John LaForge

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

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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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Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 1:06pm
School of Assassins Faces Protest, Congressional De-Funding
The US Army School of the Americas in Ft. Benning, Georgia is a notorious training operation for Latin American officers and soldiers. It’s associated with some of the worst dictatorships and human rights violators in the hemisphere. For over 20 years, the grassroots School of Americas Watch (SOA Watch) has grown into one of the most dynamic, multi-generational, cross-continental movements against militarism in the Americas.
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 9:18am
Bombing Food Stamps, Feeding Bombs
Beginning Nov. 1, food stamp cutbacks mean $36 per month less for a family of four.
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Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 9:20am
The Unproven Necessity of Unlawful War on Syria
Illegal acts of war against dozens of places in Syria are now being threatened and prepared by the United States, and the official rationale is retaliation or punishment for a chemical attack, allegedly committed by Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, in the Ghouta region near Damascus.
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Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 8:49am
Fishy Accounts of Health Risks from Poison Fukushima Tuna
On June 4th, 2013, London-based news source the Guardian reported, “Fukushima tuna safe to eat – study.” The day before, the Los Angeles Times reported, “Scientists to eaters: Don’t freak out over Fukushima fish.” The San Diego Union-Tribune was emphatic: “Tuna Pose No Risk after Nuke Disaster,” and online, “Fukushima seafood radiation risk nil, study says.” The BBC ran with, “Fukushima tuna pose little health risk.” And CNN declared, “Fukushima tuna study finds minuscule health risks.”
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Monday, August 6, 2012 - 10:41am
Nuclear Disarmament Action Buried by Colorado Massacre News
“How brave it is to believe that in today’s world, reasoned, nonviolent protest will register, will matter. But will it?... The threshold of horror has been ratcheted up so high that nothing short of genocide or the prospect of nuclear war merits mention. Peaceful resistance is treated with contempt. Terrorism’s the real thing.” … — Arundhati Roy Initial court appearances, known and unknown
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