer operations "on pause." Source: San Diego Union Tribune, uniontribune.com Holtec's Master Plan Given Holtec's troublesome performance at San Onofre, you might think the company would be curtailing its activities in other places. Unfortunately this is not the case. Earlier this year Nuclear Shutdown News detailed its plan to build a nuke dump in Arizona for the nation's spent fuel still sitting around the increasing number of shutting down and already closed nuclear plants. An application to do so has been filed with the NRC. The most likely means of transporting the high level radioactive waste would likely be by rail. But Holtec has also been removing spent fuel from shutdown nukes and storing it on site, most recently at Vermont Yankee, which closed in 2014. Holtec appears to be privatizing the job of dealing with the nuke industry's high level radioactive waste and turning it into its own growth industry , after the job was abdicated by the federal government since 1980, as noted above. On August 1 Utility Drive reported a new Holtec scheme to turn a profit this way in its article "Holtec to buy three nuclear plants, greatly accelerate decommissioning." The three nuclear plants, all shutting down in the near future, are Oyster Creek in New Jersey, Pilgrim in Massachusetts, and Palisades in Michigan. Holtec and its partner Comprehensive Decommissioning International, said they would dismantle and decontaminate the three nuke plants in eight years, though they have up to 60 years to do so. The same plan applies to Vermont Yankee. In that state the Conservation Law Foundation warned, "In the rush to secure a possible--and by no means certain--quick cleanup of the site, the settlement excludes reasonable protection for Vermont communities. The Utility Drive report did not explain why Holtec is buying the three nukes, or for how much, But a report by WBUR radio in Boston on August 2 said that in the Pilgrim deal "Holtec will get $1 billion paid by Massachusetts ratepayers into a decommissioning trust fund." Sources: Utility Drive, utility drive.com; WBUR, wbur.org. During August more Scandals Rocked the Southern California nuclear plant San Onofre, resulting in an upcoming federal investigation.
More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke (tags)
Just when you thought there couldn't be more problems at the shutdown San Onofre nuclear plant, more arise
Nuke Shutdown News - (tags)
While nukes are fadinf away, the answer is blosing in the wins.
Cape Cod: From Colonial Plunder To Atomic Revenge (tags)
You could say it all began at Cod on the east coast, with the Pilgrims, emphasis on grim.
Fbi's assaults on me (tags)
Sampling of fbi's terrorists assaults on me.
Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico (tags)
A radioactive waste company, Holtec, wants to send all the nation's high level radwaste, stuff like plutonium, from shut down nuclear plants, to New Mexico.
Nuclear Shutdown News March 2018 (tags)
The San Onofre nuclear power plant in SoCal shut down in 2012. But it's still causing a lot of trouble.
Oldest US Nuke Plant Going Way of the Dinosauers (tags)
Next October the Oyster Creek nuclear plant in New Jersey, the oldest in the US, will be closing after nearly 50 years of running and releasing radiation into the environment that has likely harmed untold number of people.
The torrefied pellet plant will not be built on the Limousin mountain! (tags)
This is an invitation from the Limousine Mountain to all potential accomplices who oppose the industrial offensive currently taking place under the veil of an ‘ecological transition’...
Baltimore Cops Kept Toy Guns to Plant Just in Case They Shot an Unarmed Person (tags)
Baltimore Cops Kept Toy Guns to Plant Just in Case They Shot an Unarmed Person
Last of California's nuclear power plants is on its way out (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working for a nuclear free future. Here is out January 2018 report:
Nuclear Shutdown News November 2017 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working for a nuclear free world. Here is our November 2017 report:
BUSTED: Watch LAPD cops plant drugs in black suspect’s wallet – unaware body cams were on (tags)
BUSTED: Watch LAPD cops plant drugs in black suspect’s wallet – unaware their body cams were on
Nuclear Shutdown News September 2017 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry in the US and abroad and highlights the efforts of those who are working for a nuclear free world. Here is our September 217 report.
Dont eat Beef??Allergic to Eggs??Read This for a Link to Poultry Workers (tags)
From Texas to Delaware there is a belt of poultry plants that pay less than beef workers and have carpal tunel syndrome after days of cutting.Although there is a significant presence of female Hispanics in over 40% of the plant Black female are over 60% of the worforce.
nuclear Shutdown News 8-17 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News August 2017
Nuclear Shutdown News June 2017 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline of the nuclear industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those working for a nuclear free world. Here is our June 2017 report:
Nuclear Shutdown News May 2017 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear industry in the US and abroad, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free world. Here is our May 2017 report:
Nuclear Shutdown News January 2017 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry, in the US and abroad, and highlights the efforts of those who're working to create a nuclear free world. Here is our January 2017 report
Nuclear Shutdown News December 2016 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those working to create a nuclear free world. Here is our December 2016 report: Nuclear Shutdown News December 2016
Nuclear Shutdown News October 2016 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working for a nuclear free world. What follows is our October edition, which is dedicated to Judy Friedman of Connecticut’s Peoples Action for Clean Energy (PACE)! Nuclear Shutdown New
Nuclear Shutdown News September 2016 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry in the US and abroad, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free world. Here is our September 2016 edition:
Nuclear Shudown News Aufust 2016 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free future. Here is our August 2016 edition:
Nuclear Shutdown News July 2016 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free future. Here is out June 2016 report.
