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Fukushima-Style Nuclear Power Plant in Washington Is a Seismic Timebomb

Gar Smith, Earth Island Journal | May 5, 2014 12:59 pm The landscape of eastern Washington State is deceptively tranquil: a pastiche of vineyards, farms, scrub grass, ridges and windmills. But what appears peaceful and settled in the moment has proven restive… Continue Reading →

On whistleblowers and government threats of investigation

No healthy democracy can endure when the most consequential acts of those in power remain secret and unaccountable   Glenn Greenwald guardian.co.uk, Friday 7 June 2013 James Clapper, the US director of national intelligence, who called the Guardian’s revelations ‘reprehensible’. Photograph:… Continue Reading →

Socioeconomic Inequality in Disability – A Multi Country Study

  A Multicountry Study Using the World Health Survey.   Ahmad R. Hosseinpoor, Alana Officer, Emese Verdes, Nenad Kostanjsek, and Somnath Chatterji are with the World Health Organization, Geneva,Switzerland. Jennifer A. Stewart Williams is with the University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Jeny Gautam is… Continue Reading →

North Korea 101: Are We Really Primed for War?

Salon,  By Tim shorrock, Alternet America’s current policy toward North Korea is an utter failure — here’s how we got here. April 5, 2013  | We all know it’s a crisis. Every night this week, NBC, CBS and every other media… Continue Reading →

West at its duplicitous worst in wooing Narendra Modi

DNA 18FEB2013     Shastri Ramachandaran   The ardent overtures to Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi by Europe, the UK and the US tell us more about these states betraying their own constitutional values than about Modi’s appeal abroad. Even… Continue Reading →

Mothers Are Taking Leadership on Gun Control

By Allison Stevens WeNews correspondent Wednesday, January 16, 2013 The day still haunts me–from 25 years ago–when my junior high school went into lockdown after a mass shooting at the nearby grade school. Now, after Newtown, women with children are… Continue Reading →

America elections – Winning #Obama

#winning Posted by Melissa McEwan at Wednesday, November 07, 2012, at http://www.shakesville.com/ WIN: President Barack Obama was reelected. WIN: Relatedly, terrible plutocrat Mitt Romney lost. WIN: Voters in Maryland, Maine, and Washington (projected) break a 32-state losing streak and legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote. WIN: Voters in… Continue Reading →

Two US states back legalizing gay marriage #Gender

AP | Nov 7, 2012, 12.11PM IST Voters a continent apart made history on Tuesday on two divisive social issues, with Maine and Maryland becoming the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, while Washington state and Colorado legalized recreational use of… Continue Reading →

Man orders TV online at Amazon , gets Assault rifle #WTFnews

Amazon customer Seth Horvitz was shocked when he received a gun instead of a TV. Photo: Wired This post was originally published on Mashable. A Washington man got a surprise package at his door after ordering what he thought was a television from Amazon. Instead,… Continue Reading →

Early Death Assured in India Where 900 Million Go Hungry

By Mehul Srivastava and Adi Narayan – Jun 14, 2012 12:00 AM GMT+0530 The death certificate for 3-year-old Rashid Ahmed hides more than it reveals. It lists his name, misspells his mother’s and says he died of malaria. What it… Continue Reading →

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