Japan’s Earthquake Jolts Shreveport

The corporate chieftains who’ve relentlessly pushed American factories and middle-class jobs offshore rationalize this globalization of production by declaring that it’s all about efficiency, as though that’s the highest value to which a civilization...
Nuclear Power Rips off Taxpayers

Nuclear Power Rips off Taxpayers

We have all watched the nuclear emergency that followed Japan’s tragic earthquake and tsunami with fear and sympathy for those in the surrounding community and admiration for the brave crews working to reduce the harm and risks of radiation exposure. Meanwhile,...

Unsafe at Any Exposure

As the radioactive contamination of food, water, and soil in Fukushima, Japan worsens, the media is continuously reassuring us that these levels are “safe.” But there is nosafe level of radiation. Yes, at lower levels the risk is smaller, but the National...

The Lineup: Week of March 21-27, 2011

In this week’s OtherWords editorial package, an op-ed by Alice Slater, a column by Donald Kaul, and a cartoon by Khalil Bendib put Japan’s nuclear emergency into context. Get all this and more in your inbox by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. If you...
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