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Letter on Gaza

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(Borrowed from Progressive Secretary) Israeli armed forces, aggressively responding to the continued firing of missiles by Hamas, have mounted a devastating attack on Gaza that is killing women and children along with their Hamas targets. Missile firings into Israel continue. The world has lethargically allowed this festering threat to world peace to go on far too long. Gaza is one large concentration camp, civilians are suffering on both sides, and the Mideast is in turmoil. Israel and the Palestinians cannot solve the problem unaided. Firm but compassionate intervention by the…read more

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2.6 Million Cubic Yards of Toxic Coal Ash Slurry Released in Tennessee Dike Burst

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by Matthew McDermott, New York, NY An environmental disaster of epic proportions just happened in Tennessee. Monday night 2.6 million cubic yards (the equivalent of 525.2 million gallons, 48 times more than the Exxon Valdez spill by volume) of coal ash sludge broke through a dike of a 40-acre holding pond at TVA’s Kingston coal-fired power plant covering 400 acres up to six feet deep, damaging 12 homes and wrecking a train. According to the EPA the cleanup will take at least several weeks, but could take years. Officials also…read more

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The Great Mumble: A New Generation Slouches Toward Nukes

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Observer.com: by Katharine Jose on December 23, 2008 It wasn’t all that long ago that supporting nuclear power as a Democrat in New York State was an easy way to lose an election. “In 1992 I was in a three-way race for the State Assembly,” said Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, whose opponents in that race were a high school math teacher in his fifties and a “self-described ’50’s housewife,” according to Cahill.  “We sat before the active Democrats of our community. And the question came up about nuclear power. And the…read more

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