Archives for category: Environment

One of the worst disasters in the long, disgraceful history of nuclear power has been the on-going disaster at Fukushima, caused by the March, 2011, earthquake and tsunami.

There are several good websites about nuclear power, including
Beyond Nuclear, ENE News, Enformable and the Nuclear Information and Resource Service.

http://www.beyondnuclear.org/
http://enenews.com/
http://enformable.com/
http://www.nirs.org

A couple of “big names” on the issue of nuclear power are Dr. Helen Caldicott and Arnie Gundersen. Also worth mentioning is Dr. Rosalie Bertell, who passed away last year.

http://www.fairewinds.com/ (Gundersen)
http://iicph.org/ (Bertell)
http://www.helencaldicott.com/

There is also a really interesting film about the nuclear power industry in Japan. It is an older film, but tells us a great deal about the treatment of workers in the nuclear power plants of Japan.

“Nuclear Ginza,” part one

“Nuclear Ginza,” part two

But I digress! The title of this post is “Fukushima,” and so I will list some of the sources I have found over the past couple of years.

Fukushima Diary
http://fukushima-diary.com/category/dnews/

Ex-SKF
http://ex-skf.blogspot.com

Fukushima Response Bay Area
https://www.facebook.com/FukushimaResponseBayArea

Simply Info
http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?page_id=2542

http://timshorrock.com/?page_id=1218
http://www.washingtonsblog.com

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Acres USA
“A Voice for Eco-Agriculture”
http:/\/www.acresusa.com/magazines/magazine.htm

Action Network
“An online environmental activism community”
http://actionnetwork.org/

Alliance for Climate Protection
http://www.climateprotect.org/
RePower America
http://www.repoweramerica.org/plan/renewable-generation/

American Beekeeping Federation
http://www.abfnet.org/

Appetite for Profit
“Changing the Way People Think About Food”
http://www.appetiteforprofit.com/

Beyond Pesticides
http://www.beyondpesticides.org

Center for Food Action
http://www.cfanj.org

Center for Food Safety
http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/

Center for Rural Affairs
http://www.cfra.org

Clear Air Gardening:  Environmentally Friendly Lawn & Garden Supplies
http://www.cleanairgardening.com/

The Daily Green
“The consumer’s guide to the green revolution”
http://www.thedailygreen.com/

Earthjustice
“Because the Earth needs a good lawyer”
http://www.earthjustice.org/

Ecology Action
http://www.growbiointensive.org

Farm Aid
http://www.farmaid.org

Farm Policy
“daily summary of news relating to U.S. farm policy… diverse…audience   from across the political spectrum.”
http://www.farmpolicy.com/

Farm Sanctuary
“… works to protect farm animals from cruelty, inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and promote compassionate vegan living. ”
http://www.farmsanctuary.org

Farm Wars
“Fighting to Save the Family Farm”
http://farmwars.info/

Farm Worker Pesticide Project
http://www.fwpp.org

Farming Pathogens
“Disease in a World of our Own Making”
http://farmingpathogens.wordpress.com/

Farms Not Arms
“Farmers Say NO to War and Terror”
http://www.farmsnotarms.org/

Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund
“Defending the rights and broadening the freedoms of family farms and protecting  consumer access to raw milk and nutrient-dense foods”
http://www.farmtoconsumer.org/

Farmworker Legal Services of New York
http://www.farmworkerlegalservices.com

Florida Organic Growers
http://www.foginfo.org/

Food Democracy Now
http://fooddemocracynow.org/

Food Freedom
http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/

Food Research and Action Center
“…the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and  public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United     States.”
http://www.frac.org/index.html

ÿP  Food Rights Network
“… investigative research and advocacy on crucial food issues… exposing the     ‘biosolids’ scam… turning America’s farm and ranch land into a dumping ground for     hazardous waste.”
http://foodrightsnetwork.org/

Food and Water Watch
http://fwwatch.org

Foodconsumer
“…online food and health news outlet”
http://www.foodconsumer.org/

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Amish Farm, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ lonecypress/1464858302/

My son has “turned me on” to a very interesting site called TED (“Technology, Entertainment, Design”).  The site features lectures by noted scientists in fields as diverse as , physics, evolutionary biology, mathematics, oceanography and astronomy, and other folks who are tops in their fields and/or have something worth listening to, people like Richard Branson, Gordon Brown, Isabel Allende and Bono.

