The Nuclear Nightmare Continues – Helen Caldicott interviewed by Alex Smith

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by Alex Smith
crossposted from http://www.ecoshock.info
March 25, 2011

In this Radio Ecoshock program you get:

#1 a major interview with world-famous anti-nuclear campaigner Dr. Helen Caldicott after the Fukushima Japan nuclear accident. Red hot. Covering nuclear power threats in Japan, the United States, Canada, France, and Europe generally.

#2. I talk with the “Peak Oil Shrink” psychologist Dr. Kathy McMahon about how we handle the wave of bad news lately. She has an old nuke plant 35 miles away, and will fight that license renewal.

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COMO says Yes to Youth Peace Volunteers! (photos)

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Nov. 15, 2009


Alex, Emma & Lily

Originally uploaded by Dandelion Salad

Members and friends of Peaceworks met for their annual dinner last night, so I went and took lots of photos of smiling faces for the Afghan Peace Vigil.

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SDHP – Exit Limbo by Bartholomew Bean

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by Bartholomew Bean
featured writer
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Bartholomew Bean’s Youtube channel

The following video was a two minute entry for the “Gimme Truth” contest that was shown with ten other entries at the Blue Note Feb. 28,09, during the “True/False” film festival in Columbia, MO.

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Council kills surveillance camera plan (MO)

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By Sara Semelka
The Columbia Daily Tribune
Tuesday, April 7, 2009

In a move that surprised city staff and the downtown business community alike, the Columbia City Council last night on a 6-1 vote denied a transfer of funds that would have allowed the lease of surveillance cameras for downtown streets.

The mobile camera units, perched on trailers at downtown intersections for the past month during a trial period, will soon be hauled away, Assistant City Manager Tony St. Romaine said.

What started out as a transfer of funds from one account to another to cover a budgeted expense became a lengthy discussion of privacy, safety and civil rights among council members and members of the public.

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Matt Volkert, of the Van Matre, Harrison, Volkert and Hollis law firm, said he does not want the cameras even though he often works late into the night. “Giving police officers tools to combat crime is one thing. But things don’t take a turn for the worse all at once. It’s a series of steps,” he said. “These will be abused. People are corruptible, and they will abuse if they have the chance.”

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via Council kills surveillance camera plan | The Columbia Daily Tribune – Columbia, MO

h/t: Dan

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Man dead after shock from Taser + Columbia police expect backlash

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My heartfelt condolences to Stan’s family and friends, including Tim (a friend of mine).  In my opinion the action taken by these police officers amounts to murder.  Taser use is supposed to be instead of using guns and when the suspect is a danger to the officers or others.   Stan posed no threat to the police yet they tasered him to death.  Suspects can be annoying, obnoxious, etc, however, they do not deserve death.  ~ Lo

Updated: added a story with a video link and another story, see below

By T.J. GREANEY of the Tribune’s staff
The Columbia Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 28, 2008

Moberly police say DWI suspect resisted.

A 23-year-old Moberly man died today after police used a Taser to subdue him during a traffic stop.

The incident began at 12:30 a.m. when police pulled over Stanley James William Harlan for driving his vehicle erratically in the 500 block of South Williams Street, said Commander Kevin Palmatory of the Moberly Police Department.

While trying to arrest Harlan on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, Harlan used physical force to resist, and the arresting officer was able to get only one handcuff on him, police said. Palmatory could not say whether officers conducted a field sobriety test.

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Man dead after shock from Taser.

h/t: Dan via an email

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Updated

KOMU

Man Dies After Police Taser

Video link

MOBERLY – Stanley Harlan died after an early morning altercation with Moberly Police.

Moberly Police tasered the 23 year-old twice.

Police said Harlan was resisting arrest for suspicion of drunk driving when an officer tased him.

Police also said Harlan soon became unresponsive and died at Moberly Regional Medical Center around 2 a.m.

