Fukushima Melt-Down Radiation - What Was Kept From You
NOAA Atmospheric Model
The 2011 Tohuku East Japan earthquake caused (three core Melt-Downs) at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant which resulted in radioactive emissions to the atmosphere.
The earthquake occurred on March 11th at 14:26 Japan Standard Time (JST). By the early morning hours of March 12th, radioactive emissions were occurring from the plant.
Until next time, may you always feel secure in your person, defend justice, and be vigilantly non-violent.
People today have forgotten they’re really just a part of nature. Yet, they destroy the nature on which our lives depend. They always think they can make something better. Especially scientists. They may be smart, but most don’t understand the heart of nature. They only invent things that, in the end, make people unhappy. Yet they’re so proud of their inventions. What’s worse, most people are, too. They view them as if they were miracles. They worship them. They don’t know it, but they’re losing nature. They don’t see that they’re going to perish. The most important things for human beings are clean air and clean water.
- Akira Kurosawa (via wheels-ov-confusion)
World’s Poorest Suffer From Radioactive Sickness as Areva Mines for Uranium
More than 60 percent of Niger’s population lives on less than $1 per day, and even more have no electricity.
Still, French company Areva keeps contaminating those residents and their environment while mining away for uranium—one of the few resources the world’s poorest country still has.
READ MORE on EcoWatch: http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/24/worlds-poorest-radioactive-areva-uranium/
Imagine how much wealth the people of Niger could reap in if they were able to use their own resources. But no, their lands and resources keep getting exploited by Europeans (and Americans) in the name of greed and capitalism while they get NOTHING in return.
oh they get something alrigt. the destruction of their environment and of their health. and the promise later of NGO’s coming thru to further fuck up their businesses
Angela Davis on the G4S private “security” company and its involvement in the global prison industrial complex, the apartheid system in Israel and Palestine, Israeli prisons in which Palestinian people, including many children, are often held without charge and tortured, and the checkpoints built across the West Bank. G4S also works with United States public schools, was hired as security for the Olympics (G4S privately sponsors fourteen athletes across the world), manages immigration centers and asylum accommodation in the UK, and is involved in running South African prisons, among multiple involvements with other regimes of violent control and repression. G4S is the world’s largest private military and security company. It is based in the United Kingdom.
Did my own transcription:
"Security in this context does not imply security for everyone, but rather, when one looks at the major clients of G4S security –– banks, governments, corporations, etc. –– it becomes evident that when G4S says that it is ‘securing your world,’ as the company’s slogan goes, it is referring to a world of exploitation, repression, occupation and racism.
"When I traveled to Palestine two years ago, and Gina pointed out that it was with a group of indigenous and women of color scholar-activists, it was actually the first trip, the first visit to Palestine for all of us. And most of us had been involved for many years in Palestine solidarity work. But we were all totally shocked by the blatant nature of the repression associated with settler colonialism. The Israeli military made no attempt to conceal or even mitigate the character of the violence they were charged with inflicting on Palestinian people. Gun carrying military men and women were everywhere, and some of them looked like they were only thirteen years old. I know as you get older everyone starts looking younger, but these were really young people walking around with huge guns. It was… I experienced it as a kind of nightmare. And how can this be possible? The wall, the concrete, and the razor wire everywhere conveyed the impression that we were in prison. We were already in prison. And of course, as far as Palestinians were concerned, one misstep and that person could be arrested and hauled off to prison. From an open air prison to a closed prison.
“G4S it seems to me represents these carcareal trajectories that are so obvious in Palestine but increasingly characterize the profit driven moves of transnational corporations associated with the rise of mass incarceration in the U.S. and in the world. In the U.S. there are some two point five million people in our country’s jails and prisons and military prisons and jails in Indian country and immigrant detention centers. On any given day, that is to say, there are 2.5 million people incarcerated. Its a daily census. It doesn’t reflect the number of people who go through the system every week or every month or every year. The majority of those people are people of color. The fastest growing sector consists of women. Women of color. Many prisoners are queer and trans, as a matter of fact trans people of color are the group most likely to be arrested and imprisoned. Racism provides the fuel for the maintenance, the reproduction and expansion of the prison industrial complex.
"And so if we say as we do, abolish the prison industrial complex, we should also say: Abolish apartheid and end the occupation of Palestine. When we have, in the States, described the segregation in Palestine, in occupied Palestine, that so clearly mirrors the historical apartheid of racism in the southern united states of America, especially when we talk about this to black people, the response is often: Why hasn’t anyone told us about this before? Why hasn’t anyone told us about the signs in occupied Palestine? And about the segregated highways? Why hasn’t anyone told us about this before?
"And so just as we say never again about the fascism that produced the holocaust, we should also say never again with respect to apartheid in South Africa and the Southern U.S. But that means first and foremost that we will have to expand and deepen our solidarities with the people of Palestine. People of all genders and sexualities. People inside and outside prison walls. People inside and outside the apartheid wall. Boycott G4S, Suport BDS, and finally, Palestine will be free. Thank you.”
A US federal court has granted Hawaiian lawmakers permission to slash benefits for residents whose families formerly lived on a string of Pacific islands that the US military used as a nuclear test site in the decades after World War II.
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit removed an injunction Tuesday that prevented the state from reducing the health benefits paid out to residents of Micronesia, Palau, and the Marshall Islands, where a number of people claim they are still suffering from health problems caused by the military tests.
In the years between 1946 and 1958, at least 67 nuclear weapons tests were conducted on the small group of atolls located north of Australia and just east of the Philippines. Over 7,200 Hiroshima-sized bombs were dropped on the Marshall Islands alone. The “Bravo Test” of 1954 dropped a bomb 1,000 times more powerful than the atom bomb used to decimate the Japanese city.
United States intelligence officials have been scouring the personal communications of innocent Americans, the nation’s top spy chief now acknowledges, using a procedure that’s allegedly lawful and constitutionally sound.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper admitted as much in a letter sent last week to US Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), who two months ago was promised an answer by the DNI during a heated discussion on the floor of Congress about what the National Security Agency can and cannot do.