Japan is facing nuclear meltdown. Explosions at its Fukushima nuclear plant, after an earthquake and tsunami, have released dangerous levels of radiation into the atmosphere—and the situation is rapidly getting worse.
Every plan to build a nuclear plant in every country across the world should be stopped—now. And all existing plants should be shut down. That’s the message we should take from the horrific events in Japan.
The Tories are going on the offensive—and we have to fight back. That’s why hundreds of thousands of people from all over the country will descend on London for the TUC’s historic demonstration against the cuts on Saturday 26 March.
Many people who are horrified by what Western intervention has done in Iraq or Afghanistan still see no alternative to supporting a no-fly zone over Libya. Western governments encourage this—and point to the “successful” humanitarian intervention in Yugoslavia to back up their case.
The battle for Libya has raised questions about how ordinary people can defeat heavily-armed regimes. The advances being made by forces loyal to the dictator Muammar Gaddafi can seem to some to justify Western calls to impose a no-fly zone.
Some 1,000 Peninsula Shield Force soldiers entered Bahrain from Saudi Arabia on Monday. The mainly Sunni troops were invited in by the US backed Bahraini monarchy—to smash the revolt taking place against the ruling Sunni royal family.