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Exposure Levels Going Up Everywhere

Dr. Michio Kaku, Theoretical Physicist: Fukishima Daiichi Nuclear Facility is a “Ticking Time Bomb”

April 13th 2011   Watch Video Here:-

“Radiation is continuing to leak out of the reactors, the situation is not stable at all, radiation continues to leak,” says Dr. Michio Kaku, professor of theoretical physics at the City University of New York and top graduate of Harvard. “We are looking at a ticking timebomb. It appears stable but the slightest disturbance, a secondary earthquake, a pipe break, evacuation of the crew at Fukishima could set off a full scale melt down at three nuclear power stations–far beyond what we saw at Chernobyl.”

At the end of the video he says that they hope to bring this all under control at the end of this year…

But it should be finally contained after 10 years…..

Great…Guess I shouldn’t worry about my savings then…

Categories: News of the moment

Kettling of G20 protesters by police was illegal, high court rules.

April 14, 2011 1 comment

Aggressive tactics used by Met against Climate Camp activists in 2009 were unlawful, says judgment.

Vikram Dodd, crime correspondent and Paul Lewis

guardian.co.uk, Thursday 14 April 2011     Full Article Here:-

Police kettled the climate camp in Bishopsgate, London, during the G20 ptotests in 2009.

Police kettled the Climate Camp in Bishopsgate, London, during the G20 ptotests in 2009.
Photograph: Carl Court/PA

The high court has ruled that the Metropolitan police broke the law in the way they “kettled” protesters at the G20 demonstrations in 2009.

In a landmark judgment on Thursday, high court judges found for protesters who had claimed police treated them unfairly. It also criticised the use of force by officers.

In the case, the court heard that officers used punches to the face, slaps and shields against demonstrators who police chiefs accept had nothing to do with violence. The judgment does not strike down the police tactic of kettling or mass detention, but it will be seen as a rebuff to the Met.

The judgment places limits on the use of kettling. It says: “The police may only take such preventive action as a last resort catering for situations about to descend into violence.”

The case concerned the G20 protests in London on 1 April 2009, during which Ian Tomlinson, a bystander, died after being struck by an officer. Police in charge of the protest ordered a Climate Camp to be kettled and then cleared, but officers were left to decide how much force they should use.

Video shot on the day showed demonstrators trying to avoid being beaten by raising their hands in the air and chanting “this is not a riot” at police clad in helmets and riot gear. Officers on the videos are seen to strike demonstrators, who cannot be seen to be engaged in violence.

There were several demonstrations in the area that day, but the court case deals with a Climate Camp in Bishopsgate. A police chief accepts it was peaceful but decided it should be contained to avoid potentially violent people joining it.

In the judgment, the high court said that a police operation to push back Climate Camp protesters just after 7pm was “not necessary or proportionate”.


Categories: News of the moment

Steve Bell’s If – ‘I’m not particularly close to Dave’

Steve Bell's If... 11.04.2011

Steve Bell's If ... 12/4/11

Steve Bell's If . . .

Steve Bell's If . . .

Categories: Cartoons

Steve Bell on Andrew Lansley’s NHS listening exercise.

Steve Bell

guardian.co.uk, Thursday 14 April 2011

Steve Bell 14.04.2011

The Royal College of Nursing has voted 99% in favour of a motion of no confidence in the health secretary.

Categories: Cartoons
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