Tag Archives: japan

Harvey Wasserman: The crisis at Fukushima’s Unit 4 demands a global take-over

September 23, 2013

Harvey Wasserman, Secretary of Energy

We are now within two months of what may be humankind’s most dangerous moment since the Cuban Missile Crisis. There is no excuse for not acting. All the resources we can muster must be focused on the fuel pool at Fukushima Unit 4.

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Freedom Socialist Party: Anatomy of a nuclear disaster

While the attention of the world shifts elsewhere, the unfolding crisis in Japan just keeps getting horribly worse — including the plight of people displaced, sickened, and threatened by the quakes, tsunami, and spreading radiation.

The post-quake disaster is not natural, but man-made. Blame lies with government and the privatized energy industry, of which TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Co.) is one example.… Read more ...

Florida Green Party calls for state to shut down and phase out nuclear power plants

From the Daily Loaf:

In Florida, there are currently five nuclear reactors in operation in Florida, with two at Turkey Point on Biscayne Bay, two in Port St. Lucie, and one at Crystal River. The Crystal River reactor (CR-3) has been shut down for repairs since September 2009, when a large crack was discovered in the concrete and steel containment vessel.

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Wayne Root: Libya Makes Obama’s Final Four – Too Bad America Loses

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee and Author of “The Conscience of a Libertarian”

The Middle East is in flames, we’re now fighting wars on three fronts, Japan has suffered a catastrophe, real unemployment is twenty percent, the housing market is in free fall, and the country is drowning in debt.… Read more ...

LP Monday Message: Japan and Libertarian principles

Libertarian Party Monday Message via email and LP blog:

Dear Friend of Liberty,

It’s with great sadness that I read about the natural and nuclear disasters in Japan. I feel sympathy for the victims of these tragedies, and I hope the best for them as the tragedies continue to unfold and as they struggle to recover.… Read more ...

Nuclear Nightmare: Ralph Nader comments on crisis in Japan, and nuclear energy in the US

from Nader.org

Nuclear Nightmare
by Ralph Nader
3-18-11

The unfolding multiple nuclear reactor catastrophe in Japan is prompting overdue attention to the 104 nuclear plants in the United States—many of them aging, many of them near earthquake faults, some on the west coast exposed to potential tsunamis.

Nuclear power plants boil water to produce steam to turn turbines that generate electricity.… Read more ...

California Green with family in Japan addresses crisis there

Via Gregg Jocoy at Green Party Watch:

The national Green party issued the following press release. It addresses the situation in Japan from the perspective of someone with family there. It’s by Wes Rolley, former co-chair of the Eco-Action Committee, and writer at California Greening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Contact: Laura Wells 510.504.4254 lwells@cagreens.org
Derek Iversen 323.481.8984 diversen@cagreens.org
Cres Vellucci 916.996.9170 cvellucci@cagreens.org

Environmental watchdog, with family in Japan, says U.S.… Read more ...

Socialist Party USA: In Solidarity with the People of Japan

by Andrea Pason and Billy Wharton, co-chairs Socialist Party USA

March 15, 2011 – The Socialist Party USA extends its most sincere wishes of sympathy and solidarity to the people of Japan as they suffer from the greatest tragedy since World War II. We have watched in horror as the deadly Tsunami wiped out whole towns, killing tens of thousands of people.… Read more ...

Wayne Root – Kitco Interview – Japan – Gold/Silver

Wayne Root – Kitco Interview Japan Gold/Silver

Video discussion about Japan’s fragile economy and the world economy’s future.

US Greens call for a moratorium on nuclear plants, urge close monitoring of radiation in the US

GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
http://www.gp.org

For Immediate Release:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Contacts:
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, cell 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org

US Greens send a message of sympathy and solidarity to the Japanese Green Party, urge monitoring of radiation in the US and availability of potassium iodide pills for young people in Hawaii, Alaska, and the west coast in the event of a radiation plume from Japan

GreenStream Wednesday, March 16: discussion of Japan’s nuclear disaster and the 32rd anniversary of Three Mile Island, 10 pm ET, 7 pm PT on the Green Party’s Livestream channel: http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus

Green Party Speakers Bureau: Greens available to speak on nuclear energy, foreign policy, and related topics: http://www.gp.org/speakers/subjects.php

WASHINGTON, DC — US Green Party leaders urged a moratorium on nuclear power plants and cancellation of license renewals for 23 General Electric reactors in the US that have the same design as reactors in Japan.… Read more ...

Independents Surge in Japan, Rocking Nascent Two-Party System

From Monsters and Critics via TPID:

Landslide victories for independent candidates in local elections in central Japan earlier this month shocked the nation’s two major parties and revived public doubt about the nascent two-party system. ‘It is the beginning of the collapse of the two-party system,’ Minoru Morita, a veteran political analyst, said.… Read more ...

Wayne Root: What Will Obama Do if Egyptian-Style Crisis, Unrest & Revolt Hits America?

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee and Best-Selling Author

Barack Obama and the U.S. government have called for a “peaceful transition” in Egypt, in response to massive protests, riots and escalating anarchy. But I wonder if President Obama is taking notes? I wonder if he realizes just how close America is to facing a similar crisis that could result in riots, revolt in the streets, and economic paralysis.… Read more ...