Day 605 Four more years.

Obama wins.

Americans without health insurance win.

Americans wanting to take on the banks win.

Gay and lesbian Americans win.

And the rest of the world?

Children in Pakistan and Afghanistan will still be droned to death.

International corporations continue to hold power across the globe.

Ospreys will continue to fly over Japan, and American military will continue to assault women in Okinawa.

TPP will continue to be advertised as “good for Asia”.

Nuclear power, endangering life on the planet, will still be promoted, sold, accredited, excused.

And so, we go on.

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Japanese nuclear plant ‘remarkably undamaged’ in earthquake – UN atomic agency

 http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=42664&Cr=iaea&Cr1#.UJoyl7T8FzU

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UN endorses recommendations for Japan to improve human rights record – Cites nuclear contamination

http://nuclear-news.net/2012/11/05/breaking-un-endorses-recommendations-for-japan-to-improve-human-rights-record-cites-nuclear-contamination/

Other recommendations include the safeguarding of Japanese citizens’ right to lead a healthy life, in light of the enormous amount of radioactive fallout spewed over a vast area by the March 2011 meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 plant, the report said.

And this from:

Child Rights Information Network

Summary:

A compilation of extracts featuring child-rights issues from the reports submitted to the second Universal Periodic Review. There are extracts from the ‘National Report’, the ‘Compilation of UN Information’ and the ‘Summary of Stakeholders’ Information’. Also included is the list of accepted and rejected recommendations.

http://www.crin.org/resources/infodetail.asp?id=29675#

68. JS4 stated that local communities in the affected areas had complained about the lack of correct information about radiation and expressed serious concerns regarding impacts of the nuclear crisis. JFBA added that information on evacuation plans was not satisfactory. JNEAGE expressed similar concerns and added that measures to protect children and women from the exposure to radiation were delayed. IIMA criticized some information campaigns promoted immediately after the disaster aimed at reducing the concern about the radiation exposure to children.

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World Network For Saving Children From Radiation

http://www.save-children-from-radiation.org/fukushima/

 

http://tekknorg.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/fukushima-network-for-saving-children-from-radiation/

Fukushima Network for Saving Children from Radiation Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/fnscr

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Filmmaker: Hope is hard to come by in Fukushima — To this day women having abortions for fear of genetic damage, families breaking up

http://enenews.com/fukushima-filmmaker-to-this-day-women-having-abortions-for-fear-of-genetic-damage

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Strong in the Rain: Surviving Japan’s Earthquake, Tsunami, and Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0230341861/?tag=theasipacjo0b-20

 

From Amazon.com Book Description:

Blending history, science, and gripping storytelling, Strong in the Rain brings the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan in 2011 and its immediate aftermath to life through the eyes of the men and women who experienced it. Following the narratives of six individuals, the book traces the shape of a disaster and the heroics it prompted, including that of David Chumreonlert, a Texan with Thai roots, trapped in his school’s gymnasium with hundreds of students and teachers as it begins to flood, and Taro Watanabe, who thought nothing of returning to the Fukushima plant to fight the nuclear disaster, despite the effects that he knew would stay with him for the rest of his life. This is a beautifully written and moving account of how the Japanese experienced one of the worst earthquakes in history and endured its horrific consequences.

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45 percent of Fukushima nuke plant host town residents say they won’t return: survey

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20121107p2a00m0na004000c.html

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NRA(The Nuclear Regulation Authority,Japan) has taken a survey of whether F-6 fractured zone(red line) in Ooi nuclear plant is active fault or not. A blue line is pipe laying of seawater for cooling. via NHK TV news(Japanese)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20121104/k10013238561000.html

English version,,

The group of experts and nuclear regulatory officials have been discussing…

 

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TEPCO seeks more govt. financial assistance

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20121107_32.html

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Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012

Organizer wanted to use Hibiya as starting point

Antinuclear activists denied use of park

 http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20121107a3.html

Lawyer Kojima said that the change in the metropolitan government’s attitude is a sign that they want to control people’s opportunities to hold demonstrations. “It seems to me that they want to control the number of rallies there, even though there is enough space. This is violation of freedom of speech, and it’s a major problem for our democracy,” he said.

