02 Nov 2013

Boston’s Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers Help Heal the Hub

By Harvey Wasserman A bunch of crazy-looking bearded freaks have just won the World Series. YEAH!!!! They’re our beloved 2013 Boston Red Sox, led by the massively good-humored Dominican slugger David “Big Papi” Ortiz and a Japanese relief pitcher half his size. All season they’ve played like a cross between

28 Oct 2013

Robert Stone Must Film Fukushima Now

We are in desperate need of documentary filmmakers at Fukushima.   The Japanese government is about to pass a national censorship law clearly meant to make it impossible to know what’s going on there. Massive quantities of radioactive water have been flowing through the site since the 3/11/11 earthquake/tsunami. At

11 Oct 2013

14,000 Hiroshimas Still Hang in the Fukushima Air

Japan’s pro-nuclear Prime Minister has finally asked for global help at Fukushima. It probably hasn’t hurt that more than 100,000 people have signed petitions calling for a global takeover; more than 8,000 have viewed a new YouTube on it. Massive quantities of heavily contaminated water are pouring into the Pacific Ocean, dousing workers

19 Sep 2013

The Crisis at Fukushima 4 Demands a Global Takeover

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 our species can muster must be focussed on the fuel pool at Fukushima Unit 4. Fukushima’s owner, Tokyo Electric (Tepco), says

15 Sep 2013

Syria is an Epic Victory for the SuperPower of Peace, by Harvey Wasserman

Harvey Wasserman Syria is an epic victory for the SuperPower of Peace September 15, 2013 www.freepress.org The United States is not now bombing Syria. Let’s savor that again: for the moment at least, the United States is not now bombing Syria. That alone qualifies as an epic, unprecedented victory for

09 Aug 2013

The Disaster at Fukushima Gets Even Worse

UPDATE: Radioactive water overruns Fukushima barrier. Contaminated groundwater accumulating under the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant has risen 60cm above the protective barrier, and is now freely leaking into the Pacific Ocean, the plant’s operator TEPCO has admitted. The Horror at Fukushima Flows Ever Deeper By Harvey Wasserman Just when

25 Jul 2013

Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

Fukushima Continues to Spew Its Darkness By Harvey Wasserman Radiation leaks, steam releases, disease and death continue to spew from Fukushima and a disaster which is far from over.  Its most profound threat to the global ecology—a spent fuel fire—is still very much with us. The latest steam leak has

02 Jul 2013

Obama, Mandela and Leonard Peltier

Barack Obama has taken his two daughters on a dramatic visit to the Robben Island cell once occupied by Nelson Mandela. Let’s hope he takes them next to the one now occupied by Leonard Peltier. Mandela was famously held by the apartheid South African government for 27 years.  He became

08 Jun 2013

San Onofre is Dead & So is Nuclear Power

From his California beach house at San Clemente, Richard Nixon once watched three reactors rise at nearby San Onofre.  As of June 7, 2013, all three are permanently shut. It’s a monumental victory for grassroots activism.  it marks an epic transition in how we get our energy. In the thick of the

16 May 2013

San Onofre at the No Nukes Brink

San Onofre at the No Nukes Brink In January, it seemed the restart of San Onofre Unit 2 would be a corporate cake walk. With its massive money and clout, Southern California Edison was ready to ram through a license exception for a reactor whose botched $770 million steam generator fix