Tonight I watched a fascinating talk about marine biology in my hometown of Monterey, California.  It’s really worth seeing.

http://www.ted.com/talks/stephen_palumbi_following_the_mercury_trail.html

TED “Ideas worth spreading”, “Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world”

http://www.ted.com/

Other mostly science websites:

Grist:  A Beacon in the Smog
http://www.grist.org

Monterey Bay Aquarium
http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/

Mother Earth News
http://www.motherearthnews.com/

Mother Jones
http://www.motherjones.com/
http://www.motherjones.com/environment

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http://www.flickr.com/  photos/pinhole/41427128/


Aboriginal News Group
“A Grassroots Indigenist Media Project of the Intelligent Aboriginal News     Service”
http://aboriginalnewsgroup.blogspot.com/

Amazon Watch
“Defending the Amazon”
http://www.amazonwatch.org/

Coalition for Rainforest Nations
http://www.rainforestcoalition.org/eng/

Forest Peoples
[South America, Central Africa, South and Southeast Asia]
“…supporting forest peoples’ rights”
http://www.forestpeoples.org/

Indigenous Environmental Network
“A network of Indigenous Peoples empowering Indigenous Nations and     communities towards sustainable livelihoods, demanding environmental     justice and maintaining the Sacred Fire of our traditions.”
http://www.ienearth.org/


NicaNet:  The Nicaragua Network
“A Project of Alliance for Global Justice”
http://www.nicanet.org/?page_id=341

Tonatierra
“NAHUACALLI – A cultural embassy of the indigenous peoples supporting     local-global indigenous community development initiatives in accord with the     principle of Community Ecology and Self Determination”
“An Indigenous Peoples Community Development Organization”
http://www.tonatierra.org/

The real story about Somalia has little to do with genuine pirates, even of the romantic Pirates of the Caribbean variety, and everything to do with toxic waste (including radioactive waste) being dumped by the West in Third World countries.

This list includes articles on Somalia.  The reference gives the link to the website where the article is found.  Websites as separate entries are listed in bold.

I welcome suggestions for additions to this list, and will post more links if I find them.

~ Romi

EU firms should stop toxic dumping off Somalia
http://euobserver.com/13/27244

Glen Ford. US Has Won a Huge Victory: US Aircraft and Elite Navy SEALs  Defeat Three Somalis in a Lifeboat By
http://informationclearinghouse.info/article22424.htm

Johann Hari: You are being lied to about pirates
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/johann-hari/
you-are-being-lied-to-abo_b_155147.html

ILLEGAL FISHING AND DUMPING HAZARDOUS WASTES THREATEN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOMALI FISHERIES AND THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT,  MUSSE GABOBE HASSAN AND AHAMUD HASSAN TAKO, Maritime and Fisheries Institute, Abdul  Aziz District, Mogadishu, Somalia
http://www.geocities.com/gabobe/illegalfishing.html
http://www.soma-fish.net

Inside Somalia http://insidesomalia.org/

More on Toxic Waste Dumping & Illegal Fishing Helping Get Us Into a Piracy Mess in Somalia: Some Background Info
http://www1.american.edu/TED/somalia.htm
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/04/toxic-waste-dumping-illegal-  fishing-helping-get-us-into-piracy-mess-in-somalia.php

Nuclear and Toxic Waste: Tsunami Uncovers Poisons Dumped Off
Somali Coast

http://bariisiyobasto.wordpress.com/2009/04/10/nuclear-and-toxic-waste-tsunami-uncovers-poisons-dumped-off-somali-coast/
Somali Piracy Connected to Toxic Dumping, Illegal Fishing
http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=
84b309cb375a71013072e8158b583353

Somalia’s Degrading Environment:  Causes and Effects of Deforestation and Hazardous Waste Dumping in Somalia
An essay prepared for a PhD course of ‘Environmental Systems Analysis &
Management’ given by the Division of Industrial Ecology
ABDULLAHI ELMI MOHAMED
http://www.mbali.info/doc331.htm

Somaliland CyberSpace
http://www.mbali.info/
Human Rights Links
http://www.mbali.info/rights.htm

Somalian Born Rapper Sheds New Light on Pirates
http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id
=e1e3dd80711c79a8a14fd6c48df6fd90

Somalis speak out: Why we don’t condemn our pirates
Several Somali perspectives on Somali pirates
http://www.sfbayview.com/2009/somalis-speak-out-why-we-                don%E2%80%99t-condemn-our-pirates/  Also at                         http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-vazquez/on-                    pirates_b_186015.html

Lawrence H. Summers, Memo, 1991

http://www.whirledbank.org/ourwords/summers.html

________. “Dump Waste in Poor Countries.”
http://muslimmedianetwork.com/mmn/?p=3954
Toxic scandal in Somalia gave birth to new piracy
http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=16517

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“Somalia Farewell.” http://www.flickr.com/photos/9535017@N06/1758646860/in/set-72157603340717569/

Toxic waste’ behind Somali piracy
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2008/10/2008109174223218644.html