Nuclear Shutdown News June 2016 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry at home and abroad, and highlights the efforts of those who are fighting to create a nuclear free future, Here is our June 2016 edition.
Nuclear Shutdown News May 2016 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the US nuclear power industry at home and abroad, and highlights the efforts of those who are fighting to create a nuclear free future. Here is our May issue:
Good work from the illegal drug trade (tags)
Hard work is never wasted.
Is Jerry Brown Involved in the San Onofre Nuclear Plant Shutdown Scandal? (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the US nuclear power industry in this country and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free world.
Innovative Approach To Fighting The Droughts (tags)
In the case of a mega drought, earthquake, or other natural or man-made disaster, we must enhance our ability to recover our water infrastructure swiftly.
Examples of fbi heinous crimes against me and others (tags)
This report contains a summary of some of the high crimes against me and others by the fbi.
Nuclear Shutdown News, November 2015 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the US and global nuclear industry. In addition, it highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free world. Here's our November report.
Nuclear Shutdown News October2015 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free future.
Nuclear Shutdown News September 2015 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry, both in the US and worldwide, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free future.
NUCLEAR SHUTDOWN NEWS JULY 2015 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and all of the US nuclear industry, and spotlights those who are working for a nuke free future.
NUCLEAR SHUTDOWN NEWS JUNE 2015 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the US nuclear industry monthly.
NUCLEAR SHUTDOWN NEWS MAY 2015 (tags)
NUCLEAR SHUTDOWN NEWS CHRONICLES THE CONTINUING DECLINE OF THE US NUCLEAR INDUSTRY. US NUKE PLANTS WERE DESIGNED TO OPERATE FOR 40 YEARS… AS MANY OF THEM HAVE APPROACHED OR SURPASSED THAT MARK, THEY HAVE BECOME INCREASINGLY UNSAFE AND INEFFICIENT, THREATENING OUR HEALTH AND SAFETY. THIS REPORT POINTS OUT SOME OF THESE PROBLEMS AND SUPPORTS THOSE WORKING FOR A NUCLEAR FREE FUTURE. HERE’S OUR MAY 2015 ISSUE.
How can california deal with this water crisis? (tags)
After 4 years of drought, California is asking what can be done? The answers are coming from an unlikely source
NUCLEAR SHUTDOWN NEWS—APRIL 2015 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the continuing decline of the US nuclear power industry, and highlights the efforts of those who are creating a better energy future. Here’s the April edition:
Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant: A Ticking Time Bomb? (tags)
President Obama Insults Intelligence of America’s Youth By Dictating Priorities (tags)
Rather than listening to his young constituents, President Obama disregards their highest priority—ending the failed pot prohibition policy of the United States—and condescendingly substitutes his own narrow-minded vision for the future.
FEDS ALLOW LAWSUIT TO SHUT DOWN DIABLO CANYON TO PROCEED (tags)
On February 20 a Federal Court of Appeals in Washington DC rejected an attempt by Pacific Gas & Electric and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to quash a lawsuit filed by environmental group Friends Of the Earth (FOE).
Nuclear Shutdown News February 2015 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the continuing decline of the US nuclear industry, and the people working for better energy alternatives.
NUCLEAR SHUTDOWN NEWS NOVEMBER 2014 (tags)
What US nuclear plants have been shutting down and why? And did you know that nuke plants may release the most radiation when they are purposely shut down?
Pepsi Burning Animals Alive In Going Back To Sugar (tags)
There are toxic effects to human health, animal protection, agricultural yield in Pepsi's decision to go back to lethal sugar.
Gaza to get desalination plant (tags)
EU and UNICEF fund 6,000 the project
The Shortwave Report 03/14/14 Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and the Voice of Russia.
NIXON AND THE NEXT NUKE SHUTDOWNS (tags)
What will be the next nuclear plants to shut down? Nixon knows.
NUCLEAR POWER PLANT SHUTDOWNS 2013 (tags)
Announcements of US nuclear power plant permanent shutdowns in 2013 came seemingly in a flurry.Crystal River in Florida on February 13. Kewaunee in Wisconsin on May 4. San Onofre in Southern California on June 13. And Vermont Yankee in the Green Mountain State on August 27.
