Monthly Archives: April 2011

Chernobyl disaster, on its anniversary

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident, I’m posting two pieces. Below is a talk I gave in Memphis, Tennessee, on the tenth anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, which I think speaks directly to today’s situation, especially … Continue reading

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Chernobyl on its 25th anniversary

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident, I’m reproducing an article I wrote about it in the April 1992 issue of News & Letters.  Watch this space for a related post in the next couple of days. Does … Continue reading

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World in View: Greek youth continue the struggle

From the March-April 2011 issue of News & Letters: World in View: Greek youth continue the struggle Once again demonstrators took to the street in Athens–the first general strike of the year–against the austerity drive of the Greek “socialist” government. … Continue reading

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World in View: Whither Bolivia?

From the March-April 2011 issue of News & Letters: World in View: Whither Bolivia? It took five days of protests, but the social movements, which brought Evo Morales to power in 2006 forced his government to back off of a … Continue reading

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World in View: Famine in North Korea

From the March-April 2011 issue of News & Letters: World in View: Famine in North Korea by Gerry Emmett North Korea is approaching another famine with reports of 50% to 80% of the barley and wheat harvest wiped out by … Continue reading

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World in View: No to ‘bunga-bunga’!

From the March-April 2011 issue of News & Letters: World in View: No to ‘bunga-bunga’! by Gerry Emmett Hundreds of thousands of Italian women took to the streets Feb. 13 to protest President Silvio Berlusconi’s sexist and absurd political culture … Continue reading

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World in View: Racist convicted

From the March-April 2011 issue of News & Letters: World in View: Racist convicted by Gerry Emmett Racist Shawna Forde was convicted of first degree murder in Pima County, Ariz., Feb. 14. The coordinator of the Minuteman American Defense (MAD) … Continue reading

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