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So Long, Pete & Toshi Seeger, It’s Been Great to Know You

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 10:04 am | Harvey Wasserman

Toshi and Pete Seeger defy description except through the sheer joy and honor it was to know them, however briefly. Their list of accomplishments will fill many printed pages, which all pale next to the simple core beauty of the lives they led. More >>

Stop Japan's Fukushima Censorship

Friday, 6 December 2013, 4:25 pm | Harvey Wasserman

At a critically dangerous moment, Japan is poised to take a giant step toward officially shrouding Fukushima in the deepest possible secrecy. At least two petitions are being circulated in opposition. One is addressed to the Japanese government and Prime Minister ... More >>

Pro-Nuke Climate Scientists: Note Terror at Fukushima Four

Thursday, 7 November 2013, 11:13 am | Harvey Wasserman

Four climate scientists have made a public statement claiming nuclear power is an answer to global warming. Before they proceed, they should visit Fukushima, where the Tokyo Electric Power Company has moved definitively toward bringing down the ... More >>

Pro-Nuke Scientists Should Go to Fukushima

Thursday, 7 November 2013, 11:02 am | Harvey Wasserman

The four scientists who have advocated more nuclear power as a solution to global warming should go to Fukushima. Atomic energy is a failed technology and the radiation now constantly gushing from that stricken site is already harming us all. More >>

14,000 Hiroshimas still swing in the Fukushima air...

Friday, 11 October 2013, 4:50 pm | Harvey Wasserman

Japan’s pro-nuclear Prime Minister has finally asked for global help at Fukushima. It probably hasn’t hurt that more than 100,000 people have signed petitionscalling for a global takeover; more than 8,000 have viewed a new YouTube on it. More >>

The Crisis at Fukushima 4 Demands a Global Take-Over

Friday, 20 September 2013, 11:18 am | Harvey Wasserman

We are now within two months of what may be humankind’s most dangerous moment since the Cuban Missile Crisis. There is no excuse for not acting. All the resources our species can muster must be focussed on the fuel pool at Fukushima Unit 4. More >>

Syria is an epic victory for the SuperPower of Peace

Tuesday, 17 September 2013, 4:23 pm | Harvey Wasserman

The United States is not now bombing Syria. Let’s savor that again: for the moment at least, the United States is not now bombing Syria. That alone qualifies as an epic, unprecedented victory for the SuperPower of Peace, the global movement to end ... More >>

Dr. Hansen, We Need You at Fukushima and Diablo Canyon

Friday, 30 August 2013, 4:51 pm | Harvey Wasserman

The horrifying news from Fukushima worsens daily. It is an unparalleled global catastrophe that cries out for anyone and everyone with nuclear expertise to pitch in. More >>

The Fukushima Nightmare Gets Worse

Saturday, 10 August 2013, 1:43 pm | Harvey Wasserman

>> By Harvey Wasserman, August 8, 2013 >> >> Just when it seemed things might be under control at Fukushima, we find they are worse than ever. >> >> Immeasurably worse. >> >> Massive quantities of radioactive liquids are now flowing through the ... More >>

Obama, Mandela and Leonard Peltier

Thursday, 4 July 2013, 12:05 pm | Harvey Wasserman

Barack Obama has taken his two daughters on a dramatic visit to the Robben Island cell once occupied by Nelson Mandela. Let's hope he takes them next to the one now occupied by Leonard Peltier. More >>

San Onofre at the No Nukes Brink

Friday, 17 May 2013, 5:26 pm | Harvey Wasserman

In January, it seemed the restart of San Onofre Unit 2 would be a corporate cake walk. With its massive money and clout, Southern California Edison was ready to ram through a license exception for a reactor whose botched $770 million steam generator ... More >>

The 2d Amendment Does NOT Condone Random Slaughter

Sunday, 16 December 2012, 9:15 am | Harvey Wasserman

The Second Amendment does NOT guarantee the right of any and all citizens to own any and all kinds of guns. It demands, in the name of national security, that we regulate it. More >>

Bonnie Raitt Lights up the World

Friday, 14 September 2012, 2:25 pm | Harvey Wasserman

Adversity can debilitate and defeat a lesser soul. But for those with the inner strength to make the climb, new heights can beckon. Along the way--especially for a musician--it helps to have an other-worldly talent, a gift that combines decades of hard work ... More >>

The Devil STILL has us death dancing at Fukushima

Wednesday, 8 August 2012, 1:42 pm | Harvey Wasserman

Our lives still hang by a Devil’s thread at Fukushima. The molten cores at Units 1, 2 & 3 have threatened all life on Earth. The flood of liquid radiation has poisoned the Pacific. Fukushima’s cesium and other airborne emissions have already dwarfed ... More >>

A transcendent Crosby, Stills and Nash

Thursday, 2 August 2012, 1:38 pm | Harvey Wasserman

The power of music is one of the great unknowns in the human saga. For reasons we don’t quite understand (yet) its vibrations can lift us to great heights, drop us down into deep depression, liberate us, make us joyous, help us grieve, and so ... More >>

Why do nuke guarantees cost less than home or student loans?

Tuesday, 3 July 2012, 2:17 pm | Harvey Wasserman

The Department of Energy wants to give the Southern Company a nuclear power loan guarantee at better interest rates than you can get on a student loan. And unlike a home mortgage, there may be no down payment. Why? More >>

Hold that "hot" Fukushima sushi

Monday, 11 June 2012, 2:12 pm | Harvey Wasserman

We all knew it was coming. Radioactive tuna has been caught off the coast of California. The fingerprint of cesium 137 is unmistakably from the exploded reactors at Fukushima. More >>

The Nuclear Industry Has Melted In Japan And France

Monday, 7 May 2012, 7:44 pm | Harvey Wasserman

There are zero commercial reactors operating in Japan today. On March 10, 2011, there were 54 licensed to operate, well over 10% percent of the global fleet. More >>

Japan May Go Nuke-Free Tomorrow…but Will the US Follow?

Saturday, 5 May 2012, 1:05 pm | Harvey Wasserman

Japan's one remaining operating reactor (of 54) may go dark tomorrow. Japan would be nuke-free for the first time in a half-century. More >>

Obama's Atomic Solyndra?

Thursday, 19 April 2012, 12:58 pm | Harvey Wasserman

The future of nuclear power now hangs on a single decision by President Obama---and us. His Office of Management and Budget could cave to the unsustainable demands of reactor builders who cannot handle the standard terms of a loan agreement. More >>