Friday, 13 May 2011

Franz J. T. Lee: The Gaddafi Paradigm: Our dim chance of survival against World Fascism

The Gaddafi Paradigm: Our dim chance of survival against World Fascism

By Franz J. T. Lee

For global workers movements to become radical is firmly and decisively, with clear emancipatory principles, to grasp any historical problem at its roots. For example, it is to tackle the current global fascism at its very radix, that is, at its transgenetic roots, and to eradicate it together with all the economic, political, social, military and alienating conditions which have brought it about. Because capitalism exists, it is tangible, man made and planetary. Hence, organized workers creative power, that is, its 'superation' (transcendence) could annihilate it globally, not only in Libya or Venezuela, but everywhere.

Independent of different appearance forms, the very existence of past varieties of national fascism, or 'national socialism' ... in individual States like Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Greece and elsewhere ... and of present global fascism, which is being spearheaded nationally and internationally by the 'Empire', by the USA, its allies and military wing, NATO, is the scientific verification that a dramatic class struggle is raging on a planetary level. In the past two centuries, as a dialectical rule, violent, repressive regimes, including fascism, were preceded by huge workers class struggles which were suppressed brutally. Although these proletarian battles failed, they did change the correlation of the contending class forces; the uprisings of the workers, supported by some middle class sectors,  scared the hell out of the bourgeoisie, everywhere its political reaction was the launching of fascist terrorism by State order. 

The question is: why did scores of promising global proletarian revolts and revolutions fail or stagnate and were eventually nipped in the bud by capitalist, imperialist fascism?

The answer is very simple: Most of them were heroic, do merit our honor and solidarity, but they were not radical enough, were not radically anti-capitalist, in a few words, they were not modern Marxist emancipatory movements. They did not (perhaps could not) transcend the closed capitalist world order. Surely, much has been said and criticized with reference to this tragic state of affairs which has now become a gigantic global problem of possible human existence on planet Earth. Currently Venezuela and Libya, soon Syria and Pakistan, will have to try to get out of this fascist maelstrom, whirlpool of international fascist terror.

As a brief commentary, we will just highlight some of the errors committed by  the Libyan leadership vis-a-vis world fascism in Africa. However, much is also valid for other 'failed societies' which form 'the axis of evil' and which merit 'full spectrum dominance' and 'military humanism'.

At the moment, it is the unfortunate turn of Palestine, Libya and Bahrain, but other countries like Syria, Zimbabwe or Pakistan will soon follow. South Africa, whose some 50 million inhabitants have experienced decades of fascism, of apartheid, is now a trustworthy ally ally of United States imperialism in Africa. However, it should learn from the Libyan catastrophe.

Now, concerning global fascism, what did Colonel Gaddafi and his government under-estimate?

President Muammar Gaddafi of Libya is learning the hard way to understand what is capitalism, socialism, globalization, fascism and emancipation.

* One should not betray one's revolutionary daydreams of youth by declaring them as 'juvenile sins'. Currently Colonel Gaddafi is the longest-governing leader in the Arab and African worlds; he rules Libya since  the age of 27, when he and his comrades got rid of the repressive King Idris I in a bloodless coup. One thing is clear now: Gaddafi lives and dies an important lesson: the Gaddafi Paradidm: no matter what may be the case, as an emancipator, one always has to give his very life in defense of his people, of his comrades-in-arms.

In the sixties of the 20th century, on the waves of the African anti-colonial revolutions, Gaddafi launched his Green Revolution. This occurred during the epoch of African national liberation, of the development from African nationalism, to Pan-Africanism, to African Socialism.

* In spite of the heroic efforts of Kwame Nkrumah, the then president of Ghana, in the praxical, theoretical and military fields, the above three forces got stuck in ideological lip service, in so-called anti-imperialism, which was severed from true anti-capitalism, as dialectical negation, as scientific, philosophic socialism, as emancipatory Marxism. The Organization of African Unity lost the idea that unity must be based on principles and degenerated into the current toothless African Union. 

* Like in the rest of Africa, in all her revolutions, also in Libya anti-imperialism, in realityy, pro-capitalism was and still is devouring the social emancipatory fruits of bloody class struggles. In fact, cum grano salis, today all African States, except the five, including Libya, which refused to accept the Africom of NATO, are on the track of globalization, of the Second Conquest, the final Scramble for Africa, of global fascism.  

 * Among the grievous errors of the government of Libya are the following: if you are swimming on an ocean of oil and fresh water, you must know that no matter how you try to escape in the end the Orwellian bloody NATO army boots will come for you: hence prepare yourself with the coming gigantic class struggle;

*President Gaddafi, alone never ever you have the slightest chance of victory if you collaborate with corporate imperialism. Also, Colonel, in principle, we cannot sign Hitler - Stalin Pacts of 1939, secret ´gentlemen agreements' with your powerful class enemy, we should not run across Europe to hunt for fair weather friendships, to organize 'peace talks' and senseless 'dialogues'. Those 'friends' are just waiting for the right moment to nail you and your family on the cross of 'terrorism', of drug-dealing, trafficking of human organs and massacring your people.

* The capitalist world order only allow change from within, it is a jail, a closed system. Within we could carry out rainbow revolutions, white, red and green ones. Revolution, the invincible arm of the power elites, is the guarantee that anti-capitalism can never realize itself, we have to come up with better ideas than ideology or revolution.

* Comrade Ghaddafi, to err is human, thus, in the name of the invaluable contributions that you have made for the sake of African emancipation, please remember that one does not kill the poisonous African black mamba serpent with its own venom, there are very effective ways to accomplish such a democratic mission. Also, if you are not one second, one millimeter ahead of your class enemies, then your chance of survival is infinitesimal.

Summing up, we live in the age of global fascism. All over, we could see, could sense and experience its mortal pangs and fangs. Big Brother states: You are free to criticize me, but never try to do it. Freedom is Slavery. Peace is War. Lies are Truths. All over Friend-Enemy relations, anti-Marxism, anti-Communism. Scape-Goats, workers fiendish regimes, lawlessness, elimination of habeas corpus, the rule of law, etc. pave the highway towards the total, totalitarian, authoritarian Corporeal and Mental Holocaust, to Barbarism.

Capitalism has a Janus-head; under 'normal' peaceful conditions, with relative economic stability, a low level of workers' struggles, in times of boom and bonanza, it is called Democracy. On the other hand, in times of severe economic crises, great depression, political upheaval, social unrest and violent class struggle, capitalism becomes savage, shows its true fascist snarl, its war mongrel face. Its functions are the destruction of the labor movement, of workers trade unions, of the 'left organizations, of Marxists. Furthermore, as a mass movement fascism controls the workers ideologically , conditioning them with aggressive political propaganda, slogans, racism and 'friend-enemy' and 'scape-goat' relations. It also introduces the 'Fuehrer' principle, the messianic great leader, the idea of a 'chosen people', a belief in a Herrenvolk, a master race and other machinations of  mass psychology.The main functions of fascism are the defense and preservation of the bourgeois, capitalist, economic relations, of private property of the means of production. It is a huge campaign to save the dominant global system at all costs. Fascism tries to save the imperialist system from total collapse. Only when we know the above could we begin to eradicate fascism for ever, but time and space are running out -- our dim chances of survival are diminishing at the speed of scalar waves.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

On the Danger of a Killer Earthquake in the Japanese ArchipelagThe Nuclear Disaster That Could Destroy Japan ... and the World

On the Danger of a Killer Earthquake in the Japanese ArchipelagThe Nuclear Disaster That Could Destroy Japan ... and the World

