Tuesday, October 29, 2013

I Will Be Hosting Max Blumenthal This Saturday, at Firedoglake's Book Salon

Bestselling author Max Blumenthal's new book, Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, came out on October 1st.  Reception to the book has been mixed, as it is a scathing look at the growing racism, jingoism and authoritarianism inside Israeli society.

I will be hosting Max at the two-hour on-line forum, held between 1:00 and 3:00 pm Alaska time.

Come join us.  Ask Max anything that comes to mind.

Here is the latest video interview with Max on his new book:

Vince Beltrami to Address Bartlett Club This Thursday

Should be good. Vince is an excellent, knowledgeable speaker on labor issues - as one would expect.

My teaching schedule this semester keeps me from being able to attend the Bartlett Club.  Finally, beginning in January, for the first time since Spring, 2011, I'll be able to once again attend this important weekly forum.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

As U.S. Seacoast Shows Signs of Fukushima Cesium Contamination, Radiation Levels Spike at the Meltdown Site

This is only the beginning:
New testing done by Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering found Fukushima cesium in US Pacific sea weed.  
The samples were standardized against a known amount of cesium 137 and cobalt 60. The finding of cesium 134 would indicate this is at least partially from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.   
“Washington State Pacific coast eel weed sample contained 0.22 pCi/g of Cs134 and 0.24 pCi/g of Cs137.
It also contained 0.1 pCi/g of Co60” These values converted to the more common bq/kg are:  
Cesium 134: 8.14 Bq/Kg
Cesium 137: 8.88 Bq/Kg
Cobalt 60: 3.7 Bq/Kg
Meanwhile, in the wake of last week's typhoon, radiation levels in water at the site have jumped significantly: