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NBC Right Now: Explosion at U.S. nuclear site — Kept secret from public — Happened in plant where plutonium was manufactured — “One of the most hazardous buildings” in America — Workers: “Flames shot out… big, loud bang like a shot gun” (VIDEO) PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 05 May 2014 05:27
By ENEnews
http://enenews.com/nbc-explosion-at-u-s-nuclear-site-kept-secret-from-public-for-weeks-happened-at-plant-where-plutonium-was-manufactured-this-is-one-of-the-most-hazardous-buildings-in-america-flames-say 4th, 2014 at 11:24 am ET NBC Right Now (Yakima, WA)
 
May 1, 2014 (h/t Stock): Hanford union workers tell NBC Right Now there was an explosion at the plutonium finishing plant cleanup site weeks ago, but the event wasn’t shared with the public. The Hanford union representative says it happened when workers were cutting some pipe as part of the demolition of the Plutonium Finishing Plant [PFP]. The union representative wants to remain anonymous and says workers are concerned management isn’t putting worker safety first. [...] Workers describe the explosion as a spark then flames that shot out of a pipe and a loud bang [...] We’re told it happened two weeks ago [...] Workers say they think the contractor is playing down the explosion and possible safety concerns to protect themselves from fines and work delays. ...] The union representative says management wants to keep experienced workers quiet.
Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014 05:33
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Politicians are Beginning to Realize Voter Suppression is a Bad Idea PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 11 April 2014 16:13
By Crystal Shepeard April 10, 2014 Politicians are Beginning to Realize Voter Suppression is a Bad Idea

We are just a couple of months away before the United States is in full swing of midterm election madness. Traditionally lower in voter turnout, the midterms have gained increased significance over the last few election cycles as the stalemate in Washington, D.C. has all but stopped any real forward progress on major issues. While candidates and political parties prepare their latest slogans, current elected officials have been spending a great deal of time focusing on voter access.

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 April 2014 21:04
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Documenting Darkness How a Thug State Operates PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 20 February 2014 07:25

By Tom Engelhardt

http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/175809/

Here, at least, is a place to start: intelligence officials have weighed in with an estimate of just how many secret files National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden took with him when he headed for Hong Kong last June. Brace yourself: 1.7 million.  At least they claim that as the number he or his web crawler accessed before he left town.  Let’s assume for a moment that it’s accurate and add a caveat.  Whatever he had with him on those thumb drives when he left the agency, Edward Snowden did not take all the NSA’s classified documents.  Not by a long shot.  He only downloaded a portion of them.  We don’t have any idea what percentage, but assumedly millions of NSA secret documents did not get the Snowden treatment.

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The Pacific Pivot Why America’s Strategic Rebalance is Really Just Retreat PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 09:15

By John Feffer

http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/175799/In a future update of The Devil's Dictionary, the famed Ambrose Bierce dissection of the linguistic hypocrisies of modern life, a single word will accompany the entry for "Pacific pivot": retreat.

 

It might seem a strange way to characterize the Obama administration's energetic attempt to reorient its foreign and military policy toward Asia. After all, the president’s team has insisted that the Pacific pivot will be a forceful reassertion of American power in a strategic part of the world and a deliberate reassurance to our allies that we have their backs vis-à-vis China.

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Noam Chomsky: The drug war is the latest manifestation of a centuries-old ‘race war’ PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 07 January 2014 06:30

Noam Chomsky: The drug war is the latest manifestation of a centuries-old ‘race war’

 
 
 

By Scott Kaufman
Monday, January 6, 2014 12:10 EST
 
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/06/noam-chomsky-the-drug-war-is-the-latest-manifestation-of-a-centuries-old-race-war/Noam Chomsky screenshot