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Effects of Fukushima fallout on West Coast kids – Kevin Kamps

Dave Parrish

Published on 5 Apr 2013

Beyond Nuclear’s Kevin Kamps talks with Sam Sacks on RT’s The Big Picture about the effects of Fukushima fallout on West Coast kids.

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April 6, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

VIDEO: danger of escalating crisis, with North Korea’s threats

see-this.wayVIDEO North Korea’s nuclear threats could lead to dangerous escalation of crisis, warns U.N. Secretary General Australian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast: 05/04/2013 Reporter: Emma Alberici

The U.N. Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon has warned that North Korea’s nuclear threats could lead to an escalation of the crisis on the Korean peninsula.

Transcript   EMMA ALBERICI, PRESENTER: The UN Secretary General has warned North Korea’s nuclear threats to lead to an escalation of the crisis on the Korean Peninsula.

Ban Ki Moon says he’s concerned the North’s rhetoric might cause a miscalculation on the part of South Korea.

North Korea watchers believe the rogue regime doesn’t want a full scale war, they argue that Pyongyang is working toward as a small scale military provocation similar to its sinking of a South Korean ship in 2010.

ANDREA BERGER, NUCLEAR WEAPONS ANALYST: The difference this time around will be that South Korea has already made very clear that it will respond in kind to any such provocation and will not tolerate a death of South Korean citizens.

EMMA ALBERICI: South Korea is closely watching its northern neighbour’s missile movements with reports an intermediate range rocket has been moved to a launch site in the country’s east which is closer to US bases in the Pacific.

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The North Korean situation – a dangerous game for the West

Kim is simply too new and untested for us to know if he has the self-awareness to avoid inadvertently killing himself. But squeezing him into submission without the costs and casualties of a war will require China’s help

From China’s perspective, even if Kim is losing control of the situation, he has not lost it yet, and so China considers anything short of that to be alarmist. As long as North Korea is not threatening Beijing, this is a prisoners’ dilemma we will be facing on our own 

North Korea rallyNORTH KOREA’S NUCLEAR GAME THEORY, New Yorker  BY , 5 April 13,  Foreign diplomats in Pyongyang are facing an absurd choice: Kim Jong-un’s government issued a formal diplomatic warning today that it would be “unable to guarantee the safety of embassies and international organizations in the country in the event of conflict from April 10.”

A few questions come to mind, including but not limited to: Any plans for April 11th that we might want to jot down? And: Is this warning an actual expression of concern, or a way of letting foreign embassies take on the role of ramping up Kim’s threats now that his own propaganda machine is getting diminishing returns? And lastly, and most fundamentally: How realistic is it to imagine a cascade of blunders that lead to a nuclear strike? Continue reading

April 6, 2013 Posted by | North Korea, politics international | Leave a comment

Thyroid damage to US West Coast children, from Fukushima radiation

Decades after the accident, a 2011 study by the National Institutes of Health found that higher absorption of I-131 radiation led to an increased risk for thyroid cancer among victims of Chernobyl radiation – a risk that has not diminished over time.

The children who were unfortunate enough to be exposed to Fukushima radiation on the US West Coast, as well as in Alaska and Hawaii could now face similar risks.

wind-trajectories-from-FukuFukushima fallout – thyroid damage in US children By Staff Writer Natural News  — If you are still living with the belief that disasters that happen in another country happen ‘somewhere else’,  here’s a stark reminder
that there is no ‘somewhere else’ on our planet.

Researchers working with the Radiation and Public Health Project (RPHP) in New York have discovered that the Fukushima nuclear disaster has had far-reaching health effects showing that young children born on the US West Coast are 28% more likely to develop congenital hypothyroidism. Continue reading

April 6, 2013 Posted by | health, radiation, USA | 8 Comments

Fidel Castro calls on North Korea for moderation

Fidel Castro urges North Korea to avoid nuclear warfare LA Times By Emily Alpert April 5, 2013,   Former Cuban President Fidel Castro urged North Korea to steer clear of atomic warfare, saying Koreans faced “one of the most grave risks of nuclear war” since the Cuban missile crisis half a century ago.

North Korea has stepped up its belligerent talk, recently declaring it had entered a state of war with South Korea and threatening a nuclear attack on the United States. Analysts say North Korea is not yet capable of carrying out such a strike, but the escalating threats have grabbed global attention.

Castro said he delivered his message as a friend, recalling “the honor of knowing” former North Korean leader Kim Il Sung, “a historic, strikingly valiant and revolutionary figure” and the late grandfather of current leader Kim Jong Un……,0,2215182.story

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First hand witnesses – radiation victims tell their story

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Hiroshima daily posts radiation tales KYODO HIROSHIMA – A website operated by a Hiroshima newspaper has posted a series of stories in English and Japanese about radiation victims across the globe, hoping to spread awareness about all such victims, not just those of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Continue reading

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Failure of Fukushima cooling system due to rat risk

rat-chewing-cableWe were installing wire nets to keep the rats out. But the end of one of the wires may have momentarily come into contact with a live terminal,” said Masayuki Ono, general manager at Tepco’s Nuclear Power and Plant Siting Division. “The next moment, there were sirens.”

