Abby Martin: 100 Years of US Troops as Lab Rats

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Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on May 23, 2016

On Memorial Day, politicians will speak at ceremonies all over the country and repeat their favorite mantra: “Support the troops.” This pledge is hammered into the American psyche at every turn. But there is a hidden, dark history that shows that the politicians are in fact no friend to service members–but their greatest enemy. An easy way to prove this truth is to look at how they so quickly betray and abandon their soldiers after purposely ruining their lives, and even after using them as literal lab rats.

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US Nuclear Waste Dirty-Bombs New Mexico With Plutonium by William Boardman

by William Boardman
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published on readersupportednews.org, March 30, 2014
April 5, 2014

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Radiation from a half-mile underground reaches atmosphere.

It was Valentine’s Day when the nation’s only radioactive nuclear waste facility first released radioactive particles including Plutonium and Americium into the atmosphere of New Mexico and beyond, including into Texas, Oklahoma, and Mexico. Earlier that same day, the New Mexico Environment Department opened the public comment period on an application to modify and expand that nuclear waste facility, which the department said it planned to allow. Continue reading

Noam Chomsky: From Hiroshima to Fukushima, Vietnam to Fallujah, State Power Ignores Its Massive Harm

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with Noam Chomsky

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democracynow on Mar 11, 2014

democracynow – World-renowned political dissident, linguist, author and MIT Professor Noam Chomsky traveled to Japan last week ahead of the three-year anniversary of the Fukushima crisis. Chomsky, now 85 years old, met with Fukushima survivors, including families who evacuated the area after the meltdown. Continue reading

New Mexico Admits Nuclear Plant Leaking Radiation and New Leak at Fukushima

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RT America on Feb 24, 2014

Federal officials confirmed a local nuclear plant in southern New Mexico is leaking waste and releasing radiation into the surrounding area. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad was leaking for days before state officials were notified. Continue reading

Japan’s Response to Fukushima Should Worry Us All by William Boardman

by William Boardman
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published on readersupportednews.org, January 15, 2014
January 20, 2014

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Reassuring the public about something dangerous is tricky

It’s true that the most intensely radioactive part of the Pacific Ocean currently is the area closest to Fukushima, Japan, where the destroyed nuclear power plant continuously adds to the radiation burden in the aquatic food chain. It’s equally true – and somewhat less scary – that Fukushima is but the most recent, best known source of radioactive pollution in a body of water that had a natural, low level of radioactivity long before any human started making it worse.

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Volunteers Crowdsource Radiation Monitoring to Map Potential Risk on Every Street in Japan

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The Changers

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democracynow on Jan 17, 2014

democracynow – Safecast is a network of volunteers who came together to map radiation levels throughout Japan after the Fukushima Diiachi nuclear power plant disaster in 2011. Continue reading

US Navy Sailors Sue TEPCO Over Cluster-Fukushima Snafu by William Boardman

by William Boardman
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published on readersupportednews.org, December 18, 2013
December 22, 2013

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“Why has this not made national headlines??? The Aircraft Carrier Ronald Reagan is nuclear powered. Radiation detection equipment did not pick up on this?? Why have these sailors and marines medical records been removed from permanent tracking. Criminal implications galore. This should be all over mainstream media. Someone please forward all these ene reports to the media…. Tepco is the lowest of snakes. Hari Kari for the lot of em!!” – Comment on enenews, August 15, 2013, by “timemachine2020”

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Helen Caldicott: Fukushima’s Legacy: Shut Down All Nuclear Power Plants!

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“It’s money, it’s greed, and capitalism that’s destroying the earth.” — Helen Caldicott

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New Radiation Readings At #Fukushima Strong Enough To Kill A Human In Four Hours

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TheRevealingNews on Sep 1, 2013

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Japanese Govt Admits Several Hundred Tons of Radioactive Water Leaking Into The Ocean Everyday (#Fukushima)

IAEA Experts at Fukushima (02813336)

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Fukushima leaks: OLD problem finally addressed by media

rumorecurioso on Aug 15, 2013

Japan’s nuclear regulator warns of new leak

Japan’s nuclear regulator has warned that it has been struggling to contain a new leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant. An underground barrier fails to retain radioactive water and much of it could seep into the Pacific Ocean. Al Jazeera’s Dominic Kane reports.

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Holly Barker: The Consequential Damages of Nuclear War

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Dandelion Salad

on Feb 23, 2012

Interview with Holly Barker author of “Bravo for the Marshallese: Regaining Control in a Post-Nuclear, Post-Colonial World” and “The Consequential Damages of Nuclear War: The Rongelap Report”.

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