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This is a poster that points out how ridiculous our consumption and waste of oil products is.
Excellent video with Arnie Gunderson. Thought it was appropriate, as the Fukushima accident may not get much MSM airplay. An article was published about the elevated levels on the Canadian Pacific coast, and still experiences elevated levels, but inland, due to the jet stream rising north.
Join Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility and partners for a commemoration of the 66th anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and to hear about the current nuclear disaster at Fukushima. Together we can learn from the past and create a nuclear-free future!
Former White House officials take part in Oil ShockWave war game to determine US response to a terrorist attack on Saudi oil supplies.
link to www.guardian.co.uk
An explosion sparked a fire at a French nuclear power station on Saturday, just two days after the authorities found 32 safety concerns at the plant. Blast at EDF's Tricastin power station in Drôme comes days after nuclear authorities found 32 safety concerns at plant.
Energy NW operates the only commercial nuclear power plant in the Pacific NW. It is up for license renewal and public hearings need to be held throughout the region, not just in Richland, WA. We need to push for green renewal energy sources, not continuation of dangerous nuclear, and for closure, not relicensing of the Columbia (Nuclear) Generating Station.
It's much, much worse than we have been told!
Each of us has breathed 450 "hot particles" so far.
Action is demanded.
Japan nuclear crisis far from over. Heavy isotopes showing up in Seattle automobiles.
In "Anti-Duhring," Frederick Engels explained that nature also has a history and that capitalism tends to destroy its own foundations and nature. The negative is bound to the positive as conservation of energy is bound to transformation of energy. Elmar Altvater is an emeritus professor of political economy at the Free University of Berlin.
SPOIL: Documentary Film Premiere
4122 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland, OR
This Thursday, June 9th, 2011
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
FULL COMMITTEE HEARING: to receive testimony on S. 512, the Nuclear Power 2021 Act; S. 937, the American Alternative Fuels Act of 2011; and S. 1067, a bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005...
If it passes the Oregon Senate, HB 2700 would enable FERC to override local decision making process concerning LNG facilities and pipeline right of way without demonstrating a need. Another example of federal authority ruling over local community choices.
Winona La Duke, noted Native American activist and author, speaking recently at the Native American Center at Portland State University. Winona spoke for about ? an hour about the Alberta Tar Sands and also about the large oil extraction equipment being shipped from South Korea through Portland and along narrow highways though Idaho and Montana.
Winona La Duke, Speaking About Tar Sands and the Heavy Haul
there is an action taking place right now today, Saturday. It is an everywhere protest til 6 pm. Email the original author to get a flyer.
No expert, but just throwing this out there (because it bothers me greatly) and other thoughts for discussion...
The place: Every where. The time: 12 noon in every time zone.
three articles that should tell the story on what is happening in Japan and in the Northern hemispher...
Good article and discussion regarding the fallout forecasts and the dissimilar results of private and public forecasts and their accuracy when compared to actual data.
Please join Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility and our partners at Heart of America Northwest in protecting our communities from 12,000 truckloads of extremely radioactive waste, which would go through Portland and Spokane to Hanford under a US Department of Energy proposal.
Some of our representatives are just plain dumb as box of shale. They may even believe that American oil can be sold at Mom and Pop's Gas-It-Up.
this is crazy. There is so much smoke you can't even see the nuclear power plants anymore
Nuclear Power = Death
Chris Williams, author of Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis, argues that support for nuclear power has no place in the green movement.
'Unusual event' after normal and alternate power supply unavailable for over 15 minutes — Same design as Fukushima
Info you need to know
I don't know how to say what i have to say in a nice way and I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news. But people just don't get it. The situation is out of hand and very scary.
The spirit of resistance is being kept alive and well in the tradition of
Cascadia's rich history of meeting greed with passion for life. In Olympia,
Washington, Olympia Rising Tide won the campaign against a proposed biomass incinerator planned to be built at the Evergreen State College, and one of two biomass incinerators proposed in Shelton, WA! Our victory shows the effectiveness of collaborative organizing, a diversity of tactics and persistence in the face of corporate power. However, biomass incineration is still a very real threat all over the world, and now is a crucial time to step it up and stop it from destroying our forests, air and health. The tides are beginning to turn, now is the time to fight for climate justice!
In the wake of the financial crisis, many economists are trying to come up with creative new ways to deal with systemic risk: the risk of a "wholesale bank failure" and failure of the financial system in general. I just finished reading Judge Posner's recent book, A Failure of Capitalism.
Let me tell you a little secret: Hillary Clinton cannot do shit in Japan. Japan is the third or fourth largest nuclear power (about equal with China) on earth. Not only that; Japan is technologically beyond what most people can imagine. Most importantly, it has the option of siding either with the Eastern Powers or the Western Powers. Nobody can mess with Japan (except China — it gets very tricky here).
A report on the current situation in Japan from DoroChiba Union.
According to Dominion Virginia Power, the two nuclear reactors in Virgina shut down automatically due to power being cut to the plant. U.S. officials and Dominion Virgina Power have claimed that no radiation was released.
I'm just not seeing the Fukushima "mass extinction event" in quite the same way as some others, I'm afraid. Experts agree that the zirconium alloy tubes that hold uranium oxide pellets in plant #1, reactors #1 and #3 have probably overheated and turned into "rust," allowing the pellets to fall to the bottom of their containment vessels, below the boron control rods, and their heat may be destroying the vessel's at their bottoms. (Why didn't GE put control rods at the bottoms?)
The pool of "spent" fuel rods in reactor #3 (comprising many tons of uranium and plutonium oxide) is missing, and presumably just got blown sky-high. There could conceivably be enough plutonium dust in the air to kill everyone on earth now.
TEPCO is keeping the reactor vessels as cool as possible by pumping countless tons of water into them, and is letting the ultra-highly radioactive water drain to the sea. This water will be swept north by the local Black Current (the Pacific's equivalent to the North Atlantic Current) and will travel to Russia, Alaska, California, etc. It could possibly kill everything in the oceans.
There is no real plan (there is an "official plan" now, but it can't be serious) for ending the catastrophe. China, Russia, Korea and others will undoubtedly sue Japan in the International court. But it looks like there conceivably may exist no Japan to sue.
The people of the world must now demand that the Chernobyl Option be put into play
5 of 6 items in food chain sampling test have radioactive particles
And those in America are at work to mitigate the Japanese disaster...(By the way, I'm advising up-front that this is satire, if anyone has any doubts.)
Another large cloud of radiation is on its way to the US and Canada
This is insane...
Rising Tide is hosting a day of action against Tar Sands extraction and the shipments in Hood River, Oregon along the Columbia River! BBQ-Kayaks-Kites-Music-Action Against the Tar Sands