Rat Chase Again Bedevils Fukushima Nuclear Plant   By HIROKO TABUCHI April 5, 2013 TOKYO — Workers at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant who were installing wire nets Friday to keep rats away from a vital cooling system instead tripped up that system, causing it to fail for the second time in weeks. The spent-fuel pool at the site’s No. 3 reactor went without fresh cooling water for almost three hours on Friday afternoon, said the plant’s operator, the Tokyo Electric Power Company, or Tepco. Continue reading

April 6, 2013 Posted by | Fukushima 2013, safety | Leave a comment

Petition against nuclear power plant in Muscatine County

sign-thisOnline petition protests Muscatine Nuclear Power Plant

, April 5, 2013, by  A petition in Iowa is trying to prevent farmland in Muscatine County from becoming a Nuclear Power Plant.

The petition says MidAmerican Energy has bought 800 acres of farmland in rural areas with plans to build a Nuclear Power Plant. It also states that MidAmerican Energy has denied any Nuclear Power Plant plans.

Dangerous effects that nuclear materials have on the environment and community are highlighted in the petition. Also noted are environmentally-friendly strides that have been taken for the future.

The petition has more than half of the signatures needed on

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Distressed sea lions ? caused by Fukushima radiation

sea-lions-deadExperts look into sea lion die-off  By ERIKA I. RITCHIE / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 5 April,  LAGUNA BEACH – A team of experts assembled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency is looking into radiation from Japan’s nuclear disaster as one of several possible causes of the ongoing sea lion stranding along Southern California beaches.

The federal agency announced the team’s formation during a media conference call Thursday. The team was assembled after the agency last week declared the massive stranding an “unusual mortality event.”

In three months 1,100 sea lions pups, born on rookeries in the Channel …subscription only

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VIDEO: As signatory to NPT, Iran can enrich uranium

see-this.wayVIDEO: Iran has right to enrich uranium as NPT signatory: Analyst Press TV 5 April 13 A political commentator tells Press TV that the Islamic Republic of Iran as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty has the same right to enrich uranium as other members of the NPT.

Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers have started a fresh round of two-day comprehensive talks in the Kazakh city of Almaty with the main focus being on Iran’s nuclear energy program. The Iranian delegation is headed by Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili while the EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, represents the P5+1 group — Britain, China, France, Russia, the US and Germany. On Thursday, deputy to Iran’s chief negotiator Ali Baqeri said that the Islamic Republic would enter the new round of talks with the P5+1 group with clear, groundbreaking proposals. Earlier in the day, Iran’s chief negotiator urged the world powers to recognize Tehran’s right to enrich uranium under the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Press TV has conducted an interview with Nader Bagherzadeh, a political commentator from Irvine, to further talk over the issue. The following is an approximate transcript of the interview. …..

 any member of the NPT has already agreed to the enrichment by the other members. There are no indications in NPT that somebody could say that I do not recognize your enrichment…. So once you sign the NPT, you have agreed to other nations to have the right to Article 4. So although that has been mentioned but probably Iran and the Iranian leadership wants to hear it from the other countries, Western countries. That is what is expected. So let’s hope that the results will be more positive than what happened in the past year or so.

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Rohingya Genocide in Myanmar | Interview with Assed Baig

……..He looked around to his classmates in the small open space opposite a mosque in the mainly Muslim district of Mandalay. I showed him some pictures from a local journalist; two of them were of dead teenagers. He put his hand up to the camera touching the screen,

“that’s my friend,” he said.
We showed him another and he struggles to speak
“and this one, those are Osama and Karimullah,” 

he paused; his friends surrounded the camera and inspected the pictures of bodies on the ground, in unnatural poses……


……The monks that asked to be worshipped were young. Noor Bi was even beaten whilst she was holding her three-year-old son causing her to drop him. Her son was saved by a Buddhist woman who sheltered him and took him to safety……



Published on 5 Apr 2013

Abby Martin talks to independent journalist, Assed Baig, about the ongoing genocidal crisis of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar who the UN has coined one of the most persecuted minorities in the world.

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Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Eye witness accounts of Meiktila massacre; Beaten, burnt and stabbed

Reports of what actually took place in the Central Myanmar town of Meiktila are still emerging. IDPs are beginning to speak out and tell the world of what they witnessed with their own eyes.
“They beat them in front of me. I was watching. I can still see it.” Noor Bi, is crying as she describes the moment when she saw her husband and brother murdered in front of her eyes as she fled Meiktila. 
The mob out numbered the police and they were unable to protect the Muslim minority of the town. The 26-year-old is now a widow with a three-year-old son. As she told her story and what she witnessed, the people around her in the make shift IDP camp now set up in the grounds of a Muslim school in Yindaw, began to cry. Grown men sobbed at hearing her ordeal.
“They beat them and beat them, they were still alive when they threw my husband and brother in the fire. They were burnt alive.” Tears stream down her face as she continues to relay her account. 

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