The Shortwave Report 10/25/13 Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Spanish National Radio, the Voice of Russia, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.
SAN ONOFRE: ANATOMY OF A NUCLEAR SHUTDOWN (tags)
How the San Onofre nuclear power plant shut down, and why
San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to close permanently (tags)
The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station will close permanently, Southern California Edison announced today. The Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Earth and other environmental groups have opposed restarting the leaking plant.
Testing, Testing Can You Hear Us ? (tags)
Los Angeles Marches With The World Against Monsanto and Agri-Tech Practices Photo Set 2 of 3
Testing, Testing Can You Hear Us ? (tags)
Los Angeles Marches With The World Against Monsanto and Agri-Tech Practices
Philippine climate activists expose risks of dirty coal. (tags)
300-strong climate activists and anti-coal advocates stormed the Department of Energy to voice out their opposition to coal mines and coal-fired power plants promoted by the government and to launch the group’s Campaign Against Dirty Energy and for People’s Access to Safe, Renewable and Democratic Energy Alternatives.
While NRC Contemplates San Onofre Restart, New Study Shows No Nukes = Less Cancer (tags)
While the NRC is contemplating restart of the San Onofre nuke plant in the Southland, a new study shows that cancer cases in Norcal declined after a nuke shutdown there.
Monsanto Protection Act (tags)
Monsanto Protection Act (tags)
Communique of the 4th Congress of the Movement for National Democracy - Philippines (tags)
The Kilusan sa Pambansang Demokrasya (Movement for National Democracy) successfully held its Fourth National Congress in the City of Baguio on November 28-30, 2012 with the theme: Assiduously conduct political and organizational consolidation! Expose and Oppose Imperialism and Neocolonialism! Persevere in the Fight for National Democracy.
San Onofre Layoffs: Latest Sign of Nuke Plant’s Demise (tags)
The announcement of the impending layoff of one third of the San Onofre nuclear plant's workforce is yet another indication of the demise of this troublesome nuke.
Gov. Brown's peripheral canal increases salinity in delta (tags)
The peripheral canal/tunnel proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown would increase salinity in the delta by removing too much freshwater from the river. The entrance to the tunnel/canal is too far east and would remove freshwater from the Sacramento River without allowing it to enter the delta. Removal of fresh riverwater combined with increasing sea level as predicted by climate change spells doom for the delta.
Fukushima : APPEAL OF HASHIZUME BUN, A-BOMB SURVIVOR OF HIROSHIMA (tags)
APPEAL OF HASHIZUME BUN, A-BOMB SURVIVOR OF HIROSHIMA, TO THE PEOPLE OF JAPAN AND THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD
Gaza Gripped by Crisis (tags)
BTL:Investigation Reveals Dangers at Aging U.S. Nuclear Power Plants (tags)
Interview with Michael Mariotte, executive director of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service, conducted by Scott Harris
Lies, Damn Lies, and Safe Nuclear Power (tags)
The Shortwave Report 04/22 Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Japan, Germany, Cuba, and Russia.
The Japanese Nuke Biz: Thugs and Lies (tags)
The NYT published an "atomic bomb" of an article about the corrupt system of nuclear power plant operations. This needs to go viral. We must resist and stop unsafe nuclear power.
Powerful Aftershock Rocks Japan (tags)
Senator Padilla Announces Committee Hearing Exploring Safety at California’s Nuke Plants (tags)
California State Senator Alex Padilla, a Democrat representing the San Fernando Valley, has called an April 14th hearing on the seismic safety of Pacific Gas'n Electric and Southern California Edison's nuclear power plants on the California Coast. This is the press release from his office:
BTL:Japan's Multiple Nuclear Power Plant Failures Should Move U.S. Toward a Phased Closure (tags)
Interview with Dr. Ira Helfand, past president and current board member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, conducted by Scott Harris
Quake News on TV (tags)
There are news broadcasts on 18.2.
Our Solidarity with the People of Japan (tags)
PHILIPPINES: The Partido Lakas ng Masa (Party of the Laboring Masses, PLM) expresses its deepest concern and sends its condolences to all the families and victims of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the North-Eastern coast of Japan last Friday. Our thoughts are also with all our Japanese friends and comrades and we pledge our solidarity and support to them in these dark hours.
Multiples Worse than Chernobyl (tags)
Red Alert in Japan: An Unfolding Nuclear Catastrophe (tags)
SFQS -US Raises Concern On Nuclear Emergency in Japan: Revival of Bataan Nuke Plant Dang (tags)
The Samahang FQS in the United States based in San Francisco, California raised concern today following reports that the nuclear plant in Japan around 250 kilometers northeast of Tokyo had explosions and vented smoke to the environment. The SFQS-United States composed of Philippine activist groups is united with the Philippine group No to BNPP Revival! network as it reminded the Aquino administration of the dangers of reviving the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) here in the Philippines.