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Caldicott Live on TV as US Election Called: “About half of Japan is contaminated” — Huge censorship on what’s happening with Fukushima… Host interrupts to say Obama re-elected

http://enenews.com/caldicott-live-tv-election-called-about-half-japan-contaminated-huge-censorship-whats-happening-fukushima-video

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Tepco: Cooling system suspended at Fukushima Spent Fuel Pool No. 3 — Will not resume until weekend

http://enenews.com/tepco-cooling-system-suspended-at-fukushima-spent-fuel-pool-no-3-will-not-resume-until-weekend

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The following is reposted from:

http://ex-skf.blogspot.jp/2012/11/california-proposition-37-gmo-food.html

Just remember that every time you open your wallet to make a purchase, you are voting with your money.

California Proposition 37 (GMO Food Labeling) Heading for Defeat

As Obama wins, Monsanto and its coalition of large ag and food companies look set to win in defeating Proposition 37 in California.

Yes, the proposition has many flaws and exemptions. But the argument often used that it would hurt small farmers and small grocers (as if Monsanto cares about small farmers) if they have to comply started to smell to me like the same argument to support Fukushima produce: “Farmers are hurting, we must help them by eating food produced in Fukushima, even if it contains radioactive cesium. It’s safe anyway, because the government says so. We’re in this together, aren’t we?”

From NBC San Diego (11/6/2012):

Early Returns Show Prop 37 Food-Labeling Law Failing

Anywhere between 40 and 70 percent of food products sold in California grocery stores contain some genetically engineered ingredients.

A statewide proposition that would require manufacturers to label all foods made with genetically-modified ingredients was failing in very early returns Tuesday, according to the Secretary of State.

As of 8:45 p.m., Prop 37 was losing 58.3 percent to 41.7 percent.

If Prop 37 passes, California would become the first state in the nation to enforce the GMO labeling requirements.

The potential law was heavily bankrolled by chemical companies and food manufacturers. And the majority of that funding – some 93 percent of the $44 million raised to defeat the proposition – came from out of state.

By comparison, the Yes on 37 camp poured some $7 million into a campaign dubbed the “crusade against Frankenfood.”

Genetic engineering involves manipulating the genes of an organism, usually with the goal of improving a plant’s resistance to pests or to allow a plant to withstand the use of pesticides.

While there have been no long-term studies that suggest consuming genetically-modified foods are harmful to humans, supporters of Prop 37 cited a lack of evidence to the contrary in their arguments for the measure.

“Whether you buy genetically engineered food or not, you have a right to know what you are buying and not gamble on your family’s health,” supporters said.

(Full article at the link)

The website “No on Prop. 37” has a list of donors to the successful campaign:

Abbott Nutrition
B&G Foods, Inc.
BASF Plant Science
Bayer CropScience
Bimbo Bakeries USA
Bruce Foods Corporation
Bumble Bee Foods, LLC
Bunge North America, Inc.
C. H. Guenther & Son, Inc.
Campbell Soup Company
Cargill, Inc.
Clement Pappas & Company, Inc.
Clorox Company
Coca-Cola North America
ConAgra Foods
Council for Biotechnology Information
CropLife America
Dole Packaged Foods Company
Dow AgroSciences LLC
E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.
Faribault Foods, Inc.
Flowers Foods, Inc.
Four K Farms
General Mills, Inc.
Goya de Puerto Rico, Inc.
Goya Foods Great Lakes
Grocery Manufacturers Association
H.J. Heinz Company
Hero North America
Hershey Company
Hillshire Brands Company
Hirzel Canning Company
Hormel Foods Corporation
House-Autry Mills, Inc.
Idahoan Foods, LLC
Inventure Foods, Inc.
JMR Farms, Inc.
Kellogg Company
Knouse Foods Cooperative, Inc.
Kraft Food Group
Kraft Foods Global, Inc.
Land O’Lakes, Inc.
McCain Foods USA, Inc.
McCormick & Company, Inc.
Mead Johnson Nutrition Company
Mondelez International
Monsanto Company
Moody Dunbar, Inc.
Nestle USA, Inc.
Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
PCS Administration (USA) Inc. (Also Known As “PotashCorp”) PAC (Out of State PAC)
PepsiCo, Inc.
Pinnacle Foods Group LLC
Reily Foods Company
Rich Products Corporation
Richelieu Foods, Inc.
Sara Lee Corporation
Saticoy Foods Corporation
Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Snack Food Association
Solae, LLC
Sunny Delight Beverages Company
Syngenta Corporation
The J.M. Smucker Company
Tree Top, Inc.
Tri-Cal Inc.
Unilever
Welch Foods, Inc.

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