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Fukushima: A Global Threat That Requires A Global Response By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers

CounterCurrents - Thu, 24/10/2013 - 22:48
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

How The Sunni-Shia Schism Is Dividing The World By Robert Fisk

CounterCurrents - Thu, 24/10/2013 - 22:48
Saudi Arabia’s petulant refusal last week to take its place among non-voting members of the Security Council, an unprecedented step by any UN member, was intended to express the dictatorial monarchy’s displeasure with Washington’s refusal to bomb Syria after the use of chemical weapons in Damascus – but it also represented Saudi fears that Barack Obama might respond to Iranian overtures for better relations with the West

The Sectarian War At Hand: Redrawing The Middle East Again By Ramzy Baroud

CounterCurrents - Thu, 24/10/2013 - 22:48
The warm waters of the Gulf look quiet from where I am sitting, but such tranquility hardly reflects the conflicts this region continues to generate. The euphoria of the so-called Arab Spring is long gone, but what remains is a region that is rich with resources and burdened with easily manipulated history that is in a state of reckless transition. No one can see what the future will look like, but the possibilities are ample, and possibly tragic

Iran’s Nuclear File: How Does The Future Look Like? By Kourosh Ziabari

CounterCurrents - Thu, 24/10/2013 - 22:47
With the recommencement of nuclear talks between Iran and the six world powers, hopes have been revived that more than a decade of conflict and dispute between the two sides can finally come to an end and the concerns over the possible diversion of Iran’s nuclear activities toward an atomic weapon will be completely allayed

‘Unacceptable’: Merkel Tells Obama Over Reported US Monitoring Of Her Phone

CounterCurrents - Thu, 24/10/2013 - 22:47
German chancellor Angela Merkel has called the US president Barack Obama over the German government's suspicions the US could have tapped her mobile phone. She demanded an explanation, and made clear to Obama that if the information proved trued it would be completely unacceptable and represent a grave breach of trust

Drone Island In The East River By David Swanson

CounterCurrents - Thu, 24/10/2013 - 22:47
When President Obama looks through a list of men, women, and children at a Tuesday terror meeting, and picks which ones to murder, and has them murdered, you can call it a war or not call it a war, but it begins to look to a lot of people like murder

Rising Waters: How Fast And How Far Will Sea Levels Rise? By Nicola Jones

CounterCurrents - Thu, 24/10/2013 - 22:46
Although the latest U.N. climate report significantly increases its projections for sea level rise this century, some scientists warn even those estimates are overly conservative. But one thing is certain: Predicting sea level rise far into the future is a very tricky

The Struggle For Meaning In A World Of Violence By Robert J. Burrowes

CounterCurrents - Thu, 24/10/2013 - 22:46
What is the measure of a human being? Is it their wealth? Their wisdom? Their spirituality? Is it something that can be measured from the outside? What if it is something else altogether?

Establishing Muslim Behavior vis-à-vis C onflicts Like Quran Burning, Criticism Of Prophet Muhammad And Islam By Mike Ghouse

CounterCurrents - Thu, 24/10/2013 - 22:46
Establishing Muslim behavior vis-à-vis conflicts like Quran burning, criticism of Prophet Muhammad and Islam, and changing how Muslims are perceived by others. The Mulberry Report on Muslims

Impact Of Workplace Stress In Education Sector By Swaleha Sindhi

CounterCurrents - Wed, 23/10/2013 - 23:01
Many young teachers who began their training with high motivation and noble ideas are exhausted or almost burn out within a few years of job. Teaching job is getting more and more stressful working in schools pose a number of situations that are unique to education and the current climate of uncertainty and criticism further undermines the professionalism and confidence of many hard working teachers

Mehr Chand Mahajan: A Symbol Of Tyranny By Abdul Majid Zargar

CounterCurrents - Wed, 23/10/2013 - 23:01
The role of Mehr Chand Mahajan, erstwhile Prime Minister of Kashmir, in the genocide of Muslims in Jammu region in 1947

From Obamacare To Single-Payer By Mickey Z.

CounterCurrents - Wed, 23/10/2013 - 23:00
An Interview With Benjamin Day of Healthcare-NOW!

The Consoling Power of Death By Milan Djurasovic

CounterCurrents - Wed, 23/10/2013 - 23:00
Unlike Tolstoy's Pahom who plummeted to the ground and died of exhaustion, whenever Dick Cheney's heart murmurs he just gets a new defibrillator as if it were a lollipop. Reassembling ones heart countless times while the rest of us are told that healthcare and education is where the budget cuts need to be made is much worse than making a smacking sound while eating a ham and cheese sandwich in front of a starved Gypsy family

New Pro-Zionist Australian Coalition Government Threatens Anti-racist Jewish Academics Who Support Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Against Apartheid Israel

CounterCurrents - Wed, 23/10/2013 - 23:00
Speak out and take action in defence of anti-racist Jewish Australian academics and indeed in defence of all anti-racist scholars and environmental activists threatened by foreshadowed Australian anti-boycott laws. Please tell everyone you can

SNAKE OIL: Chapter 5 - The Economics Of Fracking: Who Benefits? By Richard Heinberg

CounterCurrents - Wed, 23/10/2013 - 23:00
This article is an excerpt from Richard Heinberg's new book SNAKE OIL: How Fracking's False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future

Why Snowden’s Passport Matters By Norman Solomon

CounterCurrents - Wed, 23/10/2013 - 22:59
Cancelation of the passport wasn’t just an effort to prevent the whistleblower from getting to a country that might grant political asylum. It was also a declaration that the U.S. government can nullify the right to travel just as surely as it can nullify the right to privacy

The Hindu: From Dynasty To Plain Nasty By Satya Sagar

CounterCurrents - Wed, 23/10/2013 - 22:59
The shocking spectacle of Siddharth Varadarajan, the Editor of The Hindu, being forced out of his post by a cabal of its owners is a brutal reminder to journalists all over the country that however fine a professional you may be you will always remain at the mercy of media proprietors

America In Pakistan : Postcard From Hell By Mahboob A. Khawaja

CounterCurrents - Wed, 23/10/2013 - 22:58
America 's worst enemies are not abroad but within its politics and governance. The US does not need to extend bogus Aid package to Pakistanis, they understand America is already on a financial cliff; if it shares any sense of global morality and humanity, it should immediately stop all acts of war including the drone attacks and withdraw its forces from Afghanistan . The present and future American generations could learn a lesson, how to reverse the course of contemporary history and to make friends, not enemies
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