Hidden Provisions in Wisconsin Bill (tags)
The KPFA/KPFK/Pacifica NPR Evening News (tags)
One segment on the Tuesday broadcast demonstrates the ongoing disconnect between the news staff and some station staffers and the political and economic reality that Obama has brought us and make many ask why contribute to a second NPR.
Biden/Bibi nuke war game begins with 4 real China Syndromes! (tags)
Just hours after I posted the breaking news about Saturday's surprise nuke exercise, the Indian Point nuclear power plant 24 miles from New York City was in a crisis.
Rudacille’s Tome: A Must-Read for Labor Buffs (Review) (tags)
In 1959, Bethlehem’ Sparrows Point plant, outside Baltimore, was “the largest steelworks in the world.” In its heyday, it employed 36,000 workers. Bethlehem went into bankruptcy in 2001, and many of its retirees at the “Point” got screwed out of their benefits. Deborah Rudacille’s book, “Roots of Steel,” recreates, via compelling “oral histories,” the history of the Point; the collapse of Bethlehem, an industrial titan; and the baleful impact that it had on the lives of its union workers and communities that they lived in.
The Hemperor Jack Herer Dies At 70 (tags)
"I Want My Dues Back" Injured SEIU UHW Downey Kaiser Hospital Senior Orthopedic technician (tags)
Injured Kaiser Downey Hospital Senior Orthopedic Technician on the resignation of SEIU president Andy Stern and why she should get her dues back.
Behind The Scheme To Privatize NASA Elon Musk, The Downey Connection & Google Owners (tags)
Elon Musk who is planning to build "green" electric auto assembly plant in Downey is also working with Pres Obama to privatize the NASA program and turn the program over to him
GOOD MORNING, AMERICA! BUUUUMMMM (tags)
Explosion in Kleen Energy Systems.
Will Our 'Green Jobs' Dollars Help a Ritzy Car Company Open a Toxic Manufacturing Plant? (tags)
Tesla Motors Inc. is planning to build a "green" electric auto at a toxic dump site at Downey, CA. It has received $465 million from the DOE to build this non-union auto assembly plant where injured IATSE 44 movie workers and SEIU UHW Kaiser workers have been sickened.
Google/Paypal Owners Building "Green" Electric Car On Downey Toxic Dump Site?1/9 (tags)
Google owners Larry Page and Sergey Brin and former Paypal owner Elon Musk who is now CEO of Telsa Motors Inc. are planning to possibly build a "green" electric car on the highly toxic dump site in Downey owned by toxic site developer Stuart Licther. Lichter recently lost a SLAPP suit when he tried to shut up injured workers and worker advocates.
Is Tesla Nuts? (tags)
The "green" electric car auto company Tesla is planning to build a non-union auto plant at the Downey Toxic dump site with $465 million of US Department of energy funds. The California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day is demanding that no US government funds go to a non-union auto maker to build a "green plant" at the site owned by crooked toxic Downey developer Stuart Lichter. Lichter recently lost a SLAPP suit against injured workers and injured worker advocates who had gone public about the injuries of workers at the site.
Idaho; Areva Corp. Plans For Centrifuge Uranium Enrichment Facility (tags)
Plans are underway by Areva Corporation to build a centrifuge uranium enrichment facility near Idaho Falls, ID. The state government of Idaho has given Areva, a French corporation, significant tax breaks to help them overcome any obstacles that may delay the permits for construction of this plant. Public comment is needed to prevent this nuclear bomb making facility from being built.
Riverside; TXI Hexavalent Chromium Cement Dust "Reduced" (tags)
In the past year following a legal settlement, TXI Riverside cement pays 1 million and agrees to clean up of hexavalent chromium laced cement dust, though could be planning a future shut down and eventual conversion of the factory to an EPA Superfund site..
Alexander: Electric Vehicles Could Save Jobs for Auto Workers (tags)
Stewart Alexander is now a Candidate for California Governor with Peace and Freedom Party and he wants to transform the Fremont, California NUMMI auto plant into the largest electric vehicle production facility in the United States. Alexander is hoping to repeat what is currently underway in Riverside County where CT&T United, a Korean-based company, will begin manufacturing electric cars in the City of Moreno Valley in early 2010.
Alexander: It’s Time to Save California’s Automobile Industry (tags)
Mary McIlroy, a candidate in the California 10th Congressional District race, has strongly opposed the closure of the Toyota NUMMI plant; the plant closure would affect tens of thousands of workers in her district which covers Alameda and other surrounding counties. Mary McIlroy, the Peace and Freedom Party candidate, says, “It is not too late to save these jobs and save the plant from closing.” Toyota has scheduled the plant closure for March 2010.
