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Leona Morgan, The Nuclear Fuel Chain: From Mining to Waste — Rise Up Times

As well as the negative effects on our bodies, the Nuclear Fuel Chain also lays bare nuclear colonialism and the for-profit nuclear industry.

Leona Morgan, The Nuclear Fuel Chain: From Mining to Waste — Rise Up Times

October 9, 2020 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Peace cannot be found through weapons — IPPNW peace and health blog

Statement on gender and disarmament The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom [The following statement, endorsed by IPPNW and other NGOs participating in this year’s UN First Committee, will be presented during a virtual session on October 12.] Chairperson, delegates, We are facing in our world a conflagration of crises. Climate change, COVID-19, conflicts; […]

Peace cannot be found through weapons — IPPNW peace and health blog

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Tom Engelhardt: Murder, He Said, America’s Maestro of Death and Destruction — Rise Up Times

 

“…….It’s hardly news that Donald Trump long ago rejected global warming as a Chinese “hoax.” And as he withdrew from the Paris Climate Accord and, like the child of the fossil-fuelized 1950s that he is, proclaimed a new policy of “American Energy Dominance” (“the golden era of American energy is now underway”), he’s never stopped rejecting it. He did so again recently on a brief visit to burning California amid a historic wildfire season, where he predicted that it would soon get “cooler.” 

He and those he’s put in place at the Environmental Protection Agency and elsewhere in his administration have spent his presidency in a remarkably determined fashion trying to destroy the American and global environment. So far, they have rolled back (or are trying to roll back) 100 environmental protections that were in place when he arrived in the Oval Office, including most recently limits on a pesticide that reportedly can stunt brain development in children. Air pollution alone was, according to one study, responsible for 9,700 more deaths in this country in 2018 than in 2016. Above all, at the service of a still expanding American fossil-fuel industry, he and his crew have done their damnedest to open the way for oil, gas, and coal development in just about any imaginable form.

“Trump has proven to be America’s twenty-first-century maestro of death and destruction, the P.T. Barnum of, as he put it predictively enough in his Inaugural Address, “American carnage.” In fact, he’s been a master of carnage in a way no one could then have imagined.”

Tom Engelhardt: Murder, He Said, America’s Maestro of Death and Destruction — Rise Up Times

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