John LaForge

John LaForge, syndicated by PeaceVoice, is Co-director of Nukewatch, a peace and environmental justice group in Wisconsin, and is co-editor with Arianne Peterson of Nuclear Heartland, Revised: A Guide to the 450 Land-Based Missiles of the United States.

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Friday, March 16, 2012
‘Sick-Minded American Savages’ at War
The U.S. Army Staff Sgt. who walked through two villages in Afghanistan around 3 a.m. March 11 is reported to have methodically killed, using single shots to the head, 16 civilians that he’d dragged from their beds. Eleven were reportedly from one family. Nine were children. He set some of the corpses on fire.
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Thursday, January 26, 2012
French Scientists: Childhood Leukemia Spikes Near Nuclear Reactors
French researchers have confirmed that childhood leukemia rates are shockingly elevated among children living near nuclear power reactors.
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Thursday, December 01, 2011
Fukushima Backlash: Radiation Lobby Sees Upside to Reactor Disasters
Since Fukushima’s triple meltdown and radiation disaster began in Japan in March, a sophisticated backlash against nuclear power critics has begun. Public discussion of heavy, widespread contamination of Japan’s food, water, soil and incinerator ash clogs the newspapers, TV, radio talk shows and the blogosphere there. Questions about the increased risks of death, disease and birth abnormalities stemming from internal contamination are on everyone’s lips.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Anti-Nuclear Activist, Bonnie Urfer, Fights Crime in Sentencing Statement
Bonnie Urfer, 59, of Luck, Wis., is being sentenced in federal court in Knoxville, Tenn., today, even though she’s been in federal custody ever since her May 11 trespassing conviction.
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Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Up Against the War Machine in Kansas City
"This is a clear choice being presented to the region. Do you go the way of cynical violence that has been shown to be a dead end? Or do you follow a path of peaceful protest to secure universal rights and freedoms.” This honorable sentiment could have been expressed by any one of the 53 of us who were jailed May 2 for refusing to end a protest at Honeywell’s new nuclear weapons plant under construction in Kansas City, Missouri.
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Thursday, July 29, 2010
Don’t Be Fooled: Nuclear Power Kills
Two of the nuclear industry's talking points these days are that "nuclear power hasn't killed anyone" and that "no one died at Three Mile Island."
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