The Philippine Bataan Nuclear Power Plant is not safe. (tags)
The Bataan Nuclear Power Plant is not safe, not economically sound, not insurable, not sustainable. It is tainted with corruption. Statement Calling for Rejection of the Proposal to Recommission the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant
Philippines: Don’t revive the “Monster of Morong, Bataan” (tags)
Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) to Philippine Congress: Don't revive Bataan Nuclear Power Plant
Philippines: Don’t revive the “Monster of Morong, Bataan” (tags)
Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) to Philippine Congress: Don't revive Bataan Nuclear Power Plant
For Media, ‘Employee Free Choice Act' Promise Is One to Break (tags)
Corporate outlets suddenly discover ‘workers rights’ If corporate media really cared about workers rights, there probably would have been more than zero stories on those rights on the nightly broadcast news in the last year.And labor representatives would likely have provided more than the not quite 0.2 percent of nightly news sources found in a recent survey (Extra!, 5–6/02). Yet we are to believe that concern for workers rights drives some elite media to oppose the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA).
А callout for common actions against the construction of a new nuclear power plant i (tags)
А callout for common actions against the construction of a new nuclear power plant in Belarus. 26 April – the day of Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Present-day Belarus is a post-soviet country with police state. Current neoliberal regime holds strong positions. For already 14 years the country is run by one and the same person – Alexander Lukashenka, who used to be a populist, but now is openly pursuing antisocial reforms.
Bank of America Forces Workers to Suffer (tags)
Bank of America, founded in California, has pressured Republic Windows to withhold paychecks from workers, AFTER gettinga 45 bil bailout from our taxes.
Leftist Union Leaders Assassinated in Venezuela (tags)
On November 27, three leftist union leaders in the Venezuelan state of Aragua – Richard Gallardo, Luis Hernández and Carlos Requena – were gunned down by an assassin. The murder came hours after the unionists had led a workers occupation of a Colombian-owned milk plant which had been brutally broken up by state police. All three were leaders of the UNT (National Workers Union) and of the USI (Socialist Left Unity), a party which has opposed attempts by the government of Hugo Chávez to impose state control of labor, and has fought the rightist opposition backed by imperialism. They may have been murdered by assassins hired by the Colombian company, by elements connected to the police of outgoing state governor, a former Chávez ally, or by supporters of a current official of the governing United Socialist Party. In any case, despite Chávez’ socialist rhetoric, the reality of the bourgeois Bolivarian “revolution” in Venezuela today is that leftist unionists are murdered while the forces of capitalist state repression back up the bosses. While many leftists have called on the Chávez government to investigate, Trotskyists call for organizing workers defense guards and imposing workers control of production. Venezuela today is stuck at a crossroads. Building a Bolshevik-type workers party based on Trotsky’s program of permanent revolution is key.
Ayahuasca: Nature’s Teacher by Ralph Miller (tags)
Ayahuasca is a plant medicine that helps us remember a place within that is long forgotten. It strips away ego behaviors that have enslaved us, and allows us to return to our source
Hexavalent chromium in TXI cement factory dust spurs lawsuit (tags)
Shared statewide concerns for residents living near cement factories regarding presence of hexavalent chromium in the cement dust, from community opposition (Clark Pacific cement in Woodland) to lawsuits (TXI cement in Riverside).
Mr. Potato Heads Off Food Crisis! (tags)
Like a microcosm of what would eventually occur throughout most of the world, people in the US became increasingly dependent upon the agricultural, chemical, and petroleum industries for the production and delivery of "food." Diets that were once healthy became unnatural and based largely upon processed, powdered, light-weight, (easily shipped and stored) grains instead of locally grown, nutrient-dense, fresh organic vegetables and fruits. This dependency began in earnest around the 1930s, the years referred to by some as "the Dirty Thirties." Those were years when corporate profits at all costs seemed to take precedence and business became more important than people. ...............................................................................
May Day Rallies Against ICE Raids (tags)
In response to nationally coordinated raids conducted by Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) the Coalition to Defend Immigrant Rights (CDIR) in Los Angeles will join the Press Conference of the newly formed Filipino American for Immigrant Rights (FAIR) and the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) on April 26, 2008 and the May 1 Rally Immigrant Workers Day March-Rally in downtown Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, more recent ICE Raids More than 200 immigrants have been arrested in Los Angeles this month. On April 4, more than 60 Mexican and Korean workers were arrested by ICE in Torrance and in downtown LA.