Translated by Doug Lummis
The nuclear power plants in Japan are ageing rapidly; like cyborgs, they are barely kept in operation by a continuous replacement of parts.  And now that Japan has entered a period of earthquake activity and a major accident could happen at any time, the people live in constant state of anxiety.
Seismologists and geologists agree that, after some fifty years of seismic inactivity, with the 1995 Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake (Southern Hyogo Prefecture Earthquake), the country has entered a period of seismic activity.  In 2004, the Chuetsu Earthquake hit Niigata Prefecture, doing damage to the village of Yamakoshi.  Three years later, in 2007, the Chuetsu Offshore Earthquake severely damaged the nuclear reactors at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa.  In 2008, there was an earthquake in Iwate and Miyagi Prefectures, causing a whole mountain to disappear completely.  Then in 2009 the Hamaoka nuclear plant was put in a state of emergency by the Suruga Bay Earthquake.  And now, in 2011, we have the 3/11 earthquake offshore from the northeast coast.  But the period of seismic activity is expected to continue for decades. From the perspective of seismology, a space of 10 or 15 years is but a moment in time.
Because the Pacific Plate, the largest of the plates that envelop the earth, is in motion, I had predicted that there would be major earthquakes all over the world.
And as I had feared, after the Suruga Bay Earthquake of August 2009 came as a triple shock, it was followed in September and October by earthquakes off Samoa, Sumatra, and Vanuatu, of magnitudes between 7.6 and 8.2. That means three to eleven times the force of the Southern Hyogo Prefecture Earthquake. 
nuke map
All of these quakes occurred around the Pacific Plate as the center, and each was located at the boundary of either that plate or a plate under its influence.  Then in the following year, 2010, in January there came the Haiti Earthquake, at the boundary of the Caribbean Plate, pushed by the Pacific and Coco Plates, then in February the huge 8.8 magnitude earthquake offshore from Chile.  I was praying that this world scale series of earthquakes would come to an end, but the movement of the Pacific Plate shows no sign of stopping, and led in 2011 to the 3/11 Earthquake in northeastern Japan and the subsequent meltdown at the Fukushima
There are large seismic faults, capable of producing earthquakes at the 7 or 8 magnitude level, near each of Japan’s nuclear plants, including the reprocessing plant at Rokkasho. It is hard to believe that there is any nuclear plant that would not be damaged by a magnitude 8 earthquake.
A representative case is the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant itself, where it has become clear that the fault under the sea nearby also extends inland.  The Rokkasho plant, where the nuclear waste (death ash) from all the nuclear plants in Japan is collected, is located on land under which the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate meet.  That is, the plate that is the greatest danger to the Rokkasho plant, is now in motion deep beneath Japan.
The Rokkasho plant was originally built with the very low earthquake resistance factor of 375 gals. (Translator’s note:  The gal, or galileo, is a unit used to measure peak ground acceleration during earthquakes.  Unlike the scales measuring an earthquake’s general intensity, it measures actual ground motion in particular locations.)  Today its resistance factor has been raised to only 450 gals, despite the fact that recently in Japan earthquakes registering over 2000 gals have been occurring one after another.  Worse, the Shimokita Peninsula is an extremely fragile geologic formation that was at the bottom of the sea as recently as the sea rise of the Jomon period (the Flandrian Transgression) 5000 years ago; if an earthquake occurred there it could be completely destroyed.
The Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant is where expended nuclear fuel from all of Japan’s nuclear power plants is collected, and then reprocessed so as to separate out the plutonium, the uranium, and the remaining highly radioactive liquid waste.  In short, it is the most dangerous factory in the world.
At the Rokkasho plant, 240 cubic meters of radioactive liquid waste are now stored.  A failure to take care of this properly could lead to a nuclear catastrophe surpassing the meltdown of a reactor.  This liquid waste continuously generates heat, and must be constantly cooled.  But if an earthquake were to damage the cooling pipes or cut off the electricity, the liquid would begin to boil.  According to an analysis prepared by the German nuclear industry, an explosion of this facility could expose persons within a 100 kilometer radius from the plant to radiation 10 to 100 times the lethal level, which presumably means instant death.
On April 7, just one month after the 3/11 earthquake in northeastern Japan, there was a large aftershock.  At the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant the electricity was shut off.  The pool containing nuclear fuel and the radioactive liquid waste were (barely) cooled down by the emergency generators, meaning that Japan was brought to the brink of destruction.  But the Japanese media, as usual, paid this almost no notice.
The Hamaoka Nuclear Plant is located at Shizuoka City, on Suruga Bay.  Despite predictions of a magnitude 8 earthquake on Suruga Bay, it has continued in operation.  If you look at the illustration showing the configuration of the plates beneath the Pacific Ocean, you will see that there is a point at which the Philippine Sea Plate, the huge Pacific Plate, the North American Plate, and the Eurasian Plate all meet; directly over that point is the Japanese Archipelago.  And the very center of the area where these four plates press together is Shizuoka.
Large scale earthquakes in the eastern and southern seas have occurred regularly at intervals of between 100 and 250 years.  Today in 2011, 157 years have passed since the Great Ansei Earthquake of 1854, so we are in a period when the next big one could come at any time.  And the predicted center of this expected major earthquake is – though this is hard to believe – exactly under the location of the Hamaoka Nuclear Plant.  And sonar readings at the site indicate that from thirty years back the Eurasian plate has been bending, which means that it is in a condition where it can be expected eventually to spring back.
Hirose Takashi has written a whole shelf full of books, mostly on the nuclear power industry and the military-industrial complex.  Probably his best known book is  Nuclear Power Plants for Tokyo in which he took the logic of the nuke promoters to its logical conclusion: if you are so sure that they're safe, why not build them in the center of the city, instead of hundreds of miles away where you lose hhome alf the electricity in the wires?
Douglas Lummis is a political scientist living in Okinawa and the author of Radical Democracy. Lummis can be reached at


The African 'Star Wars'* - *It is the Pentagon's Africom versus China's web of investments - the ultimate prize: Africa's natural resources.* By: Pepe Escobar

The African 'Star Wars'* - *It is the Pentagon's Africom versus China's web of investments - the ultimate prize: Africa's natural resources.* 

By: Pepe Escobar

As Africa increasingly turns to China for economic investment and guidance, 
Africom seeks to reverse China's geostrategic foothold on Africa

 >From energy wars to water wars, the 21st century will be determined by a 
fierce battle for the world's remaining natural resources. The chessboard is 
global. The stakes are tremendous. Most battles will be invisible. All will be 

In resource-rich Africa, a complex subplot of the New Great Game in Eurasia is 
already in effect. It's all about three major intertwined developments:

1) The coming of age of the African Union (AU) in the early 2000s.

2) China's investment offencive in Africa throughout the 2000s.

3) The onset of the Pentagon's African Command (Africom) in 2007.

Beijing clearly sees that the Anglo-French-American bombing of Libya – apart 
from its myriad geopolitical implications – has risked billions of dollars in 
Chinese investments, not to mention forcing the (smooth) evacuation of more than 
35,000 Chinese working across the country.

And crucially, depending on the outcome – as in renegotiated energy contracts by 
a pliable, pro-Western government – it may also seriously jeopardise Chinese oil 
imports (3 per cent of total Chinese imports in 2010).

No wonder the China Military, a People's Liberation Army (PLA) newspaper, as 
well as sectors in academia, are now openly arguing that China needs to drop 
Deng Xiaoping's "low-profile" policy and bet on a sprawling armed forces to 
defend its strategic interests worldwide (these assets already total over $1.2 

Now compare it with a close examination of Africom's strategy, which reveals as 
the proverbial hidden agenda the energy angle and a determined push to isolate 
China from northern Africa.

One report titled "China's New Security Strategy in Africa" actually betrays the 
Pentagon's fear of the PLA eventually sending troops to Africa to protect 
Chinese interests.

It won't happen in Libya. It's not about to happen in Sudan. But further on down 
the road, all bets are off.

Meddle is our middle name

The Pentagon has in fact been meddling in Africa's affairs for more than half a 
century. According to a 2010 US Congressional Research Service study, this 
happened no less than 46 times before the current Libya civil war.

Among other exploits, the Pentagon invested in a botched large-scale invasion of 
Somalia and backed the infamous, genocide-related Rwanda regime.

The Bill Clinton administration raised hell in Liberia, Gabon, Congo and Sierra 
Leone, bombed Sudan, and sent "advisers" to Ethiopia to back dodgy clients 
grabbing a piece of Somalia (by the way, Somalia has been at war for 20 years).

The September 2002 National Security Strategy (NSS), conceived by the Bush 
administration, is explicit; Africa is a "strategic priority in fighting terrorism".

Yet, the never-say-die "war on terror" is a sideshow in the Pentagon's vast 
militarisation agenda, which favours client regimes, setting up military bases, 
and training of mercenaries – "cooperative partnerships" in Pentagon newspeak.

Africom has some sort of military "partnership" – bilateral agreements – with 
most of Africa's 53 countries, not to mention fuzzy multilateral schemes such as 
West African Standby Force and Africa Partnership Station.

American warships have dropped by virtually every African nation except for 
those bordering the Mediterranean.

The exceptions: Ivory Coast, Sudan, Eritrea and Libya. Ivory Coast is now in the 
bag. So is South Sudan. Libya may be next. The only ones left to be incorporated 
to Africom will be Eritrea and Zimbabwe.

Africom's reputation has not been exactly sterling – as the Tunisian and 
Egyptian chapters of the great 2011 Arab Revolt caught it totally by surprise. 
These "partners", after all, were essential for surveillance of the southern 
Mediterranean and the Red Sea.

Libya for its part presented juicy possibilities: an easily demonised dictator; 
a pliable post-Gaddafi puppet regime; a crucial military base for Africom; loads 
of excellent cheap oil; and the possibility of throwing China out of Libya.

Under the Obama administration, Africom thus started its first African war. In 
the words of its commander, General Carter Ham, "we completed a complex, 
short-notice, operational mission in Libya and… transferred that mission to NATO."

And that leads us to the next step. Africom will share all its African "assets" 
with NATO. Africom and NATO are in fact one – the Pentagon is a many-headed 
hydra after all.

