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Nuclear Power: It’s Like Keeping a Dirty Bomb in Your Backyard

Nuclear Power: It’s Like Keeping a Dirty Bomb in Your Backyard

In light of the disaster in Japan, nuclear power has been put on trial worldwide. So far the verdict is not in favor of nuclear energy, and Japan’s tragedy could be a turning point and the final political nail in the coffin of a dangerous technology. The world’s worst atomic disaster since Chernobyl in 1986 […]

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Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Worsens: Fukushima Goes Chernobyl

All along we’ve known that we’re not getting the full story. Whether it’s been excused as corporate and industrial protectionism, or cultural relativism, the lack of integrity and transparency is being melted away by the force of the nuclear contamination itself. In the same way that they have been unable to stem the leak of […]

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My Dinner With Kofi

My Dinner With Kofi

Not Kofi Annan, nor anyone you have likely ever heard of or met. Nor have we actually had dinner together, although we keep meaning to. We talk often because we both enjoy our conversations and learn from them, hence another opportunity is always to be desired. That’s the part that puzzles some people immensely as […]

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Overpopulation, Climate Change, Food Crisis, War: The Horsemen Of Apocalyptic Capitalism

Overpopulation, Climate Change, Food Crisis, War: The Horsemen Of Apocalyptic Capitalism

In the last few years, the prophecies or prognostics of doom and gloom have been coming fast and furious. It is of course the  Christian fundamentalist end of days scenario, but it is also featured in other fairy tales or conspiracy theory  assumptions such as the predictions of Nostradamus or the Mayan calendar. While the […]

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Machinima, Popular Education And Climate Change Deniers

Machinima, Popular Education And Climate Change Deniers

Machinima is? a) a technique for video production that progressives barely use; b) a German cyber-goth band; c) a name for pit-bull/doberman hybrids; d) videos produced using computer game engines. Recently climate blogger (and scientist) Michael Tobis posted “Dogs and Deniers,” a post illustrating the similarity between a particular Far Side cartoon and real life […]

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