We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore LappĂ©, Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tokyo Electric to Build US Nuclear Plants: The no-BS info on Japan's disastrous nuclear operators

by Greg Palast from his blog

The author reports on the history of fraudulent tests and claims of the nuclear industry, and the likely media damage control of the effects of the unfolding crisis in Japan's nuclear disaster. 
I need to speak to you, not as a reporter, but in my former capacity as lead investigator in several government nuclear plant fraud and racketeering investigations.

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