Beijing for its part sees right through it; the Mediterranean as a NATO lake 
(neocolonialism is back especially, via France and Britain); Africa militarised 
by Africom; and Chinese interests at high risk.

The lure of ChinAfrica

One of the last crucial stages of globalisation - what we may call "ChinAfrica" 
– established itself almost in silence and invisibility, at least for Western eyes.

In the past decade, Africa became China's new Far West. The epic tale of masses 
of Chinese workers and entrepreneurs discovering big empty virgin spaces, and 
wild mixed emotions from exoticism to rejection, racism to outright adventure, 
grips anyone's imagination.

Individual Chinese have pierced the collective unconscious of Africa, they have 
made Africans dream – while China the great power proved it could conjure 
miracles far away from its shores.

For Africa, this "opposites attract" syndrome was a great boost after the 1960s 
decolonisation – and the horrid mess that followed it.

China repaved roads and railroads, built dams in Congo, Sudan and Ethiopia, 
equipped the whole of Africa with fibre optics, opened hospitals and orphanages, 
and – just before Tahrir Square – was about to aid Egypt to relaunch its 
civilian nuclear programme.

The white man in Africa has been, most of the time, arrogant and condescending. 
The Chinese, humble, courageous, efficient and discreet.

China will soon become Africa's largest trading partner – ahead of France and 
the UK – and its top source of foreign investment. It's telling that the best 
the West could come up with to counteract this geopolitical earthquake was to go 
the militarised way.

The external Chinese model of trade, aid and investment – not to mention the 
internal Chinese model of large-scale, state-led investments in infrastructure – 
made Africa forget about the West while boosting the strategic importance of 
Africa in the global economy.

Why would an African government rely on the ideology-based "adjustments" of IMF 
and the World Bank when China attaches no political conditions and respects 
sovereignty – for Beijing, the most important principle of international law? On 
top of it, China carries no colonial historical baggage in Africa.

Essentially, large swathes of Africa have rejected the West's trademark shock 
therapy, and embraced China.

Western elites, predictably, were not amused. Beijing now clearly sees that in 
the wider context of the New Great Game in Eurasia, the Pentagon has now 
positioned itself to conduct a remixed Cold War with China all across Africa – 
using every trick in the book from obscure "partnerships" to engineered chaos.

The leadership in Beijing is silently observing the waters. For the moment, the 
Little Helmsman Deng's "crossing the river while feeling the stones" holds.

The Pentagon better wise up. The best Beijing may offer is to help Africa to 
fulfil its destiny. In the eyes of Africans themselves, that certainly beats any 

Pepe Escobar is the roving correspondent for Asia Times ( His 
latest book is Obama Does Globalistan (Nimble Books, 2009). He may be reached at

The views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily 
reflect Al Jazeera's editorial policy.



As radioactive fallout skyrockets, NaturalNews advises readers to consider precautionary doses of iodine, bentonite clay and zeolites

As radioactive fallout skyrockets, NaturalNews advises readers to consider precautionary doses of iodine, bentonite clay and zeolites

Monday, April 25, 2011
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of (See all articles...)

(NaturalNews) Based on the accumulation of information from multiple sources, it 
is now clear that the true scope of the Fukushima disaster has been greatly 
downplayed by both the Japanese and U.S. governments. NaturalNews is now urging 
its readers to begin taking regular, safe doses of three things: Natural iodine 
sources (seaweed or otherwise), bentonite clay (for internal use) and zeolites 
(any brand).

Naturally, be sure to check with a qualified nutritionist or natural medicine 
practitioner when taking supplements. Those on thyroid medications, in 
particular, should seek professional advice before consuming supplementary 
iodine from any source.

Bentonite clay is, of course, completely safe for internal use (yes, you can eat 
it) when used as directed. It is a cleansing substance that can bind with 
various radioactive isotopes and carry them out of your body. Zeolites are also 
extremely good at attracting both heavy metals and some radioactive isotopes 
which are also carried out of your body.

Radiation emissions are far higher than official reports
The reason for this action notice is due to the increasing realization that 
radiation emissions from Fukushima are far higher than what we are being told. 
Although I have analyzed reports from multiple sources on this, perhaps the best 
citizen blogger explaining this right now is found at

This blogger is Japanese, and he reads the local Japanese news sources to get a 
lot of information about Fukushima before the translators screw it up (or 
distort it).

His latest post reveals that Fukushima is releasing 154 terabequerels of 
radiation per day. This is an order of magnitude higher than what the official 
Japanese sources were saying just a few weeks ago.

Another great blogger on Fukushima is Lucas Whitefield Hixson, who published an 
analysis of the photos that seems to indicate Reactor No. 3 already suffered a 
massive core containment breach from the very first explosion:

If true, this would mean that TEPCO has been lying to us from day one about the 
true extend of the reactor core containment vessel breach.

Why world governments won't tell you the truth
I have good reason to believe we may very well be witnessing an event that has 
already vastly exceeded the Chernobyl disaster in its total release of radiation 
into the environment. Yet the admission of that fact is so politically unviable 
that no government dare admit utter the words. Instead, it is much more 
politically expedient to simply imagine there is no radiation (it's invisible, 
after all), and hope no one notices the huge increases in cancer rates in the 
coming years.

Such is the cowardice is modern-day political leaders. To avoid causing a panic, 
they would rather people keep eating radioactive fish and drinking radioactive 
milk. Somewhere in Washington, a group of nuclear experts must be sitting around 
a table with the President, asking, "So when are we going to tell them about all 
this?" The answer is, of course, "Never."

After all, any increase in cancer can always be blamed on sunbathing, or tanning 
salons, or whatever convenient target the medical community is currently trying 
to discredit. (Heck, they could probably find a way to say that vitamin D causes 

This Fukushima fallout could even be a whole new profit center for the cancer 
industry which has long been in the business of irradiation women's breasts with 
mammography machines anyway. Cancer industry corporations must be drooling over 
the profit prospects that will emerge from the global radiation exposure under 
way right now.

Most people will take no precautions
The upshot of all this is that the masses may be suffering from very risky doses 
of radioactive fallout right now, with no precautions whatsoever being taken to 
protect themselves. After all, President Obama stood in front of his podium and 
told the American people there was nothing to worry about. He said no one needed 
to prepare, and this was followed up with yet more official urgings to avoiding 
taking potassium iodide. (

The game is apparently on. What game is that? The game of culling the human 
population by eliminating from the human gene pool those individuals who are too 
brain dead to think for themselves. Cancer + infertility, after all, is a fairly 
effective way to remove someone's genetic code from the future of the 
population, and what better than a massive, global radiation dump to sort out 
the brainwashed masses from those who actually take their genetic future seriously?

That's one theory behind all this, at least. Some say it's only a theory and 
nothing more. But when you look at what's really happening today with the mass 
intentional contamination and destruction of our planet -- the spread of GMOs, 
the fluoride poisoning of the water supply, the pesticide-induced honey bee 
population collapse, and so on -- you can't help but wonder if someone really is 
trying to kill off a very large segment of the human population. Fukushima 
either deliberately or coincidentally seems to play right into that agenda.

Or maybe that's all just paranoid conspiracy thinking, and the real explanation 
behind all this is just global government incompetence combined with 
pathological national leaders who have no compassion whatsoever for the lives 
and health of their own citizens. Either explanation is sufficiently bizarre 
enough to make intelligent people at least start asking questions... and 
hopefully to start taking some precautions against radiation fallout (hence the 
iodine, clay and zeolites). Bentonite clay, after all, doesn't cost much. Losing 
the genetic integrity of your sperm production, on the other hand, is a real 

Then again, maybe all of this is just a bunch of hooey. If you believe the 
"scientific" community, the government figures are always accurate. There's no 
cover-up. The situation is completely under control. The radiation levels are 
miniscule. There was no meltdown. Go on about your business and stop worrying.

Just eat your imported fish, go get your CT scans at the hospital and take your 
antidepressants. Buy your slave-labor brand-name sports gear at the local mall, 
and be sure to slather yourself in perfumes, petroleum-based skin lotions and 
sunscreen (to protect yourself from cancer, of course).

And then, a few years down the road, if you find your DNA has mutated beyond 
your ability to reproduce in the future, don't worry: You can always trade a 
year's salary for some hormone injections at the local infertility clinic, 
right? Infertility clinics, by the way, are really great at increasing the 
survival rate of fetuses with birth defects which would otherwise normally be 
aborted by the mother's own body (

*How Fukushima could create a real Spider Man!
So even if the next generation of children in America are born mostly to 
irradiated, genetically-mutated parents, thanks to the "miracle" of modern 
infertility science we can probably manage to keep a fair number of them alive 
long enough for them to become the new generation of post-Fukushima X-Men with 
special mutant powers that can save our world from evil villains. Fukushima 
might also irradiate some spiders that could bite a few geeky teenage boys and 
magically transform them into acrobatic "spider men" who magically attain 
advanced hand-to-hand combat skills without ever having practiced them. What 
could be bad about that?