"Shrimper" Environmental Activist Speaks in San Diego (tags)
diane Wilson, who went from being a painfully shy Texas shrimp fisher to a nationally known environmental activist, presented her story in San Diego at a meeting sponsored by the Peace and Democracy Action Group of the First Unitarian-Universalist Church. Her inspiring story is also available in her book, "An Unreasonable Woman."
Thousands protest against planned coal-fired power plant in Iloilo (tags)
Thousands join a protest against coal-fired power plant in Iloilo City ,Philippines which if built would contribute to global climate change and lock the country in a dirty energy cycle for years to come. Greenpeace together with students from St. Paul University to form a human formation that reads "QUIT COAL" at the protest rally March 5, 2008.
Potential Health Hazards of Genetically Engineered Foods (tags)
The dangers these foods pose to human health
Greenpeace promotes privatization, blows off birds (tags)
Remember "turtles & teamsters"? Indymedia readers, environmental & political activists have struggled against the corporate privatization of the commons for years. It's a sad testament when groups like Greenpeace and others find themselves promoting capitalist moneymaking schemes that reduce the commons to an industrial sacrifice zone.
Two coal burning energy plants planned for NV (tags)
Should additional coal plants be constructed in Ely, Nevada? What are the risks to the ecosystem, and contributions to global warming from burning coal?
Cheaper than Coal? More discussion of a phosphorescent solar cell (tags)
The following is a continuing discussion of the development of a solar cell based upon phosphorescence....
Venezuela: Workers control under attack-Struggle at Sanitarios Maracay (tags)
green vs green (tags)
On a cool spring morning a quarter century ago, a place in Pennsylvania called Three Mile Island exploded into the headlines and stopped the US nuclear power industry in its tracks. What had been billed as the clean, cheap, limitless energy source for a shining future was suddenly too hot to handle.
Gov't to establish waste treatment plant in Zarqa (tags)
Giuen Wealth Field
Feral Visions; Green Anarchist Gathering in Sierra Nevada! (tags)
Feral Visions gathering in the Sierra Nevada offers workshops on basketry, archery, shelters, alternative mental health, knots, natural birth control, herbal medicine, wilderness fist aid, self defense and many other useful skills..
Elton John 'AIDS' Chernobyl cover-up (tags)
On 26th April 1986, a nuclear reactor reached melt-down at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Now 20 years later the cover-up continues.....
Chrysler, Globalization, and Labor's response (tags)
The UAW will confront Detroit auto makers at the bargaining table in July for a new national contract. In what will prove to be one of the UAW’s biggest challenges since the union’s birth, this contract will bear the imprint of the wholesale restructuring of the American auto industry. When Cerberus Capital Management paid $7.4 billion to take control of Chrysler on May 13, 2007, the challenge to the Union was official: “Are you ready to negotiate with a private equity firm which specializes in gutting troubled companies?” The UAW’s position on Chrysler will undoubtedly influence negotiations with General Motors and Ford. Cerberus wants to cut costs to make money off its investment. Contract talks open up a golden opportunity for the bosses to cut costs at the expense of the workers on the assembly lines. Cutting benefits which previous generations sacrificed, fought for and in some instances, died for, is what is at risk for auto workers in 2007.
Black Mesa Support Updates (tags)
Black Mesa Support Updates
Nuclear Power is Green - NOT (tags)
Here is an article that talks of a new study that shows nuclear to be not green, and the study did not even take into account the huge cost of decommissioning the plants after thier 40 years of production which must be done with robots because of the extreme radiation. The author apparently also has not been informed of the new Solar Voltaic panels that bring the cost of solar equal to coal plants.
Climate News that YOU NEED TO KNOW! (tags)
Here are some recent reports that you may have missed because of the Holidays or the corporate media's censoring of this information.
Israel leaks it’s plan to nuke Iran (tags)
A report in yesterday’s London-based Sunday Times revealed that the Israeli military has been training to use tactical nuclear weapons against Iran’s uranium enrichment plant at Natanz and other nuclear facilities. Based on several Israeli military sources, the article said two air force squadrons were involved, with the preparations being overseen by air force commander Major General Eliezer Shkedi. Israeli officials were quick to disparage the report. Foreign ministry spokesman Mark Regev “formally denied” the claim and restated the official stance that Israeli was committed to a diplomatic solution and supported last month’s UN Security Council resolution imposing sanctions on Iran. Top government and military figures have repeatedly warned, however, that Israel would not allow Tehran to develop nuclear weapons.
A marijuana plant that's almost impossible to kill??? (tags)
Si! Pero la pregunta es - wonder where you can get some seeds for this tough marijuana plant called "Colombians"
A symbol of American manufacturing’s decline: Ford to slash 44,000 jobs (tags)
Ford Motor Company on Friday announced a plan to drastically downsize its North American operations, cutting about a third of its salaried employees and offering buyouts to all of its hourly workers in the United States. The move—an acceleration and intensification of the company’s “Way Forward” plan announced in January—is aimed at cutting annual operating costs by $5 billion.
Mayor Compares ICE Raids to Nazi Germany (tags)
"This reminds me of what I read about Nazi Germany, the Gestapo coming in and yanking people up," Slater said.
Intern Describes Paying Iraqi Press to Plant Pro-American Articles Written by U.S Military (tags)
by Democracy Now
Earth First! blockades Virginia coal plant (tags)
Early this morning, activists with Earth First! and Rising Tide North America set up a non-violent blockade of American Electric Power's (AEP) nearly 50 year old Clinch River coal fired electric facility. Emitting millions of pounds of pollutants yearly, the Clinch River coal plant threatens the health and lives of thousands of downwind residents and the surrounding environment. Burning coal is not only a primary factor behind global climate change, but also drives the expansion of large scale strip mining. Large scale surface mining destroys forests, streams and communities as it alters the Appalachian landscape forever.
Ágora TV: community internet TV is born (tags)
Grupo Alavío has just premiered several new films and launched the brand new Internet Community TV Station Ágora TV, www.agoratv.org.
Dodge City, Ks.: Workers won't face penalties for protests at Excel plant (tags)
Workers won't face penalties for protests at Excel plant GARANCE BURKE Associated Press Several hundred workers briefly walked off the job at a Dodge City meatpacking plant Tuesday after company officials disciplined employees for missing work to protest proposed federal immigration laws a day earlier, union leaders said.
Can They Take My Home Away Too? (tags)
Auto plant vs. neighborhood: The Poletown battle
BOYCOTT ISRAELI APARTHEID TERRORISM (tags)
An Appeal to all Citizens of the World:
The Coming Great Global Re-Balancing (tags)
On the economic horizon is an event that will exceed the Thirties.
hemp rationale (tags)
The time is now to rally around hemp for energy independence and reduction of global warming.
Tony Kienitz Attends a Post Carbon Meet Up (tags)
". . . Over and and over again [Alan AtKisson, author of Believing Cassandra] repeated the same idea, which I love: 'make the revolution attractive. And once it's attractive, then people will want to jump on.' Most people don't want strain anything, or make any waves, or change in any way." -- Tony Kienitz
The Employers Can Be Stopped Starting With Delphi (tags)
The capitalist's offensive against Delphi workers can be thrown back but not without returning to the methods of the thirties
"Stop The Bombs" Peace Walk Visits 3 Mile Island (tags)
Latest update on the Stop The Bombs International Peace Walk from Oak Ridge Tennessee to the United Nations in New York city.
The GE ‘Golden Rice’ - An Exercise in How Not to do Science (tags)
Polished rice removes the nutrient rich aleurone layer for export, leaving polished rice nutrient deficient. AstraZeneca attempts to profit from selling GE rice with vitamin A from daffodils, when all people need to do is not remove the aleurone layer (but then AstraZeneca couldn't make billions off their deception)..
Chavez nationalises VENEPAL under workers control (tags)
Hands Off Venezuela Campaign
Stepan Workers Organize with UE in Anaheim, (tags)
THE VANUNU EPILOGUE (tags)
Vanunu Not Yet Free
Call for information on bio-fuel/bio-energy power stations. (tags)
Greetings from Tasmania, south of Australia. Our State government is planning to develop so-called ‘BIOFUEL’/’BIO-ENERGY’ electric and heat generating power stations fuelled by WOOD left over after logging native forests for woodchip and milling.
The Republican Hypnotic Technique! (tags)
The use generalizations like 911 to occupy the conscience mind and then they plant hypnotic suggestion straight into your subconscious. These are old hypnotic techniques that are used by hypnotists and Carney Side Show freaks, to put you into a trance. They are using them on a mass scale hypnotizing the American people.
Nuclear fuel rods missing from Eureka PG&E atom plant waste pool (tags)
Apparently there are no records of the missing radioactive waste since 1968. This is an extremely unprofessional way to run a nuclear plant.
Save Sac/San Joaquin Valley Vernal Pools from $$prawl (tags)
Sacramento/San Joaquin Valley vernal pools are paved over by developers interested in making money off suburban sprawl, specific info on Shasta county..
2nd Annual Nuclear Free Future Run (tags)
We run and walk to bring focus not only on the horror of nuclear weapons but the damage caused to the Earth by the production not only of these weapons but also by the use of nuclear energy.
Clinton first linked al Qaeda to Saddam (tags)
Community garden soil phytoremediation (tags)
Starting a permaculture community garden on a contaminated landspace involves phytoextraction, using plants like Brassica juncea to remove the heavy metals like lead from the soil..
