Now that the most recent Gallup Poll finds that 58% of Americans support legalization of marijuana, we must face the reality that while ending the marijuana war will reduce a large number of arrests — 750,000 arrests each year, one person arrested every 42 seconds for marijuana — the reality is the bigger part of the drug problem is the other illegal drugs. They produce more arrests, more incarceration, more money and more deaths. The United States needs to face up to the fact that it is not only the marijuana war that has failed but the entire war on drugs. Continue reading
In response to the ongoing disaster at the Fukushima nuclear facility in Japan, petitions and a sign on letter with scores of organizations from around the world are being delivered to the United Nations on Thursday. The documents back a proposal to United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, from 16 top nuclear experts including Dr Helen Caldicott and Dr Arnie Gunderson urging a transfer of responsibility for the Fukushima reactor site to an international engineering group. Continue reading
“The story of Fukushima should be on the front pages of every newspaper. Instead, it is rarely mentioned. The problems at Fukushima are unprecedented in human experience and involve a high risk of radiation events larger than any that the global community has ever experienced. It is going to take the best engineering minds in the world to solve these problems and to diminish their global impact.”
US Green Party Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health, Margaret Flowers, and Attorney General, Kevin Zeese have published a detailed analysis of the Fukushima disaster, the need for an international response, and what that response should be.
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