Dr. Jill Stein, 2012 Green Party nominee for President of the United States joins Dr. Margaret Flowers, a boardmember with Healthcare-Now and former Congressional Fellow for Physicians for a National Health Program who now serves as the Secretary of Health for the Green Shadow Cabinet appointed by Dr. Stein in the immediate aftermath of last year's election.
Main Green Asher Platt explains why he sat out the bus ride to last week's XL Pipeline protests in the Nation's Capital. In doing so he comments on what's wrong with Bill McKibben and the Sierra Club's 'begging power' to do the right thing. Rather than give up power during elections, as too many 'environmental' front groups for the corporate parties do, Platt argues we should instead be 'building political power'. As a member of the National Committee of the Green Pary of the United States he offers some concrete suggestions on how best to do that.
“Southern Company’s rate is lower than what college students in the U.S. pay in origination fees on their federal student loans.”
ATLANTA, Georgia, Jun 30 2012 (IPS) - The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) recently won a two-year legal battle to secure documents from the U.S. Department of Energy under the Freedom of Information Act related to nuclear power loan guarantees offered to utility companies under the Barack Obama administration.
A Black Agenda Radio Commentary by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
Metro Atlanta is now the second largest concentration of African-descended people in North America. But with civil rights organizations firmly in corporate pockets, it's still a spot where the racist corporations like Southern Companies feel free and unashamed to celebrate their history of theft and plunder and future prospects of the same. What does that say about the state of black leadership, about all of us?
The same greedy corporations that have long funded white politicians now finance what used to be traditional civil rights organizations like SCLC and an entire new class of black politicians. The cutting loose of black political leaders from their constituencies has dire consequences for the entire American polity.
If You Love This Planet with Dr. Helen Caldicott delivers an hour each week ofin-depth discussion about urgent planetary survival issues such as global warming, nuclear weapons, nuclear power, deforestation, toxic pollution, ozone depletion, hunger and poverty, and species extinction. Each program features one major topic, allowing for an extended conversation with our guest or guests.
Atlanta, GA – The drinking water for 577,361 people in Georgia could be at risk of radioactive contamination from a leak or accident at a local nuclear power plant, says a new study released today by Environment Georgia Research and Policy Center the Georgia Public Interest Research Group C3 (Georgia PIRG).
Talk is cheap, and apparently so are promises. Spurred to action by the epidemic of cancer in their midst, Shell Bluff residents and their allies have sought the testing of their air, water, fish, soil, wildlife and the human beings who live in the area. Click the link below to see the timeline, originally compiled and published by the good people at Atlanta Womens Action for New Directions. (WAND)
In the weeks since President Obama announced $8.3 billion in loan guarantees to build new nuclear reactors next to an existing pair of nukes in mostly black Burke County, GA, the inconvenient questions, unanswered and mostly unasked, continue to pile up.