Award-winning Investigative Journalist Robert Parry (1949-2018)

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Posted March 16, 2011 for week ending March 25, 2011


Meltdown of Global Public Confidence in Nuclear Energy at Hand?'s fair to say this is an unprecedented nuclear emergency ... now we know that there is a partial meltdown, because the authorities have admitted it.

--Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear

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Flawed Nuclear Power Technology Presents a Dire Threat to Human Health in Japan, World

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Interview with Kevin Kamps, a nuclear waste specialist with Beyond Nuclear, conducted by Melinda Tuhus


The disasters that have befallen Japan continue to multiply. Thousands are already confirmed dead, with the toll expected to exceed 10,000 from both the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and the tsunami it triggered, which struck the island nation on March 11. Add to these already cataclysmic conditions the failures of the cooling systems, hydrogen explosions, fires and ultimately the possible breach of containment structures at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in the northern part of the country, where three reactors were operating at the time.  Story continues

In Retreat, Libyan Anti-Gadhafi Rebels Urgently Call for International Support

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Interview with Ali Abdullatif Ahmida, author of "The Making of Modern Libya: State Formation, Colonization and Resistance", conducted by Scott Harris

Producer's note: This interview was conducted on March 14, prior to a U.N. Security Council decision to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya, and subsequent French, British and Amerian cruise missile and fighter-jet attacks on Moammar Gadhafi's forces on March 19.


The protests and uprisings that have shaken autocratic governments and monarchies across the Middle East and North Africa took a deadly turn in Libya, when Col. Moammar Gadhafi, in power for 41 years, directed his military to suppress peaceful demonstrations against his regime. The violence used to silence the anti-Gadhafi protesters resulted in a full-scale armed rebellion with many of Gadhafi army officers and soldiers defecting to the rebel side.  Story continues

Republican War on Unions an Opportunity to Revive US Labor Movement

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Interview with Bill Fletcher, co-author of "Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path toward Social Justice.", conducted by Scott Harris


After weeks of massive and sustained pro-labor demonstrations against Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker's legislation to strip public employee unions of most of their collective bargaining rights, Walker prevailed and signed the bill into law on March 11. Passage of the bill came despite the absence of 14 Democratic senators from the state, in a move to deny the Republican majority a quorum. The GOP revised Walker's "budget repair" bill, carving out the section designed to weaken unions, thus overcoming the need for the Democrats to be present for a quorum.  Story continues

This week’s summary of under-reported news

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Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • President Barack Obama signed an executive order in early March to create a new system of indefinite detention at the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. ( "Obama creates indefinite detention system for prisoners at Guantánamo Bay," Washington Post, March 8, 2011)
    Lawyer David Remes, who represents 20 detainees, says there is no real difference between the review system set up in the executive order and the policy used under the George W. Bush administration.

  • On the 52nd anniversary of the Tibetan revolt against Chinese rule, the Dalai Lama announced he will be resigning from his political role in leading the Tibet government in exile based in Dharmsala, India. For several years, the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, has expressed a desire to step down from his political role and encourage a transition to democracy inside the Tibetan exile community. ( "Dalai Lama says he will relinquish political role to democratically elected leader,"Washington Post, March 11, 2011; " China dismisses Dalai Lama's move to step down as a trick," Christian Science Monitor, March 10, 2011).

  • Christian Science Monitor reports a growing number of large American cities have hired "food czars" to increase local access to affordable, healthful foods ( "The rise of the city 'food czar'," Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 14, 2011)

Recent Shows

Week Ending MARCH 18, 2011

  • John Nichols: Union Solidarity Mobilization in Madison May Signal Political Realignment in Wisconsin, and Perhaps the Nation
  • Tim DeChristopher: Environmental Activist who Derailed Public Land Sale to Oil and Gas Developers Faces 10 Years in Prison
  • Coleen Rowley: Rights Activists Decry Reports of Mistreatment and Humiliation of Alleged WikiLeaks Source Bradley Manning

Week Ending MARCH 11, 2011

  • Matthew Rothschild: Can Historic Wisconsin Pro-Union Protests Re-Energize U.S. Labor, Progressive Movements?
  • Nicole Porter: State Governments Implementing Reforms to Reduce Record U.S Prison Population
  • T. Kumar: Voices of Dissent Spreading Across Middle East, Now Being Raised Against Saudi Kingdom

Week Ending MARCH 4, 2011

  • Chris Toensing: Uprisings Across Middle East and North Africa: A Repudiation of U.S. Policy
  • Michael Zweig: Massive Pro-Union Protests Challenge Wisconsin Governor's Effort to Slash Workers' Rights
  • Susan Yolen: GOP Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

Week Ending FEB. 25, 2011

  • Phyllis Bennis: Egyptian Revolution Places Trust in Military to Move Nation Toward Democracy
  • Chris Tixiere: Human Rights Groups Pursue Indictment of George W. Bush for Authorizing Torture
  • Andrew Miller: Ecuadorean Court Finds Chevron Guilty of Polluting Amazon Rainforest

Week Ending FEB. 18, 2011

  • Lisa Hajjar: Egypt's New Vice President is Washington's Proxy Torturer
  • Ghada Talhami: Popular Uprising May Demand Change in Egypt's Relationship with Israel
  • Mary Bottari: Financial Crisis Commission Points Fingers, but Where's the Accountability?

Week Ending FEB. 11, 2011

  • Stephen Zunes: Egypt: The Latest in Long History of Popular Revolts Against Repressive U.S.-Backed Regimes
  • Terry Nelson: Legalization, An Alternative to the Costly, Failed U.S. War on Drugs
  • Mark Brenner: Coordinated Campaign Targets Public Employees Unions Across the U.S.

Week Ending FEB. 4, 2011

  • Nancy Keenan: Anti-Abortion Bills High on New GOP-Controlled House Agenda
  • Ira Kurzban: Former Haitian President Aristide's Attorney: Washington Gave "Green Light" for Duvalier's Arrival in Haiti
  • Bob Edgar: Conflict of Interest Charge Triggers Effort to Vacate Supreme Court Ruling in Citizens United

Week Ending JAN. 28, 2011

  • William Greider: Obama and Democrats' Surrender to the Right Could End FDR's New Deal Programs
  • Chip Berlet: Demonization, Scapegoating and Violence on the Right a Smokescreen for the Corporate Agenda
  • Vernon Haltom: EPA Sends Mixed Message with Reversal on West Virginia Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Permit