Nuclear: We Are Standing On The Threshold Of Too Late

Nuclear – We are Standing at the Threshold of Too Late! It is up to us whether or not we allow our nuclear obsessed government to push us over that threshold

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Standing on the Threshold of Too Late
Nuclear: There will soon come a time when it is too late
World Telegram & Sun photo by Phil Stanziola, 1964 , ML King, cropped
In Dr. Martin Luther King’s Nobel Prize Lecture, October of 1964, he raises the alarm over nuclear weapons and the constant threat of annihilation by nuclear weapons, as an “imminent cosmic elegy“. Ignoring the nuclear threat “does not alter the nature and risks of such war“, he warns. [1] In his speech at the Riverside Church, one year before his death, he further warns that there is such a thing as “too late“. [2]

Today we stand on the threshold of too late, with regard to nuclear reactors, as well as nuclear weapons.

Nuclear reactors and the related mining, processing and waste legally leak lethal radionuclides into the environment, all of the time, even without a major accident. Many of the most dangerous, like plutonium…

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Westinghouse Saved – Who Knew? We did! Come on and Join the Resistance to the Nuclear Mafia.

As we predicted Westinghouse has been bailed out by an asset management company.  The nuclear industry will not under any circumstances, apart from huge public outcry and condemnation, be allowed to go belly up.  This means that Westinghouse in Preston will be hoping to gear up to supply all new nuclear reactors here (and overseas …

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New Date for Coal Mine Decision – 7th March 2018 – Anyone Looking?

Happy New Year! Thanks to all of you we have a fighting chance to stop the first deep coal mine in 30 years in the UK with top law firm Leigh Day lending their weight to the battle. The date for the planning meeting has been deferred yet again (this will be the third date!) […] …

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Radiation Free Lakeland: Review of 2017

Radiation Free Lakeland: Review of 2017 “Scrap your pylon connection – Moorside would be an abomination.”  Jean Ward of Kendal .   We learnt in January of Jean Ward’s passing. In her late eighties she had a young spirit and campaigned fiercely but with great personal gentleness.  The last time I spoke to she told me how …

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Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: cosy seasonal tale or passionate condemnation of unfettered capitalism?

OffGuardian

by Catte

Today we think of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol as a cosy piece of traditional seasonal fare, replete with steaming puds and roasted goose and comfortably easy lessons about not being stingy at Crimbo. But when Dickens wrote his novella in 1843 he was delivering a far more serious – and possibly freshly relevant – warning about the moral bankruptcy of a society that destroys human lives in pursuit of profit

title page of the first edition of A Christmas Carol, published in December 1843 at the author’s expense

It’s a fact not much considered, but Das Kapital and A Christmas Carol were both written in the same city, in the same decade – just five years apart.

To those familiar only with the numerous adaptations of Dickens’ tale it might seem absurd to look for any point of connection between these two books. What can a feel-good…

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“Campaigners in Cumbria have thanked Essex Councillors for Opposing a Nuclear Power Station”

From Wednesday's Essex Gazette Anti-nuclear Support 300 miles away. Campaigners in Cumbria have thanked Essex councillors for opposing a nuclear power station. Designs for a nuclear power station close to the site of a former plant in Bradwell have been revealed. The design for the new Bradwell B reactor has passed the first step of …

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What’s Under the Christmas Tree?

  Was all set to post a nice cheery festive image when I got to thinking about what some boy may want in his presents under the Christmas tree. Rockets and Targets. This is a Game of Knowns.  You know its madness to put new dangerous infrastructure like new nuclear and new coal anywhere near …

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Seasons Greetings and THANK YOU to Colchester Council for the Best Gift!

In November the Maldon Standard reported that "COUNCILLORS will do everything they can to block the potential development of a nuclear power station at Bradwell. Designs for a new nuclear power station close to the site of a former plant have been revealed. The reactor and buildings - designed by EDF and China General Nuclear …

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Nobel Peace Prize will Be Awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Tomorrow in Oslo the Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Local members of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in Lancaster and Cumbria congratulated the International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons and welcome the United Nations treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Now we all …

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A Trojan Horse to Embed Deep Mining Infrastrucure for Nuclear Wastes ? Or a Genuinely Honest and Terrible Idea to Mine for Coal?

Even The Coal Authority oppose the coal mine planned under the Irish Sea. It is a mystery why none of this is reported in the press. Those opposing the coal mine include: RSPB, Natural England, National Trust, The Environment Agency, Colourful Coast Partnership, Coal Action Network, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and many more. So […] …

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