In fact, the entire Marvel universe of comic book characters might yet 
materialize out of the smoke and (radioactive) dust of Fukushima. So, you see, 
Fukushima is actually the solution to all our problems, not the source of any 

And if you think none of this could really happen because I'm quoting characters 
from comic books, just remember this: The Japanese government is reading you 
lines from a fairy tale and hoping you buy into it just the same.

Learn more:



Saturday, 23 April 2011

Anti-nuclear advocate Helen Caldicott talks about the Fukushima nuclear

(Video) Australian physician, author, and anti-nuclear advocate Helen Caldicott talks about the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe


Hola Alba, estimada amiga,

gracias por intentar una respuesta en Aporrea. No importa que no te la hayan 
publicado. Lamentablemente, en algún momento hasta personas tan ciegas y 
dogmáticas como Brito van a tener que aterrizar en la realidad. Las pocas 
informaciones no censuradas que nos llegan sobre Japón son verdaderamente 
horribles. Si manejas un poquito de inglés, vaya a nuestro blog: y lea la última entrada (la que aparece arriba en 
la página y vea también el video. Ahí habla una veterana activista contra la 
energía nuclear, Helen Caldicott, y nos da una idea de la espantosa magnitud de 
lo que pasa en Fukushima y sus nefastas consequencias para la vida en todo el 

Un abrazo y saludos cordiales,
Franz J. T. Lee y Jutta Schmitt

(Video) Australian physician, author, and anti-nuclear advocate Helen Caldicott talks about the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe and what we can expect. It ain’t pretty.



Helen Caldicott

The single most articulate and passionate advocate of citizen action to remedy 
the nuclear and environmental crises, Dr Helen Caldicott, has devoted the last 
38 years to an international campaign to educate the public about the medical 
hazards of the nuclear age and the necessary changes in human behavior to stop 
environmental destruction.

Born in Melbourne, Australia in 1938, Dr Caldicott received her medical degree 
from the University of Adelaide Medical School 
 in 1961. She founded the Cystic Fibrosis 
Clinic at the Adelaide Children's Hospital  in 1975 
and subsequently was an instructor in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School 
 and on the staff of the Children's Hospital 
Medical Center , Boston, Mass., until 1980 when 
she resigned to work full time on the prevention of nuclear war.

In 1971, Dr Caldicott played a major role in Australia's opposition to French 
atmospheric nuclear testing in the Pacific; in 1975 she worked with the 
Australian trade unions to educate their members about the medical dangers of 
the nuclear fuel cycle, with particular reference to uranium mining.

While living in the United States from 1977 to 1986, she co-founded the 
Physicians for Social Responsibility , an 
organization of 23,000 doctors committed to educating their colleagues about the 
dangers of nuclear power, nuclear weapons and nuclear war. On trips abroad she 
helped start similar medical organizations in many other countries. The 
international umbrella group (International Physicians for the Prevention of 
Nuclear War ) won the Nobel Peace Prize 
1985. She also founded the Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament 
 (WAND) in the US in 1980.

Returning to Australia in 1987, Dr Caldicott ran for Federal Parliament 
 as an independent. Defeating Charles Blunt, leader of 
the National Party, through preferential voting she ultimately lost the election 
by 600 votes out of 70,000 cast.

She moved back to the United States in 1995, lecturing at the New School for 
Social Research  on the Media, Global Politics 
and the Environment, hosting a weekly radio talk show on WBAI (Pacifica) 
, and becoming the Founding President of the STAR 
(Standing for Truth About Radiation) Foundation .

Dr Caldicott has received many prizes and awards for her work, including the 
Lannan Foundation's 2003 Prize for Cultural Freedom  
and 21 honorary doctoral degrees, and she was personally nominated for the Nobel 
Peace Prize by Linus Pauling  - 
himself a Nobel Laureate. The Smithsonian Institute  has 
named Dr Caldicott as one of the most influential women of the 20th Century. She 
has written for numerous publications and has authored seven books 
, Nuclear Madness 
, Missile Envy, *If You Love This 
Planet: A Plan to Heal the Earth* (1992, W.W. Norton ) 
and *A Desperate Passion: An Autobiography* (1996, W.W. Norton 
; published as *A Passionate Life* in Australia by 
Random House ), *The New Nuclear Danger: George 
Bush’s Military Industrial Complex* (2001, The New Press 
 in the US, UK and UK; Scribe Publishing 
 in Australia and New Zealand; Lemniscaat 
Publishers  in The Netherlands; and Hugendubel Verlag 
 in Germany), *Nuclear Power is Not the 
Answer* (2006, The New Press  in the US, UK and UK; 
Melbourne University Press  in Australia) and 
War In Heaven  (March 2007). Dr. 
Caldicott’s most recent book is the revised and updated If You Love This Planet 
 (March 2009).

She also has been the subject of several films, including *Eight Minutes to 
Midnight*, nominated for an Academy Award  in 
1981, *If You Love This Planet*, which won the Academy Award 
 for best documentary in 1982, and *Helen’s 
War: portrait of a dissident*, recipient of the Australian Film Institute Awards 
 for Best Direction (Documentary) 
2004, and the Sydney Film Festival 
Award for Best Documentary in 2004.

Dr Caldicott currently divides her time between Australia and the US where she 
lectures widely. She founded the US-based *Nuclear Policy Research Institute* 
(NPRI), which evolved into Beyond Nuclear , of 
which Dr Caldicott is Founding President. Beyond Nuclear aims to educate and 
activate the public about the connections between nuclear power and nuclear 
weapons and the need to abandon both to safeguard our future.

Dr Caldicott can be heard discussing urgent planetary survival issues on her 
weekly radio show If You Love This Planet 
, and is the Founder and Spokesperson 
for People for a Nuclear-Free Australia , established to 
represent the millions of Australians who uphold the strong belief that there 
should be no uranium mining, nuclear power plants or foreign nuclear waste in 

Dr Caldicott is also a member of the International Scientific Advisory Board 
advising José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Prime Minister of Spain.



Helen Caldicott Talks About the Horror of Fukushima 
April 23, 2011

Australian physician, author, and anti-nuclear advocate Helen Caldicott talks 
about the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe and what we can expect. It ain’t pretty.



Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Japan leader urges no panic in nuclear crisis

Japan leader urges no panic in nuclear crisis

    * New homes for Japan's quake survivors Play Video Earthquakes Video:New homes for Japan's quake survivors Reuters
    * Japan marks the one-month anniversary of quake Play Video Earthquakes Video:Japan marks the one-month anniversary of quake AFP
    * Business as usual despite new Fukushima earthquake Play Video Earthquakes Video:Business as usual despite new Fukushima earthquake AFP

– Tue Apr 12, 6:17 am ET

TOKYO – Japan's prime minister is urging the public not to panic after the government boosted the severity level of the crisis at a tsunami-damaged nuclear plant to the highest rating — on par with the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

Prime Minister Naoto Kan urged people in a televised address to focus on recovering from the country's disasters.

Kan said: "Right now, the situation of the nuclear reactors at the Fukushima plant has been stabilizing step by step. The amount of radiation leaks is on the decline," he said. "But we are not at the stage yet where we can let our guards down."

Japanese regulators said they raised the rating from 5 to 7 — the highest level on an international scale — after new assessments of radiation leaks from the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant.;_ylt=AuN64yd1WPCbcG_L26L8SK.s0NUE;_


Sunday, 10 April 2011

Japan and the Globe: Okaerinasai - Welcome back, life?

Japan and the Globe: Okaerinasai - Welcome back, life?

By: Franz J. T. Lee

Fearing a human stampede, panic and desperation, as excuse not to tell the truth to the masses may be very noble, however, not to inform millions of global wage workers about the real state of affairs of corporate imperialism, about planned, man made massacres and disasters ...  this is really criminal.

In fact, across the centuries, the ruling 'creme de la creme' never told the 'wretched of the earth', the 'miserables' and 'outcasts' the truth as dominated classes. As historical process, these 'speaking tools'  know very little about their mortal quo vadis, about their future, that is, their progressive pauperization and eventual extermination in a mode of destruction, based on master-slave relationships.

Must first a disaster happen which could wipe Japan off the metropolitan map before we go onto the streets to protest against capitalism and its atomic energy Moloch?

The ruling class, the world elite, the herrenvolk, the master race, has a lot of things to hide from the public, hence, its Achilles Heel is the Truth. There is nothing that Capital fears more than the Truth. This is why we have to seek the famous needle in the haystack in order to get to know what exactly occurred in Chernobyl and Three Mile Island, and what is occurring now in Fukushima. We will discover that those who don´t see the imminent danger
, as a result of' 'total denial', are precisely those who are living right 'on the edge' of radioactive existence. They need some distance, literally and urgently; they are sitting at the foot of the warning lighthouse, they cannot see the perilous radioactive tsunamis coming nearer by the second.

