Connect the Dots: Actions Links
After covering toxic chemicals, the Gulf Oil spill, GMOs, and gas drilling and its impact on the water, food, environment, economic, and political structures of the regions it invades, I really could never have imagined that something even worse would come along. Now it has.
A year ago, I wrote in my ezine, “It seems incredible to us that politicians would allow billion dollar industries to pollute our region. But with certain exceptions, overall community activism for public health is notable by its absence.
Where industries focus on cutting corners rather than assuring safety and limiting health risk, there’s a shadow side to technology and product development– that the majority of health conscious people prefer to ignore.
The majority of us carry attitudes formed when less was known about health risks, and trust in a protective government seemed less naive than it does today. That’s why we still believe that all unintended health consequences would have been foreseen and sufficiently addressed by government regulations in combination with honest business ethics and practices.
With this misguided trust, we act as if we don’t need to keep our eye on the ball. Fukushima is the game-changer.
Please watch Deepak Chopra at Home Base with a terrific roundtable of nuclear experts, including Harvey Wasserman, available on livestream. You can listen to Harvey and I speak on Connect the Dots radio today on the Progressive Radio Network..
Take Action For a Free Internet and Against Nuclear Dangers
From Save the Internet, tell Congress to stop blocking net neutrality that millions of Americans want. No Media Monopoly of the internet. Act here.
>From the Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS): “More than two weeks after the earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, the unparalleled nuclear crisis at Fukushima shows no signs of abating. We continue to see extraordinary levels of radation at the plant site and continued high levels even outside the expanded evacuation zone. The world’s nuclear industry and governments have told the public that nuclear disasters are rare, and can only happen about once every 10,000 years. Instead, we have seen three in 32 years. They lied.
We must now act to prevent the next nuclear catastrophe. As a first step, in cooperation with grassroots activists across the U.S., we have developed a program for increased nuclear safety and security.” If you support this program, please sign the petition here to promote a grass roots platform for nuclear safety and security.
To close the Indian Point Nuclear Plant north of New York City, take action here.
Lessons that you ignore get bigger until you have to pay attention to them. The lessons of this disaster aren’t confined to the headlines, trust me. I’ll be offering more about this as the weeks progress.For upcoming information and health protection insights and tools on living in a nuclear age, please sign up here as a regular subscriber (it’s free) and invite your friends at www.healthjournalist.com