The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster three years ago has superseded the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 as the worst nuclear power plant disaster in the world. Nuclear material continues to spill into the sea from the Fukushima disaster and is now showing up on the west coast of North America. To be sure, level 7 events […]
The referendum in Crimea was fully consistent with international law and UN Charter, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Barack Obama, after the overwhelming majority of Crimeans expressed their willingness to join Russia.
During an interview the departing Afghan president said that he feels “betrayed” by America, which he believes has been “indifferent to Afghan interests” during the war which has waged for over 12 years in the region. “Afghans died in a war that’s not ours,” he explained in his first interview in two years. Karzai said […]
25.18% of U.S. greenhouse gases are being emitted by only 43 firms, according to figures tabulated by the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), from corporate filings with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as of the latest available year, which was 2011. PERI, which is sponsored by the Economics Department at the University of Massachussetts at […]
The IMF, arguably the world’s premiere financial institution, is stating unequivocally that income inequality “tends to reduce the pace and durability” of economic growth. In a paper released Thursday, the fund also suggests that a spectrum of approaches to “progressive” redistribution – national tax and spending policies that are purposefully tilted in favour of the […]
US senators John McCain (R-Arizona) and Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) have called on President Barack Obama to immediately send arms and other military equipment to Ukraine. McCain, who lost the 2008 presidential election to Obama, said if he were the president, he would have already sent arms to Ukraine, adding one of the urgent requests of […]
The Pentagon remains unaudited, which will remain the case even after it meets its overdue and embarrassingly modest financial management goals – which by the way, it will do no time soon. Scarcity of money is not their problem. Pentagon costs, taken together with other known national security expenses for 2015, will exceed $1 Trillion. […]
Canadian police surrounded an annual protest against police brutality in Montreal, arresting 288 people before the demonstration had barely started. The police claim the protest was ‘illegal’ as the participants did not warn the authorities of their itinerary. Montreal’s 18th annual protest against police brutality was cut dramatically short Saturday when police rounded up the […]
Fears of possible armed assaults and provocation in Ukraine and neighboring countries are on the rise after yet another report that rocket grenade launchers, firearms and munitions have been stolen from a military warehouse in western Ukraine.