THE REAL ANARCHIST WORLD ORDER [update]

THE REAL ANARCHIST WORLD ORDER [update]

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This weeks show starts off with .. Linda ranting about people who support the police or make comments such as ‘I don’t do anything wrong so I don’t need to worry about the police’. These people almost always are white and rich and their privilege leads them to have these views.

Which leads nicely into the 30th Rap News which is titled New World Order but really leads us on a path to explore the world order in a completely different way to what you might expect.

This theme of privilege continues and Anna gives us a bit of an update on Ferguson, then we discuss the difference in the reaction to the death/killing of a man and that of a woman.

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G20 (black) BLOC PARTY

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Well here we go…… Geetwenty fever is well and truly setting in… more and more police are visible around Brisbane city and South Brisbane where the G20 super summer summit will take place.

When we take to the streets on Saturday for the People’s March in the hot hot Brisbane sun the crowd control device of choice would have to be water cannons but the next best thing would have to be the LRAD (rad!) sound systems which the Queensland police are in possession of.

Since we all don’t want to be part of any revolution which doesn’t involved dancing, the ‘free speech zone‘ on Saturday during the march should be lots of fun as long as the po po remember to bring the beats (and blops).

As the march crosses the Kurilpa bridge, everything going as planned, underneath us on the river should be paper boats set sail by the Refugee Action Collective Queensland.

I caught up with Scotia Monkivitch at a boat building workshop on Sunday to find out about Walking Borders a series of actions which are going to culminate with the flotilla of paper boats planned to meet the People’s March.

Don’t want to go to the People’s March try the refugee FLASH MOB.

First of all on the show though The Stimulator gives us a run down on 2 major struggles which are currently happening around the globe. We play the first half of the latest It’s the End of the World as we Know if and I feel FINE!.

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We also talk to Brisbane Community Action Network spokesperson Robin Taubenfeld about the People’s Summit which starts tomorrow. You can download the program here.

 

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CHALLENGE THE G20

CHALLENGE THE G20

Trying to inspire action against capitalism with the 20 crime bosses of the industrial world meeting in Brisbane soon.

And refocus the issue of violence to look at where the violence really comes from in society.

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REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL

This weeks show involves a bit of selling as we take part in 4ZZZ’s Radiothon 2014.

4ZZZ is a subscriber funded station and has survived 39 years through listener support.

The theme of this year’s Radiothon is Challenge Your Media Diet and we’re reminding the community about the important of independent media.

Independent media adds variety to the media landscape, which is dominated by only a few large corporate players.

Cool tunes and anarchy they’re reasons to be cheerful yeah?

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Radiothon Prizes

Thanks to former 4ZZZ announcer Dana from Talk About Creative we had these prizes on offer for people who subscribe and choose The Anarchy Show/Autonomous Action Radio as their favorite. Thanks very much to these businesses.

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Climate Debate: Not If but How Soon?

By Murray Carew
IS IT POSSIBLE that in our efforts to engage with climate deniers on their terms – to persuade them or at least expose their errors and lies to others – is it possible that we have not paid close enough attention to what is actually happening out there in the global climate system?
I know I haven’t, not for years.

Have we been lulled – even those of us working for change – into a sort of nervous complacency?

Has our view of reality been skewed by conservative IPCC reports, hundred-year projections of sea level rise and the relentless internal mantra of ‘stay positive’?

There *is* a scientific debate on climate change, but it’s not about whether it’s happening or what is causing it.

The new debate is about what’s happening in the Arctic right now and whether the IPCC reports are failing to keep up with a situation that may be rapidly getting beyond any meaningful human influence.

[UPDATE IPCC reports ‘diluted’ under ‘political pressure’ to protect fossil fuel interests

Increasing evidence is emerging that the policy summaries on climate impacts and mitigation by the UN Intergovernment Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) were significantly ‘diluted’ under political pressure from some of the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters, including Saudi Arabia, China, Brazil and the United States.]

See for example this audio interview with Canadian climate scientist Paul Beckwith:

 

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Extreme Heat, Floods Strike Eastern Europe

As Jeff Masters posted in a blog Monday the worst flooding in a century has occurred in Bosnia and Serbia this past week. At the same time, a record May heat wave has affected Estonia, Finland, Belarus, and northwestern Russia. Here are some details.


 

INTO THE WILDERNESS

This program is dedicated to the memory and work of Michael C Ruppert, whistler blower, investigative journalist and author.

Murray Carew and I were both disappointed to hear that Michael had passed away and having been influenced and informed by him wanted very much to contribute to this show.

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During this show as well as hearing us speak you’ll hear clips from Michael’s radio show The Lifeboat Hour and the documentary film about him Collapse.

We play one caller from the tribute show which Lifeboat Hour co host Carolyn Baker hosted the Sunday following his death.

Murray reads out the poem which he emailed to Carolyn and others’ before he took his own life.

Apocalypse, Man
Apocalypse, Man

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Resident Anti-Hero – Your Planet is at War

Miriums Well – Big House

Insurge – Political Prisoners

 

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The Crisis at Fukushima’s Unit 4 Demands a Global Take-Over

We are now within two months of what may be humankind’s most dangerous moment since the Cuban Missile Crisis. 

