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Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe

Chernobyl is a compendium of 23 years of scientific observations generated between the 1986 accident and 2009. The book is encyclopedic, beginning with an overview as the contamination swept west through Europe and east through the Caucasus, northern Africa, northern South Asia and across the Pacific to California. Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, March-April 2014, Part 2

Readers’ Views from the March-April 2014 issue of News & Letters, part 2. Continue reading

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Capitalism’s violence, masses’ revolt show need for total view

The world today is riven between the creativity of masses in revolt and the violent degeneracy of counter-revolution, whose destructiveness even extends to the revived specter of nuclear war two decades after the collapse of the USSR. Such is the degeneracy of the globalized capitalist system, laden with destructive forces and sunk into structural crisis. The deep crisis is seen in the U.S. and abroad, economically, in unemployment and poverty, homelessness and hunger. It is seen politically, in new laws attacking workers and women, and new outbursts of racism. It is seen environmentally, with the advance of climate disruption and fake capitalistic solutions. It is seen in thought, as the lack of philosophy, of a total view, hampers the development of struggles from the U.S. to the revolutions of the Arab Spring facing counter-revolutions. Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, January-February 2013, Part 1

From the January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: RAVAGES OF CAPITALISM SHOW NEED FOR NEW WORLD The article on “Climate chaos and capitalism” (Sept.-Oct. 2012 N&L) is very relevant, especially the conclusion about how capitalism’s contradiction is that the … Continue reading

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From Hiroshima/Nagasaki to Fukushima

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: From Hiroshima/Nagasaki to Fukushima Evanston, Ill.—On Aug. 5 a unique and wonderful commemoration related the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the ongoing nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear … Continue reading

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Fukushima nuclear worker’s testimony

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Fukushima nuclear worker’s testimony Editor’s note: “S,” an organizer of nuclear workers for the Precariat Union in Tokyo, currently works at Daiichi and Daini as a subcontract worker. He spoke on … Continue reading

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Fukushima activists testify in New York

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: Fukushima activists testify in New York New York City—A delegation of grassroots environ­mental activists from Japan came to share with their U.S. counterparts heart-rending eyewitness accounts of the health impact and … Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, September-October 2011

From the September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters: Readers’ Views Contents: REVOLUTION AND COUNTER-REVOLUTION: ARAB SPRING AS CROSSROADS IN HISTORY KARL MARX AND WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE REMEMBERING CHRISTINA SANTIAGO THELONIOUS MONK CANADA AS ‘CONTESTATAIRE’ SOCIETY MAN-MADE DISASTERS: NUCLEAR POWER AND WORLD WAR … Continue reading

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Fukushima’s ‘man-made disaster’

From the July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: Fukushima’s ‘man-made disaster’ Editor’s note: Below are excerpts of a report sent to us from Narihiko Ito in Japan. Along with it, he sent an “Urgent Proposal” on assistance to the … Continue reading

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Japan: earthquake, tsunami and meltdown

From the new issue of NEWS & LETTERS, May-June 2011 Part III of Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2011-2012 Revolution and counter-revolution take world stage Contents: I. The Arab Spring II. The wars at home III. Japan: earthquake, tsunami and meltdown … Continue reading

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