Archives for 7月 2014

The Slow Death Of Nuclear Power

Six decades ago, the head of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission forecast an era of electricity that would be “too cheap to meter,” so what happened?

Jeffrey Cavanaugh
7月 31st, 2014
By Jeffrey Cavanaugh
7月 31st, 2014

The Chairman of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Lewis Strauss noted in a 1954 speech to the National Association of Science Writers that the splitting of the atom and the dawn of the Atomic Age heralded, in his view, a coming era of electrical power that for consumers would be “too cheap to meter.” Soon, he said, “it would not be too much to

Why Latin American Diplomats Are Pulling Out Of Israel

More and more of the region’s governments are yanking their ambassadors out of Israel in protest.

Simeon Tegel
7月 31st, 2014
By Simeon Tegel
7月 31st, 2014

LIMA, Peru and JERUSALEM — Latin American nations are expressing their revulsion at the bloodshed in Gaza — and squarely pinning the blame on Israel. Chile, Peru and El Salvador said this week they are recalling their ambassadors from Israel for consultation. That was after Ecuador and Brazil did the same last week. And on Wednesday, Bolivian

VIDEO: How the Term ‘Human Shield’ is Used to Justify State Sponsored Massacres

Nations around the world including Israel are using the term “human shields” to justify civilian deaths, but how is this term just a propaganda tool to ethnically cleanse a population?

Abby Martin
7月 31st, 2014
By Abby Martin
7月 31st, 2014
Palestinians mourn over the lifeless bodies of four boys

RT host of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin, breaks through the propaganda rhetoric of ‘Human Shields’, calling out instances such as the second Iraq War and the current conflict in Gaza where the term has been used to demonize the entire demographics and populations subjected to being overthrown.

视频:玻利维亚宣布以色列为“恐怖主义国家”,联合国谴责平民死亡

以色列袭击了联合国开办的一所学校,该学校收容了3000多名巴勒斯坦平民,玻利维亚的埃沃·莫拉莱斯(Evo Morales),联合国的潘基文(Ban Ki-Moon)和联合国发言人已经受够了。

Mnar Adley
7月 31st, 2014
By Mnar Adley
7月 31st, 2014
Bolivia's President Evo Morales waves to photographers as he arrives for the Mercosur trade bloc summit in Montevideo, Uruguay, Friday, July 12, 2013. Paraguay is expected to be readmitted into the bloc after member nations suspended its membership last year for having impeached and ousted President Fernando Lugo. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

This week, Bolivia declared Israel a “terrorist state” while renouncing a visa exemption agreement with Israel in protest over the ongoing Israeli military offense Operation Protective Edge in Gaza which has killed more than 1,300 Palestinians and has left over 7,000 wounded, most of which have been women and children. Bolivian President Evo

S. Leone Declares Health Emergency Amid Ebola

Ebola has been blamed for more than 670 deaths in four West African countries this year, and has shown no signs of slowing down.

Associated Press
7月 31st, 2014
By Associated Press
7月 31st, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The president of Sierra Leone declared a public health emergency as the Ebola crisis blamed for nearly 700 deaths deepened across West Africa, vowing to quarantine sick patients at home and conduct house-to-house searches for others who may have been exposed. The announcement from President Ernest Bai Koroma late

State Department OKs Largest-Ever Sale Of Hellfire Missiles To Iraq

Pending Congressional approval, 5,000 Hellfire missiles will be shipped to Iraqi forces

Lauren McCauley
7月 31st, 2014
By Lauren McCauley
7月 31st, 2014

In a sign that the U.S. Pentagon is preparing further military backing of the government of Nouri al-Maliki, the State Department on Monday granted its approval of the largest shipment to date of Hellfire missiles to Iraq. The possible Foreign Military Sale includes 5,000 AGM-114K/N/R Hellfire missiles in addition to the "associated equipment,