This has nothing to do with the 'gospel truth', 'revelations', Illuminati conspiracy or 'black magic', on the contrary, the dangerous truths stare humanity in the face, in broad daylight.

It concerns all of us, the Northern Hemisphere, the Southern Hemisphere, the global sphere. Who sows a radioactive wind, will reap a cancerous, deadly storm. 

* There exist hundreds of old, vulnerable, leaking atomic reactors on Mother Earth, and many more are planned to be constructed.

Until today, we still are reaping the effects of: 

* nuclear bombs ignited high above the Earth and which caused an extension of the Van Allen Belts, 

* those which fell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 

* atomic tests conducted by the United States, the Soviet Union, France, South Africa, China,  in the atmosphere, deserts and oceans, 

* the radioactivity set free and radioactive wastelands caused by mining uranium

* the radioactive contamination of land, groundwater, air by the employment of depleted uranium weapons 

All of all these cumulative factors together poison and cripple life, spell doom.  

There is no way to clean up this radioactive mess imposed on us by  corporate profit seekers of military and 'civil' kind. It's a silent, invisible killer which is going to outlast us.

According to the law of probability the very existence of the above mentioned factors already verifies that ruling class man is suicidal, is hell bent on extinguishing life on planet Earth. The reckless producing of radioactive contamination  by the major metropolitan powers is one of the most heinous crimes against nature and society, against precious life. We need not search for life on other planets when we destroy life all over on our planet, from Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Irak, Gaza and Libya, to Chernobyl and Fukushima. Also, we do not develop 'Life Sciences', but rather 'Death Technology', including atomic plants. 

However, in Japan, as happens in a flourishing capitalist economy, the managers used to greet each other with a proud: How is business? This is the real global context of the Fukushima disaster. Business as usual, never mind the consequences. Those who are suffering the results of this corporate dictate are, as always, the working classes, and it is the workers who sacrificed their very lives in Chernobyl and now Fukushima to save what still could be saved, and to show us what is still human, humane and humanist. However, many do not know, will never know for what they have been toiling, 'living', and why they are slowly dying of cancer. This disaster is a sad tragedy for all humanity, for all life on the planet.

But let's remember that the danger of demise has threatened life on our planet before.  

In planetary prehistory we have had some huge, natural cataclysms or 'extinction events' over the last millions of years; one of which destroyed almost 95% of the planet's species.  We do not know whether 'the fittest' survived, whether only the 'white children of God' were saved or whether only the 'black, sinful children of Ham' escaped the tsunamis, but what we should know is that the next huge cataclysm will be man-made.

So, what are we waiting for to stop it from happening?

Will we further promote the radioactive poisoning of our planet? Will we further promote the rupturing of our ocean's seabeds by deepwater drilling? Will we further let corporations keep pushing the envelope as is being done from this summer on when BP resumes drilling in the Gulf of Mexico? Will we further allow them to massively dump poison into our oceans once they have messed up big? Shall we wait until the corporations have ruined our land, air, skies, oceans, life? Who talks about the Gulf of Mexico today? Who talks about the Niger Delta today? 

Is it not time to stop the planetary pollution of the sea, land and air; the destruction of the ozone layer, the destruction of what remains of our health by dangerous vaccinations, the spraying of chemicals into the air we breathe; the threat to life from the existence of stockpiles of arms of mass destruction, depleted uranium weapons, white phosphorous bombs, and not to mention the geophysical weapons? Only then, we could say: Okaerinasai - welcome back - life!

For more information, we publish interesting posts on the Edge Forum of the Asia Times.


Asia Times / The Edge : The Nuclear Debacle in Japan
SAYONARA TOKYO - R.Sauder + SAYONARA JAPAN - F.Lee 1 Day, 21 Hours ago     Karma: -18 

Excerpt from SAYONARA JAPAN:

Hence, what are the main elements of the Fukushima cataclysm?

* This ghastly disaster of Tokyo will last for months, before it could somehow be 'controlled'; the radio activity on the islands generated by the 'dirty bomb' plutonium will outlive humanity; it is known that the half-life of plutonium 239 is 24 000 years.

What is sure is that every single day the radiation levels are soaring towards maximum heights. More and more radioactivity will be falling out on 35 million people in the Tokyo region, which is only 160 miles away from Fukushima:
"The inevitable consequence of that will be a dramatic withering of the cultural, social, commercial and economic life of the huge Tokyo megalopolis. As more and more people abandon Tokyo it will become a radioactive shadow of its former self. Of course the economic implications of that for global finance and commerce are immense, Tokyo is one of the three major centers of high finance in the world, along with London and New York, so its abandonment therefore has ineluctable repercussions that will rock the modern, global civilization to its core." (2)

Do we know that already 25 foreign governments have shut down their embassies in Tokyo? That others have moved to Osaka to try and escape atomic radiation? Do we still remember that the U.S. Navy had offered on March 17th to evacuate 87,000 personnel?

Yes, the situation is very serious indeed.

A few days later, on "March 19th the U.S. Military has begun a voluntary evacuation of up to 200,000 military personnel and their dependents from Japan. " (3)

International bankers are fleeing, are leaving the radioactive country.

The truth is simply that "the evacuation of Fukushima, of Tokyo, of Japan has already begun. The next step would be to evacuate the whole planet.

Sayonara, Japan! As Marx stated:
in to this world, 'capital comes dripping from head to foot, from every pore, with blood and dirt.' Now it is leaving Japan soaked in radiating blood and dirt!...'

Alea jacta est ... Is the game over? Will and could we wake up now and annihilate capitalism? And there we go ... more earthquakes, more tsunamis to come ...

(1) )
(2) See: Event Horizon Chronicle -
Sayonara, Tokyo.
(3) (Ibid.)


posted by Armando Rozário ¹²³ Cabo Frio, Brazil - April 08, 2011;

P.S. Congratulations Richard.....Bravo Franz....two excellent reports!

Tepco’s Reactors May Take 30 Years, $12 Billion to Scrap

Damaged reactors at the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant may take three decades to decommission and cost operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. more than 1 trillion yen ($12 billion), engineers and analysts said.

Four of the plant’s six reactors became useless when sea water was used to cool them after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami knocked out generators running its cooling systems.

The reactors need to be decommissioned, Tepco Chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata said today. He couldn’t give a timeframe. All the reactors, including Units 5 and 6, will be shut down, and the government hasn’t ruled out sealing the plant in concrete, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told reporters today in Tokyo.
The damaged reactors need to be demolished after they have cooled and radioactive materials are removed and stored, said Tomoko Murakami, a nuclear researcher at the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan. The process will take longer than the 12 years needed to decommission the Three Mile Island reactor in Pennsylvania following a partial meltdown, said Hironobu Unesaki, a nuclear engineering professor at Kyoto University.

“Lack of public support may force the decommissioning of all six reactors,” said Daniel Aldrich, a political science professor at Purdue University in Indiana. Tepco “will try to salvage two if it can find public support, which may be unlikely.”
The damaged reactors will take more than a few weeks to stabilize, Katsumata, who took charge of Tepco’s response after President Masataka Shimizu was hospitalized, told reporters.

Kan’s Criticism

Prime Minister Naoto Kan yesterday blamed inadequate tsunami defenses at the plant for the world’s worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986, saying that the safety standards set by Tepco were too low. Efforts to cool fuel rods at the four reactors have been hindered by detection of radiation levels that can prove fatal for a person exposed for several hours.
The utility is focusing on bringing the crisis at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant under control and can’t comment on the power station’s future, Naoyuki Matsumoto, a spokesman for Tepco, said by telephone yesterday.
Japan is studying various ways to cool water at the plant’s reactors and fuel-rod ponds, Chief Cabinet Secretary Edano said. It will take “considerable time” until the temperature drops and is stable, he said.
Covering the plant with fabric and removing contaminated water to a tanker are among options under consideration for reducing the threat from radiation, Edano said.

‘Considering Possibilities’

“Specialists are considering various possibilities and means to contain the nuclear power plant situation and minimize radiation effects in surrounding areas and harm to health,” he said. “We haven’t reached a conclusion about what means are possible or effective.”
Japanese authorities rated the Fukushima accident a 5 on the International Atomic Energy Agency’s 7-step scale for nuclear incidents, under which each extra point represents a 10- fold increase in seriousness.
At Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island in 1979, one reactor partially melted in the worst U.S. accident, earning a 5 rating. Its $973 million repair and cleanup took almost 12 years to complete, according to a report on the World Nuclear Association’s website. More than 1,000 workers were involved in designing and conducting the cleanup operation, the report said.

Chernobyl Sarcophagus

Ukraine is unable to fund alone the cost of a new sarcophagus to cover the burned out reactor at Chernobyl, due to be in place by 2014. The 110 meter-high arched containment structure has a 1.55 billion euro ($2.2 billion) total price tag and the London-based European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has so far raised about 65 percent of that.

