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Robert Scheer: No Nukes Is Good Nukes

Sorry, President Obama, but there is a dimension of fear properly associated with the word nuclear that is not matched by any oil spill.

Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant

Even if reactor containment vessels hold, pools of spent fuel rods could combust and release clouds of radioactive cesium into the air—a calamity that could happen at US nuclear plants as well.

Koriyama city, Fukushima prefecture, Japan

The US has twenty-three reactors of the same design as the Fukushima No. 1 reactor that is now in partial meltdown, and our federal regulators are captives of the nuclear industry.

Obama's mixed messages on Egypt show that the administration can't decide whether to advocate for incremental change or to stand behind the protestors.

After a good start, the Obama administration’s response to the democratic revolution in Egypt has begun to exude the odor of betrayal.

An American student gives an eyewitness report on the protests in Egypt this week.

The government is blocking access to websites at the airport and moving bills through the Knesset to stifle political speech. Where will it end?

Despite all the post-earthquake promises, just a fraction of the aid pledged has actually been delivered.

If Europe's biggest social worry is the integration—or not—of Muslims, nothing would be smarter than positive gestures towards Turkey. Unfortunately, the EU isn't making any.

If Europe’s biggest social worry is the integration—or not—of its Muslim populations, nothing would be smarter than positive gestures towards Turkey. Unfortunately, the EU isn't making any.

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Beijing is experimenting with "soft power" approaches, but brute force remains an omnipresent threat.

October 9, 2014

In the face of Europe's reinforced borders and continued neglect, thousands of refugees are drowning at sea.

October 3, 2014

Migrant domestic workers from Bangladesh enjoy little protection from their government, but they’re not alone.

October 1, 2014

Few would oppose a robust US response to Ebola, but the Obama administration's deployment of 3,000 troops to Liberia comes amid a broader US-led militarization in West Africa.

September 25, 2014

Hundreds of protesters recently gathered at the World Bank to shame a gold-mining firm’s shakedown of one of Central America’s poorest countries.

September 23, 2014

Bolivia has found a way to cut coca production without sacrificing the leaf's cultural importance or cracking down on small growers. But Washington's not having it.

September 22, 2014

The failure to protect workers is worsening an already dire public health crisis.

September 19, 2014

If Scotland wakes up on Friday still bound to England, it will not be because solidarity or shared vision prevailed but rather fears of job loss, higher prices and higher taxes.

September 18, 2014

Amid rising anti-government sentiment and a series of natural disasters, Bosnia-Herzegovina's fractured ethnic communities are drawing strength from an unlikely source: each other.

September 17, 2014

Cambodia’s garment workers are fighting for something they’ve never had before: a living wage.

September 17, 2014