There is no excuse for not acting. All the resources our species can muster must be focused on the fuel pool at Fukushima Unit 4.

Fukushima’s owner, Tokyo Electric (Tepco), says that within as few as 60 days it may begin trying to remove more than 1300 spent fuel rods from a badly damaged pool perched 100 feet in the air. The pool rests on a badly damaged building that is tilting, sinking and could easily come down in the next earthquake, if not on its own.

Some 400 tons of fuel in that pool could spew out more than 15,000 times as much radiation as was released at Hiroshima.

The one thing certain about this crisis is that Tepco does not have the scientific, engineering or financial resources to handle it. Nor does the Japanese government. The situation demands a coordinated worldwide effort of the best scientists and engineers our species can muster.

Why is this so serious?

We already know that thousands of tons of heavily contaminated water are pouring through the Fukushima site, carrying a devil’s brew of long-lived poisonous isotopes into the Pacific. Tuna irradiated with fallout traceable to Fukushima have already been caught off the coast of California. We can expect far worse.

Tepco continues to pour more water onto the proximate site of three melted reactor cores it must somehow keep cool. Steam plumes indicate fission may still be going on somewhere underground. But nobody knows exactly where those cores actually are.

Much of that irradiated water now sits in roughly a thousand huge but fragile tanks that have been quickly assembled and strewn around the site. Many are already leaking. All could shatter in the next earthquake, releasing thousands of tons of permanent poisons into the Pacific. (Note: A relatively small earthquake struck Fukushima prefecture on Thursday, an indication of the inevitable occurrence of larger future ones in the area.)

The water flowing through the site is also undermining the remnant structures at Fukushima, including the one supporting the fuel pool at Unit Four.

More than 6,000 fuel assemblies now sit in a common pool just 50 meters from Unit Four. Some contain plutonium. The pool has no containment over it. It’s vulnerable to loss of coolant, the collapse of a nearby building, another earthquake, another tsunami and more.

Overall, more than 11,000 fuel assemblies are scattered around the Fukushima site. According to long-time expert and former Department of Energy official Robert Alvarez, there is more than 85 times as much lethal cesium on site as was released at Chernobyl.

Radioactive hot spots continue to be found around Japan. There are indications of heightened rates of thyroid damage among local children.

The immediate bottom line is that those fuel rods must somehow come safely out of the Unit Four fuel pool as soon as possible.

Just prior to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that shattered the Fukushima site, the core of Unit Four was removed for routine maintenance and refueling. Like some two dozen reactors in the US and too many more around the world, the General Electric-designed pool into which that core now sits is 100 feet in the air.

Spent fuel must somehow be kept under water. It’s clad in zirconium alloy which will spontaneously ignite when exposed to air. Long used in flash bulbs for cameras, zirconium burns with an extremely bright hot flame.

Each uncovered rod emits enough radiation to kill someone standing nearby in a matter of minutes. A conflagration could force all personnel to flee the site and render electronic machinery unworkable.

According to Arnie Gundersen, a nuclear engineer with forty years in an industry for which he once manufactured fuel rods, the ones in the Unit 4 core are bent, damaged and embrittled to the point of crumbling. Cameras have shown troubling quantities of debris in the fuel pool, which itself is damaged.

The engineering and scientific barriers to emptying the Unit Four fuel pool are unique and daunting, says Gundersen. But it must be done to 100% perfection.

Should the attempt fail, the rods could be exposed to air and catch fire, releasing horrific quantities of radiation into the atmosphere. The pool could come crashing to the ground, dumping the rods together into a pile that could fission and possibly explode. The resulting radioactive cloud would threaten the health and safety of all us.

Chernobyl’s first 1986 fallout reached California within ten days. Fukushima’s in 2011 arrived in less than a week. A new fuel fire at Unit 4 would pour out a continuous stream of lethal radioactive poisons for centuries.

Former Ambassador Mitsuhei Murata says full-scale releases from Fukushima “would destroy the world environment and our civilization. This is not rocket science, nor does it connect to the pugilistic debate over nuclear power plants. This is an issue of human survival.”

Neither Tokyo Electric nor the government of Japan can go this alone. There is no excuse for deploying anything less than a coordinated team of the planet’s best scientists and engineers.

We have two months or less to act.

For now, we are petitioning the United Nations and President Obama to mobilize the global scientific and engineering community to take charge at Fukushima and the job of moving these fuel rods to safety.

If you have a better idea, please follow it. But do something and do it now.

The clock is ticking. The hand of global nuclear disaster is painfully close to midnight.

Harvey Wasserman

Harvey Wasserman’s Solartopia Green Power & Wellness Show is at www.progressiveradionetwork.com, and he edits www.nukefree.org. Harvey Wasserman’s History of the US and Solartopia! Our Green-Powered Earth are at www.harveywasserman.com along with Passions of the PotSmoking Patriots by “Thomas Paine.”  He and Bob Fitrakis have co-authored four books on election protection, including How the GOP Stole America’s 2004 Election, at www.freepress.org.