The Fukushima reactors may take about three decades to decommission, based on Japan’s sole attempt to dismantle a commercial reactor, said Murakami of the Institute of Energy Economics.
Japan Atomic Power Co. began decommissioning a 166-megawatt reactor at Tokai in Ibaraki Prefecture near Tokyo in 1998 after the unit had completed 32 years of operations, according to documents posted on the company’s website. The project will be completed by March 2021, or after 23 years of work, and cost 88.5 billion yen, the documents show.
Japan Atomic took three years through June 2001 to stabilize and remove nuclear fuels from the reactor core.
“It looks indisputable that Tepco will go ahead and dismantle the four reactors, and costs may exceed 1 trillion yen,” said Murakami, who worked at Japan Atomic for 13 years and was involved in the decommissioning of the Tokai plant. “Removing damaged fuels from the reactors may take more than two years, and any delays would further increase the cost.”


re-posted by Armando Rozário ¹²³ Cabo frio, Brazil - April 08, 2011.

Japanese officials estimate about 57 million litres of highly radioactive water have accumulated and hundreds of thousands of litres are added daily as the operator, the Tokyo Electric Power Company, continues to feed coolant into the leaky structures

TOKYO: For nearly four weeks, Japanese emergency crews have been spraying water on the damaged Fukushima nuclear reactors in a desperate attempt to avert the calamity of a full meltdown.

The improvised solution to one nuclear nightmare is spawning another: what to do with the millions of litres of water that has become highly radioactive as it washes through the plant.
The water being used to try to cool the reactors and the dangerous spent fuel rods is leaking through fissures inside the plant, seeping through tunnels and passageways to the lowest levels, where it is accumulating into a sea of lethal waste. No one is sure how to get rid of it safely.

''There is nothing like this, on this scale, that we have ever attempted to do before,'' says Robert Alvarez, a former United States assistant secretary of Energy.

Japanese officials estimate about 57 million litres of highly radioactive water have accumulated and hundreds of thousands of litres are added daily as the operator, the Tokyo Electric Power Company, continues to feed coolant into the leaky structures.

Ultimately, the water will have to be stored and processed and the highly radioactive substances solidified, a job that experts say almost must be handled in a specially designed industrial complex. Cleaning the water could take many years, if not decades to complete. The cost could run into tens of billions of dollars.

The immediate problem facing the Japanese is how to store all that water until the reactors and the spent fuel pools are brought under control. The plant's main storage tanks are nearly full. To make space earlier this week, the company released 11.5 megalitres of the least contaminated water into the ocean, expecting that its radioactive elements will be diluted. But international law forbids Japan from dumping contaminated water into the ocean if there are viable technical solutions available later.

So the plant operator is considering bringing in barges and tanks, including a so-called megafloat that can hold about 9.5 megalitres. Yet even using barges and tanks to handle the water temporarily creates a future problem of how to dispose of the contaminated vessels. US and Japanese experts say the key to solving the disposal problem involves reducing the volume of water by concentrating the radioactive elements so they can be solidified into a safer, dry form. But waste experts disagree on exactly how to do that.

The difficulty of concentrating and then solidifying the contaminants depends on how much radioactivity is in the water, the type of isotopes in the water and whether the work can be done on site. Edward Morse, a professor of nuclear engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, said the water needs to be diverted soon into a concrete-lined holding pond, where natural evaporation can help reduce its volume.

Even there, it could take up to 10 years before the radioactivity would decay enough for the material to be handled, he said. Building a storage pond ''buys you time''.
Other experts disagree, saying exposing the material to open air could allow iodine and other volatile substances to drift off the site, adding to the remote contamination that is already spreading dozens of kilometres from the plant.

Nuclear power plants normally have systems in place to treat tritium on site. But the condition and capacity of that at Fukushima are not known.Professor Morse and Youichi Enokida, a nuclear chemist from Nagoya University, contend that if the water can be concentrated, it can then be rendered into a dry form or even turned into glass, as is planned at other contaminated sites around the world. This process, called vitrification, is expensive and requires a small scale industrial facility to accomplish.

The alternative - processing the waste elsewhere in Japan - is likely to be controversial. ''The fishermen will protest, this is inevitable,'' Professor Enokida said.

Professor Morse said there would be at least six months of emergency stabilisation, about two years of temporary remediation and up to 30 years of full-scale clean-up. Furthermore, the high levels of ground contamination at the site are raising concerns about the viability of individuals to work at the site in coming decades.
A workforce in the hundreds or even thousands would take years or decades to clean up, experts said.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Fukushima Atomic Disaster

Franz J. T. Lee: Important Information about the Fukushima Atomic Disaster 

    Fukushima Meltdown Confirmed by Stephen Lendman
*On April 6, Reuters reported that "the core at Japan's Fukushima nuclear 
reactor has melted through the reactor pressure vessel," Rep. Edward Markey told 
a House hearing on the disaster, saying:*

*"I have been informed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that the core 
has gotten so hot that part of it has probably melted through the reactor 
pressure vessel."*


Recklessly promoting nuclear proliferation, America's NRC is notorious for 
coverup and denial of its harmful effects. As a result, their rare admission 
virtually confirms a full core meltdown in one or more reactors, meaning vast 
amounts of radiation are being uncontrollably released into the atmosphere, 
water and soil, spreading over a vast area. It's the ultimate nightmare scenario 
now unfolding, but don't expect major media reports or government officials to 

Nonetheless, on April 6, New York Times writers Matthew Wald and Andrew Pollack 
headlined, "Core of Stricken Reactor Probably Leaked, US Says," stating:

America's NRC "said Wednesday that some of the core of a stricken Japanese 
reactor had probably leaked from its steel pressure vessel into the bottom of 
the containment structure, implying that the damage was even worse than 
previously thought."

Far worse, in fact, because molten core material then burns uncontrollably 
through the concrete foundation, meaning all bets are off.

On April 5, Times writers James Glanz and William Broad headlined, "US Sees 
Array of New Threats at Japan's Nuclear Plant," saying:

/American engineers warned "that the troubled nuclear facing a wide 
array of fresh threats that could persist indefinitely, and that in some cases 
are expected to increase as a result of the very measures being taken to keep 
the plant stable, according to a confidential" NRC assessment./

Identified threats include:

-- Possible further explosions because of hydrogen and oxygen from seawater used 
to cool the reactors that may have done more harm than good. According to former 
GE reactor designer Margaret Harding:

/"If I were in the Japanese's shoes, I'd be very reluctant to have tons and tons 
of water sitting in a containment whose structural integrity hasn't been checked 
since the earthquake/," and very likely is seriously damaged.

-- Because of concern about severe reactor core damage, NRC recommended boron be 
added to cooling water as a moderator to absorb neutrons.

-- Exposed/unprotected spent fuel rods in Units 1, 2, 3 and 4 pose extreme 
dangers. Moreover, explosions blew nuclear material "up to one mile from the 
units" into the atmosphere, indicating much greater damage than previously 

As a result, David Lochbaum from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) believes:

/"This paints a very different picture, and suggests that things are a lot 
worse. They could still have more damage in a big way if some of these things 
don't work out for them....They've got a lot of nasty things to (handle), and 
one missed step could make the situation much, much worse."/

Other experts believe criticality was reached, posing far greater dangers than 

Yet government and Tokyo Electric (TEPCO) officials still claim "no immediate 
risk of a hydrogen explosion occurring" or serious harm to human health. In 
fact, danger levels now are extreme. More on that below.

Even the NRC admitted that salt water "severely restricted" and likely blocked 
circulation pathways. Moreover, inside the core, "there is likely no water level 
(so it's) difficult to determine how much cooling is getting to the fuel." 
Perhaps none, and three or more reactors are affected, one or more in meltdown.

*Independent Expert Opinions*

On April 4, geoscientist/international radiation expert Leuren Moret told 
interviewer Alfred Lambremont Webre that Obama and Canadian Prime Minister 
Stephen Harper are concealing the effects of tectonic nuclear war on North 
America from Fukushima's fallout. In fact, Norwegian Institute for Air Research 
(NILU) radiation maps confirm contamination on America's West Coast, Midwest, 
and Western Canada, in some areas as high as Japan's.

Radioactive Iodine-131 in rainwater sampled near San Francisco was found to be 
over 18,000 times above federal drinking water standards. Idaho, Minnesota, 
Ohio, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts rainwater samples showed Iodine-131 up to 
181 times above normal, expected to rise. It's also showing up in milk.

As a result, mobile measures in parts of America and Canada were suspended until 
further notice to conceal the disaster's gravity.

Moret cited two distinguished nuclear scientists who've publicly said northern 
Japan (one-third of the country) is uninhabitable and should be evacuated. 
Marion Fulk is one, a Manhattan Project scientist who helped develop the 
hydrogen bomb. He also was America's atmospheric fallout expert when 
above-ground tests were conducted.