US SOLDIERS BELIEVE WMD WILL BE PLANTED IN IRAQ. (tags)
Spending 3 weeks under armed guard as an 'Enemy Prisoner of War' in Baghdad after I was captured while in Iraq looking for my missing daughter, I had unique access to the thoughts of US Soldiers. Many suspefct that the CIA will plant WMD.
Quake was close to Diablo Canyon nuke plant (tags)
Will they shut down the nuclear reactors before it's too late?
America's Free Trade Despotism is in the Wings (tags)
"Every decent-paying job in the area is going, going or already gone and I'm faced with taking a job for $6, $7, $8 an hour".
GMO monoculture, virus risk and famine (tags)
Monoculture gene modified organisms are at greater risk for a virus to destroy the entire crop. Biodiversity and organic farming are being replaced by monoculture. This sets the stage for third world famine in the event of a plant viral outbreak..
Bhopal disaster victims struggle for justice (tags)
PITTSBURGH – Unlike a natural disaster like the recent earthquake in Algeria, some man-made disasters, “industrial accidents,” leave dishes on the shelves, homes intact, windows secure and factories in place.
The Viet Cong Admiration Society Retreats (tags)
Peter Arnett's history of sedition
INTENTIONAL DESTRUCTION OF IRAQI WATER SYSTEM - GENOCIDAL WAR CRIME (tags)
Clear And Irrefutable Proof The US Government Planed And Executed Genocidal Acts Against The Iraqi People.
Britain's dirty secret (tags)
A chemical plant which the US says is a key component in Iraq's chemical warfare arsenal was secretly built by Britain in 1985...
The Blood Of Thousands (tags)
This is the way the Bush family makes millions. It takes the blood of thousands of innocence civilians
How to Grow Marijuana (tags)
Take the high road to financial freedom
Class warfare in Colorado: Steelworkers mark fifth anniversary of strike (tags)
PUEBLO, Colo. – The locked-out steelworkers from United Steel Workers of America Locals 2102 and 3267 gathered here at the state fairgrounds in October to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the strike at the CF&I steel mill in Pueblo. Over 700 union members and supporters turned out to renew their pledge to last one day longer than Oregon Steel in its continuing war on its workers.
Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Votes to Aquire Heidelberg Park (tags)
Aquisition Approved on October 28
Globalizing labor against Coca-Cola (tags)
I first met Luis Adolfo Cardona in Bogota, Colombia. He was clearly traumatized. He told my Witness for Peace labor delegation that on December 5, 1996, he’d witnessed the murder of Isidro Segundo Gil inside a Coca-Cola plant.
Walk for Farmworker Justice: round-up of portland indymedia coverage (tags)
Collected portland indymedia coverage of the 2002 Walk for Farmworker Justice in Woodburn, Oregon, on July 13.
The Poisoning of Barrio Logan (tags)
Catwoman Eco-Protester Arrested ! (tags)
Celeste Draisner risks her own life!
Rebels in Nepal target Coca Cola (tags)
Maoist insurgents stage attack
'This is a test' all morning on Orange County, CA televisions (tags)
All day today, the Emergency Broadcast System has been doing it's test in Orange County. The test mumbles something about San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant.
The Power Plant Project is back in South Gate!! (tags)
The power plant project for South Gate is back. Come to the city council meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 to protest.
Dan La Botz Teaches About Mexican Maquiladoras (tags)
Coca-Cola in 'terror campaign' (tags)
Bottling plants in Colombia alleged to have used rightwing death squads to terrorise workers.
Flashpoints Radio, July 16, 2001: nuclear cancer study; audio from Israel arrest (tags)
KPFA Flashpoints Radio July 16, 2001: (link to audio in 'full story' text below) - Dr Joseph Mangano and legendary physicist Dr. Ernest J Sternglass about nuclear plant cancer risks, the Tooth Fairy Project; Florida mother who lives near nuke plant, her infant daughter has cancer; Dr. Janette D. Sherman (44 min) - Audio of Israeli women activists during arrest for disrupting Ariel Sharon at the Jewish Olympics (11 min)
NON-G.M.O. process JUST ANNOUNCED! (tags)
Plant Vaccine Promises Safe Genetic Modification (Please read carefully: NO NEW GENE IS INSERTED! Down with MONSANTOS' GENETIC POLLUTION!!!) By Michael Byrnes SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian scientists say they have scored a world breakthrough by developing a vaccine to make plants immune to viruses. Because of how it works, they say, the vaccine sidesteps consumer concerns about genetically modified food.
Scab Dispute Outside LaborReady (tags)
Dispute outside LaborReady in question.
Soros, cigs, hemp and Shadow Convention (tags)