By Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman, May 6, 2013 Swing state Ohio mocks the very idea of democracy. As it so often does, Ohio reflects a national trend: this one the plunge toward corporate one-party state governments very much at odds with what the public thinks and wants. But even
Los Angeles to San Onofre: “Not So Fast!” A unanimous Los Angeles City Council has demanded the Nuclear Regulatory Commission conduct extended investigations before any restart at the San Onofre atomic power plant. The move reflects a deep-rooted public opposition to resumed operations at reactors perched in a tsunami zone near earthquake
The bitter battle over two stricken southern California reactors has taken a shocking seismic hit. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ignored critical questions from two powerful members of Congress just as the Government Accountability Office has seriously questioned emergency planning at the San Onofre nuclear plant. At a cost of
Thyroid abnormalities have now been confirmed among tens of thousands of children downwind from Fukushima. They are the first clear sign of an unfolding radioactive tragedy that demands this industry be buried forever. Two years after Fukushima exploded, three still-smoldering reactors remind us that the nuclear power industry repeatedly told
There it stood, 500 feet of insult and injury. And then it crashed to the ground. The weather tower at the proposed Montague double-reactor complex was meant to test wind direction in case of an accident. In early 1974, the project was estimated at $1.35 billion, as much as double the entire
Showdown at San Onofre By Harvey Wasserman Two stricken California reactors may soon redefine a global movement aimed at eradicating nuclear power. They sit in a seismic zone vulnerable to tsunamis. Faulty steam generators have forced them shut for nearly a year. A powerful “No Nukes” movement wants them to
http://www.nukefree.org/editorsblog/nuke-powers-collapse-gets-ever-more-dangerous Harvey Wasserman Nuke power’s collapse gets ever more dangerous November 30, 2012 In the wake of this fall’s election, the disintegration of America’s decrepit atomic reactor fleet is fast approaching critical mass. Unless our No Nukes movement can get the worst of them shut soon, Barack Obama may
An Election Protection Agenda for 2016 by Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman November 9, 2012 A mass grassroots election protection movement has been born. It’s finally forced the issues of mass disenfranchisement and hackable electronic voting machines into the mainstream. And it’s emerged from this election with a must-do list of
Why we fight to prevent stolen elections in 2012 and beyond by Joan Brunwasser, Sally Castleman, Victoria Collier, Bob Fitrakis, Lori Grace, Emily Levy, Mark Crispin Miller, Greg Palast, Jonathan Simon and Harvey Wasserman With election day less than a week away, the spectre of another stolen election is upon us.
Will H.I.G.-owned e-voting machines give Romney the White House? by Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman October 12, 2012 Electronic voting machines owned by Mitt Romney’s business buddies and set to count the votes in Cincinnati could decide the 2012 election. The narrative is already being hyped by the corporate media.