Dr. Chris Busby is the other, an ionizing radiation expert. On March 30, he told 
Russia Today television that Fukushima contamination will cause at least 417,000 
new cancers.

Moret called Fukushima a false flag operation to weaken an economic rival, harm 
its economy, agriculture and fisheries, and compromise its detente with China. 
Compared to Chernobyl, Fukushima's releasing multiple times more radiation, 
perhaps amounts too enormous to imagine with potentially catastrophic global 

In response, Japan, America and Canada are in denial. Permissible radiation 
exposure levels have been raised. Legitimate reporting was halted. US and 
Canadian atmospheric testing was suspended. State authorities told California 
physicians not to give iodine to concerned patients. Measuring radiation in milk 
was also stopped.

Contamination is spreading from the Arctic to the Equator. Long-lived 
radioactive isotopes will cause environmental and human health havoc for 
generations. Moret said life forms developed over billions of years are being 
destroyed in a century.

On March 29, Chris Busby's article headlined, "Deconstructing Nuclear 
Experts," saying:

/"What these people have in common is ignorance. (Most) who appear (in the major 
media) and pontificate have not actually done any research on the issue of 
radiation and health. Or if they have, they....missed all the key studies and 
references. (Others are) real baddies"/ who say Fukushima is nothing to worry 
about, nothing like Chernobyl or Three Mile Island (TMI).

In fact, Fukushima already way exceeds both and will get increasingly worse 
ahead as radiation releases continue and spread. Busby quoted Joseph Conrad 
saying, "after all the shouting is over, the grim silence of facts remain."

/"I believe that (the array of) phony experts,"/ said Busby, "/are criminally 
irresponsible, since their advice will lead to millions of deaths....I hope they 
are sent to jail where they can have plenty of time to read the scientific 
proofs (showing) their advice was based on the mathematical analysis of thin air./"

He cited the late *Professor John Gofman, a senior US Atomic Energy Commission 
expert who resigned, saying:*

*/"The nuclear industry is waging a war against humanity."/*


So far, in fact, it's winning. It's entered an endgame that will decide whether 
or not humanity will survive. "Not from sudden nuclear war," said Busby. "But 
from the ongoing and incremental nuclear war which began with the releases to 
the biosphere in the 60s of all the atmospheric test fallout, and which 
continued inexorably since (to this day), accompanied by parallel increases in 
cancer rates and fertility loss to the human race."

Busby calls it "*/the greatest public health scandal in human history..../*" Who 
can disagree.

*A Final Comment*


In a personal email, environmental researcher Dr. Ilya Perlingieri explained the 
dangers of Japan dumping thousands of tons of radioactive water in the Pacific, 

/"We are all in grave danger! This was insanity! This radioactive water will 
come here (to America). There is no question about that. The currents will bring 
it to the west coast and contaminate the entire area: beaches and all sealife 
between the coast and Japan. What evaporates naturally will then come on the air 
currents around the rest of the US and then the rest of the planet!"/

/"This is epic, and it was not an accident."/


/Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at .
Also visit 
his blog site at and listen to cutting-edge discussions 
with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive 
Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at 
noon. All programs are archived for easy listening./

   Fukushima nuclear war and the Energy Solution Revolution (video)

    * By Deborah Dupre , Human
      Rights Examiner
    * April 9th, 2011 10:39 am ET

If Chernobyl's nuclear disaster was considered a battle, Fukushima would 
seemingly be a nuclear war according to reports being leaked in the internet. 
Lies and cover-up of Fukushima's uncontrollable meltdown are not being accepted 
as well as industry and government planned in the new war involving nuclear 
energy but better independent analysis is needed to understand the latest 
nuclear catastrophe, especially related to how it is impacting the United States.

The Fukushima psychological operations are failing partially due to Dr. Helen 
Calidicott statements of late, edutainment such as the revived film, *THE BATTLE 
OF CHERNOBYL *available on the internet, and a host of anti-nuclear human rights 
defenders empowering others to reject nuclear energy, the most dangerous of all 
non-renewable energy resources, and instead, take a stand in the Energy Solution 

As well-funded nuclear energy propaganda, secrets and cover-ups of the nuclear 
energy industry are in full swing in attempt to minimize the expanding Fukushima 
nightmare, President Obama is being pressured to end the nuclear industry 
subsidies  and to ensure 
an investigation of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is conducted. 
Mainstream news is, however, continuing to lead the public against its best 
interest by failing to advise of the looming radiation public health crisis 
stemming from Fukushima.

Perhaps more efficiently than any other,* Professor Jeffery Grupp 
has analyzed the mass confusion related to the recent reports about radiation 
fallout in the United States, including information echoed by astute reporters 
such as Stephen Lendman, one among many trying to responsibly piece together the 
truth about Fukushima. (See: /Fukishima breakdown: Something fishy about the 
reporting, / Brasscheck TV)

Lendmen wrote this week 
about the NRC, the Fukushima meltdown, and mainstream news blackout on the 
latest global nuclear catastrophe spreading from Japan:

    "Recklessly promoting nuclear proliferation, America's NRC is notorious for
    coverup and denial of its harmful effects. As a result, their rare admission
    virtually confirms a full core meltdown in one or more reactors, meaning
    vast amounts of radiation are being uncontrollably released into the
    atmosphere, water and soil, spreading over a vast area. It's the ultimate
    nightmare scenario now unfolding, but don't expect major media reports or
    government officials to explain." (See: /Fukushima Meltdown Confirmed/
    Stephen Lendman, International News, April 8, 2011)

It appears that the only bonafide Fukushima explanations are from the likes of 
Lendman, Greg Palast and, of course, the leader in the field, Dr. Helen 
Caldicott who is conveying that Fukushima is more devastating than Chernobyl.

“Only one reactor blew at Chernobyl and it was only 3 months old, with new cores 
holding relatively little radiation; these ones have been operating for 40 years 
and would hold about 30 times more radiation than Chernobyl’s,” Dr. Caldicott 
recently explained in an interview with /The Independent,/ Australia 

Dr. Caldicott cited the New York Academy of Sciences report that stated over 1 
million people died as a direct result of the 1986 Chernobyl melt-down, mostly 
from cancer. This is contrary to reports by nuclear energy proponents that lead 
the public to believe "stress" caused more Chernobyl deaths than its leaked 

"She said authorities had attempted to 'hush up' the full scale of the Chernobyl 
disaster," according to the /Independent/ that cited the official 2005 figure 
from the International Atomic Energy Agency being just 4,000 fatalities.

*Fukushima War*

The Fukushima Nuclear War is better understood by viewing THE BATTLE OF 
CHERNOBYL film that is embedded on this page at the left of this article. This 
documentary dramatically chronicles the harrowing efforts that started on the 
26th of April 1986 to stop the northern Ukraine nuclear power station chain 
reaction and prevent a second explosion, to "liquidate" the radioactivity, and 
to seal the ruined reactor under a mammoth "sarcophagus."

The BATTLE OF CHERNOBYL film provides the viewer visuals of some of the 
operation segments being attempted at Japan's Fukushima reactors that are 
destined to measure far worse than Chernobyl according to Dr. Helen Caldicott 
the most influential environmental activist over the past 35 years. This film 
that analyzes the Chernobyl nuclear power station in northern Ukraine explosion 
is receiving renewed interest since Japan's nuclear power catastrophe that is 
said by some researchers to dwarf Chernobyl.

Dr. Helen Cladicott has called the Fukushima nuclear power plant situation in 
Japan an “absolute disaster” that could be* many, many times worse than Chernobyl.*

In 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear plant was the most significant reactor failure in 
the history of nuclear power, a Maximum Credible Accident (MCA). The plant, only 
20 km away from the town center, was made of four reactor units each generating 
an output of 1,000 megawatts. One of the reactors exploded due to operational 
errors and inadequate safety measures. The meltdown was directly linked to 
routine testing on the reactor unit’s turbine generators.

In the documentary, the nerve-racking events are recounted through newly 
available films, videos and photos taken in and around the plant, computer 
animation, and interviews with participants and eyewitnesses, many of whom were 
exposed to radiation, including government and military leaders, scientists, 
workers, journalists, doctors, and Pripyat refugees.

According to the THE BATTLE OF CHERNOBYL documentary filmmakers:

    More than 200 people died or were seriously injured by radiation exposure
    immediately after the explosion. 161,000 people had to be evacuated from a
    30 kilometer radius of the reactor and 25,000 square km of land were
    contaminated. As time went on millions of people suffered radiation related
    health problems such as leukemia and thyroid cancer and around 4,000 people
    have died as a result of the long-term effects of the accident.

    Nobody was prepared for such a crisis. For the next seven months, 500,000
    men will wage hand-to-hand combat with an invisible enemy – a ruthless
    battle that has gone unsung, which claimed thousands of unnamed and now
    almost forgotten heroes. Yet, it is thanks to these men that the worst was
    avoided; a second explosion, ten times more powerful than Hiroshima which
    would have wiped out more than half of Europe.