Toxic waste sickening Somalia (Radiation symptoms after tsunami…
Source: Eurotrash)
News 24 (South Africa) ^ | March 4, 2005
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1356730/posts
http://www.news24.com/News24/Africa/News/0,,2-11-            1447_1671565,00.html

UN envoy decries illegal fishing, waste dumping off Somalia
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gVV_gQDsp1m8v7nPcumVc5McYV-Q

Untold Stories about Somali Pirates -European ships dump Nuclear Waste  into Somali Ocean
http://www.audacityofhypocrisy.com/2009/04/12/untold-stories-about-somalia-pirates-european-ships-dump-nuclear-waste-into-somalia-            ocean/

Waste Dumping off Somali Coast May Have Links to Mafia, Somali Warlords
http://www.voanews.com/english/archive/2005-03/2005-03-15voa34.cfm?CFID=165557120&CFTOKEN=23879416&session
=00305175e1e427586b81b5352173b203c7a6

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A group of internally displaced people outside their rude shelters in an area west of Mogadishu.
UNHCR / M. Sheik Nor / July 2009

Nonviolent activism is the only hope for changing a society hellbent on destruction and death.  Here are some sites for activists.

Please check back with me, as I will be updating this, or write to me if you have a particular concern and want to contact groups that are active on that issue.

~ Romi
Activist Post
“Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Programming”

Angry White Kid
http://angrywhitekid.blogs.com/

Campus Activism
http://www.campusactivism.org/

The Carter Center [President Jimmy Carter]
“Waging Peace. Fighting Disease. Building Hope.”
http://cartercenter.org/homepage.html

Catholic Worker
http://www.catholicworker.org/
Citizens for Legitimate Government (CLG)
http://www.legitgov.org/

Rachel Corrie
http://www.rachelcorrie.org/
Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice
http://www.rachelcorriefoundation.org/site/
Rachel’s Words
http://rachelswords.org/
Let Me Stand Alone
http://letmestandalone.com/

Courage to Resist
“Support the Troops who Refuse to Fight!”
http://www.couragetoresist.org/x/

Cultures of Resistance
http://www.culturesofresistance.org/

CyberDissidents
http://www.cyberdissidents.org/

Friends Committee on National Legislation
http://www.fcnl.org/index.htm
Of Peace and Politics [interns’ blog]
http://www.fcnl.org/intern_blog/

NGO Friends of the Earth
“We champion a healthy and just world.”
http://www.foe.org/

George Galloway, M.P. [Viva Palestina founder]
Official Site
http://www.georgegalloway.com/

The GI Rights Hotline
http://www.girights.org/

GI Sanctuary City
Bellingham, Washington
http://www.sanctuary-city.org/?page=home

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(Copyright notice: © Greenpeace / Zwaneveld)

Greenpeace. Stopping the Russian ship Mumrinskiy from unloading a potentially illegal cod shipment.  Info: oceans.greenpeace.org/en/the-expedition/news/fishy-cod

Greenpeace International
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/
Nuclear Reaction
“Blogging the Meltdown of the Nuclear Industry”
http://weblog.greenpeace.org/nuclear-reaction/

Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action
http://www.gzcenter.org/

Habitat for Humanity
http://www.habitat.org/

Sea Shepherd
http://www.seashepherd.org/

The Shministim Letter
“Refusing to serve the occupation!  We are Israeli teenagers who refuse to take part     in an army that illegally and brutally occupies Palestinian Territories and are willing     to pay the price for our struggle against the occupation and in favor of peace.”
http://www.shministim.com/

Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development
http://www.7genfund.org/

Women in Black
“For justice. Against war.”  “…a world-wide network of women committed to     peace with justice and actively opposed to injustice, war, militarism and other forms     of violence.”
http://www.womeninblack.org/en/

Women in Black
“For justice. Against war.”  “…a world-wide network of women committed to     peace with justice and actively opposed to injustice, war, militarism and other forms     of violence.”
http://www.womeninblack.org/en/

This evening I found this website, which looks interesting.  It seems to have some good information and links.

Stop Using Oil http://www.stop-using-oil.com/

Here are a few other sites about the environment.  Please let me know if you decide to work with one of them.  I think they are all good organizations.

~ Romi

Rewilding http://www.rewilding.org/

Rising Tide
“Taking Action on the Root Causes of Climate Change”
http://risingtide.org.uk/
Links
http://risingtide.org.uk/links

Riverkeepers http://www.riverkeeper.org/

Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (S.O.I.L.)
“Sustaining the environment by supporting the grassroots” (in Haiti)
http://www.oursoil.org/

Terra Daily http://www.terradaily.com/

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Greenpeace:  Losses from Gulf oil spill

http://www.flickr.com/  photos/greenpeaceusa09/4680010608/