Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Nuclear Sacrifice Zone in New Mexico? No Way, USA! – Nuclear Hottest #356


Nuclear Hotseat Producer Host Libbe HaLevy (l) and Leona Morgan at International Uranium Film Festival, 2015.jpg
LISTEN NOW: Nuclear Sacrifice Zone in New Mexico? No Way, USA!


This Week’s Featured Interview:

  • Leona Morgan and Eileen Shaughnessy of the Nuclear Issues Study Group, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  They talk about pressure on indigenous people in New Mexico to accept a high level nuclear waste dump and all “interim” storage of radioactive waste for a minimum of 120 years.  Hey, nuke industry: go sacrifice your own back yard!

  • REGISTER YOUR COMMENTS WITH THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION:
    www.regulations.gov/document?D=NRC-2018-0052-0001 

Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):

Fukushima Food Fight Continues!  Who’s in charge of South Korea’s food import standards — South Korea, Japan, or the World Trade Organization?  Round two, coming up!
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

ARCHIVED Webinar: Health Risks of Nuclear Power • March 29, 2018 | PSR


Webinar: Health Risks of Nuclear Power

March 29, 2018
As PSR chapters promote the transition to clean renewable energy, some are finding that nuclear power is being proposed as renewable. Join us on this webinar to learn exactly why nuclear is not clean, not safe and not renewable
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Monday, March 26, 2018

Speaking Up Locally Against Nuclear War | Ploughshares Fund


Local communities can lead the way in reducing and eventually eliminating nuclear threats

[Yesterday,] on Tuesday March 20, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a resolution introduced by supervisor Katy Tang, the San Francisco Resolution Against Nuclear War. The resolution was proposed to her by activists from Beyond the Bomb, a grassroots initiative to support public mobilization. We were proud to support Beyond the Bomb in this effort. As Emma Claire Foley of Global Zero says, "Activists across the country are pressing citizens and local lawmakers to engage on nuclear issues, and they have already seen results." We are seeing these results here in San Francisco.


San Francisco supervisor Katy Tang's resolution condemns President Trump's rhetorical recklessness around nuclear weapons and voices San Francisco's support for important national legislation restricting President Trump's, and all future presidents', unchecked authority to start a nuclear war. You can read the full resolution here
more: Speaking Up Locally Against Nuclear War | Ploughshares Fund



Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Westinghouse, Quit India! [Sign Statement Against Kovvada Nuclear Project] | DiaNuke.org



Please sign and circulate this international statement against the Kovvada nuclear plant launched as Westinghouse officials visit India next week. Organisations/groups are welcome to send their endorsement to us by email on editor@dianuke.org

SIGN NOW: Westinghouse, Quit India! [Sign Statement Against Kovvada Nuclear Project] | DiaNuke.org


NUCLEAR HOTSEAT :: Citizen Scientists! Build Monitors, Map Global Radiation! - Sean Bonner of Safecast Massive Indian Nuke Protests Against Westinghouse Planned: Kumar Sundaram | NH #349



Safecast workshop in Japan — building radiation monitors

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Kumar Sundaram (l) and Libbe HaLevy

This Week’s Featured Interviews:

  • Sean Bonner is co-founder and global director of Safecast, an international, volunteer-centered organization devoted to open citizen science for the environment.  It teaches how to build your own radiation monitor and connect it with the Safecast database of real-time, automatically uploaded radiation readings.  (Featured image above is of a Safecast monitor-building workshop.)
  • Kumar Sundaram is an Indian anti-nuclear activist and the Editor of Dianuke.org.  He fills us in on upcoming protests in that country against a proposed build of six new reactors – and why those protests will be against Westinghouse and French President Emmanuel Macron.
Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):
The President of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), Tomoaki Kobayakawa,  actually thinks that his company’s “main mission” is the delivery of electricity to customers?  NOOOOO! – your “main mission” needs to be cleaning up the nuclear disaster and radioactive mess at Fukushima Daiichi! 

Activist Opportunities – The Missing Links:


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Citizen Scientists! Build Monitors, Map Global Radiation! - Sean Bonner of Safecast Massive Indian Nuke Protests Against Westinghouse Planned: Kumar Sundaram NH #349 - Nuclear Hotseat





Please sign and circulate this international statement against the Kovvada nuclear plant launched as Westinghouse officials visit India next week. Organisations/groups are welcome to send their endorsement to us by email on editor@dianuke.org

SIGN NOW: Westinghouse, Quit India! [Sign Statement Against Kovvada Nuclear Project] | DiaNuke.org


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Daniel Ellsberg: Preventing Extermination Of Humanity By Nukes | August 6, 2018 Hiroshima-Nagasaki Action at Livermore Lab 8 AM


"…The chart in my book, which I reproduce from memory—a very simple chart. I’m sure I have it right. [The chart] indicated that they expected to kill with our own first strike some 325 million people in the U.S.S.R. and China. Since they had an answer to that so quickly, they clearly had a model to go on, and I asked for how many would be killed altogether. And that figure added up to 600 million, a hundred Holocausts as I saw it."

DANIEL ELLSBERG ON A LIFE DEDICATED TO PREVENTING NUCLEAR ATTACK THAT WOULD RESULT IN NEAR-EXTINCTION OF HUMANS

podcast ---- Click here to LISTEN! – Daniel Ellsberg is best known as the whistleblower who released the Pentagon Papers, which exposed what United States government officials really knew and thought about the Vietnam War. But he also worked as a nuclear war planner when he was a RAND Corporation researcher and consultant for the Defense Department.

In a recently published book, “Doomsday Machine: Confessions Of a Nuclear War Planner,” Ellsberg recounts his journey as he discovered how close a nuclear strike by the United States government or a war between the U.S. and Soviet government could bring the Earth’s population to near-extinction.

From the late 1950s to the 1960s, he uncovered several traits of U.S. nuclear war plans that would produce quite devastating results for humanity. He attempted to persuade U.S. officials to address them and achieved rather mixed results.

On the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast, Ellsberg highlights how he came to learn the military’s estimate for how many hundreds of millions of people would die if a nuclear attack was launched. He describes how there was no way to call back pilots if an execute order was given. He shares how his father refused to be part of the production of the H-bomb and talks about how he had classified documents on nuclear matters, which he planned to release until they were tragically lost.

Click here to listen: Daniel Ellsberg: Preventing Extermination Of Humanity By Nukes


ANNOUNCEMENT: Daniel Ellsberg will be a keynote speaker at the August 6, 2018 Hiroshima-Nagasaki action at Livermore Lab 8am. Please spread the word - and visit this page for updates soon.

August 6, 2018 Action at Livermore Lab 8 AM