    This was kept secret for twenty years by the Soviets and the West alike.


*Fukushima syndrome to begin*
Consequences of the Chernobyl catastrophe continue today. Thousands of disabled 
survivors suffering from the "Chernobyl syndrome" of radiation-related 
illnesses, and the urgent need to replace the hastily-constructed and now 
crumbling sarcophagus over the still-contaminated reactor.
Despite soothing words from nuclear energy industry promoters in the ongoing 
Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, "each update has signalled fresh disaster and 
even more drastic warnings" writes David Donovan.
Over the past week, Radioactive Iodine-131 in rainwater sampled near San 
Francisco was over 18,000 times above federal drinking water standards; Idaho, 
Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts rainwater samples showed 
Iodine-131 up to 181 times above normal; and Iodine-131 has also been found in 
milk in the U.S.
Asked whether the Fukushima Japan disaster could be, say, 30 times worse than 
Chernobyl, Dr Caldicott said it could be even most catastrophic than that.
Lendman wrote that in a personal email, environmental researcher Dr. Ilya 
Perlingieri explained the dangers of Japan dumping thousands of tons of 
radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean:

    "We are all in grave danger! This was insanity! This radioactive water will
    come here (to America). There is no question about that. The currents will
    bring it to the west coast and contaminate the entire area: beaches and all
    sealife between the coast and Japan. What evaporates naturally will then
    come on the air currents around the rest of the US and then the rest of the

Sustaining nuclear energy is a human rights violation. The entire nuclear fuel 
chain involves releasing radioactivity, contaminating the environment, and 
damaging human health.
"Most often, communities of color, indigenous peoples or those of low-income are 
targeted to bear the brunt of these impacts, particularly the damaging health 
and environmental effects of uranium mining," states Beyond Nuclear.
The nuclear power industry inevitably violates human rights and the solutions 
involve halting these violations.
While anti-nuclear campaigner Dr Helen Caldicott says Fukushima could spell the 
end of the nuclear industry worldwide, further public action is required to 
counter the stranglehold of nuclear lobbyists and the industry insiders who 
financially benefit from it.
Dr. Caldicott recently stated that the human rights violation involved in a 
nuclear disaster has been been needed to stop the nuclear madness.
“I have said before, unfortunately, the only thing that is capable of stopping 
this wicked industry is a major catastrophe, and it now looks like this may be it.”
Rather than spending trillions of dollars on unproved wars and bailing out banks 
that made unwise gambles, money could be spent on clean renewable energy that 
would solve the energy problem, create jobs, increase tax revenue, and end the 
need for wars for oil. These were all been presented in the multi-award-winning 
movie, /*FUEL  - */as were renewable energy projects 
implemented now and available in local communities.
Another recent study has claimed that 100 percent of renewable energy is 
possible by 2030. 
reports  that 
the new research shows it is possible and affordable for the world to achieve 
100 percent renewable energy by 2030 - if there is the political will to strive 
for this goal.
Achieving 100 percent renewable energy would mean building approximately four 
million 5 MW wind turbines, 1.7 billion 3 kW roof-mounted solar photovoltaic 
systems, and 90,000 300 MW solar power plants.
The public is urged to petition to "End Nuclear Industry Subsidies." Only days 
before the Japanese earthquake, nuclear power company Duke Energy extended a $10 
million loan to Obama’s re-election convention committee. Duke Energy operates 
three nuclear plants and is negotiating with federal officials on subsidies to 
build a fourth.
President Obama needs to reject the $10 million loan from Duke Energy according 
to renewable energy and human rights defenders. They are urging the public to 
sign the petition for Obama to call for an immediate review of the safety 
measures at each of the more than 100 nuclear reactors in the United States at: 

    "The nuclear emergency in Japan is an unfortunate reminder that nuclear
    power is inherently dangerous. Instead of sinking billions of dollars more
    into this fatally flawed technology, we must deploy safe and clean energy

While NRC continues looking the other way on reactor safety concerns and 
routinely renews licenses for aging reactors, the White House is pushing for 
even more money for toxic loan guarantees for new reactors.
Beyond Nuclear reports this week:

    "The latest news is that the Obama administration wants to triple the
    already $18.5 billion appropriated for new reactors. That's a cool $54.5
    billion, a tab that will end up being paid by us, American taxpayers. We
    can't let this happen. Please help prevent this needless and obscene giveaway."

Act now to stop President Obama from using American taxpayer money to foster 
nuclear energy. /> (See: )
Call the White House (202-456-1111) and Congress (202-224-3121) and ask them to:
1. Stop toxic loan guarantees for new reactors and other nuclear projects!
2. Phase out existing reactors! 


*The cesium deception: Why the mainstream media is mostly reporting iodine 
levels, not radioactive cesium*

Thursday, April 07, 2011
by Mike Adams

(NaturalNews) Virtually all the numbers you're seeing about the radioactivity 
coming out of Fukushima are based on iodine-131 which only has a half-life of 8 
days, not the far more dangerous cesium-137 which has a half-life of 30 years. 
So while the mainstream media reports that "radiation levels are falling 
rapidly" from the 7.5 million times reading taken a few days ago, what they're 
not telling you is that the cesium-137 radioactivity will take 30 years just to 
fall by 50 percent.

It's the great global cover-up in all this: What happens to all the radioactive 
cesium being dumped into the ocean right now? It doesn't just burn itself out in 
a few months like iodine-131. This stuff sticks around for centuries.

As part of the cover story, the FDA now says it will test "all imported food 
products coming from Japan" ( This claim 
is, of course, ridiculous on its face. Even without this Fukushima emergency in 
the works, the FDA only tests a tiny fraction of all the food imported into the 
USA. This agency has no existing infrastructure under which it could test ALL 
the food being imported from Japan. The very idea is ludicrous.

As this ABC News story reveals, the FDA says it's "really stretched" just to 
inspect a mere two percent of imported food:

*The FDA likes radiation!*

Even if the FDA could magically test all the food being imported from Japan, 
what allowable level of radiation would the FDA claim was "safe" in those foods 
anyway? Remember, this is the agency that has long supported the mass 
irradiation of the U.S. food supply as a way to kill e.coli and salmonella.

For all we know, FDA bureaucrats equate radiation with safety and might actually 
declare radioactive seafood from Japan to be safer than non-radioactive food 
because, they would say, the radiation "kills salmonella."

Why eating radioactive food is FAR more dangerous than nuclear fallout
The other element in all this that's hardly being reported in the press is that 
when you eat radioactive food, the threat to your health increases 
exponentially. That's because internal radiation is far more deadly to your body 
than external radiation. It all comes down to the law of the inverse square of 
the distance between you and the radiation source.

A speck of radioactive dust that's one meter away from you, for example, is 
twice as dangerous as that same speck four meters away. But if you eat that 
radioactive speck (because it's part of a fish you're consuming, for example), 
then suddenly it's inside your body. So now it might only be a millimeter away 
from your internal tissues, meaning you've decreased the distance between you 
and the radiation source by one thousand times. Because if the law of the 
inverse square of the distance, you have now magnified the radiation intensity 
by one million times (because one million is the square of one thousand).

So a speck of radiation that might have been a "low level" if it were floating 
around in the air around you can suddenly become fatal if you consume it. And 
that's what people are now facing with Japan's seafood. Yet everybody is being 
told that it's all perfectly safe, no problem, no worried, don't even think 
about it.

Where does the radiation go in your body?
We're all being lied to about the "safety" of radioactive food, you see. And 
there's more to it than what has been discussed here, actually: If a fish takes 
in radioactive cesium and it gets distributed throughout the body of that fish 
in the way that potassium would normally get distributed (because cesium follows 
nearly the same biological pathways as potassium), then the radioactive cesium 
has become part of the fish flesh.

When you eat that fish, your body breaks down the fish tissues, then reabsorbs 
the cesium into your own body, distributing the cesium into your own muscle 
tissues where potassium would normally go. You are what you eat, after all. And 
if you eat radioactive cesium, then you quickly become a walking radioactive 
dirty bomb from the inside.

If it's invisible, it must be safe
They don't tell you that on CNN, folks. I'm willing to bet their "info babe" 
news models don't even have a clue about the laws of physics in the first place. 
So while they're all telling you that eating irradiated seafood from Japan is 
perfectly safe, the truth is that it could very well be quite deadly if you're 
eating fish that contain high levels of cesium.

So you might wonder, then, are fish being detected with cesium in their tissues? 
You bet they are! You'll find the details in these news stories: and

The extremely high levels of radiation even have the local fishermen freaked 
out. "I can't go out to fish because of the radiation," one Japanese fisherman 
told ABC News (

But don't worry, we're told. It's all safe to eat. The FDA is in charge, after all.

And remember what governments always say about radiation and chemicals: If it's 
invisible, it MUST be safe! 


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