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 Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mainstream US Corporate Media Ignore Increased Fukushima Water Radioactivity

Click here to access article by Mark Karlin from TruthOut.

Karlin limits his explanation to the obvious question as to why US mainstream media ignored the problem to only one reason--corporate greed:
Of course, the boosters who will profit off of nuclear power don't mention other disasters, such as Chernobyl, or near disasters, such as Three Mile Island.
I think that there is a much bigger reason for this censorship. It is because nuclear power is the only existing source of power that can limit the amount of greenhouse gases rising into the atmosphere that is causing climate destabilization. 

The growth imperative of capitalism absolutely needs this form of power to exist, and those that benefit from the system must preserve it as a legitimate alternative. The latter's addiction to the power and wealth that the system provides for them blinds them to the widespread harmful consequences to the health of humans and other life forms that nuclear power causes. Hence, the censorship by mainstream media of this report.