John LaForge

John LaForge is on the Nukewatch staff and edits its Quarterly.

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Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 10:30am
The US Tiger and the North Korean Mouse
North Korea’s claim to have conducted a hydrogen bomb test January 5 has been both ridiculed as completely implausible and condemned from all sides as provocative and a violation of UN Security Council Resolutions. Without any hard evidence that North Korea has a single H-bomb, official “concern”...
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Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 10:30am
Nuclear War Theme Parks: Mass Destruction for the Whole Family
Plutonium was named after Pluto, “god of the underworld,” Hades, or hell. It was created inside faulty reactors, concentrated, and machined by US scientists into the most devastating and horrifying of all weapons. Photos of what the Manhattan Project’s plutonium bomb did to human beings at Nagasaki...
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Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 12:00pm
U.S. Bows Out After Plowshares Conviction is Vacated: Appeals Court Ill-Informed on Nuclear Overkill
The 2012 Transform Now Plowshares anti-nuclear action made the “Fort Knox” of weapons-grade uranium look like “F Troop.” Three senior peace activists got through four chain-link fences and past multiple “lethal force” zones before stringing banners, spray-painting slogans and pouring blood on the...
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Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 7:00am
Fukushima Baby Milk Formula Declared Unfit by China
Chinese authorities seized more than 881 pounds of baby milk formula that had been imported from Japan because it had been produced in areas known to be heavily contaminated with radioactive material emitted by three damaged nuclear reactors at the Fukushima-Daiichi complex. China’s Xinhua news...
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Friday, January 16, 2015 - 9:15am
Hansel and Gretel at the Military Recruiter
Military recruiters must feel like Hansel and Gretel’s “wicked witch,” fattening up the children to eat them. With sexual violence, endless wars of occupation, fatalities, brain trauma, permanent disabilities and an epidemic of suicides, what they’re selling these days looks like a lot like a bad...
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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 7:00am
Bowling for Nuclear Meltdowns (and Throwing Gas on the Fire)
Weakening radiation standards; a cap on accident liability; reactor propaganda vs improvements; old units running past expiration dates; revving the engines beyond design specs …. You’d think we were itching for a meltdown. The Environmental Protection Agency has recommended increased radiation...
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Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 7:45am
The War Crimes of Nuclear Weaponry
“The rights and wrongs of Hiroshima are debatable,” Telford Taylor, the chief prosecutor at Nuremberg, once said, “but I have never heard a plausible justification of Nagasaki” -- which he labeled a war crime. In his 2011 book Atomic Cover-Up , Greg Mitchell says, “If Hiroshima suggests how cheap...
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Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 8:15am
Three-Fifths of an Attorney General Declares POWs “Non-Persons”
Hand it to President Obama for appointing Eric Holder the first African American Attorney General in US history. Then try to fathom that after generations of civil and human rights work by African Americans -- whom the US Constitution once called “3/5 of a person” -- it is Holder who declared some...
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Friday, April 18, 2014 - 8:30am
US Nuclear Weapons Proliferation: We’re No. 1!
The corporate media is focused on the question of how or if Iran could ever break out of its promise under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty to eschew nuclear weapons to use reactors only for civilian purposes. So many headlines refer to sanctions imposed against Iran that millions of people...
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Friday, November 29, 2013 - 9:35am
Double Standards for US War Crimes
In response to regular reports of atrocities by U.S. soldiers, drone controllers, pilots and interrogators, the White House routinely tries to help. Every president promises to honor U.S. armed forces and says they are the finest military of all, etc.
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