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By Robert Hunziker / 21 March 2021
songs_dry_cask_storage_t658.jpg “The most toxic substance on Earth is separated from exposure to society by ½” of steel encased in a canister.” (Blanch) That eye-opener comes from renowned nuclear expert Paul Blanch in reference to spent fuel rods removed from San Onofre Nuclear Generation Plant buried near the sea on California’s southern coastline 50 miles north of San Diego.  Seventy-three 20-foot tall canisters of highly toxic nuclear spent fuel rods are... Read more
By Howie Hawkins / 19 March 2021
commune1.png 150 years ago on this day, March 18, 1871, the Paris Commune declared itself the governing power in the city of two million and proceeded to build what the Communards called a “Democratic and Social Republic.” The Commune’s confederation of directly-democratic neighborhood assemblies coordinated by a mandated and recallable Communal Council still provides today the institutional model for realizing the Green Party’s principle of Grassroots... Read more
By Robert Hunziker / 14 March 2021
deforest_drawing.jpg A recent UN Assessment, as of February 26, 2021, regarding progress or lack thereof by the 195 nations to the Paris 2015 climate agreement is starting to look like a big bust.  As described in the report, nations are not meeting their voluntary commitments to decrease carbon emissions, especially based upon the Paris ’15 goals to decelerate CO2 emissions of cars, trains, planes and, collectively, the human-generated colossus. (Source: We... Read more
By Priti Gulati Cox / 07 March 2021
img_7388.jpeg The new farm laws will make it more difficult for farmers to earn an income, said R.S. Amaresh, a 65-year-old farmer from Renukapura village in Challakere taluk of Chitradurga district. ‘It is very difficult to survive as a farmer. There is no value for our crop. We have given up hope on agriculture. If it continues like this, a day will come when there will be no farmer.’ —  People’s Archive of Rural India [PARI], January 27.

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