Stockton UBI: What would you do with an extra $1000 per month?

Living along the riverbanks is the norm in many developing countries

A universal basic income (UBI) plan is proposed by the City of Stockton in California. It is the brainchild of Michael Tubbs, the first African-American mayor ever elected, and also its youngest. Universal Basic Income, also called Guaranteed Basic Income, is generally designed to offset the widening gap between cost of living and money earned by the poor. The Bay […]

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Part 4: Fukushima poisonous radioisotopes, tons of waste

Could Nuclear Ever Be Less Evil ??

Nuclear power plants require tons of energy, emit tons of pollutants All nuclear power plants are dangerous, so maintain grassroots organizations and activists such as the late Michael Mariotte of Nuclear Information & Resource Service (NIRS) in a Pacifica radio interview with Dr. Michio Kako about the Fukushima nuclear disaster. And at Fukushima, the levels of radiation are unprecedented…The cleanup […]

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Unseasonable heatwave affects D.C. homeless

Screenshot from drought.gov

There is a drought this year in the nation’s capital region. Hard to believe, but true. Most visitors wouldn’t notice since they only stay for a few days, and perhaps even welcome the dry weather. Locals observe that while the mugginess is less than usual, it is tiring all the same. Some elderly and homeless people, you can tell the […]

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Part 3: Fukushima radiation water impossible to contain, like bad news

Fukushima response team on Facebook

The amount of information on Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster is something the mainstream media makes hard to focus. Censorship on Fukushima Daiichi began shortly after the tsunami event on March 11, 2011 (3-11). Then President Obama encouraged media downplay, similar to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, forcing people to not pay attention and take little precautions. As alternative media reports, […]

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Part 2: How much radiation from Fukushima Daiichi: Censorship of information leads to speculation

plastic bag containment

The big question foremost on people’s minds with regard to Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster of March 11, 2011 is how much radiation has leaked out of the plant into the environment? Unfortunately due to government secrecy and industry-protectionism, the quality of information is often filtered and the details obscured. According to the Greenpeace documentary video “Fukushima: Living with Disaster” much […]

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Over a million spent fuel rods at Fukushima Daiichi

March 2018 marks the seventh year since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster on March 11, 2011. On March 11, 2011, an earthquake hit the northeast coast of Japan with a moment magnitude of 9.0. The energy release along with the tsunami was more than the nuclear power plant, built in the late sixties and seventies, could stand. First […]

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2018 Environmental Film Festival in Washington Metro far from oblivion

The Last Animals (Opening night event)

This year’s environmental film festival in the nation’s capital comes with a sense of trepidation. Ever since the word “climate change” has been expunged from the Environmental Protection Agency website, the fate of climate science hangs in the air. In fact, at area public libraries, the books about climate change and global warming have shifted location to under social science. […]

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Hawaii legislation and homelessness: the good, the bad, the ugly

When can these encampment be zoned safe

The State of Hawaii is paradise, if you have money to spend. The population of the state in 2017 was 1,427,538 people, but it is decreasing at the rate of 3 people per day. This is after accounting for births and new move-ins. Over a five year period an estimated 37,000 people have left, mostly for the mainland. Invisible people […]

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People Demand Action 2018 Rally Beautiful Commotion

"Proud to be Muslim American"

Washington, DC– Amid early spring-like weather, people gathered at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday January 27, 2018 11:00 am for the People Demand Action March. The March started with a 2-hour rainbow rally representing many local and national grassroots leaders. People, old, young, white, black, red, brown, and yellow, women, men, and transgender came out bearing inspiring […]

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Why UN sanctions against DPRK may backfire on US

"Kindness effects more than severity."

The US is trying to compel North Korea to denuclearize. As if the threat of war-time level multinational mobilization naval and air drills at North Korea’s doorstep were not enough, a variety of punitive sanctions have been passed by the United States, and also by the United Nations. It is the nature of these sanctions and other actions that are […]

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On Being Enthralled with F-35, or maybe not

Only half a B-2 Bomber

Visualizing One Billion Dollars: It can buy 1/2 of a B-2 Bomber, Image from Wallstats.com 2018 is starting off with a kicker for the U.S. Defense industry according to US Military News. The tensions from prospective war with North Korea is helping promote a bonanza in new defense investments. In “Amid Tensions: Japan, South Korea May Refit Naval Ships for […]

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