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continued plus video

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Columbia police expect backlash from Moberly Taser incident

August 28, 2008 | 9:08 p.m. CDT

BY CAROLINE EVANS and TRAM WHITEHURST

COLUMBIA – Interim Police Chief Tom Dresner said the department was saddened by the news of a Moberly man’s death after being Tasered early Thursday, calling it a “tragedy all around.” He also said he fully expected a wider backlash against the use of Tasers in Columbia as a result of the incident.

The death comes less than two months after a Columbia man was critically injured after he was Tasered by a Columbia police officer and fell from an interstate overpass. Earlier in July, the City Council had approved the purchase of 40 more Tasers, so the majority of the department’s patrol officers would be equipped with Tasers.

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Columbia police expect backlash from Moberly Taser incident – Columbia Missourian.

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Persecution in the Pacific Northwest + Tasered (video)

Tased Until Dead: The Epidemic of Taser Crazy Cops + MO police taser injured boy! (updated)

Death by Taser: Police Accused of Cover-Up in Death of African American Man Shocked Nine Times While in Handcuffs

Teenager Dies After Police In Charlotte Use Taser

Police State

Tasers

Police Brutality

President Bush should be impeached for war crimes

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Bill Wickersham is an Adjunct Professor of Peace Studies at MU, a member of Veterans for Peace and a member of the national steering committee of Global Action to Prevent War.

I used to work for the MU Peace Studies Program back when I was in college.  ~ Lo

Eleanore & Bill

photo by Dandelion Salad

By Bill Wickersham
http://www.columbiamissourian.com
May 14, 2008

In June 2004, the Bush Administration issued a statement that detailed its rationale and legal stance for denying terror suspects the protection of international humanitarian law. The statement included hundreds of pages of White House communications intended to counter widespread criticism that George W. Bush had personally endorsed the plans used to justify the interrogation abuses of U.S. prisoners held in Iraq, Guantanamo Bay and other worldwide locations. At that time Bush said, “I have never ordered torture.” Ordered or not, it is now clear from recent reports that Bush was well aware of, and approved plans for, the questioning of known and alleged al-Qaida prisoners being held by the CIA.

On April 9, 2008, ABC News reported that Bush’s National Security Council Principals Committee had dozens of top-secret talks and meetings at the White House to review interrogation procedures to be used by the CIA on al-Qaida suspects. Condoleezza Rice chaired the committee, which included Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Collin Powell, George Tenet and John Aschroft. According to ABC, the principals discussed and approved specific details of “enhanced interrogation techniques” — “CIA-Speak” and “Pentagonese” for torture, including face slapping, pushing, sleep deprivation and the simulated drowning technique known as “waterboarding.”

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h/t: After Downing Street

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Clatter: Just Like You (music video)

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Clatter live at the Blue Note in MO Sept. 1, 2007 for the 100.1 The Buzz Homegrown Show. The song is “Just Like You” off the “Blinded By Vision” CD, available at www.clatter.com.

Filmed by Boxcar Films and edited by Joe Hayes. Audio recorded by Byron and mixed by Clatter.

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Iraq Vet Calls on You to Take A STAND on Aug. 28th (video) + Attn: COMO Town Hall Mtg Aug. 29

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Iraq war veteran, John Bruhns, calls … Iraq war veteran, John Bruhns, calls on you to join hundreds of thousands of Americans on Aug. 28th for National Take A Stand Day. Make your representatives Stand Up in September to end the war in Iraq.

Sign up for a Take A Stand Town Hall in your community at www.iraqcampaign.org

h/t: Jacob

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Locally:

Bring your concerns, ideas, and questions about the WAR IN IRAQ to the Ninth Congressional District Town Hall Meeting.

August 29, 2007
7 PM
Commission Chambers
Boone County Government Center
Courthouse Square
Columbia, MO

Please encourage Representative Hulshof to attend by calling his office at 573-449-5111.

Call Pro-Vote at 573-256-7701 for more information.

Labor donated

h/t: Scott