The intensifying nuclear crisis in Japan is raising anxieties on both sides of the Pacific over the potential impacts of radiation exposure, and a relative lack of official information on radiation has many worried. The nuclear radiation threat continues to spread in Japan after numerous explosions. Meanwhile, the Obama Administration wants to offer new projects to Tokyo Electric who engineered the collapsing nuclear plants in Japan.
On March 14 Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Cooperation Council partner the United Arab Emirates deployed 1,000 troops, 500 security personnel and armored troop carriers across the 25-mile King Fahd Causeway to Bahrain to shore up their fellow monarchy after a month of protests against the Al Khalifa dynasty. The following day the Bahraini government declared a three-month state of emergency and authorized the military “to take necessary steps to restore national security.” On March 16 government security forces staged a violent crackdown against protesters in the nation’s capital with tanks, armored personnel carriers and helicopters, killing at least two people and injuring hundreds.
They turned over the limp, lifeless body of the young man,. His back was riddled with bullet wounds. His skull flopped open revealing a bloody mess and a gaping hole where the brain used to be before it was blown out by a high-velocity weapon at point-blank range.
A surgeon at Salmaniya Hospital in Manama said helplessly: “We could do nothing to save him.”
Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), author of H. Con. Res. 28, a bipartisan, privileged resolution to direct the President to end the war in Afghanistan by the end of the year, today sent fellow Members of Congress a letter challenging official claims of “progress” in Afghanistan.
See a signed copy here. See Kucinich address the floor here. [see video below] The full text of the letter follows:
The fight over workers’ rights escalated in Tennessee this afternoon as protesters jammed a Senate hearing on a bill that would weaken unions. Seven were arrested as the protesters chanted and refused to leave the room. “Tennessee is not Wisconsin” said the Republican leader of the Tennessee Senate Ron Ramsey after the arrests, “We talk through our differences here.” SB1031 is aimed at weakening unions in Tennessee. The description of the bill says it: Prohibits any business or organization operating in this state from executing an agreement with a union or employee organization of any kind that includes a maintenance of membership clause prohibiting employees from withdrawing from a union or employee organization prior to the agreement’s expiration. More from Nashville’s City Paper.
Video by Mid-South Peace and Justice Center. Used by permission.