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New post: March 13, 2011 Harvey Wasserman: Emergency at Onagawa nuclear plant, radiation 700 times over normal
New post: March 12, 2011 Explosion at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, at least 4 injured
RTAmerica on Mar 11, 2011
In the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake, a nuclear reactor was fractured and radioactive material has been leaking into the atmosphere. Author Harvey Wasserman believes the radiation spewing into the air from the Japanese nuclear power plant could blow deep across western Asia and might even lead to the apocalypse.
Our thoughts and prayers for all in Japan and surrounding areas.
Myla Morales on Mar 11, 2011
A 8.9-magnitude earthquake has triggered a tsunami along Japan’s north-eastern coastline, and scores are feared killed.
Cars, boats, homes and people were swept away as fires burned out of control.
Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports. AlJazeeraEnglish
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http://MOXNews.com/ April 04, 2010 CNN
Major 7.2 quake near Mexico-U.S. border kills one
January 20, 2010
A powerful Aftershock measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale has hit Haiti some sixty kilometres away from the capital. Early reports say residents abandoned their homes and gathered on the streets for safety. This comes a week after the initial devastation, as international agencies are still struggling to get aid to those still in despeate need of help. With the situation now spiraling out of control only a small portion of the food, water and medicine has reached survivors.
January 15, 2010
This video is from the immediate aftermath – 3 to 20 minutes after the tremors on January 12 – in the neighborhood of Jacquet in Port-au-Prince where I lived since September. I really wish I could have got this up on the web sooner, but Internet connections are difficult to sustain.
by Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, January 15, 2010
Haiti has a longstanding history of US military intervention and occupation going back to the beginning of the 20th Century. US interventionism has contributed to the destruction of Haiti’s national economy and the impoverishment of its population.
The devastating earthquake is presented to World public opinion as the sole cause of the country’s predicament. Continue reading
January 14, 2010
Phil McPhun briefs on the situation on the ground in Haiti.
Jan. 13, 2010
“The Destruction Is Everywhere You Go”: Independent Journalist Ansel Herz in Port-Au-Prince
Democracy Now! spoke with independent journalist Ansel Herz earlier tonight from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Herz says more than 100,000 people may have died in the devastating earthquake. Tune into Democracy Now! on Thursday for full coverage. Herz was interviewed by Democracy Now! producer Mike Burke.
Jan. 13, 2010
Haiti has been devastated by a massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake, the largest to strike the Caribbean nation in more than two centuries. Buildings have collapsed. Fires rage in the streets. The extent of the disaster is still unknown, but there are fears thousands of people may have died and tens of thousands homeless. We get the latest on Haiti, a country rocked by natural as well as political crises. We speak with journalist Kim Ives of Haiti Liberté and Haitian American novelist Edwidge Danticat, her family at the epicenter of the quake.
Our thoughts and prayers are with those effected by this horrible earthquake. ~ DS
Updates 1 & 2: added video reports
Mon, 06 Apr 2009 17:43:40 GMT
About 50,000 people have become homeless.
The death toll from Italy’s earthquakes has reached 150 as 1,500 people are reported wounded while many others are still trapped under the rubble.
The rescue operation is underway in most areas with more than 1,700 rescuers attempting to recover bodies or rescue those trapped under the ruined buildings.
Cries for help are heard from the rubble, and thousands are in the streets bracing for aftershocks.
Italy earthquake kills more than 90 and leaves thousands homeless
by John Hooper in L’Aquila, Peter Walker and agencies
guardian.co.uk, Monday 6 April 2009 15.48 BST
Scores of people were killed and tens of thousands left homeless in central Italy today after a powerful earthquake shook a mountain region, severely damaging a historic city and leaving hundreds feared trapped in rubble.
At least 92 people were known to have died, the Italian news agency Ansa reported, quoting local rescue workers, while the Red Cross said it faced a “race” to rescue those still trapped.
More than 1,500 people had been injured, the Italian prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, told a press conference in L’Aquila, the badly damaged capital of the Abruzzo region, close to the quake’s epicentre.
Italy muzzled scientist who foresaw quake